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George H. Marks Sr. Buried With Military Honors

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George H. Marks Sr. a veteran of World War II and 26 years with the Westport Police Department, was buried today with full military honors at Willowbrook Cemetery in Westport following graveside services. Marks, who served as grand marshal of Westport’s 2010 Memorial Day parade with son George H. Marks Jr.,(c, gray jacket) a U.S Navy veteran who served 35 years with the Westport Police Department, died Thursday at Norwalk Hospital at age 96. See obituary here. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Paying Tribute to a Colleague

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Present and past members of the Westport Police Department today paid tribute to George H. Marks Sr., who died Thursday at age 96. A 26-year veteran of the Westport Police Department who served in World War II, Marks was grand marshal of the 2010 Westport Memorial Day parade with son George H. Marks Jr., a Navy veteran who served 35 years with the Westport Police Department. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Teacher of the Year Introduced

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At today’s Bedford Milldle School convocaton for teachers, Superintendent of Schools Colleen Palmer (r) introduced Mary Elizabeth (ME) Fulco as Teacher of the Year. Fulco teaches English and journalism at Staples High School and is mentor for Inklings, the school newspaper. The annual event was held in advance of Thursday’s school opening.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Talking Transportation: Bikes on the Train (Final Column)

By Jim Cameron

Special to WestportNow

Days before the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT) opens public hearings on a proposed 5 percent fare increase on Metro-North, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy held a media event to promote good news about “improved service” on our highest-fares-in-the-nation railroad.

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What? A return of the bar cars? More seats on crowded trains? No, nothing that monumental:  just a new e-ticketing app and word that bike racks have been installed on our trains.

Now, the new MTA eTix smart-phone app is a big deal, but it’s not anything that CDOT or our governor had a hand in. It was designed and built by the MTA, parent of Metro-North. So far it’s functioning well.

But the other piece of news was more concerning. The governor said that “as a result of listening to our customers” 190 new bike racks (hooks, actually) have been installed on the new M8 rail cars. Great!

Monster is back home!

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UPDATE: Monster returned home today, safe and sound. He was found Sunday, August 28, on Main Street—a kind gentleman took him in and fed him, and then saw Monster’s poster and called the owner. Monster is a 10-year-old Male Bengal cat, declawed (front only), neutered, with light brown with dark brown spots, green eyes. He is 13 pounds, is tall and slender, friendly and vociferous but tends to be shy.  He went missing August 8th at night from Washington Avenue in Westport (off Evergreen).

Monday, August 29, 2016


9 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Board of Finance Audit Subcommittee
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Westport Weston Family YMCA – Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “the beautiful POND”
11 a.m. – noon – King’s Highway Elementary playground – Kindergarten Play Date
7:30 p.m. – Staples Cafeteria B – Board of Education (live coverage cable channel 78, AT&T channel 99, and www.westport.k12.ct.us)

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar