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Election 2017: Mallozzi, Williams To Seek Fourth Term on Board of Selectmen

Touting their work in forging stronger bonds between the town and Board of Education, addressing long-ignored infrastructure needs and nurturing a responsive and courteous attitude among municipal employees, First Selectman Rob Mallozzi and Selectman Nick Williams announced that they’ll seek fourth terms on the Board of Selectmen. During a meeting this week with the local press corps, the Republican duo pointed to complementary backgrounds as volunteers in public safety and education to underscore their work on behalf of the community, and said they’ve enjoyed serving alongside Democratic counterpart Beth Jones. “We have had a very good relationship together, we are really proud of where the town has been and where it’s going, and we feel that we best represent the leadership component that is important to this community,” Mallozzi said during an interview at Town Hall. Calling Mallozzi one of his best friends, Williams described the Board of Selectmen as “cohesive” as he can remember. “We work together, we get along great and it’s really been a joy to be a part of it,” Williams said. Continue Reading →

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Julia (Nagy) Peckham, 94, Loving Mother and Excellent Teacher

Julie Peckham was born Feb. 24, 1923 in Moriah, N.Y. and died peacefully on her 94th birthday, Feb. 24, 2017. Her parents were Michael Nagy and Sophia Jacob Nagy who emigrated from Hungary through Ellis Island and settled in northern New York state. Julie graduated in 1945 from State Teachers College in Plattsburgh, N.Y. She moved to Elmira, N.Y. and married Ervin O. Peckham who predeceased her in 1999. Julie retired from the Elmira City School District as a Home Economics Teacher for 34 years in 1982. Continue Reading →

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Harvey Lee Kaufman, 76, Longtime New Canaan Resident and Noted Architect

Harvey Lee Kaufman, a longtime New Canaan resident and a practicing architect, passed away suddenly on Dec. 22, 2016. Harvey was born Aug. 15, 1940 to William (Bill) & Betty Kaufman, in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. He graduated from Port Chester High School, where he excelled academically, artistically and in basketball and baseball. Continue Reading →

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Warren Allen Smith, 95, Author and Longtime New Canaan High School Teacher

Warren Allen Smith, a teacher, editor, businessman, and author, died on Jan. 8, 2017, of happiness. Mr. Smith was born on Oct. 29, 1921, in Minburn, Iowa, the son of a South Dakota homesteader’s daughter and a grain dealer who was a scout for the Chicago Cubs’ farm team in Portland, Ore. Drafted into the U.S. Army (1942-1946), he landed as an Acting First Sergeant on Omaha Beach (1944), and in 1945 became Chief Clerk of the Adjunct General’s Office, Supreme Headquarters (SHAEF), in the Little Red Schoolhouse, Reims, France. Continue Reading →

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Annunziata ‘Nancy’ Colella, 66, Loving Wife and Mother, Longtime New Canaanite

Annunziata Colella, age 66, a resident of New Canaan for over 45 years died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 at Norwalk Hospital with her loving family by her side. Born Nov. 5, 1950 in the Marcanise province of Caserta, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Pietro Gaudino and Filomena Musone. She was the wife of Giuseppe (Joe) Colella. Annunziata, better known as Nunzia or Nancy came to the United States in 1971 and immediately joined her husband Joe at their small business, Joe’s Pizzeria in New Canaan. Continue Reading →

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