Tuesday, March 05, 2024

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I’m Pickett, and I Have a New Home

DSH cat Pickett is looking for a home
Hi, I’m Pickett! (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Connecticut Humane Society

Pickett is a gorgeous 5-year-old altered male domestic short hair that would prefer to be the king of the jungle (no other male cats). You can find Pickett at the CT Humane Society (455 Post Road E., (203) 227-4137). He’s very friendly and obliging but would do best in an adult home where he can be completely spoiled. So, if you are searching for a special feline friend, please stop by to meet this fine little fellow, Pickett.

Carrying the Torch

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Participants in today’s spring invitational track and swim meet at Staples High School carry the torch in to the field house. The event was sponsored by the Westaport Police Athletic League, CLASP Westport, and the Special Olympics of Connecticut Southwest Region. In addition to athletes from Westport, there were entrants from groups in Darien, Fairfield, Ridgefield and Stratford. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

I’m Brownie, and I Have a New Family

Brownie, a rescued dog, needs a new home
Hi, I’m Brownie! (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Connecticut Humane Society

Brownie is just about the sweetest dog you are ever going to meet. She was brought to the CT Humane Society (455 Post Road E., (203)227-4137) from a rescue group in North Carolina. Initially she was extremely shy and had to be carried in and out of her shelter. Although still a little shy, she really has come out of her shell. This is one special dog that just wants to be loved and should go with someone willing to give her the attention she deserves. If you are looking for the companion dog of all time, then look no farther than the very loving and beautiful Brownie.

I’m Eliza, and I’ve Been Adopted

female pointer mix Eliza needs a home
Hi, I’m Eliza! (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Connecticut Humane Society

Eliza is a lovely 4-year-old spayed female pointer mix that can be found at the CT Humane Society (455 Post Road E., (203)227-4137). This darling girl is calm, very loving and just the type of sweet dog that you have been looking for to fill that dogless void in your life. She will be happy to go on walks with you and afterward will be content to sit with her head in your lap as you scratch behind her silky ears. To meet Eliza is to love Eliza!

Plugging Into Electric Cars

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Robert Chasin, Earthplace Board of Trustees chairman, shows off an electric car at Westport’s Compo Beach on Saturday. He was advertising Earthplace’s upcoming Green Earth Fair, which will take place April 26-29 at the organization’s site on Woodside Lane in Westport. Visit Earthplace’s Web site for more information. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

Celebrating Astronomy Day

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The Westport Astronomical Society hosted several activities to celebrate Astronomy Day today. This afternoon, they had a number of telescopes—including a solar telescope to view the sun—on Parker-Harding Plaza for people to examine. Society Vice President Bob Meadows (l-r), board member Martin Hamar and Treasurer Dan Wright examine the equipment. Tonight the society hosted an open house at Rolnick Observatory on Bayberry Lane, which it maintains. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

Westport Aids in Norwalk Emergency Drill

By Dave Matlow

Westport emergency workers took part in an emergency preparedness drill today in Norwalk that simulated an explosion aboard a Metro-North train.WestportNow.com Image
A simulated explosion aboard a Metro-North train in Norwalk today drew dozens of regional emergency responders, including those from Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Firefighters, police, EMS workers, and volunteers from the Westport Community Emergency Response Team were involved in the all-morning exercise on open land adjacent to the Metro-North railroad tracks near I-95 exit 15.

Norwalk and Metro-North emergency personnel as well as police, fire and EMS units from seven other Fairfield County communities also took part, as did workers from numerous other agencies.

James M. “Skip” Thomas, commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security led his agency’s team, and there were representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.