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Bruce Willis—star of Christmas season film favorite “Die Hard”—dropped into Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee on Pine Street on Monday morning for a cup of brew. ***

A sign posted Wednesday on the door at Hamptonite, a women’s fashion boutique that opened on Elm Street in May 2016, says “no sales can be transacted” there due to a sales and use tax permit issue. ***

The man who was arrested earlier this year after filming a woman in a bathroom at Grace Farms while he worked as a chef at the Lukes Wood Road organization, pleaded guilty to four counts of voyeurism, according to Connecticut Judicial Branch records. ***

The Board of Education opened its meeting Monday with a moment of silence for former President George H.W. Bush. ***

Farmers Table on Nov.

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“It’s the Rams. We’re coming.” New Canaan High School defeated rival Darien in the Turkey Bowl Thursday, 17-14. The game featured two early interceptions by NCHS senior Charlie Cunney, rushing TD by sophomore Christian Sweeney, field goal by sophomore kicker Nicholas Radman and Drew Pyne-to-Wyatt Wilson TD pass and terrific defensive stand by the Rams to effectively close out the game, spoiling Darien’s perfect season. The result means that New Canaan First Selectman Kevin Moynihan collects on his $100 charity bet with his Darien counterpart, Jayme Stevenson. He will donate the winnings to the New Canaan Athletic Foundation (a timely gift).

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Town Councilman Sven Englund, a longtime volunteer firefighter in New Canaan, said during the legislative body’s regular meeting Wednesday: “I would just like to say, basically, that we are saying ‘goodbye’ to a couple of fire commissioners this month. Al DuPont has moved to California and everyone wishes Al well, and the family. And the other one we are saying goodbye to is Rip Munger, who was fire commissioner for an unprecedented 19 years. We will be having a memorial service Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Wilton Quaker Meeting House. See a lot of big red trucks and blue uniforms.”


The town on Nov.

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The 1836-built Greek Revival at 63 Park St.—formerly the home of famed Scribners editor Maxwell Perkins (Hemingway, Wolfe, Fitzgerald)—sold for $2,475,000, according to a property transfer recorded Tuesday in the Town Clerk’s office. It had gone on the market at about $2.9 million, later reduced to $2.6 million. 

Its owner since 1973 last summer had applied for a variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals in order to gain more flexibility in the landmark house’s home-office use, but after two continuances that application did not come before the ZBA again. Instead, the Planning & Zoning Commission in August voted in favor of a Special Permit for the same. The new owner is a limited liability company whose managing partners include a Manhattan man whose combined business and home address is located about two blocks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, according to records on file with the Connecticut Secretary of the State. ***

Meet and lunch with three New Canaan elementary school principals.

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According to a separation agreement obtained this week by NewCanaanite.com through a Freedom of Information Act request, a former assistant to the New Canaan High School athletic director had been overpaid $30,000 by the Board of Education during the 2015-16 academic year. Anne Tomaselli paid the school district back that money, under the agreement, and the Board of Ed accepted her resignation “in lieu of any proceedings” concerning the termination of her employment. The agreement also specified that she would not seek future employment with the schools. Many in town knew Tomaselli as ticket sales supervisor at Dunning Stadium. Asked how she came to be overpaid by $30,000, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bryan Luizzi said in an email: “When the district moved payroll in-house, a stipend that was given 3 [times] a year for additional facility support in athletics at NCHS was miscoded as a recurring payment.