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NewCanaanite.com Hits All-Time Traffic High for Month of November

NewCanaanite.com hit its all-time high for a single month of traffic in November. Anchored by election coverage at the start of the month and the arrests by warrant of three Darien teens on the even of the Turkey Bowl at the end of the month, the local news site reached 144,903 pageviews. The figure narrowly beats the prior all-time high of 144,685, set in July. Seven of the 10 highest-traffic months for NewCanaanite.com have come in 2017. Here’s a look at the top-10 months since NewCanaanite.com launched in January 2014, with the single-most-read story from each month:

 

Created, published, reported and edited by 1993 New Canaan High School graduate Michael Dinan, with a team of freelancer contributors, NewCanaanite.com focuses on quality-of-life matters for New Canaanites, including pets, parks, traffic, land use, parking, the downtown, resident profiles and local history. Continue Reading →

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Youth Sports Roundup: Multiple Titles Earned by New Canaan Soccer Sides

Ice Hockey

—submitted by Patrick Moley

Two New Canaan kids helped their team (Darien Bantam A Hockey) win the 4-man relay race in Lake Placid this weekend. Soccer

New Canaan Football Club Girls 2003/04 Black Team Wins Division

—submitted by Kerry Connell

The New Canaan Football Club Girls 2003/04 Black Team won their division (B2/C) at the Southwest Connecticut Junior Soccer Championship on Sunday with a 3-1 win over Fairfield (FUSA). New Canaan was undefeated throughout the season and reached the finals after a 4-0 win against Norwalk in the semifinals on Saturday. ***

NC U13 Girls Red Soccer Team Named CT Southwest District Champions

—submitted by Kara Underwood

New Canaan’s U13 Girl’s Red Soccer team capped off an undefeated season clinching the district championship title with a 2-0 win over Newtown on Sunday. Boasting a regular season record of 6 wins and 2 ties, the girls started their road to the finals started with a match up against Weston in the bitter cold on Saturday morning. Continue Reading →

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Youth Sports Roundup: Field Hockey Champs, Shutouts and Undefeated Soccer Sides

Field Hockey

NC 7 Red Jamboree Champs

—submitted by Darleen Ferraro

Shutout! Shutout! Shutout! NC 7 Red must like the way that sounds since they, once again, claimed three more shutouts this past Saturday as they faced Westport, Trumbull and Norwalk in a jamboree hosted by Westport. This was NC 7 Red’s final weekend of playing together as a team and it couldn’t have ended in a better way. Continue Reading →

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Youth Sports Roundup: New Canaan’s Soccer, Field Hockey Teams Shine

Field Hockey

Hat Trick, Shutout for NC 7 Red

—submitted by Darleen Ferraro

If you were at Treadwell Park on Saturday, October 21st, in Newtown you would have thought the heat on the field was coming from the 75-degree weather that day; however, any spectator would have told you that wasn’t the case. The NCYFH 7 Red team turned up the heat with their long drives, lightning speed and amazing stick work. There was no way this team was going to let Newtown even get the ball into scoring position. This held true for the entire game and not one shot was made on NC’s ready and waiting Goalie, Lucy Parsons-Hills. The offensive line was eager to start making their mark on this combined 7/8 grade team. Continue Reading →

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Youth Sports Roundup: Weekend Wins for Field Hockey, Soccer Teams

Field Hockey

NCYFH 7 Red Eases passed Easton/Redding 6-0

—submitted by Darleen Ferraro

On Saturday, October 14th, NC 7 Red came out with their sticks in overdrive. Within the first five minutes of the game, NC Red scored six goals. The score was 6–0. Coach Hills decided, even this early into the game, that it was time to make the girls pass, pass, pass. The girls could not score unless the other team did. Continue Reading →

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