Remembering Art Carney...with a Sewer

updated 12/30/2003 at 12:00 AM EST

originally published 12/30/2003 4:50PM

Ralph Kramden has his monument – a brass statue outside New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal – and now his Brooklyn neighbor Ed Norton may be fondly remembered with something close to his heart.

A Westbrook, Conn., resident is campaigning to rename the local sanitation facility after the late Emmy-winning actor Art Carney's character on the '50s sitcom "The Honeymooners," reports the Associated Press.

Carney, 85, who was a longtime Westbrook resident, died Nov. 9 this year after a lengthy illness.

Westbrook citizen Richard Fleming wants the sanitation facility to be named after Carney's sewer-working character.

Fleming says he didn't know Carney, but cites the Kramden-Jackie Gleason statue in Manhattan in his campaign to name the Ed Norton Sanitation Facility. (Gleason died in 1987, at the age of 71.)

Westbrook's First Selectman Tony Palermo, however, tells the Hartford Courant that he's not sure it's the right way to commemorate the actor. Nevertheless, he says the board will likely take up the matter in the next few months.

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