Did You Hear … ?


Ed Vollmer, a member of the appointed Historical Review Committee, during a discussion Thursday of the group’s responsibility to create an update a “Historic Resource Inventory” of New Canaan—a listing of structures here with historical significance—said the document wouldn’t be public. Saying he had been approached by Realtors in the past about such a listing, Vollmer recommended the Inventory be kept at the New Canaan Historical Society, rather than online, forcing those wishing to see it to go there. “It is available to public if they want to go get it, but I don’t want to make it easy,” he said. Here’s that section of the meeting:


First Selectman Kevin Moynihan said Monday during a meeting of the Selectmen’s Advisory Committee on Buildings & Infrastructure that he has an “unusual sleep cycle” and typically awakens between 3 and 4 a.m.

From the NCPD Instagram account (https://www.instagram.com/p/B_DGMIUlDSX/)


New Canaan Police shared this photo and message Thursday through the department’s Instagram account, showing the family of Officer Rex Sprosta visiting him on the job with a sign saying “We love u Dad”: “During these unprecedented times in our town, country and world one thing is known, the women and men of the New Canaan Police Department are here for all of our residents. We are dedicated to providing the best service possible under these very stressful times. This picture captures a great moment when Officer Sprosta was greeted by his loved ones while serving the community of New Canaan. On behalf of the New Canaan Police Department please adhere to social distancing and the use of masks in public to help all of us to stay healthy for our families!”


Franco’s Wine in a newsletter that went out Thursday recommended a number of wines to pair with “At-Home Meals,” including roast chicken, burgers, fish and seafood stir fry.


Police reported Wednesday that motor vehicle violations in March declined year-over-year from 414 to 138 while traffic complaints were reduced by nearly half in the same period, from 23 to 12. 


The New Canaan Community Foundation on Monday announced that it awarded $137,000 during the second round of grants from its COVID-19 Response Fund, as follows: New Canaan Food Pantry ($15,000), Chamber of Commerce ($25,000), Person-to-Person ($25,000), New Canaan EMS ($16,000), Norwalk Hospital ($20,000), Stamford Hospital ($21,000) and Greenwich Hospital ($15,000). 


New Canaan Library, in partnership with Planet New Canaan and New Canaan Land Trust, is presenting a free virtual Earth Day celebration starting at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22. Details on how to register here.


Four new members of the New Canaan Police Department are nearing the end of their field training and are expected to start working on their own toward the end of May, Chief Leon Krolikowski said Wednesday. Officers Emily Clark, Erin McCarthy, Joe Schinella and Giancarlo Vincenzi graduated from the Academy last summer.

Peu Das


Finally, nonprofit organization Future 5, founded by New Canaan’s Clif McFeely, announced several scholarships and awards for the Stamford public school students it serves: Katheryn Lopez received a $25,000 Horatio Alger Scholarship at the national level, Peu Das and Sophie Nagasi each received a $10,000 Horatio Alger Scholarship and Wendy Lopez, Sabine Charles and Martine Prevot, each were awarded a $7,500 City of Stamford Citizen of the Year/Jewish War Veteran’s Scholarship for outstanding community service.

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2 thoughts on “Did You Hear … ?

  1. I learned this morning that a compilation that the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society keeps on historic homes – both antiques and mid-century moderns – was erroneously disseminated to a member of the Historic Review Commission. The NCM&HS is available to the public for research. It has made its resources available to HRC as it considers whether a specific request for a demolition permit should be subject to a delay. However, the NCM&HS goes to great lengths to protect the privacy of homeowners, and information from its library with addresses should not have been removed. I have spoken to Mark Markiewicz, Chair of the HRC, and all copies of the compilation will be returned to the NCM&HS immediately.

  2. thank you Nancy … nice to know that one’s name and house is not on a list that you don’t want to be on in the first place

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