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David F. Hartigan, 90

David Francis Hartigan Jr. of Norwalk, a former longtime Westport resident, died Dec. 3 after a brief illness. He was 90.

He was born to the late David F. Hartigan Sr. and Ann Devaney Hartigan on Oct. 5 1925 in Westport, where he attended Saugatuck Elementary School, Bedford Junior High School and Staples High School. 

He served in World War II in the U.S. Navy as a seaman first class aboard the USS James O’Hara. As pilot of amphibious landing craft, he was awarded five battle stars for his participation in assaults at Iwo Jima, Leyte, Peliliu, Saipan and Luzon.

After the war, he returned home to Westport and worked with his cousin John Hartigan as an auto trimmer at Riverside Motors in Westport.

Bad Check at Auto Dealership Leads to Arrest Image
Erica Labrador: free on $1,000 bond. Westport Police photo

Westport detectives arrested a Bridgeport woman in New Haven Tuesday for issuing a $1,000 check from a closed account to a local auto dealership, police said today.

Erica Labrador, 31, was charged with issuing a bad check and released after posting a $1,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Thursday, Dec. 10.

According to Capt. Samuel Arciola, Labrador had been given the opportunity to make restitution for the bad check written on Nov. 10, but she did not do so.

“The check was returned to the dealership as a closed account,” said Arciola. “After the complaint was filed, contact was made with Labrador to make restitution to the dealership.

Friday,  December 4, 2015

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “DREAMscapes”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Window to Westport’s Past & Present”
11 a.m. – Westport Library – Anyone Can Use … Microsoft Excell 2013
11:45 a.m. – Westport Weston Family YMCA – “The Healing Power of Mindfulness—Meditation as Medication”
Noon – Westport Library – Photographing Pets & Other Animals
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Library – Drop-in Tech Help
8 p.m. – Town Hall – Westport Community Theatre: “The Miracle Worker”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Democrat Hodge Hands P&Z Chair to GOP’s Stephens

By James Lomuscio

Westport Democrats were flummoxed tonight when the newly configured Democratic majority Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) voted 4 to 3 to reelect Republican Chip Stephens chairman. Image
The vote by Democrat Alan Hodge allowed Republican Chip Stephens to retain his P&Z chairmanship. David Lessing was a Democrat nominee for chair. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Democrat Alan Hodge, who was elected two years ago to a four-year term with the fewest votes among Democratic candidates, put forth Stephens’ nomination. It was seconded by Republican Catherine Walsh who participated by phone.

“I’m disappointed in the vote, I’m disappointed in Alan Hodge’s vote, and I’m also disappointed that a majority of the board did not listen to the voters,” said Keith Stein, chairman of the Democratic Town Committee (DTC) after the vote.

Stephens, however, was beaming.

Caroling on Main Street Image
Carolers entertained on Westport’s Main Street tonight in a holiday festival sponsored by the Westport Downtown Merchants Association and the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce. Individual nonprofits set up tables in stores along Main Street in lieu of the community gathering in one place that has occurred for the past several years in Christ and Holy Trinity Church’s Branson Hall. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Sparse Turnout for Holiday Street Festival Image
The street was cleared of parked cars and closed to traffic for tonight’s holiday festival on Westport’s Main Street. But with nonprofits taking up positions inside individual stores, something that most people did not know, the newly laid brick sidewalks under new decorated street lights were uncrowded. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for