The concept of rebuilding New Canaan Library on the Center School Lot instead of where it is, floated by First Selectman Kevin Moynihan weeks ago, is “not on the table now,” he said during a press briefing Thursday. Asked about the matter, Moynihan said the concept had seemed “worth exploring” after the Gulf Station at Cherry and South was sold, but that library officials have effectively communicated it’s a non-starter. The project, which calls for creation of a new “town green” where the original library building stands and includes a town contribution of $10 million, has won support from the Board of Selectmen, Board of Finance and Town Council. (The town is working on a Memorandum of Understanding with the library, and bond issuances are still to come.)
A petition to reinstate ousted Emergency Management Director Mike Handler has garnered more than 1,600 digital signatures. He resigned June 3 at the Moynihan’s request.