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Edward E. Garlick, 94

Edward Earle Garlick, husband of Muriel Garlick, died March 28 after a brief illness. He was 94.

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Edward Garlick: prominent attorney, Contributed photo

He was born May 19, 1924 in Bridgeport, second child of Edward Earle Sr. and Ruth Jordan Garlick, moving shortly after to Stratford where he spent his youth

Ed met his lifelong sweetheart, Muriel Lucille Stowell, in the seventh grade, and they both graduated from Stratford High School Class of ‘42.

Ed spent a semester at the University of Connecticut (UCONN) then enlisted to U.S. Army Air Corps becoming 1st Lt co-pilot of a B24 consolidated liberator heavy bomber, attached to 484th Heavy Bombardment Group, 824th Squadron 15th Air Force Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) based at Torretto Airfield, Cherignola, Italy.

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 7 Fairport Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 7 Fairport Road, near Bulkley Avenue North, is in process. Built in 1942, the house has 1,846-square feet and is situated on a .34-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 WestportNow.com

Aid-in-Dying Bill Fails in Committee

Hartford — Legislation allowing terminally ill patients to obtain a doctor’s help to end their lives has failed to advance in the General Assembly, according to the bill’s supporters.

The legislature’s public health committee, which held an impassioned public hearing on the topic last month, will not vote on the bill before its Wednesday deadline.

“We just didn’t have the votes,” Rep. Jonathan Steinberg, D-Westport, co-chair of the committee said.

“It was close — as close as we’ve ever gotten,” Steinberg said. “Obviously it’s an issue that has strong passions on both sides.”

Granger at the Movies: ‘Dumbo,’ ‘Hotel Mumbai,’ ‘The Beach Bum’

By Susan Granger

Special to WestportNow

“Dumbo” (1941) was the fourth animated feature created by Walt Disney — following “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Pinocchio” and “Fantasia.” Now, Tim Burton has re-imagined the Disney classic as a live-action film, enhanced with animatronic and digital effects.

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Dumbo’s story begins in 1919, when he’s born into a struggling barnstorming circus, owned by Max Medici (Danny DeVito), and soon separated from his protective mother.

Dumbo’s care is turned over to former equestrian star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell), a World War I veteran who lost an arm in battle and his wife to an influenza epidemic. Farrier’s two kids — Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) — quickly realize that the baby pachyderm’s oversized ears, which make him look deformed, actually enable him to fly.

Dumbo’s talent soon attracts the attention of nefarious entrepreneur V.A. Vandervere (Michael Keaton), who buys Medici’s entire circus just to acquire Dumbo, pairing him with his French aerialist girlfriend, Colette Marchant (Eva Green) in an ill-fated trapeze act.

Monday, April 1, 2019


10 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Board of Finance Audit Subcommittee
10 a.m. – Westport Senior Center – Senior Center & Planning Board
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Tête-a-Tête: Reinventing the Conversation Bench”
11 a.m. – Westport Senior Center – Dr. Omar Faridi: “Preserving the Vision You Have”
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Library – Drop-in Tech Help
7:30 p.m. – Staples Cafeteria B – Board of Education (live on cable channel 78, Frontier channel 6021, & www.westportps.org)
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Golf Advisory Committee
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – RTM Ordinance Committee

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar