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Richard T. Carroll, Longtime New Canaan Resident

Richard T. Carroll of New Canaan, Conn. and Harwich, Mass., died unexpectedly on July 20. He is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Susan Carroll, his daughter Molly, son-in-law Bill and granddaughter Elizabeth Grace Cole of Hingham, Massachusetts, and his sister Ruth Ryan of Hilton Head, South Carolina. Mr. Carroll was the President of American Transit Insurance Company in Brooklyn, New York, where he had worked for 34 years. Mr. Carroll was a 27-year resident of New Canaan and coached youth soccer and basketball. Continue Reading →

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Jason Cooper, 52, Former Resident, NCHS Graduate and Standout Athlete 

Jason Richard Cooper, 52, died unexpectedly at home in Darien, on Saturday, July 7. Jason was born January 16, 1966, in Nyack, N.Y., to Kay and Thomas Cooper of Oxford, England. Jason was raised in New Canaan and attended West School, Saxe Junior High and graduated from New Canaan High School with the Class of 1984. He graduated from Duke University in 1988. Jason, better known as “Coop” to friends, was one of New Canaan’s most decorated athletes in both football and lacrosse. Continue Reading →

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Coffee’s on for Thursday

Join fellow residents, business owners and NewCanaanite.com editor Michael Dinan for the monthly Community Coffee, to be held 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12 in the Curtis Art Gallery on the main floor of New Canaan Library. (Please use the original Main Street-facing entrance.)

The free, public coffee is a free-flowing talk about what’s happening around town, moderated by Dinan. It’s presented in partnership with the library, and we serve Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee (thank you, Doug). Topics come from our attendees and could include the Pop Up Park, parking/Boxcar, new businesses, plans for Canaan Parish, certficiation standards for NCHS coaches and more. Those who come should feel free to arrive late or leave early, as schedules permit, as well as to participate actively in discussions or just listen. We welcome all. Continue Reading →

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NewCanaanite.com Surpasses 5 Million Pageviews

NewCanaanite.com last Wednesday afternoon surpassed 5 million pageviews since launching in January 2014. The daily newsletter on that day featured articles about the school district live-streaming athletic contests starting next academic year, what New Canaan High School seniors are doing this summer and new sidewalks planned for Park Street. During the day, the New Canaanite broke a story about the arrest of a woman found to have left a young child in a car downtown. Here’s a look at traffic year-over-year on the site:

 

Traffic year-to-date is up 17 percent in 2018. Called “New Canaan’s go-to website” by Connecticut Magazine, NewCanaanite.com focuses on quality-of-life matters for residents, such as land use, public safety, traffic, pets and wildlife, parking, schools, local history and the downtown. Continue Reading →

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Youth Sports Roundup: Spotlight on NCFC ’07 Boys Black, New Canaan Crew

New Canaan Football Club ’07 Boys Black Defeat Westport 2-1

—ilubmitted by Greg Martin

The New Canaan F.C. 2007 Boys Black Team, coached by Han Park, improved their record with a 2-1 win on the road against Westport.  As usual, New Canaan started the game on the offensive with Gregory Martin being robbed 5 minutes into the game on a great save by the Westport goalie on left footed blast from just inside the box. Shortly thereafter, Donovan West hit the post on a Sportscenter worthy shot from 25 yards away. Just past midway through the first half, New Canaan finally broke through and opened the scoring on terrific wing play on the left side from Gregory Martin who sent in a pinpoint low cross to Parker Della Bitta on the near post who adeptly one touched the ball into the goal. New Canaan maintained the pressure on Westport and were rewarded with their second goal on a nice corner kick taken by Holden Prymas with Donovan West picking up the deflected ball in the box and shooting the ball on the ground through the oncoming defenders legs into the goal. Westport continued to fight hard and with a minute left in the half they nearly cut the lead in half.  Westport came in on a breakaway when their two forwards got behind the New Canaan defense. Continue Reading →

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