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First Selectman Kevin Moynihan said during a press briefing in his office Thursday that the town now knows how much it would cost to convert the privately owned “Covia” building at Elm and Grove Streets into a home for the Board of Education and New Canaan Police Department, though he declined to share that figure. The town and Covia remain unable to agree on a sale price.


The New Canaan Police Benevolent Association is conducting a fundraiser by phone, so calls made on the organization’s behalf are not fraudulent. If a resident is unsure whether a caller is legitimate, he or she can take down that individual’s name and call the NCPD non-emergency number at 203-594-3500 to check. The fundraiser runs through June 30.

L to R: Robert Mallozzi III, SVP & Director of Business Development & Government Affairs at Bankwell, Laura Waitz, EVP & Chief of Staff at Bankwell, Cathy Kangas, CEO of Prai Beauty and Lucy French, AVP & Marketing Manager at Bankwell. Contributed


Bankwell has donated $7,500 to support the Cathy Kangas Foundation in bringing awareness to the homeless pets in our community and finding them their “furever” homes. Kangas, a town resident and CEO of PRAI Beauty, created “Free the Shelters” events that take place throughout the nation, where her foundation covers all adoption fees at shelters. The next one will be held over Father’s Day weekend in June.


The owner of two contiguous properties on Richmond Hill Road has applied to the Planning & Zoning Commission to merge the parcels and replace the two single-family dwellings on them with four detached dwelling units. The owner of 19 and 25 Richmond Hill Road is Dennis Quinn, tax records show.

L-R: P.E.O. Chapter N STAR Scholarship Co-Chair Laura Dijs, New Canaan High School senior Kate Reeves, Chapter N member Julie Reeves, and P.E.O. Chapter N STAR Scholarship Chair Laura Turner. Contributed


Congratulations to New Canaan High School senior Kate Reeves on winning the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year. Daughter of Julie and Michael Reeves, Kate was recommended for this scholarship by P.E.O. Chapter N of New Canaan. She has been accepted and will attend Georgetown University where she will begin her study of political science and history. It’s a $2,500 scholarship based on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics, and potential for future success.


The Board of Selectmen voted 3-0 Tuesday to approve the hiring of Maria Ann Coplit as town engineer in the Department of Public Works. DPW Director Tiger Mann said he is “very excited” for Coplit to start after a “long process” of filling the position. She will begin July 1. Employed for the last 22 years as a civil engineer at a White Plains, N.Y.-based firm, Coplit graduated in 1996 from Duke University with a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering, according to her resume. Town Planner Lynn Brooks Avni is listed among her references.

New Canaan Crew. Contributed


New Canaan Crew has qualified for for the US Rowing Youth National Championships, to be held June 4 to 9 in Sarasota, Fla.


About 1,500 students, 1,500 parents, 525-plus Taff and 125 community members responded to the Board of Education’s school start times survey, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bryan Luizzi said Monday night. The results of that survey will be compiled by the consulting firm that ran it, and presented at the Board’s June 24 meeting.


The town website relaunch is set for some time in the next two weeks, Information Technology Director Chris Kaiser said during the selectmen meeting.


New Canaan Police on May 20 launched a “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement wave that will run through June 2.


The selectman also voted unanimously to hire Susan McGlone as a seasonal worker in the Town Clerk’s Office, and her responsibilities will include dog licensing. 


Moynihan said the Board of Finance like would hold a public hearing and possible vote on the proposed sewer fee system at its June 11 meeting.


Finally, a reminder that the Memorial Day Parade will start promptly at 9:30 a.m. Monday and conclude with the ceremony at Lakeview Cemetery. In the event of heavy rain, a cancellation notice will be posted on the Town website; newcanaan.info  In place of the parade a Memorial Ceremony would take place at the Town Hall with limited seating.


  1. Grand Marshal  
  2. Colors
  3. Veterans 
  4. Veteran Trailer 
  5. Town Band  
  6. Town Officials, Guest Speaker and Clergy
  7. Board of Education
  8. Police Department 
  9. US Naval Sea Cadets Corps   
  10. Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) 
  11. League of Women Voters (LWV)
  12. Girl Scouts & Brownies 
  13. Knights of Columbus 
  14. Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts 
  15. New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps 
  16. Mount Kisco Scottish Bagpipers 
  17. Fire Department 
  18. Vista Fire Department 
  19. CERT  – Community Emergency Response Team
  20. New Canaan Mounted Troop
  21. New Canaan Historical Society
  22. New Canaan High School Band
  23. New Canaan Baseball 
  24. New Canaan Softball 
  25. YMCA Adventure Guides 
  26. Staying Put in New Canaan 
  27. GetAbout Van 
  28. New Canaan Beautification League
  29. St. Aloysius School Girls Soccer
  30. Town of New Canaan Department of Public Works 

2019 Memorial Day Ceremony at Lakeview Cemetery 

1. Introduction – First Selectman 

2. Invocation     Clergy

3. Star Spangled Banner – Raising of the Flag – Town Band

4. Pledge of Allegiance – First Selectman

5. Veterans Ceremony – First Selectman introduces VFW Commander 

6. Guest Speaker

7. Girl Scouts – God Bless America

8. VFW – Gun Salute – Taps

9. Town Band 

10. Benediction – Clergy

11. Final Announcements – First Selectman

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