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New Canaan Fire Department officials at about 11:15 a.m. on Monday responded to a request from Officer Allyson Halm—head of the New Canaan Police Department’s Animal Control section—to assist in corralling a baby deer that had become trapped in a backyard on Millport Avenue.

NCPD Animal Control Officer Allyson Halm (L) works with New Canaan Fire Department officials to free a fawn who became stuck in a Millport Avenue backyard and distressed. Published with permission from its owner

Halm said the firefighters were highly responsive and helpful, and the animal was freed.


The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday approved a contract between the Parks Department and Karl Chevrolet for two trucks: a new low-boy that will cost a net of $50,644 and a new pickup truck that will cost $41,670. Those costs reflect what officials called generous trade-in price discounts from the local dealership. “I think the Karls are being very nice to us,” First Selectman Rob Mallozzi said. Karl Chevy turns 90 this year. The company sold 34 new and 38 used cars in 1927.


Republican challenger for the seat of selectman, Christa Kenin, has raised $3,350 toward a $10,000 goal, according to her online fundraising page for the election campaign. She’s challenging incumbent Republican selectman Nick Williams, and the pair faced off during a Republican Town Committee debate on Tuesday night. The second RTC debate is scheduled for July 12 at Town Hall. The caucus is to start at 5:30 p.m. on July 18 at New Canaan High School.

Bankwell Branch Manager Peter Olson with Karen Nisenson (L), Founder and Clinical Director of Arts for Healing and Carol Cristini, Administrative Coordinator. Contributed


Bankwell recently donated $2,500 to New Canaan-based Arts for Healing, a nonprofit organization that serves the special needs population of children and adults living with communication disorders through integrated music therapy and art therapy.


True to his word, New Canaan Tree Warden Bob Horan is planting disease-resistant American elms on the first block of Elm Street—and elsewhere on the main drag of downtown New Canaan—where dying pin oaks had stood.

Elm Street is getting—wait for it—elm trees, thanks to Tree Warden Bob Horan. Credit: Michael Dinan

The owner of Pauley Tree & Lawn Care, Horan also has seen to the the planting of American elms in vacant “tree squares” in front of the Playhouse and on Park Street near the train station.


Walter Stewart’s Market is saluting three prized workers at the family-owned and operated Elm Street store: Graduating seniors who have demonstrated both a strong work ethic and a professional attitude toward their customer service duties, according to store management.

L-R: CJ Heron, Walter Stewart’s Customer Service Manager, graduating seniors Charlie Marsh and Justin Graff, and Alex Stewart, Walter Stewart’s GM/VP. [Not pictured: graduating senior Josh Kloud]. Contributed

Norwalk High School grad Justin Graff, employed since December, plans to attend Roger Williams College majoring in criminal justice. NCHS grad Charlie Marsh who joined the store this spring, will study accounting at the University of Delaware, while classmate Josh Kloud, employed since January 2015, will enter Union College.


Here’s a look at New Canaan High School students participating in Rams athletics for the academic year just ended. These figures were presented to the Board of Education by NCHS Athletic Director Jay Egan at its June 19 meeting.

NCHS: Total Unique Athlete Count, 2016-17

* Source: New Canaan High School Athletic Department



New Canaan Police at about 9:57 p.m. on Tuesday night cited a 21-year-old Stamford woman for possession of drug paraphernalia. She ran a stop sign at Jelliff Mill Road and Ponus Ridge and an officer during a subsequent stop found a pipe and rolling papers in the car.


The following 10 New Canaanites will cycle 192 miles on Aug. 5 and 6 in the 2017 Pan-Mass Challenge, an effort to raise $48 million for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston:

  • Nancy Gould
  • Peter Reinemann
  • Scott Fleming
  • Nanette Fleming
  • Jill Swarni
  • Gary Swarni
  • Anne Waldron
  • David Hazard
  • Scott Logie
  • Susanna Nichols

Photo left to right: Bankwell Director of Marketing Diane Knetzger at the FTC/Autism Speaks Kickoff event with Ethan Walmark, keyboardist of the band Clueless, Allison Ziering Walmark, FTC Board Member and Joe Rog, Director of Development at Fairfield Theatre Company


Bankwell, a season sponsor of the Fairfield Theatre Company, is matching FTC $25 donations dollar-for-dollar from July 1 to 15 for every membership sold to support the organization Autism Speaks.

The advocacy organization sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, governments, and the public.

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