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One of the attorneys for the lunch ladies charged with first-degree larceny, Stamford-based Darnell Crosland, told reporters Monday that he and his client have agreed to be filmed by A&E as part of the TV network’s planned show, “The Accused.” The show “tells the dramatic stories of people at the most vital and most terrifying moment of their lives,” according to A&E. “This gripping series reveals the true inside story of what happens when someone is accused of a crime they believe they did not commit. Featuring the defendant, their family and their legal teams, ‘The Accused (working title)’ reveals the personal cost of every charge, watching each case unfold from the defendant’s point of view. It shares every twist and turn of this traumatic experience from their first meeting with their lawyers right up to the verdict allowing viewers to judge the subject’s innocence for themselves.”

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A new business is “popping up” next Wednesday at 4 South Ave. (formerly Funky Monkey) in New Canaan.

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A New York state man on Aug. 30 collapsed while leash-walking his dog on Oenoke Ridge Road near Logan Road, officials say. The leash was still in the man’s hand when medical and emergency response teams arrived at the scene. Officials identified the man through the microchip implanted in his dog, a black-and-white hound that was being fostered through a rescue group called ‘Last Chance Rescue.’ The dog, which had a history of biting other canines, was impounded by New Canaan Police and ultimately released back to the rescue group. It wasn’t immediately clear why the man collapsed or how he’s faring.

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The town received a notice of intent to sue from a New Canaan man injured when his Vespa presumably skidded out on Lambert Road one morning in June. At about 7:04 a.m. on June 12 (a Tuesday), he sustained “permanent injuries” including an ankle fracture and knee sprain, due to “deposits of gravel and/or sand and/or a slippery oil like substance upon Lambert Road which was open to traffic and concerning which no warnings or cautions were posted,” according to a notice filed Aug. 2 by attorney James Hyland, a partner in Hamden-based Mulvey, Oliver, Gould & Crotta. The man was traveling at or below the speed limit, the notice said. ***

The Planning & Zoning Commission on Tuesday voted 8-1 to approve Grace Farms for 12 events at the Lukes Wood Road organization to be auctioned off as fundraising items during its annual benefit in October.

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The arraignments of Joanne Pascarelli and Marie Wilson, charged with felony larceny in connection with the theft of nearly $500,000 in cash from Saxe Middle School and New Canaan High School cafeterias, have both been pushed to Sept. 4. Pascarelli is represented by attorney Darnell Crosland, Wilson by attorney Mark Sherman, both of Stamford. ***

In the wake of the sisters’ arrest, this Tweet came in from the popular ‘Overheard on the New Canaan branch” Twitter account:

A: “My wife told me she wants to go back to work”
B: “there’s a couple of openings in the school cafeteria, if you know what I mean”
A: “damn that’s brilliant. If those two idiots could scam half a million, she could def do better.

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The pre-American Revolution era White Oak Shade Road home that made headlines recently when its new owners started to demolish part of it without a permit—then claimed it was a misunderstanding, only to raze the whole structure—is back on social media. The owners posted on Facebook Marketplace that they’re selling the “antique original beams” from the antique house ($150 apiece). On July 13 they applied to the New Canaan Building Department for a permit on an estimated $280,000 job that will include “alteration of first and second floor of existing foundation walls” and “adding four bedrooms and 4.5 baths.”

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Police on Tuesday picked up what they described as a sad-looking, lethargic crow sitting on Elm Street. Officer Allyson Halm of the New Canaan Police Department’s Animal Control section said a veterinarian who examined the bird found nothing physically wrong with it, though officials with Wildlife In Crisis said the crow most likely was suffering from West Nile Virus. ***

Congratulations to Selectman Kit Devereaux on the birth of her first grandchild. 

William Fielding Colestock entered the world July 18, born to Devereaux’s daughter Anne Devereaux (Geitz) Colestock and Mac Colestock.