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‘It’s Not the Nicest Looking Thing’: The Puzzling Concrete Block at 106 and Lapham

It had bothered Tiger Mann pretty much from the time he started working with New Canaan’s Department of Public Works, as a senior engineer in 1999. It came on his radar again years later, as the DPW set about dressing up the “gateways” into town. The town has a conceptual plan to replace it, though funding—as well as state approval—still must be had to see that plan through. “While I won’t call it ‘iconic,’ it’s been here forever and it’s not the nicest looking thing,” Mann, now public works director, said on a recent morning of the painted white concrete block at Old Stamford and Lapham Roads. Listing, immoveable, and shaped as though it had been a mooring, the structure has functioned for decades—and not very well—as a traffic island along a major state road into New Canaan. Continue Reading →

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New York Man Cited for Pot Possession, Distracted Driving

A police officer on Monday morning cited a 23-year-old Mahopac, N.Y. man for minor drug charges during a traffic stop. At approximately 9:16 a.m. on June 6, the officer pulled over the motorist on Old Stamford Road for holding a cellphone to his ear while driving. Upon approaching the vehicle, officer detected the odor of marijuana, according to a police report. During a search of the vehicle, the officer found two marijuana pipes, both with marijuana residue, and a marijuana grinder, the report said. The first infraction summons was issued for operating a vehicle while using a cell phone. Continue Reading →

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