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Motor vehicle accidents in New Canaan are down 6 percent year-over-year, the police chief reported Wednesday night, while drunk-driving arrests are down to 27 year-to-date in 2017, from 42 at the same time last year. Larcenies from vehicles are up, from 32 at this time last year to 42 in 2017, Chief Leon Krolikowski reported to members of the Police Commission, while stolen vehicles have increased from six to 13, and youth parties have doubled year-to-date, from four to eight. ***

Rob Mallozzi, for six years the first selectman of New Canaan, won convincingly in his latest contest: He was voted in unanimously as an active firefighter with the New Canaan Fire Co. Mallozzi had removed himself from that role upon assuming the town’s highest elected office in 2011. ***

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Letter: ‘Thank You’ to the Stewarts from Meals On Wheels of New Canaan

The Meals on Wheels of New Canaan Board would like to wholeheartedly thank Alex and Doug Stewart of Stewart’s Wines & Spirits for partnering with us for our recent fundraiser. Stewart’s Wines & Spirits graciously offered to donate 10 percent of sales from November 15th to Meals on Wheels of New Canaan. The event was a huge success! Walter Stewart’s Market and Stewart’s Wines & Spirits are tremendous assets to our wonderful community. They are always giving back to local organizations and it is much appreciated by all. Continue Reading →

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Letter: With Continued Support, No Meals on Wheels of New Canaan Clients Will Go without Food

To the Editor,

With Meals on Wheels programs nationwide the subject of intense media coverage over the past week, the Board of Directors of Meals on Wheels of New Canaan (MOWNC) would like to address some of the issues that have been raised and how this will affect our local program. Meals on Wheels of New Canaan has been delivering nutritious meals to those in need in our community since 1972. The service we provide makes a real difference in peoples’ lives and allows them to remain in their homes. Meals on Wheels of New Canaan devotes over 90 percent of funds raised to client services. The volunteer Board of Directors administers the program and our 125 dedicated volunteer drivers deliver the meals to our clients each weekday throughout the year. Continue Reading →

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With Two Generous Gifts, Meals on Wheels of New Canaan Boosts Accessibility, Outreach

Thanks to a pair of generous donations, including from town resident Paul Simon, one of New Canaan’s most essential human services providers is ramping up its efforts to serve clients even better. Meals on Wheels of New Canaan, a volunteer organization established in 1972, operates out of Waveny Care Center and pays its expenses largely through an annual campaign each March, according to Cindy Herbert, president of the nonprofit’s Board of Directors. Within the last year, two unexpected things happened. First, Meals on Wheels in the summer received a $20,000 gift through a private foundation, then in December, Simon following a concert for the Michael J. Fox Foundation directed a $100,000 gift to Meals on Wheels, Herbert said. (Simon’s wife, Edie Brickell, volunteers as a Meals on Wheels delivery driver.)

The funds have gone right back into the organization, in the form of upgrades to food packaging and availability, as well as a new position within Meals on Wheels that’s designed to boost its reach and effectiveness, Herbert said. Continue Reading →

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