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Longtime Utilities Commission member and chairman Tom Tesluk resigned Nov. 8 from the volunteer group. ***

Two Old Norwalk Road dogs are under home quarantine through Nov. 21—one after biting, the other after scratching a home heating oil man during a service visit at the residence on Election Day. An Eskimo dog bit the man in the left calf, and a boxer mix scratched him. Continue Reading →

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PHOTOS: Downtown New Canaan through the Years

For the our 2015 Downtown & Holiday Guide, we featured photo galleries of the business district in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. In the final installment of the guide, we selected some of our favorite photos on file at the New Canaan Historical Society through many different decades. Enjoy! ________________________________________________

Note: For the first two weeks of August, we’re re-running one popular feature story each day from the NewCanaanite.com archives—something fun that you may have missed. 

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A White Oak Shade Road resident on Wednesday morning used a spade to kill an apparently sick raccoon that had tussled with a neighbor’s Vizsla. The man had spotted the raccoon stumbling around outside just as his neighbor unknowingly released the Hungarian-breed dog. The Vizsla yelped during the animals’ scuffle and later exposed a second dog inside its owner’s house to the possibility of disease through contact with the raccoon, so they’re both on a 45-day strict home confinement while the dead raccoon’s brain is being tested for rabies, according to Officer Allyson Halm of the New Canaan Police Department’s Animal Control section. Those results should be available this week, she said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Our senior intern from NCHS, Sam Stoner, took the photos in the gallery above at the launch party for “Beat Shazam,” the new game show on FOX that’s hosted by Jamie Foxx and co-produced by him as well as New Canaan’s Rich Riley, CEO of Shazam. The party was at The Water’s Edge in Darien on Thursday night and hundreds attended. ***

East Avenue favorite Fish Tales temporarily closed in March for an extensive renovation—and the fish and seafood shop reopened this week under a new name, “La Pescaderia Fish Market & Arepa.”

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About two hours after putting out a fire on Hoyt Street Wednesday morning that appeared to have been ignited after cats switched on a gas stove, emergency responders were called out for another feline-related incident: A cat was stuck up a tree on Lost District Drive. ***

Six residents of eastern New Canaan reported seeing a black bear last Thursday morning, at bird feeders and garbage cans on Rocky Brook, Knollwood, Benedict Hill and Evergreen, according to the Animal Control section of the New Canaan Police Department. ***

Motorists traveling on Route 106 in New Canaan after 1 p.m. Monday came across a tree and wires down across the road near Weed Street. Continue Reading →

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