Letter: Kenin Will Bring School Parents’ Perspective To Town Council

I met Christa Kenin while she was working with the Library on their annual fundraiser. I was so impressed by her energy and fresh ideas, her professional background as a corporate attorney, her leadership role with the Newcomer’s Club and her genuine interest in getting involved in town government. The Town Council is made up of 12 people and should collectively represent the taxpayers and residents of New Canaan. Currently, we do not have anyone with children at the elementary level on the Council. Christa brings a unique perspective to the Town Council not only because she has two young children but because she is actively engaged with our town resources—our parks, Waveny pool and the library.

Letter: Mallozzi ‘Understands the Issues Facing Local Businesses’

In my role as the Director of the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce and as a resident, I have seen first -hand just how fortunate New Canaan is to have Rob Mallozzi as our First Selectman. Rob truly understands the issues facing local businesses and realizes that our downtown is one of the crown jewels of New Canaan. Rob and the Chamber have worked closely and collaboratively on many downtown initiatives that support and promote the downtown village. I always know that I have his full support and that I can present all sorts of ideas and projects and in return, he does all he can to make them happen. Our downtown and our businesses need Rob to work on their behalf to make sure that we tackle problems, create solutions and do all we can together to make them successful.

Coming Sunday Oct. 25: New Canaan Chamber of Commerce 34th Annual Halloween Parade

The New Canaan Chamber of Commerce will put on its 34th annual Halloween Parade on Sunday, Oct. 25. The event kicks off at noon with families’ gathering in the Park Street parking lot to receive goodie bags (while supplies last!) with a 1 p.m. Parade kick off lead by Old Faithful, rain or shine. The “Party” at the Park Street lot will include fun for all. The School of Rock will serenade parade-goers with Halloween tunes such as the “Monster Mash,” “Werewolves of London” and “Ghostbusters” while Toddlertime Nursery School will host the Great Scirico, who will be creating balloon animals.

Letter from Organizers: ‘We Certainly Hope the Pop Up Park Can Return’

As the Pop Up Park committee we have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from New Canaan residents and visitors. It is a testament to our town that even in this time of cyber communication that we still cherish a space where we can meet, shop and enjoy our summer months together, young and old, as a community. However, we recognize that we must respect the wishes of our merchant community as well. Although we feel as if we included them in the decision-making process of earlier this year, some merchants felt as if their voices were not heard until after we had secured permission to launch the Pop-Up Park for the summer. It is worthwhile to note here that we had heard and continue to hear from merchants that were very supportive of the Pop Up Park and felt it was a benefit to their business while others did not.