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PHOTOS: Firefighters Respond to Upper-Story Fire at River Street Home on Friday Afternoon

New Canaan firefighters on Friday afternoon responded to a structure fire in the upper story of a River Street duplex. Smoke wafted from an attic ventilation grate and opened window of the fire at 6 River St., the northern half of a duplex at the corner of Brushy Ridge Road. An occupant of the 1970-built duplex phoned 9-1-1 at about 1:46 p.m. to report the fire, according to officials on scene. No one was hurt and it wasn’t immediately clear what started the fire, officials said. In addition to the New Canaan Fire Department, New Canaan Police Department and New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps, responding units include those from the Wilton, Norwalk and Vista, N.Y.

Firefighters arriving on scene saw smoke pushing out of what was discovered to be a very small attic space at the home, which tax records show to have hardwood floors and a wood shingle exterior. Continue Reading →

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PHOTOS: SUV Sideswipes Smaller Car at Lakeview and Millport on Monday

An SUV sideswiped a smaller car at Millport and Lakeview Avenues at midday Monday, officials said. No one was seriously injured in the two-vehicle accident, according to members of the New Canaan Police Department at the scene. Shortly before 12 p.m., a Honda SUV traveling west on Lakeview Avenue and approaching the intersection from the cemetery side struck the driver’s-side door of a Saturn hatchback traveling south on Millport, toward the one-way section, police said. After the collision SUV rolled back from the intersection, hopping the curb on the northern side of Lakeview Avenue Bridge, while the smaller car came to rest in the oncoming traffic lane, facing west on Lakeview Avenue. The New Canaan Fire Department and New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps also were on scene, and authorities directed traffic through a single lane while a flatbed came for the vehicles. Continue Reading →

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PHOTOS: Motorists Transported To Hospital After 2-Car Crash on Smith Ridge Road on Friday Morning

A two-car crash on Smith Ridge Road late Friday morning sent multiple occupants of both vehicles to the hospital, officials said. It isn’t clear what caused the crash, at the intersection of Michigan Road, just how many people occupied the two cars involved or what was the extent of their injuries. EMTs with the New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps transported them to Norwalk Hospital, officials said. Police, fire and paramedics responded to a report of the crash occurred before midday. One car ended up on its roof. Continue Reading →

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‘It Does Not Come Close’: Fines, Probation for New Canaan Woman Who Caused Near-Fatal Car Crash

Handcuffed and speaking in halting sentences to two men forced to sit Monday morning in state Superior Court in Norwalk because of injuries they’d sustained in a car crash she caused nearly two years ago, a New Canaan woman in court custody apologized and said she never meant to hurt anyone. During her sentencing on a misdemeanor reckless driving charge that followed the October 2014 crash on Silvermine Road and a subsequent, separate drunk driving charge at Saxe Middle School pickup, Carol Sung, 52, told Michael Bivona and Darryl Shaw that she was “so sorry for everything.”

“I pray for you every day,” Sung, wearing a purple blouse, back pants and sneakers, told the men. She added: “I do not want you to think that you are not on my mind.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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VIDEO: New Canaan Remembers, Honors Those Lost on 9/11

9 11 Memorial Ceremony New Canaan Sept 9 2016
Uploaded by Michael Dinan on 2016-09-09. For New Canaan Police Chief Leon Krolikowski, a town resident, father and U.S. Marines veteran, no words or ceremony could replace the losses that our nation suffered in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. What we can do, Krolikowski told those gathered in front of Town Hall on a hot and humid Friday morning, is “reflect, and honor each day those we have lost—and we must never forget.”

“The most fitting ceremony for the lives lost on September 11 is not etched on the memorial across the street,” Krolikowski said during a solemn memorial ceremony honoring those lost on 9/11, referring to a 16-foot section of steel column from the core section of World Trade Center Tower One on the 99thfloor—just above the impact point of United flight 175—that stands outside the New Canaan Firehouse. “And is not the ceremony today, but it is etched in our hearts as we enjoy the freedom that was made possible by the grave sacrifice of the many lives that have been lost from September 11th forward. Continue Reading →

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