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Police at 12:13 a.m. Sunday cited a 26-year-old Easton woman for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than .5 ounces of marijuana after stopping her car on Old Stamford Road for a defective headlight. A 51-year-old Norwalk man had been cited for a marijuana-related infraction at about 9;45 p.m. on Oct. 10 after police stopped his car on Talmadge Hill Road for having no working tail lights. ***

A Norwalk builder on Sept. 24 applied to the town for a demolition permit for 80 Harrison Ave., a 1952-built Cape.

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After receiving complaints, New Canaan’s health director is calling on members of the town’s legislative body to consider an ordinance prohibiting the discharge of pool water onto neighbors’ properties at summer’s end. “It is just common decency not to do that,” Jen Eielson told members of the Town Council’s Bylaws and Ordinances Committee at its Oct. 1 meeting. ***

Authorities on Wednesday placed six trucks and their drivers out of service due to violations and failed inspections during a five-hour enforcement effort in New Canaan. Local and state police collaborated on a motor vehicle inspection checkpoint at Route 123 and Hoyt Farm Road.

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New Canaan High School senior Will Hetherington jumped into action on Sept. 25, and rescued two young girls caught in a submerged vehicle during the heavy rain storm and flash flooding that took place that day throughout the area. Hetherington, who’s been a volunteer fireman for the Darien Fire Department since he was 17, was on duty when, at approximately 4:30 p.m. that Tuesday, the DFD got a call for a car and water rescue. A Jeep Cherokee with three young girls, aged 6, 8 and 12, and their grandmother, was submerged under the Tokeneke Railroad Bridge in Darien, with flooding waters reaching half way up the car windows. Hetherington was on the rescue truck that was dispatched, and he volunteered to suit-up, donning a yellow waterproof rescue outfit, known as a “mustang suit.” With DFD safety officer Andy Malowitz, Hetherington approached the trapped family’s vehicle. They decided not to break any windows but were able to pull the young girls from one of the slightly open car windows.

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Though regular phone calls to 9-1-1 remain the best and fastest way to contact emergency services, all New Canaan Police Department officers who operate the emergency call center there have been trained in the state’s new 9-1-1 texting feature, according to Police Chief Leon Krolikowski. Anyone texting the numbers ‘911’ as a recipient on a mobile device may send a brief written message that includes the location of the emergency and what services are needed—police, fire or ambulance. The technology “is useful for the hearing impaired, during a domestic violence incident or active threat incident, and during medical emergencies that render a person incapable of speech,” Krolikowski said in a press release. More information is available here. ***

The lead sponsor of the 2018 “Chamber Cup” golf event—to be held Oct.

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The Board of Education is hiring a forensic accountant to help figure out whether the lunch ladies arrested last month for stealing nearly $500,000 in cash from cafeterias at the middle and high schools also depleted parents’ charge accounts, according to New Canaan’s highest elected official. The district is “hiring a forensic accountant, I understand, to examine the possible overcharge,” First Selectman Kevin Moynihan said during a press briefing Thursday. Noting that the district was reimbursed by an insurer, Moynihan said: “I am just a bystander, but my idea would be that the $500,000 should be used to reduce their budget next year because all of the taxpayers would benefit from that. So if they are looking for $93 million, they ought to get $500,000 less. They are going to argue that you cannot lose money out of an enterprise operation into the education side of the ledger.” It isn’t clear whether the forensic accountant has been hired yet, who it is or how much he or she is being paid—district officials could not be reached for comment.