Morton Mendes gets Boston Post cane

Mon, 09/26/2022 - 10:45am

    Westport Island officials and others gathered Saturday at Morton “Mort” and Patti Mendes’ home to honor Mort, 96, with the Boston Post cane as the town’s oldest resident.

    According to a recent press release from the town, the couple moved to town in 1979 and became involved in local organizations; Mort Mendes gathered friends and neighbors to form Friends of Coastal Preservation that worked against a Route 1 bypass in town, and he was an early founder of the Westport Island Recreation Committee.