Podcast: Board of Ed Incumbent Brendan Hayes

This week on 0684-Radi0, our free podcast (subscribe here in the iTunes Store), we talk to Board of Education incumbent Brendan Hayes. The Democratic candidate is seeking to retain one of four four-year seats up for election. There’s also a contested two-person race for a two-year Board of Ed term. Here are recent episodes of 0684-Radi0:

Who Knew: A Beginner’s Guide to Winged New Canaan

‘Who Knew?’ is sponsored by Walter Stewart’s Market. When facing the waning years of your (ahem) forties, you have two choices. You can learn all the Gen Z slang and TikTok dances to cling, Gollum-like, to your waning youth, or you can slide into the sensible, low-heeled comforts of the retiree lifestyle a couple of decades early and start caring about things like warblers, relaxed-fit pants, and the lighthouses of the Eastern Seaboard. Twenty-two-year-old you might not recognize 47-year-old you, and there’s no doubt she’d judge your dorky fleece vest and Investment Binoculars™, but there’s much to be said for shifting yourself into a less chaotic gear and finding moments of actual presence in the natural world. Life begins to look more like a Mary Oliver poem than a Bret Easton Ellis novel, and that’s a-ok with me.

Letters of Endorsement

NewCanaanite.com recently received the following letter(s) of endorsement. We will publish endorsement letters from New Canaan residents through Oct. 24. Please send them to editor@newcanaanite.com. ***

To the Editor –

I am writing in support of our entire Republican slate in the November elections, particularly Dionna Carlson for First Selectman and Steve Karl for Selectman.