Did You Hear … ?


The Board of Selectmen said this week that New Canaan has paid about $5,390 in legal fees this fiscal year and nearly $19,000 overall for advice regarding the sober house on West Road.


Jack Trifero and Terry Spring after they got arrested. Contributed

Straight Outta Maple: We received the photo at right—depicting Jack Trifero and Terry Spring, arrested last week after refusing to leave the burial ground alongside the Merritt Village condo-and-apartment development on Maple and Park Streets—with a caption reading that the pair were “carrying the ONLY weapon they had at their unlawful arrest, a zoning map of the Maple Street Cemetery.” Trifero also supplied his statement to police in which he said an owner of the property threw rocks at him and one hit his leg. “I feel he was also throwing them at Terry—so I was concerned. After about 5 or 6 stones, he stopped. I felt it was an unprovoked violent act.”


New Canaan Police at about 6 p.m. on Sept. 7 cited a 17-year-old New Canaan male for possession of marijuana. Officers were dispatched to a home at 186 Lakeview Ave. on a report of a female juvenile who had smoked pot and then felt unwell and needed medical attention, police said. Police identified the teenage boy for the infraction offense following an investigation.


Eamon McEneaney, one of three New Canaanites who died as a result of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, was a singular individual as well as a three-time All-American lacrosse player at Cornell, according to an article that US Lacrosse Magazine re-published this week.


Tuesday, Sept. 12 was New Canaan Human Resources Director Cheryl Pickering-Jones’s birthday, First Selectman Rob Mallozzi noted during a Board of Selectmen meeting. (At the meeting, the board approved the hiring of Natalie Perez as a part-time worker in the Assessor’s office.)

Scenes from Caffeine & Carburetors in downtown New Canaan on Sept. 11, 2016. Credit: Michael Dinan


Caffeine & Carburetors returns to downtown New Canaan for a one-time-only gathering on Sunday, Sept. 17. Organizers are getting out ahead of any participants who may cause problems by revving engines, speeding or performing burnouts—check out this Facebook post.


New Canaan’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 653 is in the process of gathering the names of New Canaan men and women who have served in the Global War On Terrorism. These names would be listed on the Memorial Plaques to be placed in Town Hall. Eligible veterans should contact ASAP the VFW Post Commander, Peter Langenus, by email to newcanaanvfw@gmail.com.


The selectmen this week approved a contract with a tree care company that will see the following work done:

  • Remove Norway maple tree at Mead and Park Streets;
  • Remove decayed red maple tree at Hawthorne and South Avenue;
  • Prune two Kousa dogwoods, sweet gum, sugar maple and river birch to provide clearance to roofs of Powerhouse and Carriage Barn at Waveny;
  • Remove two dead black birch trees from Waveny near South Avenue entrance;
  • Remove dead elm and ash trees on Lambert Road;
  • Remove dead pine tree from 29 Myanos Road;
  • Remove dying hickory behind Vine Cottage;
  • Prune five flowering cherry trees outside NCPD;
  • Remove dead sugar maple on Millport Avenue across from apartments;
  • Remove dead elm tree at 11 Old Kings Highway;
  • Remove dead sugar maple tree at Cherry Street near Burtis;
  • Remove dead ash tree at 77 Old Norwalk Road;
  • Remove broken tree at 1937 Ponus Ridge;
  • Remove four cedars, yew and holly trees by Mead Park tennis courts;
  • Remove two dying red maples near South Avenue at Crystal Street.

2017-18 SLOBs STUDENT BOARD. Left to right: Will Gervase, Michael Tuffy, Max Koschnitzke, Dylan Wietfeldt, Alex Galvan, Kyle deMayo (president), Sean Manzella, Ben Conley (president), Grant Morse, Daniel Lu, Reid Dahill, Jackson Oehmler. Sam Gilman not pictured.


The New Canaan High School Service League of Boys or “SLOBs” will hold its first general meeting of the school year at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23 in the school’s cafeteria. The club fosters the parent-son relationship within a philanthropic organization committed to community service and leadership development. This year’s first speaker will be Charlie Holmes, president of the Exchange Club of New Canaan, who will talk about the organization’s service activities.

One thought on “Did You Hear … ?

  1. what you didn’t hear — Ct gets $650 million from Greenwich
    in state income tax — $24,565 average per return
    NC gives $218 million — a lot less but the most on average per return in the State at $27,471 per return — so we pay the most in the state Now the State is looking to tax luxury home sales — The feds want to do away with State income and local property tax deductions — the perfect storm is coming

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