Kit Devereaux

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Letter: First Selectman’s Son Endorses Kit Devereaux for the Job

It might seem unusual for the son of an outgoing Republican politician to sit down with the Democrat running to be his father’s successor, but on this recent rainy Columbus Day afternoon that’s exactly what happened. As we sat inside her sunroom, shielded from the weather, I was privy to the story of a remarkable woman, the person I believe most suited for the office of first selectman, Kit Devereaux. Her story was much more than a list of resume bullets and qualifications. Rather, it was the story about a courageous person who took chances when it counted, forged bonds that have stood the test of time, and daringly explored uncharted paths in life before finding the ones that led her here. So who is Kit Devereaux exactly? Continue Reading →

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Parks Officials: 504 People with 701 Dogs Now Registered for Spencer’s Run, Mostly New Canaan

In the fifth year since New Canaan began requiring canine owners to register their pets in order to use the dog run at Waveny, 504 people have done so, officials said this week. Currently, 701 dogs are registered for Spencer’s Run, according to Kit Devereaux, a member of the Parks & Recreation Commission who serves as a liaison to the popular facility located next to the paddle hut. New Canaanites account for about 56 percent of those with their dogs registered and Recreation Director Steve Benko “has a program that he set up that really is making a difference,” Devereaux said during a regular meeting of the commission, held Wednesday night at Lapham Community Center. “Dogs dig, as we all know, and then people complain. But Steve has—with dog park money—set up a program where someone comes in and fills the holes and seeds it. Continue Reading →

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Letter: Kit Devereaux Has Concrete Plans To Stabilize Taxes, Improve Cell Service and Parking

To the Editor:

Heraclitus said that change is the only constant in life. Some changes in the nation have been distressing to all of us. New Canaan has an opportunity to make a change in a better direction this November 7th. Kit Devereaux is running for first selectman. She would be our first first selectman with an MBA and deep financial experience. Continue Reading →

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Letter: ‘Kit for First’—Unmatched Leadership, Integrity and Judgment

Editor:

I am writing in support of Kit Devereaux’s candidacy for first selectman. I have known Kit well for 25 of the 37 years I have lived in New Canaan, often consulting about numerous town issues while serving in different areas of government and local groups. Kit is passionately dedicated to public service and has worked tirelessly for years to improve the town she loves; her service in leadership roles in countless New Canaan government and other organizations is unmatched. With her special, personal blend of collaboration and inclusivity, she consistently strives to pull together often divergent approaches to complex issues. Reaching out to all constituencies, and actually inviting the contribution of differing views, to which she listens carefully, she then synthesizes information and builds consensus, to arrive at both pragmatic and creative resolutions and develop lasting policy. Continue Reading →

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Town Officials Approve Road Repair Projects on Garibaldi, Sleepy Hollow

Town officials on Tuesday approved an approximately $65,000 contract extension with a Norwalk-based company to repair two small sections of roads in residential neighborhoods. The $66,820 contract with FGB Construction includes the milling and paving of parts of Garibaldi Lane and Sleepy Hollow Road as well as about $5,000 for police protection during the work. “We normally do not do small sections but these two sections warrant repair,” New Canaan Public Works Director Tiger Mann said during a regular meeting fo the Board of Selectmen, held at Town Hall. The portion on Garibaldi essentially will finish off the road, which had been started from the Route 123 side but stopped at a narrow section toward Brushy Ridge Road “and since the rest of the road is in good shape, that is the last piece to have done,” Mann said. “There is a large development going in there right, basically right at the terminus of this stretch, and all the prospective buyers that keep coming in are driving down a poor road to get a prospective half-million-dollar home to purchase, so we feel it would be in our best interests to take care of this section.”

The portion of Sleepy Hollow lies along the first 1,000 feet or so as that road comes off of Laurel, Mann said. Continue Reading →

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