Michael is owner and editor of NewCanaanite.com. He is a 1993 New Canaan High School graduate who earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania and University of Oxford. Michael has worked as a professional journalist since 2003, including at Greenwich Time and Patch.com. He lives in Stamford with his wife, Marie, five dogs (Wilbur, Russell, Louis, Marvin and Dexter), managing two fantasy baseball teams each summer, reading in the winter and hiking with the dogs at Mianus River Park year-round.
Police on Wednesday afternoon arrested a 32-year-old Fall River, Mass. man by warrant in connection with the burglary of a New Canaan home on the night of the Waveny fireworks two summers ago. At about 1130 p.m. on July 4, 2017, officers were dispatched to a house on Wakeman Road on a report of a burglary earlier in the evening where about $80,000 in items had been stolen, according to police. During an investigation the following April, authorities learned that several of the stolen items were being sold on eBay through a pawn shop in Fall River, according to a police report. Investigators went there and identified the man who was selling the items, the report said.
This week on 0684-Radi0, our free weekly podcast (subscribe here in the iTunes Store), we talk to Tucker Murphy of the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce about the Holiday Stroll, a favorite annual event that will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday in the heart of the downtown and continue Saturday. This week’s podcast is sponsored by New Canaan Music. Join them from 8 to 11 p.m. Thursday at Pesca on Main Street while The Scavengers play for the Holiday Stroll kick-off. During the Stroll weekend, New Canaan Music will offer half off on Hamilton Stands as well as free assembly and local delivery for electric pianos and drum kits (a $50 value). Here are recent episodes of 0684-Radi0:
Five coyotes were trapped and killed in southwestern New Canaan in October and November under a state-issued permit, records show. A raccoon also was caught in the trap and released on site, according to information from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Issued Sept. 23 for the area of Adams Lane after a coyote snatched and killed a small dog outside, the nuisance wildlife control officer’s permit ran through Nov. 30.
Here’s a summary of the trapper’s work, according to a Nuisance Wildlife Control Special Permit Report submitted to DEEP as required by state regulations:
NewCanaanite.com obtained the report through a public records request.
State officials originally had issued the permit through Oct.
The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint six members to a newly conceived committee that will advise the executive branch of local government on building and infrastructure projects. First Selectman Kevin Moynihan will serve as chairman of the committee, which is to meet monthly and “provide expertise and financial oversight on an ongoing basis for major decisions and plans such as town-owned buildings and infrastructure projects including but not limited to major capital projects that are part of the Five-Year Capital Plan,” according to a draft resolution read out at the Board’s regular meeting, held at Town Hall. “Right now I am the oversight over Public Works, and some other towns have standing commissions,” Moynihan said. “I have discovered that I sometimes do not have the bandwidth to be on top of all projects and this is an opportunity for us to have people on Board of Finance who have a continuing interest, making sure that projects are on budget, so a sort of standing building committee in that regard, and also it gives us the opportunity to better coordinate with the Board of Education on their projects, like solar.”
The appointees to the Selectmen’s Advisory Committee on Buildings and Infrastructure include Moynihan, George Blauvelt (a Board of Finance member), Neil Budnick (Board of Finance), Penny Young (Town Council), Penny Rashin (Board of Education) and Stuart Sawabini, former Police Commission chair. Moynihan said he’s still looking for a seventh member to nominate, a “contractor type.”
Under the resolution, committee members will serve two-year terms.
Moynihan and Selectmen Kit Devereaux and Nick Williams voted 3-0 to make the appointments.
The first selectman introduced the concept of the committee two weeks ago, saying it would include specialists such as contractors and architects and would advise the Board on projects such as major roadway renovation, bridges, school roofs and solar installations.
New Canaan Police on Wednesday released images of a woman they’re seeking to identify in connection with a theft last month at a Carter Street organization. Credit cards had been stolen Nov. 14 from a parked vehicle at New Canaan Mounted Troop, according to a post on the NCPD Instagram account. The woman used the cards the same day at SoNo Collections Mall in Norwalk, police said. There, she purchased more than $12,000 worth of items from Nordstrom, Bloomingdales and Pink stores, police said.