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Country Club of New Canaan Cited for Wetlands Violations

The Country Club of New Canaan has been cited for violations of regulations that are designed to protect some of the town’s most sensitive environmental habitat. According to a citation issued Jan. 6 by the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses department staff, the Country Club without a required permit has conducted “a significant amount of earth disturbing activities around and over wetlands.”

Those activities include removing trees and vegetation from known wetlands and adjacent areas and creating silted water by disturbing a utility road with tree equipment trucks. “These activities have disturbed the wetlands and watercourse that are protected under the regulations,” according to a citation notice obtained by following a formal request. “Minimal soil and erosion controls were installed.”

Town officials learned of the violations from a third-party observer and inspected the site on Jan. Continue Reading →

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Letter: Preserve the Roger Sherman Inn

The recent announcement that the Roger Sherman Inn and restaurant will operate through February and the builder, Andy Glazer, has said that there are no plans to raze the historic building is good news for the resident of New Canaan. However, this still means that after February we will lose the Roger Sherman Inn. Destroying the Roger Sherman Inn would rip out the heart of the town. We must support this iconic landmark. My family and I will continue to patronize the inn during the coming months and I would urge my neighbors to do the same. Continue Reading →

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New Canaan Police Charge 33-Year-Old Woman with Felony Violation of a Protective Order

Police on Thursday morning arrested a 33-year-old Danbury woman by warrant for violating a protective order. At about 8:42 p.m. on Dec. 15, New Canaan Police received a victim’s complaint that the woman had violated an order that specified “no contact,” officials said. The victim produced examples of text messages, according to a police report. Police conducted an investigation and secured a warrant to arrest the woman on the felony charge. Continue Reading →

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Police Find Pot on Motorist Traveling 45 MPH on Jelliff Mill Road

Police on Wednesday evening cited a 22-year-old Stamford man for drug infractions after he was stopped for speeding in New Canaan. At about 5:08 p.m. on Jan. 18, an officer on patrol clocked a motorist traveling eastbound on Jelliff Mill Road at 45 mph in a 25 mph zone, according to a police report. During a subsequent stop, the officer smelled marijuana in the vehicle, the report said. The officer later found a multi-colored smoking pipe, small plastic bag of pot and rolling papers, it said. Continue Reading →

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Day Care Center of New Canaan Has Aced Surprise Health Inspections from the Town

The Day Care Center of New Canaan has earned an average score of 99.4 out of 100 on health inspections through the past six years, records show. Located in the Schoolhouse Apartments building at 156 South Ave., the nonprofit childcare facility has scored a perfect score of 100 on 12 of 16 unannounced inspections conducted by sanitarians with the New Canaan Health Department since February 2011, according to a review of the organization’s files at Town Hall. Sanitarians use a state Department of Public Health standard, citing eateries for violations that range in seriousness and corresponding weight from 1 to 4 points. A “failed” inspection is triggered either by one or more 4-point violations or a total score of less than 80 points. Incorporated in 1972 and serving 45 preschool children ages three to five as well as 45 school-age children in kindergarten through eighth grade, the Day Care Center’s cafeteria consistently has earned some of the very highest scores for food service establishments in town (article continues below):


Officials in the health department said a score that consistently comes in at or near perfect is “optimal for any establishment.”

Speaking to such high scores generally and not to the Day Care Center of New Canaan specifically, Sanitarian Carla DeLucia said it would the establishment is “without any four-point violations, without temperature violations and likely without any critical violations.”

“Sanitarians work to help food establishments maintain compliance and, as a result, New Canaan on the whole fares well on inspections,” DeLucia said. Continue Reading →

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