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First Selectman Kevin Moynihan said Tuesday that the newly formed ‘Dog Litter Committee’ has raised a red flag for Town Attorney Ira Bloom.

Spencer’s Run in New Canaan. Credit: Michael Dinan

The town attorney has said it is “not well advised” to “allocate enforcement responsibilities to a committee,” Moynihan said during a Board of Selectmen meeting. The question “raises the issue of the Spencer’s Run Committee for volunteers and also we have to address the Youth Sports Committee,” Moynihan said. Selectman Kit Devereaux, chairperson of the Spencer’s Run Committee, noted that its members are “ambassadors.” “They are not enforcers,” she said. The board will examine those committees, as well as the Deer Committee, at its next meeting, Moynihan said.

This 1900-built, 1,440-square-foot Colonial at 72 East Ave. sits on .36 acres. It sold March 16 for $1.3 million. Credit: Michael Dinan


The .36-acre property at 72 East Ave.purchased recently for $1.3 million by a company controlled by New Canaan-based investor Cambridge Hanover—received Zoning Board of Appeals approval in November for a new 2-family home.


The New Canaan YMCA is launching a Sunday water polo program, starting April 8. It will be run by New Canaan resident and diving coach Joe Somma.


Police Chief Leon Krolikowski during Monday’s regular meeting of the Police Commission reported the following year-over-year statistics (first figure is how many incidents so far this calendar year, second represents the same period in 2017):

  • Burglaries 1 vs. 3
  • False alarms 168 vs. 196
  • Family disputes 6 vs. 11
  • Missing persons 4 vs. 2
  • Motor vehicle violations 817 vs. 1,281
  • Property damage accidents 75 vs. 81


Cherry Street East, home to what many would call New Canaan’s best burger, recently switched to paper straws, the restaurant said in a Facebook post where it also tagged Planet New Canaan.

This came in the mail.


Many thanks to Rucci Law Group of Darien for help in securing our trademark registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


Save the weekend of April 21-22 on your calendar. Boy Scout Troop 70 is collecting items on that Saturday and Sunday for its annual tag sale fundraiser. New or gently used items such as art work, bikes, boats & kayaks, cellphones, cars, collectibles, electronics, games, flat screen monitors and TVs, sporting goods, small antiques, jewelry and lamps are all accepted. Items such as books, backpacks, CDs, clothing, luggage, stuffed animals and footwear are not. Donations can be made in the New Canaan Lumberyard parking lot opposite Karl Chevy on Elm Street. The tag sale itself is to be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at St. Aloysius School gym (early birds 8 a.m. for $10 entry fee).


Westfair reported this week on a ZIP code-based study by PropertyShark ranking the top 100 municipalities nationwide by median income. In Fairfield County, areas making the list included Riverside (13th, $246,458), Darien (15th, $241,292), Weston (23rd, $222,563), New Canaan (25th, $219,722), Stamford (47th, $205,417), Westport (50th, $204,962), Old Greenwich (53rd, $204,550), Rowayton (58th, $204,028), Wilton (74th, $198,259) and Greenwich (93rd, $189,107).


2013 New Canaan High School graduate Ariana Ross is a current fellow with Venture for America, a two-year entrepreneurial fellowship for recent college grads. She’s now crowdfunding to raise money (see video above) for the company she recently founded called Actually Good, a subscription video platform that will support and showcase rising comedy video creators. To learn more about Actually Good’s mission and to help them reach their goal, check out their Indiegogo campaign page.


Finally, congratulations to 1990 NCHS graduate Shamil Idriss, CEO of Search for Common Ground, an organization that recently was nominated for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. American Friends Service Committee made the nomination on behalf of the global Quaker community, for having “made a profound impact in our world, inspiring and equipping people […] to find our shared humanity.” Read more here.

2 thoughts on “Did You Hear … ?

  1. Your recent story on the banned dog at Spencer’s Run contradicts the idea that the committee members are just “ambassadors”
    Glad that Mr Moyhinan is taking a closer look at the legal standing of these committee’s. The dog litter committee has created a greater eyesore at Irwin with the “shaming flags”. My dog is now afraid to veer off path as she thinks it’s the same flags that were used in training her on canine fence boundaries.

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