Open Letter to the Class of 2019: What to Expect When You’re a Freshman

Dear Class of 2019,

There’s a phrase: “That’s so high school.” The reason for the phrase is because there is big hype about high school and when the first day of school finally comes around, it turns out not to be that big of a deal. You’re probably expecting high school to be like what it is in the movies, but I’m here to tell you that it won’t be anything like that. Here are some things you should do to make your first year of high school less painful than you may expect it to be. Do NOT procrastinate.

PHOTOS: Tour of Recently Renovated Fire Station

Motorists passing the fire house on Main Street this week may have noticed a small construction crew working just outside the front door. They’re creating an ADA-compliant ramp—the final phase of an approximately $1.1 million renovation of the firehouse that’s taken about 18 months to complete and includes an elevator. We met up with Fire Chief Jack Hennessey for a brief tour of the headquarters—see the slideshow above.  

Ram’s Camp: Shaping the Future of Football

This week, New Canaan High School’s football coaches and about 20 varsity players came together to form Ram’s Camp, a week of football-related activities for kids going into 3rd grade through 8th grade. About 80 kids signed up, and their ultimate goal was to be able to know everyone by the time their football season started in the fall.

PHOTOS: New Canaan Police Welcome Two New Officers


On Wednesday morning, at Lapham Community Center, Kelly Coughlin and William Sheehan were officially welcomed as new officers in the New Canaan Police Department, following a swearing-in by the Town Clerk. They were two of 140 applicants to be selected by NCPD. They were given badges numbered 168 and 169, respectively, by Police Chief Krolikowski. Coughlin is the first woman officer the department has hired in about eight to 10 years, officials have said. After this week, they will both go to the CT Police Academy for about six months of training.