PHOTOS: ‘Taste of the Town Stroll’ Draws Crowds To Downtown New Canaan

Photos by Eden Neleman

Scores of foodies and shoppers descended on downtown New Canaan on Thursday night for the seventh annual Taste of the Town Stroll. Organized by the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, the event serves as a “food-raiser” for the local food pantry and this year also doubled as an eyeglasses and hearing aid donation drive for the venerable Lions Club. The event was a “big success,” according to the Chamber’s executive director, Tucker Murphy. “The food pantry will be overflowing,” Murphy said of the hundreds of donated food bags and items. “It was a beautiful night and how wonderful to see so much support for the Chamber, food pantry and town of New Canaan.” —Michael Dinan

PHOTOS: Winter Storm Dumps Foot of Snow on New Canaan; Town Hall on 2-Hour Delay Wednesday

Facing a winter storm—originally billed as a blizzard—most every business and organization in New Canaan remained closed along with Town Hall and the public schools on Tuesday. In the end, New Canaan saw 11.6 inches of snowfall, according to the National Weather Service. First Selectman Rob Mallozzi had high praise for the highway crew workers in the New Canaan Department of Public Works, and wider community. “I’ve been in touch with my DPW guys to let them know they have been doing a great job,” he told “I definitely want to thank our residents, as well, for keeping off the roads.” Town Hall will open on a 2-hour delay Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m., officials said.