Police last weekend arrested a 31-year-old Norwalk man for striking a Connecticut State Police vehicle while driving drunk the wrong way through a construction zone in New Canaan. At about 10:55 p.m. on Nov. 4, police were dispatched to the area of Old Stamford Road at Exit 36 on a report of the crash, officials said. After striking the patrol vehicle, the Norwalk man drove off the roadway and into a ditch, according to a police report. On speaking to the motorist, police smelled both marijuana and alcohol, the report said.
The following property transfers also were recorded last week in the Town Clerk’s office. For more information about each property from the assessor, click on the street address. To get the history of a New Canaan street name, click here. ***
Firefighters late Saturday extinguished a blaze at an eastern New Canaan home that appears to have resulted from improperly disposed smoke materials. At about 10:50 p.m. on Nov. 10, members of the New Canaan Fire Department were dispatched to a reported structure fire at 102 Ludlowe Road, according to Fire Marshal Fred Baker. There, they found a small fire that had been extinguished by the homeowner, who had been alerted by smoke detectors, Baker said. No injuries were reported, he said.
Congratulations to Connecticut Democrats on their trifecta in Hartford—our new Democratic governor will be utterly unconstrained by Republicans in any position of authority. In fact, any effective pressure on Governor-elect Ned Lamont will all come from his left. Progressive voices in both the upper and lower chamber are now a majority of the majority party.
What does that mean for New Canaanites? The most immediate impact is likely a tax hike by the middle of next year. The top marginal rate (the one that matters when it comes to economic growth and incentives) will get a big hike.
Every day, the men and women of the New Canaan Police Department protect and serve our town with great distinction.
On Nov. 11, Veterans Day, we honor those who pledged to protect and serve our great country-our Veterans. Veterans Day honors the service and sacrifice of those who have served in the U.S. Military.
I want to recognize the following Department members who have served in our military and continue to serve our town:
Commissioner Sperry DeCew-U.S. Army
Lieutenant Bill Ferri-U.S. Army
Lieutenant Jim George-U.S. Army
Sergeant Aaron LaTourette-U.S. Marine Corps
Officer Geoff Lambert- U.S. Marine Corps
Officer Roy Adams-Connecticut Army National Guard
Officer Bryan Connolly-U.S. Coast Guard
Officer Rex Sprosta-U.S. Marine Corps
Officer Matt Marzano-U.S. Marine Corps
Officer Chris Dewey-U.S. Army and New York Army National Guard
Officer David Rivera-U.S. Air Force
Officer Matthew Blank- Connecticut Army Air National Guard
Officer Owen Ochs- U.S. Army
Often our officers are not adequately recognized for the great work they do every day. Of the approximately 17,000 calls for service that our officers handle each year, some of these incidents are violent and put our officers in harm’s way. Our officers consistently handle these incidents with great skill, bravery, and dedication.