Amy’s Lane Colonial Sells for $2,360,000

The following property transfers were recorded recently in the Town Clerk’s office. For more information about each property from the assessor, click on the street address and click on the ‘Sales’ tab. To get the history of a New Canaan street name, click here. ***

April 9

85 Harrison Ave. $376,122.18
Christian Briggs to Joanne Briggs

65 Amy’s Lane

$2,360,000
Elisabeth Ely to Alexandra Wang

330 White Oak Shade Road

$1,486,875
David J. Hart to Daniel & Ashlei De Souza

April 8

260 New Norwalk Road, Unit 6

$662,500
Estate of Donna Linden to Beth Blecker

23 Jonathan Road

$1.5 million
John Riggs to The Fischer Living Trust

April 7

43 Jennifer Lane

$1.7 million
Tracy Phillips, trustee, to Andrew Dacey

181 Woodridge Circle

$1,810,000
Zachary Stern to Max Yusem

992 Oenoke Ridge

$1,920,000
Philip Rosier to Cynthia Wang

93 Harrison Ave.

Letters to the Editor

NewCanaanite.com recently received the following Letters to the Editor. ***

Editor,  NewCanaanite.com,

As a little girl growing up in New Canaan, I can remember the adults in my life discussing the need for upgrades and expansions to the library we frequented so often. For the 30+ years my family and I have lived in New Canaan our town has desperately needed a new library. Living elsewhere and working in education underscored just how integral to a community’s well-being a library is —how expansive an institution it can be —and fostered a deeper respect for our librarians who currently do so much with, frankly, so little. When I moved back to town full time and watched the state of the art rebuilds of surrounding towns’ libraries, I excitedly anticipated the day our own new library would open its doors.

Brent Harrell, 57

Brent Harrell of New Canaan passed away unexpectedly while visiting Savannah, GA on March 28, 2021. He was 57 years old. Brent was born on July 12, 1963 in Beaumont, Texas. He was the beloved husband of Leigh Harrell and the loving father of Brian (19) and Bryce (17).  Brent, Leigh and the family have resided in New Canaan for more than 30 years. Brent was self-employed as the proud owner of The Main Street Inn in New Canaan. 

Growing up, Brent spent several years living abroad in Saudi Arabia as well as in Switzerland attending the Leysin American School from 1978 – 1979.  He then graduated high school in 1981 from The Pennington School in New Jersey followed by two years at the University of Hartford. Brent and Leigh could always be found together – whether at home, traveling, with friends, at Gates or Uncle Joe’s – they were best friends and were inseparable. And, as a proud father, Brent was extremely active and involved with Brian’s competitive swimming while he was in high school and could always be seen at Bryce’s football games. Brent will be remembered as a kind and thoughtful friend. He was extremely smart and had a great sense of humor. He loved his family. He loved to golf and travel.

Sleepy Hollow Road Cape Sells for $2.4 Million 

The following property transfers were recorded recently in the Town Clerk’s office. For more information about each property from the assessor, click on the street address and click on the ‘Sales’ tab. To get the history of a New Canaan street name, click here. ***

April 1

687 Oenoke Ridge

$3,795,000
Blake Drexler to David Juge

24 St. John Place, Unit #1

$368,000
Sandra Martensen, trustee, to Natale Curiale

14 Turtle Back Road

$1,562,000
14 Turtleback Road LLC to Turtle Ridge LLC

61 Sleepy Hollow Road

$2.4 million
Matthew C. O’Neill to Jemima Liveris

290 Weed St.

Letters to the Editor

NewCanaanite.com received the following letters to the editor. ***

On February 22nd, 2021, I wrote to the Board of Selectmen, saying that when the Planning and Zoning Commission held its public hearings on the new library, I would have a plan ready to present, which would show the 1913 building remaining in its current place, working harmoniously with the new library building. I do have that plan ready, but I am making a few adjustments to it based on observations and input from members of the Board of Selectmen and Town Council. But, before finalizing and releasing it, and then describing my own “Saving 1913” Library Plan, I have evaluated the new library’s own “Town Green” plan, a copy of which is attached. In my opinion, it is a profoundly, and fundamentally, flawed plan in many respects, just as is, with or without any attempt to retain any portion of the current 1913 library building.