Friday, April 19, 2024


Marshall E. Cetlin, 70

Marshall Elliot Cetlin of Westport died Jan. 11 at home. He was 70.

He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York to Sally and Benjamin Cetlin. He attended the High School of Art and Design, followed by the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.

He was a visionary, a fine artist, a spiritual man who was always open to new ideas. He cared deeply for people, with an open and loving heart, and was happiest when spending time with his family. His mission in life was to be a good father and husband.

For many years, he was a creative director at Saatchi and Saatchi, Wells Rich Greene, DYMO Corporation, Mirbach and Co., Backer, Spielvogel, Bates, and Intuit, where he was well respected for his ability to create memorable print and television ad campaigns.

Congress Takes Aim at Epidemic of Opioid Abuse

By Ana Radelat

Washington – After states have spent years grappling with the problem, Congress may finally address the epidemic of heroin use and abuse of prescription pain killers which has affected Connecticut and the rest of New England more than much of the country.

“Most of New England is in a public health crisis,” said Pat Rehmer, senior vice president at Hartford Health Care.

Opioid addiction claimed more than 380 lives last year in Connecticut, even as the state has taken some steps to tackle the problem. One is the establishment of a prescription drug registry that requires pharmacies to enter information about certain prescriptions they have filled in a web-based system to provide patient information to doctors and other pharmacists.

Connecticut has also expanded the use by first responders of the drug Narcan, a drug the quickly reverses the effects of an opiate overdose.

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WestportNow Teadown of the Day: 6 Evans Court Image
An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 6 Evans Court off Old Road is in process. Built in 1962, the one-story split level has 1,534-square feet and is situated on a one-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Dale E. Lamberty, 69

Dale Elise Lamberty of Westport died Jan. 24 at Norwalk Hospital. She was 69.

Born in Long Island the daughter of the late Dolores Cutler Wollam and Nat Cutler, she had been a Westport resident for 48 years. She graduated from college in New Paltz, N.Y., and later proudly received a nursing degree from St. Vincent’s College of Nursing.

She had a great talent for baking cakes like few others and would create amazing 3D replicas of anything. She was part owner of the original Great Cakes and since then has been known by many as Cake Lady Dale.

She was an avid gardener and a member of the Fairfield Garden Club where she won many awards. Above all else, cooking and baking was one of her greatest passions and she loved to share her many creations.

Stuart S. Bernard, 96

Stuart Sidney Bernard, a former Westport resident long involved in community activities, died Jan. 22 at Meadow Ridge retirement community in Redding. He was 96. Image
Stu Bernard: active in community affairs.  Contributed photo

In Westport, where he and his late wife Perry moved in 1959, he became involved in organizing the Greens Farms Association. He also served on the Representative Town Meeting (1995-97), the Flood & Erosion Control Board, Commission for Senior Services, Commuters Association, Long Lots Intergenerational Program, was Y’s Men president (1994-95), co-founder of their singing group, the Hoot Owls, and driver for Meals-on-Wheels and Red Cross.

He was also on the Senior Center Construction Committee. He remarked to WestportNow Associate Editor James Lomuscio for a series on Westport seniors last summer: “You’ll find my name on a goddamn plaque outside the goddamn Senior Center.”

In 1999, he and his wife became the first husband and wife team to be honored as grand marshals of Westport’s Memorial Day Parade.

Coleytown Fire Station to Get Solar Panels Image
The Westport Board of Selectmen today approved the installation of a solar grid integrated photovoltaic system at the Coleytown fire station, 65 Easton Road. Public Works Director Steve Edwards said the cost will be paid by the state’s Clean Energy Fund which worked with the town’s Green Task Force. A similar system was installed on fire headquarters in 2007. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Town to Get Improved Rates for Cell Tower Use Image
The Westport Board of Selectmen today approved a representation agreement with Pelham, N.Y.-based Bench Strength Partners, Inc. for contract negotiation services with wireless companies for the cell tower at the Westport Fire Headquarters, 515 Post Road East (above). Finance Director Gary Conrad said the town has been “leaving a lot of money on the table” under its current contract with a company that has handled leasing the tower and had a ceiling on negotiated rates. He said the town will assume full ownership of the tower in 14 months—something he said was unusual for a municipality—and then will have the ability to realize significantly improved fees. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for