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RTC Announces Two Republican Debates Ahead of July 18 Caucus; First One Next Week

The New Canaan Republican Town Committee on Monday announced that the organization is sponsoring a pair of debates ahead of the party’s July 18 caucus—a widely anticipated day that will see candidates in three contested races seek party backing. Featuring all Republican candidates running in contested races for town government, the first debate is to be held at 7 p.m. next Tuesday, June 27 in the large meeting room at Town Hall, the RTC said in a press release. The second will be held July 12, also at Town Hall. Those running include:

First Selectman

Cristina A. Ross
Rob Mallozzi
Kevin Moynihan

Selectman

Christa Kenin
Nick Williams

Town Council (four seats open)

Roy Abramowitz
Tom Butterworth
John Engel
Mike Mauro
Richard Townsend
Penny Young

NewCanaanite.com and the New Canaan Advertiser are supporting the RTC debates. The debates will be broadcast by NCTV Channel 79, according to the RTC. Continue Reading →

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Youth Sports Roundup: NC 6 Red Shines in Jamboree, Boys Soccer 07 White Trounces Trumbull, Brewers Beat Cardinals in Baseball Championship Game

NC 6 Red Shines in Lacrosse Jamboree
-submitted by Darleen Ferraro

The day was filled with brightness and not just because of the amazing weather that beamed down on the Water Tower Fields on Saturday, June 10th.  The NC 6 Red proved once again they are in it to win it.  Not only did the team shine, but they were very lucky to have NC’s own shining star, Elizabeth Miller (Boston College) to coach them for the day. As we all know, Miller may have the wow factor on the field, but she also brings the same energy to her coaching.  The girls showed one of their best displays of what it means to work together as a team: passing the ball and utilizing each and every player’s determination to pull together as one to get the job done. The first game of the morning was against Fairfield 6.  Besides the clumpy grass that the girls had to run through, that seemed to be their only obstacle, for the NC 6 Red came out on top with a score of 4-2.  Stella Nolan took the net by storm and scored two goals.  Katherine O’Connell and Polly Parsons-Hills both picked up one goal.  Caroline Underwood had a nice shot on net.  As always, Katharine Byrne and Tessa Cosco displayed nothing but complete control of their sticks and did whatever it took to get the ball in the offensive zone. Katherine Wronski had four saves. This win helped to set a precedent for how the rest of the day was going to play out. The second game of the day was against Ridgefield 6 Black.  Miller’s magic remained and so did the girls’ effort since this was one of their best displays of passing.  Passing in lacrosse is one of the fundamentals of the game, and, if done right, usually leads to a successful win.  This team was successful and their passing paid off, for they came out with another victory, 5-2.  Polly Parsons-Hills scored two goals and had another shot on goal.  Caroline Langford, Stella Nolan, and Katherine O’Connell all took away one goal.  Grace Crookenden and Shawna Ferraro had a strong shot on goal. Continue Reading →

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Youth Sports Roundup: 9U NC Rams Baseball Takes Tourney, NCFC ’07 Boys Red Notch Weekend Wins

9U New Canaan Rams Baseball Bests Monroe for Tourney Title

—submitted by Greg Hickey

The 9U New Canaan Rams ran the table in the 2017 Kindness Tournament in Bethel. They jumped out to an early lead in their opening game against Easton, tacking on 11 in the first frame, to win 18-4. Michael Marciano and Adrian Delicata got the bats started for the Rams in the 1st. Strong base running by Joseph Cerami, Ben Leibowitz and Lucas Jetnil added to the lead they never relinquished. Stewart Hellman and Andrew Zoccolillo made quick work from the mound silencing the Easton bats, allowing only 5 hits. Continue Reading →

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New Canaan Rams 11U ‘Frozen Ropes’ Memorial Day Classic Champions

—submitted on behalf of Eileen Silva

After a tough Memorial Day Classic tournament that included five games in just two days, the New Canaan Rams made it look easy in the championship game. After only three innings, the NC Rams 11U baseball team run-ruled the White Plains Hit and Run by a final score of 16-0. In a tournament this long, most teams run out of pitchers. Not the Rams. Jack Sommers pitched a shutout, allowing only three hits, while Jack “Shef-B-I” Sheffield led the team in RBI’s driving in 5 runs for the NC Rams.

The Rams fielding was error free over the final three games of the tournament. The championship game was filled with amazing defensive plays all over the field. Continue Reading →

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