A section of beside
Norton, whose family owned the amusement park for generations, grew up at
Former Mayor William Stortz proposed the idea Sunday in an email to Mayor Art Ward, who immediately offered to back the proposal.
Stortz said that Norton deserves to be memorialized for his long service to the city, state and nation.
“He certainly deserves the consideration and support of the city of
Stortz said the section of Mt. Vernon Road/
He told Stortz in a return email that he would gladly support the idea of renaming the road.
It isn’t clear what it would take to rename the road.
Stortz said there may be “certain guidelines” to follow, but he would like to see the city act swiftly.Norton died April 3 at the age of 86. He served one term as mayor and six terms as a city councilor.
Update on Tuesday morning:
Mayor Ward today suggested that perhaps Bristol could ask Lake Compounce to work with the city to rename the access road to the park "the J. Harwood "Stretch" Norton Access Way/Boulevard etc."
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