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Westonite of the Week: Mark Harper

Patch salutes lifelong Weston resident Mark Harper for a variety of services he's provided to his hometown.

Animal Control officer Mark Harper knows a thing or two about Weston.

"I've dedicated my entire life to this town," Harper said in an interview with Patch. 

Indeed, Harper's contributions are considerable. 

He's a 40-year life member of the Fire Department, volunteered for EMS for 25 years (he's retired), and gave 4 years to the Weston Historical Society, among other things.

He also ran the Weston Bicentennial celebration.

"That was a great event," he reminisced. "It was a year long, with a play, parade, a big dance...a lot of great things."

"I love the community," he added. "I was raised here, raised my own kids here, have friends here.

"The town has been good to me and provided me with a lot of years of good living," he said. "I figured the best thing for me to do is to give my life to the town...but old timers can tell you I can raise some hell if I have to," he laughed.

Indeed. Harper "" at last Tuesday's Board of Finance public forum, where he requested that funding for an assistant be restored, to audience applause.

Harper also assisted with the Lachat deal and the Morehouse property.

"The town knows that I'll pitch in no matter what it is," he said.

sean armstrong January 25, 2012 at 01:45 PM
Most people raised with any common sense, as I was living in weston, remember WESTON before it was turned into the political arena that it has become. Mark Harper is one of those people that recognize whats good for the town. Unfortunatly his tireless dedication often goes challenged by the "new" people that have come into town and want to make the town something it should NOT become,and thats why I moved to Easton where home town values are still the order of the day not progress.

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