Michael V. Christiano, 67

Michael V. Christiano, 67

Michael V. Christiano age 67, died peacefully on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Norwalk Hospital. 

Born in Norwalk, CT on November 10, 1951, he was the son of the late Michael V. and Julia Spinosa Christiano. 

Mike was known fondly by his friends as “Nungie,” a name given to him in his youth. Mike worked doing body work and paint and repair on cars in New Canaan for many years. Michael was known by those who knew him for being shy, loyal and generous. 

He is survived by his loving daughter, Collette Christiano of Nantucket, MA and his sister, Patricia Wood of South Salem, NY, as well as his nieces Kimmy LaTourette of New Fairfield and Kelly Svendsen of Danbury. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday April 13, 2019 from 2 to 4 PM at the Hoyt Funeral Home, 199 Main St. New Canaan, CT.

‘It’s Just Not Possible’: Public Works on Belgian Block Patterns Around Trees Downtown

Responding to an inquiry about a lack of uniformity, officials said the reason Belgian blocks laid around sidewalk trees in downtown New Canaan have different patterns is because the trees themselves grow at different rates. Some trees also have roots that rise from the ground, which leads town workers to remove the blocks and open up the tree well, according to Public Works Director Tiger Mann. “It’s very difficult to keep it as a uniform three-by-three-by-three,” Mann said during a recent meeting of a Planning & Zoning Commission subcommittee. “It’s just not possible.”

“The original design was made for the brick and then inside the tree well there was going to be small Belgian blocks, the little squares. Basically they were designed to be tucked up against the tree trunk, and then as the tree grows, you start to remove the Belgian block to open up the tree well.

Woodland Road Colonial Sells for $1,160,000

The following property transfer was recorded recently 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. ***

Feb. 11

132 Woodland Road

$1,160,000
David Woodman to Wissam Alnouri

‘Follow Them, Look at Their Car, Get the License Plate’: Parks Commissioner Calls for Self-Policing at Irwin

A town official on Wednesday night called for a renewed effort to self-police Irwin Park, which she said has seen a resurgence in abandoned dog feces. 

Parks & Recreation Commission member Francesca Segalas said during the group’s regular meeting that reporting offenders to police and having them ticketed has worked in the past. Tickets issued to irresponsible dog walkers last year led to less dog waste left behind, Segalas said at the meeting, held at Town Hall. “And the tickets happened from two citizens reporting, not from the cops stopping them,” she said. “The dog warden caught them but she caught them on information from the citizen. So we need people to go and kind of look and see and if you see somebody who leaves dog poo behind, follow them, look at their car, get the license plate and text it to me and I’ll take care of it.”

The comments come one year after Parks & Rec formed a committee to tackle the problem and one local woman launched a widely discussed public shaming campaign at Irwin, placing ‘Shame On You’ flags on individual piles of excrement left at the popular park.