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New Canaan High School took in about $47,000 at the 2016 Turkey Bowl, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bryan Luizzi told members of the Town Council this week. ***

Originally scheduled to arrive this week, the amended zoning permit application from Grace Farms now is not expected to arrive until March 27 for review next month, officials said. ***

The Police Commission voted 3-0 on Wednesday night to approve the Pop Up Park’s proposed dates of operation for the summer of 2017—continuously, from July 16 to Sept. 4. ***

New Canaan Police Department Animal Control Officer Allyson Halm already is out of the “coyote safety kits” she put together for residents last month, and there are 24 people on a waiting list for more. Continue Reading →

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‘It’s a Bad Situation’: SUV Parked Regularly Near Lakeview and Main Causes Line-of-Sight Problem

Officials say they’re asking a legally parked motorist to move his SUV away from a heavily used intersection in town because it blocks the line of sight for cars seeking to make a tough left-hand turn. The silver SUV with New York plates is parked nightly on the east side of Main Street just north of the intersection of Lakeview Avenue—in front of the Hanford Square condos, according to residents who attended the most recent meeting of the Police Commission. Motorists approaching the top of Lakeview at Main cannot see southbound traffic until they’ve pulled past the stop line and into the road, according to town resident Chris Hussey. “It’s a bad situation, if I may say,” she said at the Jan. 18 meeting, held at the New Canaan Police Department. Continue Reading →

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The hopeful developer of the Roger Sherman Inn property has clarified that he does not intend to raze all of the existing historic structure under his newest application, as NewCanaanite.com had reported last week. Andrew Glazer of Rowayton’s Glazer Group intends to pick up and move the oldest portion of the 18th Century-built inn closer to Oenoke Ridge Road, converting it into one of six new residences planned for the 1.89-acre site. He outlined that plan during a public hearing last month before the Planning & Zoning Commission. ***

New Canaan’s Michael Nowacki is featured in a Connecticut Mirror news story that ran Jan. 13, regarding his interest in hearings in Hartford before the state legislature on judges seeking reappointment. Continue Reading →

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‘This Is Ridiculous’: Town Officials Urge Auto Shop Owner To Be Reasonable in Parking Vehicles Along Main Street

Members of the volunteer group that oversees on-street parking in New Canaan are urging the owner of a downtown business to work with them or risk exacerbating an emotionally charged dispute and potentially dangerous situation. The Police Commission already has spent more time on traffic and safety concerns near AC Auto Body than it has on hiring issues, according to commissioner Paul Foley. “This is ridiculous and it is still not solved,” Foley said at the start of the commission’s regular meeting, held Wednesday in the training room at the New Canaan Police Department. “It would be resolved if this individual would perform in a neighborhood way.”

Turning to members of NCPD that are working with both AC Auto Body owner Anthony Ceraso and neighbors who say the way he parks customers and shop vehicles blocks sight lines, Foley added: “You want to convey that to [Ceraso]? That we are concerned again about this action that he continues to do and if there isn’t any cleanup, especially now that snow coming and all the other stuff, that we will go to [Planning & Zoning]. Continue Reading →

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Town Installs ‘Stop Ahead’ Sign for Northbound Motorists on Weed Street Approaching Frogtown

Responding to concerns from a resident who lives near the intersection, traffic officials have installed a ‘Stop Ahead’ sign for motorists traveling north on Weed Street as they approach Frogtown Road. Members of the Police Commission at a recent meeting also voted 3-0 to place reflectors on the sign itself, part of a 3-way stop that often takes drivers by surprise. “People coming up from the Merritt Parkway up to visit people here, they don’t realize that there’s a stop sign in the middle of that road,” commissioner Paul Foley said at the group’s Nov. 16 meeting, held in the training room at the New Canaan Police Department. According to Police Chief Leon Krolikowski, there’s no significant accident history at the intersection. Continue Reading →

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