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. To get the history of a New Canaan street name, click here. ***
435 Michigan Road
Daniel O’Connor to Michael Lamagna
32 East Hills Drive
Christopher Olsen to Viktoriya Zolotareva
Firefighters from New Canaan and surrounding towns responded on Friday afternoon to a three-alarm fire at a Father Peter’s Lane home, officials said. The call of a structure fire at the 2003-built home at 23 Father Peter’s Lane came in at about 3:15 p.m., and arriving units found a fire in the roof of the single-family dwelling, according to Fire Marshal Fred Baker. A second alarm brought mutual aid from companies in Vista and Pound Ridge, N.Y. as well as Norwalk, Stamford and Wilton, Baker said in a press release. As the fire moved toward the attic, a third alarm was called at 3:34 p.m. which brought in additional companies from South Salem, N.Y., Noroton Heights, Georgetown and Ridgefield, Baker said. The fire was declared under control at 5:30 p.m.
No one was injured, though the home’s occupants were in the residence at the time the fire started, Baker said.
South School students underwent a safety drill Thursday afternoon, according to an email sent to parents by interim Principal John Grasso. It was “an opportunity for staff and students to practice the procedures that are in place to secure the building in the event of a safety threat to the school,” Grasso said in the email. ***
Congratulations to New Canaan’s Jack Mountford, 11, a Saxe Middle School 7th-grader who qualified this summer to play in major U.S. junior tennis tournaments, including the National Championships on both clay and hard court surfaces. In early July Mountford traveled to Orlando, Fla., for the 12 & Under National Clay Court Championships. In August, he played the National Championships on hard courts in Mobile, Ala. In both events, Mountford made it several rounds eventually running into some of the top-ranked American players.
Here are recent appeals filed with the New Canaan Parking Commission by ticketed motorists. ***
“I had parked in front of Dunkin Doughnuts on Elm Street to pick up my doughnut order. I thought the area in front of the store was temporary parking for Dunkin Doughnut customers. There was no sign that read ‘No Parking.’I literally parked there for under 3 minutes. As I returned from the store I saw a parking official place a ticket on my windshield.
Police Chief Leon Krolikowski shared the following letters of appreciation for New Canaan Police at the Sept. 18, 2019 meeting of the Police Commission. ***
Officer Rex Sprosta
“With much appreciation for your program to install car seats. Officer Rex was so helpful—explained everything and did a great job.”
Officers Nicole Vartuli and Matthew Blank
“Dear Chief Krolikowski,
“I wanted to take this opportunity to commend and thank two officers who were particularly helpful to my crew in the wee hours of Thursday, August 15th. I responded from home, 10 minutes away, as a back-up driver around 12:30 AM on said dat and met my partner at EMS HQ.