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A chipmunk has been darting into New Canaan Olive Oil this week when the door near Elm Street’s 50-yard-line is propped open. The staff at the shop has successfully ushered the small animal back out again.

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New Canaan Police will enforce seatbelt use among local motorists with the department’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign, to run May 22 to June 4 at random checkpoints in town.

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The New Canaan Land Trust has room for two more paid interns to work for the organization this summer. The Land Trust is looking for rising sophomores and juniors and pays $100 per week (for four days a week) for a 5-week summer resetting stonewalls, removing invasive plants, blazing trails, building wildlife habitat, doing research and learning about the land. Contact Executive Director Mike Johnson if interested, at mikejohnsonnclt@gmail.com.

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Dog Days New Canaan is coming 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday in the area outside Pet Pantry Warehouse on Grove Street. A benefit for Adopt-A-Dog and Strays & Others, Dog Days will feature “a full afternoon of fun activities, K9 demonstrations, as well as some entertaining pet activities to raise money for local animal adoption groups that have a serious need for funding,” said Pet Pantry Executive Vice President Adam Jacobson. Purchase tickets here.

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Police on Wednesday night cited a 22-year-old Darien man for minor drug violations after finding a small amount of marijuana and smoking pipe in his car, parked after-hours in Waveny in violation of local ordinance.

Sue Teoli of GoGo Fit, a fitness studio located at 162 Main St. Credit: Michael Dinan

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Sue Teoli’s GoGo Fit on Main Street in New Canaan has launched a “Shredding for the Wedding” offer for brides-to-be and their bridesmaids. The “Bridal Bootcamp” is four weeks long. Here’s more info on Sue and her fitness studio downtown.

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The Board of Selectmen during a special meeting scheduled for 8 a.m. Monday will vote on forming a “Fields Building Committee” to help oversee major upgrades to athletic fields. It will include Mike Benevento, Amy Bennett, Bob Spangler, Scott Werneburg and Nick Williams. Ex officio, non-voting members will include Steve Benko, Jay Egan, John Howe and Tiger Mann.

David Gusitsch

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District officials say they’ve hired a new assistant principal at New Canaan High School. David Gusitsch will succeed Dr. Veronica LeDuc, who is retiring. Gusitsch has more than one decade of experience serving as an educator and administrator in Westport, including serving one year as an interim assistant principal at Coleytown Middle School. He also has served as department chair, taught Health and Physical Education classes at Staples High School and assistant-coached several high school teams, including varsity football and varsity boys and girls swim teams. He earned a degree in educational leadership from Sacred Heart University, a master’s degree in sports management from Western Illinois University and a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education with coaching from Central Connecticut State University.

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A favorite annual fundraiser and dance party, “Books & Beats,” is coming to New Canaan Library on Saturday, June 3.

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The New Canaan Republican Town Committee will hold its caucus for the upcoming municipal elections at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18 at New Canaan High School. GOP candidates will be on November’s ballot for first selectman (one seat), selectman (one seat), town clerk (one seat), town treasurer (one seat), Board of Education (three seats), Board of Assessment Appeals (two seats), Town Council (four seats) and constable (our seats). Prospective candidates for endorsement by the RTC must be registered New Canaan Republicans and are to submit their petitions signed by at least 25 registered New Canaan Republicans by hand-delivering them to Town Clerk Claudia Weber at New Canaan Town Hall, 77 Main Street, New Canaan, Connecticut no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 16.

Waveny members enjoy a hot July 2016 day in the pool. Credit: Emma Nolan

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The New Canaan Recreation Department on Tuesday received selectmen approval to hire about 70 part-time and seasonal employees for the summer, including lifeguards, camp counselors, tennis court attendants and supervisors for Waveny Pool.

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Police after midnight Thursday cited a 19-year-old Darien man for a minor drug violation after coming upon him in a car parked at a Main Street business. The vehicle’s headlights were on but the teen got himself out of sight of the officer who approached it. Police later found a glass pipe and marijuana grinder.

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The NCPD’s Youth Safety Day is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 28 at the high school. It’s for children ages 5 to 12, and the event will include a bicycle course and inspections, bicycle helmet giveaway, state police crash simulator demo and fire engine for viewing. All participants should bring bikes and helmets.

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Finally, here are a few newsworthy items from around town:

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