Letters to the Editor

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Dear Editor,

Now that the nice weather enables us to be outdoors, we are once again assaulted by the relentless noise of gas powered leaf blowers. This assault on our peace and quiet will be ongoing for about 8 months. New Canaan needs to ban gas powered leaf blowers. Fanny Moran

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Dear Editor,

As a neighbor of St Luke’s School for 32 years, I’m writing in behalf of the group that is contesting the school’s application to build a 200-car parking lot under a new turf football field on their campus.

Letter to the Editor

NewCanaanite.com recently received the following letter to the editor. Email editor@newcanaanite.com to have a letter published here. 

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As anyone who has spent several decades living in New Canaan knows, public social gatherings are met with a certain level of decorum that suits the event. Joy at the carol sing, excitement at the fireworks, reverence on Memorial Day. 

Monday’s eclipse viewing in Irwin Park among the daffodils promised another shared experience with small groups of appreciative visitors, separate and distanced well from each other, all with the purpose of viewing a worldwide significant celestial event, some of us for the last time in our lives. 

About halfway through the earth’s path, a crowd of loud, young soccer players arrived, shouting and screaming as they kicked a ball through the flowers and fields, disrupting the event and coming dangerously close to hitting a lovely couple who’d been there for hours quietly awaiting the event. The parents present did nothing to turn the children’s attention to what everyone else gathered to see, talked among themselves, most missing the event as it slowly unfolded. 

Nothing was done to teach these children how to respect others, appreciate natural phenomenons and to understand that joining an event late and unprepared does not allow you to ruin it for those already present. 

We are all diminished by the rude and ignorant behavior of others. I can only hope that those responsible read the New Canaanite and get the message, but I doubt they take the time to learn about the charm and dignity they could be part of if only they appreciated where they live. 

Ellen Kiernan

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Dear Veterans,

I have lived in New Canaan for 70 years, am a WWII combat Veteran and I served in Germany. I’m a member of the New Canaan VFW. 

Over the years, the VFW has been losing many of its members as each of us gets up in age. (I am 98 years old myself.) So I am asking the younger Veterans of New Canaan to give some thought to becoming a VFW member and carrying on the good work the VFW has been doing for so many years.

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I am writing about the new barriers put in place for the restaurants. 

As a shop  owner in town these new barriers directly impact our business. 

By my calculations this eliminates about 12-13 parking places on Elm St, including handicap parking. 

We’ve already lost a significant amount of parking in recent years. I don’t know the exact number but it’s quite a lot. 

I’m sure just about everyone who shops or eats in town agrees that parking is a major issue. Not a single day passes that someone doesn’t complain to me about the difficulties of finding a parking space. 

Yes, there is parking behind Elm but the hassles of using the meters and the inconvenience of navigating the stairs and distance prevents most people from parking there.

Letters to the Editor

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I am writing to strongly object to St Luke’s proposal to build a 200 car garage. It appears to me that they have increased their enrollment to the point that they are exceeding their allowable traffic load. So first they build a garage to lower the traffic load.