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New Canaan Winter Storm Hub: What’s Open & Closed, Photos, Updates

With up to 12 inches of snow expected in New Canaan, public schools, Town Hall and the library all are closed Thursday. What follows are lists of what’s open and closed in New Canaan—we will update it throughout the day, as we add photos from around town and any pertinent information on road closures and outages. If you run a business or organization in town and want us to share your hours today, please fill out this form (it’s also embedded below):

Open

Walter Stewart’s open 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Stewarts Spirits open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Francos Wine Merchants is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Karl Chevrolet is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Weed & Duryea opens at 7 a.m.
Fish Tales open 1 to 7 p.m.
Joe’s Pizza open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Embody Fitness Gourmet is open
New Canaan Toy Store is open
NAPA Auto Parts of New Canaan open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
JAK Handyman is open and on-call for emergencies
Chef Luis is open

Closed

Halo Studios is closed
New Canaan Library is closed
Pennyweights is closed
Baskin Robbins is closed
Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee is closed
Public schools are closed
Town Hall and all other municipal buildings are closed
Pet Pantry is closed
Rand Insurance is closed
New Canaan Racquet Club is closed
Nurenu Brand Marketing’s office is closed though its talented staff is working remotely
Ciel Eau spa is closed
Elm Street Books is closed
Family & Environmental Medicine’s office is closed (available for phone consultations)
Pryority Wellness is closed
Morning classes at Sama Yoga cancelled—stay tuned for the evening
New Canaan YMCA is closed
Station Eats is closed
New Canaan Cleaners is closed

The town is under a Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service through 6 p.m. Temperatures will drop into the 20’s and officials warn of dangerous driving conditions with “snow covered roads and poor visibilities,” according to the Upton, N.Y. based weather service. “Blowing and drifting snow is likely,” the agency said. “Local power outages with downed trees and power lines [are] possible.” Continue Reading →

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Did You Hear … ?

Two shop front units in the new “Heritage Square” condominium complex on Forest Street sold for a combined $2.9 million this week. The street-level commercial spaces are occupied by Embody Fitness Gourmet and Pet Valu. According to a property transfer recorded Tuesday in the Town Clerk’s office, a newly formed company called ‘Connor Rose Realty Inc.’ purchased the units from Forest Street Properties, builder Chris Gatto’s company. An Upper East Side man, Patrick Mitchell, is listed in Connecticut Secretary of the State records as principal of the new property owner. ***

New Canaan High School officials said in a bulletin for parents this week that they’re seeing a rise in the number of student smoking e-cigarettes—or “vaping”—in school. Continue Reading →

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Safe Ash Disposal: Free Drawing for Bucket

This fall, the New Canaan Fire Department is holding a free drawing for 8 metal ash disposal buckets, courtesy of New Canaan Firefighters and Weed and Duryea. Entry forms can be obtained at Weed & Duryea, at New Canaan Fire Headquarters or by email by sending your name and address to the New Canaan Firefighters at newcanaanfirefighters@hotmail.com (New Canaan residents only please)—the form also can be found below as a downloadable PDF. The drawing will be December 2, 2016 at 10:00 AM Weed and Duryea. Five Days. That is how long an ember can remain active in fireplace ashes after the flames have gone out. Continue Reading →

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Did You Hear … ?

New Canaan Police Chief Leon Krolikowski said that in the past week, officers have investigated two residential burglaries—on Betsy’s Lane and Dabney Road. Other jurisdictions in Fairfield County have seen an increase in daytime burglaries. “Most burglars are not master criminals,” the chief said. “They’re usually looking for an easy opportunity to get into a house without being seen. Burglars love it when you make their job easier for them.” Here are some tips that will help you beat the burglars. Continue Reading →

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Biz on Biz: Weed & Duryea on Favorite New Canaan Foods

In this installment of Biz on Biz, we traveled to Weed & Duryea on Grove Street to ask about a favorite product or service of another business in New Canaan. The hardware store, which has been running as long as our town’s railroad system, was founded soon after Francis E. Weed returned from the Civil War in 1865, historians say. Inside, we asked retail manager Barry Coleman about local favorites and he responded by reviewing New Canaan eateries he likes most. The first place he mentioned was Chinese restaurant Ching’s Table, right on Main Street. “I’ve been going there for years,” said Coleman, a Trumbull resident. Continue Reading →

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