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Town Treasurer Andrew Brooks told members of the Town Council on Wednesday night that New Canaan’s General Fund balances as of Dec. 31 were up about $8 million over the prior year—an indication, he said, that many residents prepaid their tax bills to take full advantage of a deduction to be capped now at $10,000. ***

The Police Commission on Wednesday night voted 3-0 to approve April 22 and Sept. 16 dates for Caffeine & Carburetors. Police Chief Leon Krolikowski said the auto enthusiasts’ gathering “runs very well.” The Parks & Recreation Commission is scheduled to vote Feb. Continue Reading →

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Motor vehicle accidents in New Canaan are down 6 percent year-over-year, the police chief reported Wednesday night, while drunk-driving arrests are down to 27 year-to-date in 2017, from 42 at the same time last year. Larcenies from vehicles are up, from 32 at this time last year to 42 in 2017, Chief Leon Krolikowski reported to members of the Police Commission, while stolen vehicles have increased from six to 13, and youth parties have doubled year-to-date, from four to eight. ***

Rob Mallozzi, for six years the first selectman of New Canaan, won convincingly in his latest contest: He was voted in unanimously as an active firefighter with the New Canaan Fire Co. Mallozzi had removed himself from that role upon assuming the town’s highest elected office in 2011. ***

The town on Dc. Continue Reading →

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Police Chief: New Canaan Car Thieves Are Juveniles Who Joyride, Get Released After Arrests and Re-Offend

The Waterbury gang members stealing unlocked motor vehicles from local homes are nearly always juveniles—some as young as 14 years old—and often have been arrested multiple times in the past, according to New Canaan Police Department Chief Leon Krolikowski. One girl arrested in connection with the thefts in New Canaan had been charged with 53 felonies “and she was not even held, she was released,” Krolikowski told members of the Police Commission at their regular meeting last week. “The justice system lets them get arrested multiple times,” the chief said at the Nov. 15 meeting, held in the Training Room at the New Canaan Police Department. He added: “That is part of the problem with the system.”

The comments came about one week after New Canaan residents reported multiple thefts of vehicles from their homes. Continue Reading →

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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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Future of ‘Pop Up Park’ Uncertain After Some Merchants Voice Concerns

After a handful of merchants voiced concerns about how the Pop Up Park at South Avenue and Elm Street affects traffic and business, members of the municipal body that oversees street closures in New Canaan said Wednesday night that they’ll take the feedback into consideration in deciding on the future of the downtown amenity. No immediate decision is needed regarding the Pop Up Park, which saw part of the South Avenue’s first block cordoned off as a pedestrian-only space—with tables, chairs, WiFi, planters, grass, fountain and events—from the July 15 Sidewalk Sale to Labor Day. However, approval from the Police Commission is needed each “offseason” to get the volunteer-run Pop Up Park in place. Launched five years ago, the town had approved an all-summer run in 2015, but the Pop Up Park didn’t run at all that year after some merchants raised concerns. During the commission’s regular meeting Wednesday, some of those who long have said the park creates problems that hurt the downtown and its businesses reiterated their concerns. Continue Reading →

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