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NCHS Athletic Director Calls for More Inter-Sport Support among Student-Athletes

New Canaan High School’s athletic director said Monday night that he’d like to see more of the school’s athletes supporting fellow students who compete in matches and games in other sports. Jay Egan told members of the Board of Education at their regular meeting that he’s been at NCHS for a number of years and that inter-sport support “used to be more pronounced than it is now.”

“I think by coming up with some incentives and working with captains, to really get our athletes supporting each other more during their competitions would really be a good direction for us to move,” Egan said during the meeting, held in the Wagner Room at New Canaan High School. The comments came during a presentation in which Egan spotlighted outstanding Rams sports coaches Priscilla Schulz (girls’ golf) and Ben Young (boys’ tennis), reviewed athletics participation data, listed recent championships (state football, state boys swimming, state boys tennis and both county and state girls golf titles) and laid out Athletic Department goals for next academic year. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police on Untimely Death: New Canaan Man, 56, Appears To Have Shot Himself in Parking Lot at Talmadge Hill Train Station

Talmadge Hill Railroad Crossing

New Canaan Police said late Wednesday that they’re investigating a 56-year-old town man’s death by what appears to be self-inflicted gunshot wound in the area of the Talmadge Hill Train Station. Police were dispatched to an upper parking lot at the station at 5:54 p.m. on June 21 “on a report of a male who might be in distress,” according to a press bulletin issued by Lt. Jason Ferraro, the department’s public information officer. There, police found the man, who appeared already to have shot himself, outside his own motor vehicle, Ferraro said. The investigation into the man’s untimely death is active and no further information will be released right now, he said. “It should be noted that this is an isolated incident and no danger exists to any other members of the public,” Ferraro said in the press bulletin. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: New Canaan Republican Penny Young Seeks to Retain Town Council Seat

Community service is an integral part of my DNA, so as the municipal election season got underway, it was a natural decision for me to ask the voters to re-elect me to the Town Council. As I look at the issues facing the town today, some have had a long shelf life and really need to either be birthed or dismissed. Others are new and require deep research and creative thinking to get them out of the starting gate and on their way to approvals. Over my tenure on the Town Council I’ve dealt with a range of issues; it is this deep and broad experience and institutional knowledge that will be valuable in establishing a framework within which to germinate solutions to today’s challenges. My husband, Bob, and I are longtime members of New Canaan. Continue Reading →

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Letter: Vote Mallozzi-Williams Team at July 18 Republican Caucus

My wife and I moved to New Canaan 30 years ago. We raised our two boys, made many friends and rolled up our sleeves to volunteer in community activities. Personally, I have been on the Republican Town Committee (five years as chairman), Town Council (10 years), Fire Commission and currently Police Commission. I have a pretty good idea of how this town runs, what has worked and what has not. I have assisted a number of first selectmen and selectmen over the years and while we didn’t always agree on every course of action, we debated, respected each other, took a vote and moved forward. Continue Reading →

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Former New Canaan Man, 27, Arrested for Drunk Driving after Walking Away from Single-Car Crash

Police on Thursday evening arrested a 27-year-old former New Canaan man by warrant in connection with a pre-dawn drunk driving crash from two months ago. At about 3:22 a.m. on April 23, a Sunday, officers were dispatched to a single-car crash on West Road near Lost District Drive, where the vehicle had rolled over and was unoccupied, according to a police report. Arriving, police did not find the operator at the scene, but nearly two miles away, walking in the 1800 block of Ponus Ridge and still a good hike from his home on Four Winds Lane, the report said. They detected the odor of alcohol on his breath and detected signs of intoxication in the man, now a Southport resident, according to the report. Due to the extent of damage to his vehicle, the New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps took the young man to the Norwalk Hospital Emergency Room to determine whether he had been injured, it said. Continue Reading →

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