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The owner of a commercial property in downtown New Canaan on Wednesday filed a lawsuit seeking $10,200 in back rent from a former tenant. According to the complaint, the plaintiff—ANCAR Inc., a company whose managing partners are Knapp Lane residents, according to Connecticut Secretary of the State records—is seeking two months’ rent due in March and April for a tenant at 149 Cherry St. at $4,600 per month and $1,000 owed for short payments amassed over the prior 10 months. The defendant is Devonshire Holdings LLC, owned by a Greenwich resident, state records show.

New Canaan firefighters at the Katonah Fire Parade. Contributed

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The New Canaan Fire Department had a very big turnout at the Katonah Fire Parade, as did the Mount Kisco Pipers.

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Here’s a look at the natural gas expansion schedule for the next several weeks, from Eversource:

Construction Schedule

StreetStartFinish
Douglas RoadJune 1June 10
399 Old Stamford Road (Route 106) to Farm RoadJune 1June 18
343 South Ave. (Route 124) to Farm RoadJune 7June 29
Gower RoadJune 11June 21
Farm RoadJune 19June 28
Kelley GreenJune 22June 29
558-399 Old Stamford Road (Route 106)June 29July 16
Elm PlaceJuly 2July 10
Farm Road to Old Stamford Road (Route 106)July 2July 16
Woodland RoadJuly 11July 20
Oak Street to Main StreetJuly 17Aug. 5
Source: Eversource

 

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The New Canaan Police Benevolent Association has kicked off its annual telephonic fundraising campaign, and it will continue through month’s end.

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New Canaan High School senior and Chamber of Commerce intern Kaitlin Kearns has nominated the town for the Reader’s Digest “Nicest Place in America” contest. Read her entry, titled “Pride of Place,” here. Finalists will be announced June 19.

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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was spotted outside Roger Sherman Inn on Thursday morning.

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Congratulations to Karp Associates Inc. of New Canaan on being named a winner of the 2018 Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence. The award— for a basement remodel of a local home—was judged on overall design, creative use of space and materials and the degree to which the project enhanced the original structure. The scope of this particular project included new custom barn doors, new shelving, new bead board paneling, new trim, new door hardware, new windows and specialty lighting by Hafele.

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New Canaan Library is presenting its first Author Fair, featuring local authors. Presented in partnership with Elm Street Books, the Fair will run 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Lamb Room and will feature (at 1 p.m.) Katherine and Caroline Brickley, Sasha Carr, Carol Hibbert, Cindy Lipton, Tom Molito, Suzanne Nelson, Clare Pernice and Jennifer Schiff and (at 2 p.m.) Jamie Beck, Laura Ballentine Ferris, Flemming Heilmann, Ann Lineberger, Shandley McMurray and Mary Simses.

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First Selectman Kevin Moynihan said during Tuesday’s Board of Selectmen meeting that “there are discussions going on with a prospective tenant” of the former Outback Teen Center. Asked for details on that tenant after the meeting, he said only that it’s an Elm Street retailer.

Kristi Carriero

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Kristi Carriero has been named assistant principal at New Canaan High School. She comes to the district after working two years as assistant principal at Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education and master’s degree in Education, both from the University of Connecticut. More information can be found here.

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The Building Department on Tuesday issued a demolition permit for 251 White Oak Shade Road, one of handful of pre-American Revolutionary War era homes remaining in New Canaan.

L-R: NCHS students Caroline Tuffy and Margaret Holahan, Planet New Canaan representative Margot Thorsheim and Eco Club advisor Clare McLellan. Contributed

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New Canaan High School students are running a bag collection drive, encouraging students and teachers to bring their plastic bags in from home, so that they can be properly recycled, instead of ending up in waterways. The NCHS Eco Club and Planet New Canaan are working together to raise awareness and encourage people to shop with reusable bags whenever possible.

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The selectmen on Tuesday voted 3-0 to make Marianne Borchardt a full-time parking enforcement officer, effective July 1.

Craig Adler, Director of Development, Norwalk Housing Authority, Ben Fetterman, Bankwell Director of Retail Banking, Harry Carey, Chairman, Norwalk Housing Authority College Scholarship Committee and Rob Mallozzi, Bankwell Director of Business Development. Contributed

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Finally, Bankwell donated $5,000 to the Norwalk Housing Foundation Scholarship Awards program, and will sponsor the 20th Annual College Scholarship Awards Ceremony on June 20th at Stepping Stones Museum for Children. The Norwalk Housing Foundation Scholarship Awards program was established in 1998 to provide support for public housing residents to attend college. Since then, the organization has provided $1.7 million to 211 students.

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