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Posts Tagged ‘Mel Goldstein’

Beloved WTNH Meteorologist Dr. Mel Passes Away

Longtime WTNH meteorologist Mel Goldstein, who was known to Connecticut viewers simply as Dr. Mel, passed away this morning.  He was 66.

Goldstein had been battling multiple myeloma–a cancer of plasma cells–for the past fifteen years.

He became chief meteorologist at WTNH in 1986 and was a fixture on the station until he retired in October 2011.

“We not only lost a great journalist today, but a great humanitarian and close friend,” WTNH vice president and general manager Mark Higgins said in an email to staff. Read more

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His House Destroyed by Irene, Longtime WTNH Meteorologist Now Part of State Campaign for Aid

Mel Goldstein, who retired as WTNH chief meteorologist last month, had his house destroyed by Hurricane Irene and now Connecticut Senator Dick Blumenthal is using his ordeal as an example in trying to win federal emergency aid for the state.

“Mel Goldstein and his wife Arlene, whose home was completely destroyed by flooding from Irene, are being told their homeowners insurance will not cover the damage,” Blumenthal declared, speaking on the Senate floor earlier this week. “The only hope they have is FEMA flood insurance and other FEMA assistance.” Read more