Five Contiguous Properties on River Street Sold for $4 Million

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.

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New Canaan Police at about 8:24 p.m. Monday impounded three dogs found roaming together at South Avenue and Brooks Road. They included a Labrador retriever mix and Samoyed, and all three dogs were known to each other, according to Animal Control Officer Allyson Halm. They’ve been reunited with their owner. ***

The New Canaan Registrars of Voters released an updated voter count for the town ahead of next week’s primaries. Here’s a look at the numbers compared to the last midterm election in 2018:



Carriage Barn Arts Center is hiring a program & event director — details here.

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New Canaan Police are investigating the theft of a wallet from Knapp Lane, with attempted purchases on stolen credit cards, reported at 3:353 p.m. on July 20. ***

First Selectman Kevin Moynihan said during Tuesday’s Board of Selectmen meeting, regarding an affordable housing application made at the former Red Cross building at 51 Main St., “We are a small semi-rural town and we are going to remain so and we’re not going to ‘urbanize’ New Canaan.”


Click here to check out “Rev’d Up,” the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church clergy’s podcast. ***

The New Canaan Building Department on July 20 received an application to demolish the 1951-built ranch-style house at 59 Hawthorne Road. ***

Police at 12:10 p.m. Monday received a report of $275 in cash stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Park Street. 


Here’s the new installment of the “Stewart’s Wine Club” from Stewart’s Wine & Spirits on Elm Street:


The selectmen on Tuesday voted 3-0 in favor of promoting Ryan Restivo to the position of assistant parks superintendent.

PHOTOS: Bargain-Hunters Hit Sidewalk Sale on Saturday

Hundreds of bargain-hunters visited the downtown Saturday for the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce’s annual sidewalk sale. Held on pedestrian-only stretches of Elm and Forest Streets, shoppers hit the downtown early as temperatures were expected to soar into the mid-90s amid a sustained heat wave in the region. “The street is full of all sorts of great merchants and organizations,” Chamber Executive Director Laura Budd said amid the crowds near Elm and Park Streets where two food trucks kept visitors fed. “It feels like a classic New Canaan summer day and we’re really excited to see all the people down here despite the heat. There’s a nice breeze coming down Elm Street so we feel pretty lucky.”

Nonprofit organizations, including Wildlife In Crisis, Staying Put in New Canaan and local party committees, set up booths alongside retailers and service businesses in curbside tents, many of them passing out water to downtown visitors.

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New Canaan Police at 2:07 p.m. on July 13 received a report of a bike stolen from Waveny. 


Gloria Ann Calise Franco’s funeral will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Saint Aloysius Church and will be live-streamed here. ***

The Mobil on South Avenue appears to have the highest gas prices in the state, according to an article published on CT News Junkie. ***

New Canaan Chamber Music is holding an outdoor concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26 at the Summer Theatre of New Canaan bandshell in Waveny. Details here. ***

Reminder: The New Canaan Chamber of Commerce’s annual Sidewalk Sale is scheduled for Saturday, July 23 downtown.