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Drug Charge for 23-Year-Old Stamford Man

Police after midnight Saturday arrested a 23-year-old Stamford man on a drug charge after finding packaged cocaine in his car. At about 12:23 a.m. on Sept. 23, an officer on patrol stopped a 2002 Audi that failed to dim its high beams while traveling westbound on Cherry Street, according to a police report. During a subsequent stop, police found a small amount of marijuana as well as individually packaged baggies of cocaine in the vehicle, the report said. Police charged the man with sale of certain drugs and cited him for possession of less than .5 ounces of marijuana. Continue Reading →

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Letter: Corbet Endorses Rob Fryer for Town Treasurer

New Canaan is blessed with many resources and I can think of no one better than Rob Fryer—a CPA and experienced finance and accounting professional—for the role of town treasurer. As a former member of the Board of Finance, candidate for town treasurer in 2011 and soon-to-be former town councilman, I know firsthand that New Canaan would greatly benefit from Rob’s experience as a retired partner at a Big Four accounting firm and as an effective member of the New Canaan Community Foundation and the New Canaan Land Trust. Rob’s expertise in the oversight and implementation of financial controls—coupled with his availability and time commitment—offers New Canaan a tremendous opportunity to help steer the right course in cash management and bond financings and will provide the town’s senior leadership, boards and commissions with invaluable consultation in financial matters. As a nearly 30-year resident of New Canaan, Rob is above all a great man of integrity and character—nothing rattles him—which is why he is often sought for his thoughtful views on many different issues. To learn more about Rob and his plans as town treasurer take a look at his website at www.robfryer.com. Continue Reading →

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Youth Sports Roundup: Weekend W’s for Field Hockey, Soccer Teams; ‘Charge of the Light Brigade’

Field Hockey

8 Red Team Blanks Ridgefield 2-0

—submitted by Roxanne Mitchell

The Rams youth 8 Red team showed up on Saturday looking for their second win of the season. New Canaan 8 red defeated Ridgefield 8 red for a final score of 2-0. Rams first goal would come from the Rams midfielders swarming the tigers to create a turnover. Faith Hibbert, Carolyn Baron and Ellie Hanson aggressively moved the ball upfield to Molly Mitchell who shot the ball to Grace Flatow who tipped the shot beautifully past the Ridgefield goalkeeper. The Rams second goal would come Zoey Bennett, who after gracefully dribbling the ball into the circle. Continue Reading →

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Grace Farms Cannot Host Revenue-Generating Events, Must Remove ‘Sound Sculpture’ from Pond Under Draft Conditions for Approval

Grace Farms may not host revenue-generating events, must remove the “sound sculpture” from a pond on its property and may not advertise its food service establishment as a standalone amenity, according to conditions now under consideration by the town as part of the organization’s closely followed application. At the same time, the Lukes Wood Road facility may expand the operating hours of its “Commons” cafeteria, as well as its “Tea Room,” may sell books, souvenirs and other items, can let outside groups use its gym and may continue as a religious organization while also calling itself a club or philanthropic agency, under some of the 25 findings and 99 conditions now in draft form before the Planning & Zoning Commission. P&Z is scheduled to take up the application, again, at its regular 7 p.m. meeting Tuesday at Town Hall. Commissioners in their deliberations since closing the public hearing on Grace Farms have said that the organization is unlike any that’s come before P&Z in the past. That said, if approved, the revised permit expected to set a new standard for what’s allowable with respect to institutional uses in residential zones in town. Continue Reading →

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