Saturday, February 24, 2024


Painted for the New Year Image
Nicki Brown, 10, of Fairfield has her face painted during tonight’s First Night activities. Events for First Night Westport/Weston continue through midnight. Fireworks take place over the Saugatuck River at 7 p.m. and midnight. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

I’m Spazz, and I Have a New Home

Husky mix Spazz needs a home
Hi, I’m Spazz! Connecticut Humane Society

This gorgeous girl is a sweet southern dog that is going to make some lucky person a wonderful pet and friend. Spazz is a 1-year-old spayed female husky mix. Her name is quite misleading because she is not “spazzy.” She is, however, a bit shy but responds well (and quickly) to gentle words and attention. She absolutely melts with joy when she is the center of attention. Stop by soon to meet Spazz at the CT Humane Society (455 Post Road E., (203) 227-4137).

I’m Chelsea, and I Have a Forever Home

Basset hound Chelsea needs a new home
Hi, I’m Chelsea! Connecticut Humane Society

Dogs are so forgiving. This sweet girl, Chelsea, was found abandoned and brought to the CT Humane Society (455 Post Road E., (203) 227-4137) to find a loving new family. She is quite simply the best. She loves everyone and is very happy around other dogs. Chelsea is a 2 ½-year-old spayed female basset hound. Come by soon to meet (and fall in love with) the basset with a heart of gold, Chelsea.

We’re Punkin & Cole, and We were Adopted

Corgi mix puppies Punkin & Cole need a new home
Hi, we’re Punkin & Cole! (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Connecticut Humane Society

How can you resist these two little cuties that need a loving home? Please stop by the CT Humane Society (455 Post Road E., (203) 227-4137) to meet Punkin and Cole. They are small corgi mix pups (altered male and spayed female) that are 6 months of age. They are a bit shy at first and take turns hiding behind each other but quickly respond to puppy language. They love to be cuddled and give kisses. Stop by soon to meet these adorable doggies.

I’m Baby, and I’ve Been Adopted

Husky dog Baby needs a new home
Hi, I’m Baby! Connecticut Humane Society

It’s incredibly sad when a wonderful dog like Baby is abandoned and left to fend for herself. She deserves so much better. Baby is a 3-year-old spayed female small husky. You can find this beautiful girl at the CT Humane Society (455 Post Road E., (203) 227-4137). She is very friendly, well trained and gets along well with other dogs. Baby would do best in an adult home with someone willing to give her the attention and exercise that she needs. Please stop by soon to meet this sweet Baby.

Former Police Captain’s Son Recalled With Fondness

Today’s Arizona Star, in a story headlined “People he never met called him buddy and mate, friend and mentor,” tells of the 37-year-old son of a former Westport police captain who died suddenly of a heart attack in July.

“David Barr freely gave away his talents and died too young,” the newspaper said in the Tucson-datelined story.

Barr’s father, Fred, retired from the Westport force and moved with his wife to Arizona two years ago. Their son David accompanied them.

“(David) Barr, a high-school dropout and self-taught auto mechanic, photographer and computer programmer, had a rich online life that parents Fred and Nancy Barr never glimpsed until his death,” the newspaper said.