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Sunday, January 27, 2008


11:30 am. – 5 p.m. – Longshore Club Park – Open skating at Westport Police Athletic League Ice Rink
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center Gallery – “Repositioning the Landscape” Exhibition
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center Alternative Gallery – “Car Parts” by Ken Scaglia
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Westport Preserved—Westport Lost: Keeping Our Heritage Alive”
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – Cuddly, Creative Winter Wreaths (Children Grades 1 & up only)
4 p.m. – Pequot Library – Westport Arts Center/Pequot Library present “Rodgers and Hart: New York Songs”

Westport Police K-9 Unit Finds Missing Easton Man

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Officer Ryan Paulsson and Ellie: teamwork paid off. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WN file photo
UPDATE Westport Police Officer Ryan Paulsson and his bloodhound Ellie tonight found a 70-year-old Easton man who had been missing with his dog since late afternoon in subfreezing temperatures in the sprawling Trout Brook Valley Preserve that includes land in Weston and Easton.

The man, identified by Easton police as Robert Kinney, had been missing in the more than 700-acre preserve since about 4 p.m. His wife called police when he had not returned at nightfall, Easton police said.

Due to the cold and the age of the man, Paulsson and Ellie were called in about 7 p.m. to assist Weston and Easton police and fire units and a state police helicopter engaged in the search, said Westport Police Lt. John Croffy.

Upon arrival at the Wells Hill entrance to the preserve, Paulsson was able to get Ellie to obtain a scent off the driver seat of the missing man’s vehicle, he said.

DOT Coverup After New Signs Spell it “Green Farms”

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Connecticut’s Department of Transportation is red-faced over Greens Farms. Four new I-95 signs near Exit 18 in Westport proclaimed it the place to exit for the “Green Farms” Metro-North station. They also said it was the exit for “Sherwood Ls.” instead of Sherwood Is. A spokesman said the signs, part of a $4.7 million sign upgrade project, will remain covered until fixed next month. “It was an honest mistake,” he said. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Stephen C. Swain, 60

Stephen C. Swain, born Sept. 15, 1947, in Hartford, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, after a long battle with cancer.

Stephen was a longtime resident of Westport, Rowayton and West Norwalk.

He attended schools in Windsor, Conn., Oradell, N.J., and was a graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in industrial design. He excelled in developing devices and accessories to make everyday tasks simpler, especially for those with disabilities. He was a gifted artist and designer.

Stephen is survived by his steadfast fiancée, Randye Kapp; his mother, Esther Swain Hauter, formerly of Westport, now living in Redding; his brother, Edgar Swain III of New York; and his sister and niece, Elizabeth Swain Livingston and Winona A. Livingston, of Fresno, Calif.

Stephen was happiest sailing, watching auto racing, cooking and lending a helping hand. Stephen will be remembered for his love of life which he shared with everyone who knew him. His infectious laugh and the glint in his eye will be missed by his family and many friends.

A memorial service will be held at the Saugatuck Congregational Church, 245 Post Road East, Westport, on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Connecticut Hospice, Inc., 100 Doublebeach Road, Branford, CT 06405, (203)315-7500.

Westport Now Teardown of the Day: 10 Twin Bridge Acre Road

10 Twin Bridge Acre Road, Westport CT 06880
The demolition permit process has begun to tear down the house at 10 Twin Bridge Acre Road off Newtown Turnpike in Westport. A new, single-family home will be built on the existing foundation. The one-story, 2,426-square-feet ranch house, built in 1950, is located on a one-acre property. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Saturday, January 26, 2008


Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center Gallery – “Repositioning the Landscape” Exhibition
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center Alternative Gallery – “Car Parts” by Ken Scaglia
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Westport Preserved—Westport Lost: Keeping Our Heritage Alive”
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Longshore Club Park – Open skating at Westport Police Athletic League Ice Rink
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Earthplace – Critters and Crafts
7 p.m. – Quick Center, Fairfield University – Interfaith Housing Association fund-raiser with comedian Lewis Black
7 p.m. – Toquet Hall Teen Center – Acoustic/Open Mic w/ Monitor and the Merrimac, Ethan Rothstein, Mother Nevada