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Paying Tribute to Turk Aksoy

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Westport firefighters line up today to enter the Harding Funeral Home, 210 Post Road East, for the wake for Firefighter Turk Aksoy. The 13-year department veteran died Nov.  22 of cancer. Hundreds are expected to turn out for a Sunday memorial service at 11 a.m. at Saugatuck Elementary School, 170 Riverside Ave. Riverside Avenue will be closed to accommodate the mourners.(CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Kenneth D. Potter, 86

Kenneth Dewey Potter of Westport, son of Albert Dewey Potter and Kay Potter Davis, died Nov. 28 at home after a long illness. He was 86.

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Kenneth Potter: longtime Westporter. Contributed photo

He was raised in Poultney, Vermont and throughout his life enjoyed spending time at the family cottages on Lake St. Catherine.

He graduated from Colgate University where he was a brother of Theta Chi Fraternity. After graduation he was commissioned to the Navy and became an officer on the USS Bunting.

After serving in the Navy, he began his career at General Electric/Black & Decker where he worked for over 30 years. He and his wife, Marion married in 1963 and moved to Westport to raise a family.

Christmas Spirit in Saugatuck

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Saugatuck took on the Christmas spirit tonight with the lighting of the William F. Cribari Memorial Bridge by Westport charity Al’s Angels. A large crowd gathered at the Saugatuck Rowing Club, 521 Riverside Ave., to celebrate the inaugural bridge lighting festival fundraiser in support of Al’s Angels. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for WestportNow.com