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Nico Mallozzi, 10, Beloved Son, Brother, Teammate and Friend

Nico Antonio Mallozzi, age 10 of New Canaan, died unexpectedly on Sunday, January 14, 2018. He was the beloved son of Joseph and Mimma Mallozzi of New Canaan. Nico was born in Norwalk on December 1, 2007. Known for his spirit and vitality, he was an avid hockey player, spending most days in the company of his much-loved team, the CTRoughRiders. When surrounded by his head coach and friend, Tomasz Piatek, and the many devoted coaches and players at Sono Ice House, Nico was truly in his element. Continue Reading →

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Community Coffee To Be Held Thursday

NewCanaanite.com will hold its Community Coffee at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the Lamb Room at New Canaan Library. All are welcome to attend. During the coffee, a free event presented in partnership with the library, those in attendance are welcome to participate actively or just listen in on an informal discussion on a wide range of local topics. We proudly serve locally brewed Zumbach’s gourmet coffee (thanks, Doug). Moderated by New Canaanite owner and editor Michael Dinan, the coffee has been held on the first Thursday morning of each month for more than three years. Continue Reading →

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Youth Basketball Roundup: Victories for New Canaan Girls’ Hoops Squads

NCBA 7th/8th Grade Girls Black Opens Season Strong

—submitted by Nina Braccio

Beginning with the Brewster Turkey Shoot Out, the Girls Black team played through to the Championship Game – winning the first two games 33-10 and 33-29, only to fall in the final 16-29 to a strong New York team. The following weekend, the team went on to win against Milford (27-20) and Norwalk Teal (49-12). This past Saturday, the Girls Black team had their first League win over Wilton (38-23). The offense was led by Natalie Plosker who scored a season-high 21 points, Meghan Driscoll who had numerous key rebounds and assists, and Katherine Wronski’s clutch 4th-quarter shooting. Abby Richardson with a season-high 12 rebounds, Nola Kammerer, Grace Crookenden and June Cochran dominated the boards to shut down a 3rd-quarter push by Wilton to tie up the game. Continue Reading →

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NewCanaanite.com Hits All-Time Traffic High for Month of November

NewCanaanite.com hit its all-time high for a single month of traffic in November. Anchored by election coverage at the start of the month and the arrests by warrant of three Darien teens on the even of the Turkey Bowl at the end of the month, the local news site reached 144,903 pageviews. The figure narrowly beats the prior all-time high of 144,685, set in July. Seven of the 10 highest-traffic months for NewCanaanite.com have come in 2017. Here’s a look at the top-10 months since NewCanaanite.com launched in January 2014, with the single-most-read story from each month:

 

Created, published, reported and edited by 1993 New Canaan High School graduate Michael Dinan, with a team of freelancer contributors, NewCanaanite.com focuses on quality-of-life matters for New Canaanites, including pets, parks, traffic, land use, parking, the downtown, resident profiles and local history. Continue Reading →

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Youth Sports Roundup: Multiple Titles Earned by New Canaan Soccer Sides

Ice Hockey

—submitted by Patrick Moley

Two New Canaan kids helped their team (Darien Bantam A Hockey) win the 4-man relay race in Lake Placid this weekend. Soccer

New Canaan Football Club Girls 2003/04 Black Team Wins Division

—submitted by Kerry Connell

The New Canaan Football Club Girls 2003/04 Black Team won their division (B2/C) at the Southwest Connecticut Junior Soccer Championship on Sunday with a 3-1 win over Fairfield (FUSA). New Canaan was undefeated throughout the season and reached the finals after a 4-0 win against Norwalk in the semifinals on Saturday. ***

NC U13 Girls Red Soccer Team Named CT Southwest District Champions

—submitted by Kara Underwood

New Canaan’s U13 Girl’s Red Soccer team capped off an undefeated season clinching the district championship title with a 2-0 win over Newtown on Sunday. Boasting a regular season record of 6 wins and 2 ties, the girls started their road to the finals started with a match up against Weston in the bitter cold on Saturday morning. Continue Reading →

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