New Canaan Police this week arrested a 54-year-old Ponus Ridge man as well as his son and daughter following an underage drinking party at their home that saw at least one youth injured seriously enough to merit a visit to Norwalk Hospital. Jim Vos and his son Hayden Vos, 22, each were charged with failure to halt possession of alcohol by a minor. Sophie Vos, 18, was charged with permitting a minor to possess alcohol. According to arrest warrant applications from New Canaan Police who were dispatched before dawn to the upper Ponus Ridge home after learning about the youth injured at a drinking party, Jim Vos was home while it was going on. The party, which involved nearly two dozen young people and included a beer pong table set up outside, according to police, appears to have followed graduation from an out-of-state private school. Continue Reading →
Police say they tracked and located a 79-year-old man Thurton Road reported missing Saturday night using special equipment supplied by a Port St. Lucie, Fla.-based nonprofit organization. At about 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 5, New Canaan police received a report that the man, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, had been missing for 15 minutes, according to a press release issued by Lt. Carol Ogrinc.
“The man is a Project Lifesaver client and was wearing a transmitter,” Ogrinc said. “Officers trained to use Project Lifesaver tracking equipment responded and the search started from the missing man’s residence.”
The search was led by Officer Dan Gulino and Sgt. Continue Reading →
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Many New Canaanites by now have seen a rendering of the Midcentury Modern-inspired commercial building that John and Melissa Engel have planned for the lot at 215 Elm St. The architect on the project is Westport-based Frederick William Hoag. Some time after John Engel explained what he had in mind to a University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation professor, a document that included some truly fascinating concepts came in from students (see above). The Maryland architecture program been called the only one in the nation that includes professional Masters programs and related PhD-level studies in planning, preservation and real estate development within the same school. ***
Bill Egan, the newly hired principal of New Canaan High School, has gotten into the spirit of the job very quickly: At his formal introduction at the Board of Education meeting on Monday night, board member Sheri West astutely noted, Egan was sporting a NCHS Rams tie. Continue Reading →