Interplay between social media, journalism talk

WESTPORT — The Y’s Men will hear Staples High School award-winning journalism teacher Mary Elizabeth Fulco at their meeting on Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Saugatuck Congregational Church, 245 Post Road E., at 9:30 a.m.

Fulco was honored by the Deadline Club of the New York City Society of Professional Journalists for excellence and professionalism. She is the

chairwoman of Staples High School’s journalism department, teaches advanced journalism and is adviser to Inklings, the student newspaper.

She was also honored as Westport schools’ Teacher of the Year in 2016. She will talk about the interplay between social media and journalism as she sorts “the good, the bad and how to tame” the dynamic relationship between the two. Y's Men of Westport/Weston is an organization of retired and semi-retired men with a continued interest in activity, fellowship, learning and community service. The group hosts weekly speakers and sponsors 27 activity groups, from bridge to walking, a book club, a camera club and an international discussion group.

To learn more about Y’s Men, visit ysmenwestportweston.org or contact John Brandt at jkbrandt@aol.com. To attend Fulco’s talk or learn more about the organization’s speakers, contact Ed Bloch at edbloch@optonline.net.

Reminder for proper

ash disposal

WESTPORT — Due to a recent fire in the compactor unit at the Westport Transfer Station, Public Works Director Peter Ratkiewich is reminding residents that spent ashes are to be disposed of in the clearly marked special ash bin available at the station. Ashes should never be dumped into the trash compactor.

Specific questions regarding disposal of waste materials should be referred to the weigh master at the transfer station entrance, or any of the attendants in the yard.