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Washington First Selectman Mark Lyon diagnosed with lung cancer

December 21, 2016 GMT

Washington First Selectman Mark Lyon has been diagnosed with lung cancer that he plans to defeat.

Officials from surrounding towns have offered him their thoughts and prayers in meetings in recent weeks.

“I’m fighting the fight,” Lyon said. “I plan on beating it.”

Lyon, 61, is in the middle of his fifth term as a Republican first selectman. He is a lifelong resident of Washington.

blytton@hearstmediact.com

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