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Dr. Mel Honored with Memorial Bench at East Haven Town Beach

The unveiling of a memorial bench in remembrance of Dr. Mel Goldstein, the beloved former WTNH meteorologist and East Haven resident who passed away earlier this year, will take place Monday.

A brief ceremony this Monday morning will unveil a memorial bench at the in honor of  

The ceremony, led by ., will take place at 10 a.m.

Goldstein, the beloved former WTNH chief meteorologist, passed away on Jan. 18 .

The bench was donated to the town by his widow, Arlene Goldstein. 

It has been placed on the beach near the town's beach house there. 

Dr. Mel, as most people knew him, was one of the most well-known figures in the state, having served as a full-time weatherman for the New Haven television station since 1986.

After becoming a meteorologist, Goldstein took a teaching job at Western Connecticut State University and started a bachelor’s degree program and the WestConn Weather Center for trainee weathermen and women.

He wrote two books about his specialty — "The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Weather" and "Dr. Mel’s Connecticut Climate Book," which includes the treasure trove of Connecticut weather data he had collected over the years.

Jackie Sargent August 17, 2012 at 11:17 AM
This is a lovely idea. I look forward to seeing it.
Will August 17, 2012 at 01:41 PM
This is great news.
Leigh Wetherly August 17, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Dr. Mel touched so many people with his passion & love for weather. It's nice to know our community is making sure that Dr. Mel is never forgotten!!
don smith August 17, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Mel was a SPITEFUL Old Man! He seemingly enjoyed that Channel 8 dumped Geoff Fox, for some unknown weather guy. His TV 8 promo's, to celebrate the Dumping of Geoff led me to stop watching TV 8 News.

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