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The owner of a commercial property in downtown New Canaan on Wednesday filed a lawsuit seeking $10,200 in back rent from a former tenant. According to the complaint, the plaintiff—ANCAR Inc., a company whose managing partners are Knapp Lane residents, according to Connecticut Secretary of the State records—is seeking two months’ rent due in March and April for a tenant at 149 Cherry St. at $4,600 per month and $1,000 owed for short payments amassed over the prior 10 months. The defendant is Devonshire Holdings LLC, owned by a Greenwich resident, state records show. ***

The New Canaan Fire Department had a very big turnout at the Katonah Fire Parade, as did the Mount Kisco Pipers. Continue Reading →

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Police: Untimely Death on South Bald Hill Road

An individual found pinned beneath a vehicle and non-responsive at a South Bald Hill Road home around midday Tuesday has died, police confirmed. At about 11:58 a.m. on March 27, officials with the New Canaan Police, New Canaan Volunteer  Ambulance Corps and New Canaan Fire Department were dispatched to the northeastern New Canaan residence, according to a press bulletin issued by Police Lt. Jason Ferraro, the department’s public information officer. There, they found the victim underneath the vehicle and determined him or her to be deceased, Ferraro said. It wasn’t immediately clear how long the victim had been there, he said. An investigation is ongoing, Ferraro said, and no further information will be release regarding the identity of the deceased, pending notification of family members. Continue Reading →

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‘A Worthwhile Project’: New Canaan Firefighters Eye Federal Grant To Help Purchase 1,000 Smoke, CO Detectors for Residents

The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday voted unanimously to support the New Canaan Fire Department’s application for federal funds that would allow for the purchase of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors for town residents. A Federal Emergency Management Agency “Assistance to Firefighters-Fire Prevention and Safety Grant” will allow the department to purchase about 1,000 detectors with New Canaan paying 5 percent of the cost—a breakdown of $6,477 for the feds and $323 for the town, according to Fire Chief Jack Hennessey. The Fire Department applied last year for the grant but was denied, Hennessey told the selectmen at their regular meeting, held at Town Hall. Asked why, he said: “It’s a competitive grant.”

“Other people had bigger priorities and bigger projects last time,” the fire chief continued. “They spent most of the money on research they’re giving to universities to do fire safety research. Continue Reading →

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Tree Lands on Pickup Truck in New Canaan Friday, Injuring and Trapping Driver

A tree fell amid extreme high winds Friday and fell on a pickup truck in the area of Canoe Hill Road, officials said. The incident happened around 3 p.m., according to New Canaan Fire Chief Jack Hennessey. The tree did “significant damage” to the pickup and trapped the driver in the car, according to Hennessey. Members of the New Canaan Police Department, New Canaan Fire Department and New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded and freed the trapped driver, he said. He was extricated using the jaws of life, and transported to a hospital, Hennessey said. Continue Reading →

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New Canaan Fire Marshal: The Critical Importance of Clearly Displayed House/Street Numbers

We have all been there – driving to an unfamiliar area and trying to find an address and there are no house/street numbers. GPS and apps like WAZE help some but, if house/street numbers are not clearly displayed you may not find your destination easily. This sounds simple but, in an emergency, it can be the difference between life and death. Put yourself in the emergency responder’s role—police, fire or EMS—and see how difficult the task becomes. Having street/house numbers clearly posted so emergency responders can easily find your home is critical and it is something that you have to do. Continue Reading →

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