A limited liability company has purchased five contiguous properties on the west side of River Street for $4,050,000, according to a property transfer recorded Aug. 2 in the Town Clerk’s office. A series of duplexes built in the early 1960s, the properties—67, 73, 81, 87 and 95 River St.—total 1.63 acres, according to tax records. They had been continuously owned since at least 1977, tax records show. The purchaser is River Street Living LLC, according to the deed.
Police on Tuesday morning arrested a 60-year-old Millport Avenue woman by warrant and charged her with sixth-degree larceny. On Aug. 25, 2021, officers took a complaint regarding the theft of several packages from the common entrance area of a building at 59 Millport Ave., according to a police report. Through an investigation that included video surveillance of the area, police identified the woman as the person who had stolen the packages belonging to the victim, the report said. Police obtained an arrest warrant for the larceny of four packages valued at $125.72 for the misdemeanor charge, it said.
Our beloved husband, father, and friend passed away peacefully on July 2, 2022 after a long and difficult journey dealing with a stroke that gradually took him away from his family. H. Norman Ricker was born on March 11, 1941 in Maine. The family moved to New Canaan where Norm attended NCHS and moved on to the University of Connecticut. This is where he met his wife Janet, and soon after graduating from UConn married Janet in 1964. He returned to New Canaan to work as a math teacher at the high school and later on became the math department chair.
The Board of Selectmen at its most recent meeting approved a $67,500 contract with a Berlin-based architectural firm to provide a wide range of services in preparation for a widely anticipated renovation of the New Canaan Police Department. The appointed Police Department Building Committee has proposed retaining the historic architecture of the 1927-built red brick building at 174 South Ave. (originally built as the first New Canaan High School) while fully renovating it—and also replacing the addition on the rear of the structure with a new one. Officials have referred to the project as the renovate-as-new or “Town Hall option,” as a similar project had been done about seven years ago with the expansion and renovation there. The firm, Jacunski Humes Architects, will provide architectural, interior, civil engineering, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, information technology, site planning and landscape design, according to Joe Zagarenski, senior engineer in the Department of Public Works.
Town officials last week voted unanimously to uphold a $150 ticket that had been issued June 27 to a New Canaan woman for parking in a disabled space. In a written appeal submitted to the Parking Commission, Angelique Pesce said she had been “blocked” in the disabled space by a parking enforcement officer at the time the ticket was written, at 9:20 a.m. that Monday. “Falsely trapping a vehicle in a spot handicap or otherwise is unacceptable while I am still present to wait for a spot to open,” Pesce said in the written appeal. “No criminal restraining like blocking my vehicle is appropriate for parking tickets.”
Yet she wasn’t in the car at the time the violation was cited, according to Parking Manager Stacy Miltenberg. “She was not in the car at the time the ticket was issued, and you can see that by the picture,” Miltenberg said during the Commission’s Aug.