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The five firefighters that had been in isolation due to exposure to COVID-19 are all healthy and have returned to work, Fire Chief Jack Hennessey told members of the Board of Selectmen Tuesday.. ***

New Canaan Police fielded seven reports of larcenies from motor vehicles in the first two months of 2020, compared to zero in the same period last year, according to data reviewed at Monday’s regular meeting of the Police Commission. Car crashes with injuries increased from four to nine in the same period, data show, while radar-related incidents declined from 173 to 83. ***

The Town Council on Tuesday voted to reappoint Mike Sweeney and Bernard Simpkin to the New Canaan Housing Authority. ***

Here’s a CNN video of anchor Brianna Keilar interviewing the Rev. Peter Walsh of New Canaan, who performed last rites over the phone for a local man and parishioner who had contracted COVID-19. 


New Canaan’s Alessia Miller—together with Meghan D. Hely Walsh as well as Dana Cifone and chef Stephen Lewandowski of the Townhouse Restaurant in Greenwich—received a great boost in efforts to support her sister, Tania Mariani, an Emergency Room attending physician at Greenwich Hospital. Asked if they would donate food to the Emergency Department staff, New Canaan moms and other residents of the town and surrounding area donated more than $800, according to Miller, and the restaurant matched the donation in food.

Reckless Driving Charge for 20-Year-Old Man

Police on Sunday afternoon charged a 20-year-old man by warrant in connection with a single-car crash from last year. At about 11:14 a.m. on Nov. 27, officers were dispatched to Nursery Road on a report of a crash. An investigation showed that a vehicle had crashed into an embankment after traveling about 39 feet in the air and the coming to rest in the road after striking a tree, according to a police report. Police charged the man with reckless driving, a misdemeanor.

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The New Canaan Community Foundation has launched a COVID-19 Response Fund to “support the emergency financial needs of New Canaan families,” among other efforts. Read more here. ***

Police on Tuesday morning arrested the fourth suspect—a 19-year-old Kimberly Place man—in the predawn New Year’s Day burglary from Acme supermarket on Elm Street. The New Canaan teens stole $15 in paper towels, police said. ***

May Fair is cancelled due to the COVID-19 emergency, St.

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A senior member of the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church congregation tested positive for COVID-19 virus, according to a post from the Rev. Peter Walsh on the church’s website. The individual’s family is quarantined, and as a protective measure so is a pastor from the church who had visited them, Walsh said. (The pastor is asymptomatic.) St. Mark’s will not gather in person for at least two weeks, through March 29, Walsh said in the post.