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The TV news with characteristic speed and attribution on Thursday aired a segment regarding the Parks & Recreation Commission’s discussion from last week about installing motion-activated trail cameras at Irwin Park to catch irresponsible dog owners. In the version that aired during NBC New York’s 5:30 p.m. broadcast, the reporter actually said: “Authorities say they will be watching. Good dog owners say they will too, to make sure their park stays number one despite the problem with number two.”


The Roger Sherman Inn on Wednesday applied for a building permit to remodel about 1,600 square feet of its interior space. Here’s how the Oenoke Ridge Road restaurant described the work in its application: “Wall removals to provide open seating. Three dining rooms will be converted to possible one space for banquet usage. Continue Reading →

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New Canaan Public Schools Closed Tuesday as Another Snow Storm Bears Down [UPDATING]

New Canaan Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, officials said, as the National Weather Service calls for another four to eight inches of snow starting after midnight. New Canaan Library will open at 11 a.m., Town Hall at 10 a.m. (and the Board of Selectmen meeting will be held at that time), officials said. New Canaan and the rest of the county are under a Winter Storm Warning from the weather service through 6 p.m. Tuesday, with “heavy snow” expected. “Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute,” the weather service said. “Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. Continue Reading →

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Coffee To Be Held Thursday

Please join for its monthly Community Coffee, to be held 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1 in the Art Gallery on the main floor at New Canaan Library. Presented in partnership with the library, the coffee is an informal discussion about what’s happening around New Canaan. We serve Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee (thanks, Doug). Feel free to come late or leave early, as time permits. Continue Reading →

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Letter: A ‘Thank You’ to New Canaan


On behalf of STAR Inc., Lighting the Way, I would like to extend our deepest appreciation to New Canaan’s local businesses, customers and residents who supported STAR and its mission that benefits local people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) at our recent ribbon cutting and holiday shopping events. STAR is thrilled to have a new office location at 111 Elm Street with the specific goal to bring services for all ages closer to home for those in New Canaan with I/DD and their families. Our generous neighbors welcomed our open house. To Walter Stewart’s Market, ACME Markets and Garelick & Herbs, thank you for your donation of delicious food for our open house guests. To Gregg’s Garden Center and CVS, thank you for your donations of holiday decorations to dress up our front entrance and inside space. Continue Reading →

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New Canaan Library, Integrative Mental Health Practice To Present Documentary ‘Angst,’ Panel Discussion

An integrative mental health practice and New Canaan Library are teaming up to present a documentary film and panel discussion next week that address what local experts call some of the most prevalent health-related challenges facing youth in town. “Angst,” a much-discussed documentary designed to raise awareness about anxiety, with an emphasis on youth and families, is to be presented at 5:45 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22 in the Lamb Room at the library. The screening and discussion are sponsored by Stamford-based Riverwalk Group and the library (register here). Elissa Stein, founder of Riverwalk Group, which provides therapy, support and programming to people in all stages of life, said New Canaan forms a major piece of her clientele and that she arranged for the free event since “we are hearing more and more from all pieces of the family—parents who are anxious, children who are anxious, grandparents who are anxious.”

“We have cases where children are coming back from college and they cannot have success at college because they are so riddled with anxiety that they come back home,” Stein, a resident of north Stamford, told on a recent morning during an interview at Zumbach’s. Continue Reading →

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