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Roundup: The Brain, Rachel Doran, Senior Center …

The Westport Library’s recent 3-part medical series — focusing on cardiac issues — really got to the, um, heart of things. Each session drew SRO crowds.

Next up: a 3-part series centering on the brain.

Once again, recently retired physician Dr. Robert Altbaum has curated a team of experts, and will moderate each evening.

September 7: Dr. Daryl Story will discuss strokes and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), along with how to maximize chances for recovery.

October 30: Dar. Dario Zagar on headaches and migraines, including new therapies.

November 21: Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick, on new research into dementia.

Dr. Robert Altbaum


Rachel Doran — the 2015 Staples High School graduate who died just before her senior year at Cornell University after a rare reaction to common medication — was honored yesterday in Ithaca.

Cornell Human Ecology remembered her contributions to the campus through her “intellect, creativity, warmth and sense of humor.”

Her legacy will now live on. An exhibit space in the Human Ecology Building — where she developed her talents as a curator — was named in her honor.

Rachel Doran, at Cornell University.


Friends of the Westport Center for Senior Activities — the non-profit that identifies, schedules, funds and runs an array of programs at the Senior Center — recently elected new board officers.

Pictured below (left to right): Sue Kane, secretary; Marsha Darmory, co-president; Wendy Petty, Senior Center executive director; Diane Bosch, co-president; Molly Alger, treasurer.


This photo at Old Mill can be captioned many ways.


(Photo/Pam Kesselman)

Photographer Pam Kesselman suggests: “Someone lost their drawers!”


Lifelong Westport resident Mary Q. Bulakites died peacefully on August 4 at her home. She was 95.

Mary worked as a clerk in the Assessor’s Office for the town of Westport for many years. She retired in 1980.

Mary was a member of Assumption Church, and the Joseph J. Clinton VFW Post Ladies Auxiliary.

Mary was predeceased by her husband George, her first husband Joseph McCaffrey, her sister Kathleen Quinn Marcroft and her daughter Kathi LeBlanc. She is survived by her grandson Ian LeBlanc (Ashley) of Norwalk, granddaughter Karis LeBlanc (Dmitry) of Brookly,, and great-grandchildren Aurora and Merida LeBlanc.

A graveside service will be held this Tuesday (August 15, Assumption Cemetery. Kings Highway North, 2 p.m.). Click here to leave online condolences.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Services.


Deer are a common sight here . They appear frequently — like the one below — in our “Westport … Naturally” feature.

We see them many places: darting across the road. Eating our plants. Hanging out in our woods.

One place we don’t see them — at least, we didn’t — is downtown.

John McKinney spotted this one the other day, smack in the middle of Main Street.

Obviously, looking for a parking spot.

(Photo/John McKinney)


And finally … Tom Jones died Friday, at his home in Sharon, Connecticut. He was 95.

Not the Welsh heartthrob. This Tom Jones wrote the book and lyrics for “The Fantasticks.” The show opened in 1960, and ran for an astonishing 42 years.

It all started with the memorable opening number. Click here for a full obituary.

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