‘Performance Physical Therapy’ Coming to Cross Street

A physical therapy provider with four locations in Fairfield County is opening up on Cross Street in New Canaan. The town on Tuesday received a building permit application for interior work at 16 Cross St. to ready the space for Performance Physical Therapy & Wellness. The company provides PT as well as pilates, athletic training, nutrition specialists and occupational and massage therapy, according to its website. The work to be done in the 2,200-square-foot space includes creating an exercise studio, two treatment rooms and a bathroom, according to a building permit application filed by property owner 4M Capital Trust LLC.

Did You Hear … ?

New Canaan Police said Wednesday that the department has fielded just two calls related to youth parties in 2018, down from nine in 2017. During a regular meeting of the Police Commission, Chief Leon Krolikowski also shared data that family dispute calls declined year-over-year from 62 to 54, and narcotics violations calls declined from 66 to 48, while fraud calls increased from 53 to 94 and identity theft increased from 25 to 55. ***

The town on Jan. 10 issued a building permit for the widely anticipated fifth platform tennis court at Waveny. More than one-third of the estimated $100,000 cost is to be paid for by private contributions raised among users of the facility.

‘Thanks for Handling This So Well’: Letters of Appreciation for New Canaan Police 

The following letters of appreciation for New Canaan Police Department officers were made public during the Jan. 16 meeting of the Police Commission, by Chief Leon Krolikowski. ***

Officer Roberto Lopez

“Wanted to make you aware of the one of the New Canaan Police Department’s ‘awesome’ officers! “Officer Lopez was incredible this evening. “We hadn’t an older woman who shoplifted at Mobil and she is always in our store daily.

First Selectman: New Proposal for Using Irwin House Has Emerged

The town’s highest elected official said this week that a new suitor has come forward with a proposal to use the main house in Irwin Park, a public building that’s been vacant since municipal offices moved back downtown more than three years ago. Though New Canaan has already obtained an estimate to demolish Irwin House, “a party came forward and wanted to talk to us about a new proposal,” First Selectman Kevin Moynihan said during the Board of Finance’s regular meeting Tuesday at Town Hall. “So we are evaluating that proposal and that is why I talked to John Irwin to see if he is willing to modify his deed restrictions to accommodate it,” Moynihan said, referring to the past owner or Irwin House. “So we will come back with a more concrete proposal for you to consider. Demolition is always the alternative.”

It wasn’t immediately clear what party has an interest in using Irwin House or for what purpose.