Legal Notice

Applications for a permit to demolish structures located at 33 South Avenue, New Canaan CT 06840 and 30 Maple Street, New Canaan CT 06840 have been filed. The buildings are St. Aloysius School and St. Aloysius Parish House. Chapter 12A-5 New Canaan Demolition Ordinance Procedure

New Canaan Now & Then: I.B. Woundy Company

Before the Mobil Gas Station occupied the corner of Cherry Street and South Avenue it was home to I.B. Woundy Company, Inc seen in the extreme right of the photograph. Theodore W. Benedict had run an electrical business there.  When Benedict decided to work for his family’s shoe manufacturing company, he sold his business to his friend, Ira B. Woundy.  The purchase closed on March 17, 1906.  Mr. Woundy rode his motorcycle to job sites the first year, but then purchased one of the first four-cylinder models put out by Ford. 

Woundy enrolled in a correspondence class to learn his trade and, according to an article in the Electrical Record dated August 1928, his ability to learn from mistakes helped his business thrive. Woundy’s first customer was Lucius M. Monroe who had two sockets installed in his drug store on Main Street. The cost was $1.20 – sixty-five cents for the sockets and the balance for labor.  Woundy also wired the first house in New Canaan for Gilbert F. Stevens at a cost of $25.50. Woundy’s success was attributed to his keen business sense, careful analysis of overhead costs, specialization, and helpful demeanor.

Did You Hear … ?

New Canaan Police are investigating a report of checks stolen from an Indian Rock Road mailbox, received at 3:40 p.m. Monday. ***

The Children’s School will host an Open House from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9. RSVP required, 203-329-8815. ***

Planning & Zoning Commission Chair John Goodwin announced during a special meeting Monday that he will not seek to remain as the appointed body’s chair.

Eileen Apy, 91

Eileen Apy, 91, died peacefully on November 29, 2022. She was born on August 2, 1931, to the late Charles and Ellen (Doyle) Nagot. A lifelong resident of New Canaan and member of St Aloysius Parish, Eileen graduated from New Canaan High School in 1949. 
Growing up she very much enjoyed Girls Scouts and continued through the Mariner program. On June 16, 1951, she married John “Jack” Apy and began a family. 
Eileen worked as a buyer/manager at Young Fashions and went on to be the scheduling secretary at Silver Hill Hospital. She was a very active volunteer and over the years was involved with Welcome Wagon, Girl Scouts, Democratic Town Committee and a Member of Zoning Board of Appeal.

Feds Find Dozens of ADA Violations at New Canaan Public Facilities

Federal officials in an investigation regarding violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act have cited dozens of barriers to access at public facilities throughout New Canaan. Launched last summer, the U.S. Department of Justice’s investigation led to an “on-site survey” of five public facilities in New Canaan in May, according to a Site Survey Report issued Oct. 7 by Diane Perry, an architect in the DOJ’s Disability Rights Section. The investigation at the five facilities—Waveny House, Town Hall campus, Mead Park, Firehouse, Waveny paddle courts and hut and playing fields at New Canaan High School—yielded a total of 109 citations, according to the report, obtained by 

The barriers range from what appear to require small changes, such as new or relocated signage, to substantial infrastructure projects, such as entirely new accessible routes where none currently exist or changes to the slope of walkways and ramps already in place. In some cases, the DOJ cited barriers following very recent projects.