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Fire Chief Jack Hennessey said during Tuesday night’s Fire Commission meeting, “I believe that today is Sven Englund’s 42nd anniversary of becoming a member of the Fire Company.”

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Here’s this week’s “Wine Minute” from Francos Wine Merchants on Elm Street:

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New Canaan Police at 7:06 p.m. on Feb. 6 cited a 25-year-old Bridgeport man for marijuana-related infractions after stopping a motorist driving erratically while traveling southbound on South Avenue.

Official COVID-19 Vaccinated, Orange Color, Eco-Band, 100% Recycled Silicone Rubber U.S.-made Bracelet. Created by NCHS graduate Bobby Troup.

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1980 New Canaan High School graduate Bobby Troup through his company, Embrace Life, has created what he’s calling a “COVID-19 vaccinated bracelet.” “It’s a product that offers a solution to the confusion around how to interact with others in the age of COVID,” he told NewCanaanite.com. “It’s a statement of asserting one’s pride regarding getting vaccinated.” A percentage of sales is going to nonprofit organizations assisting those affected by the virus. The 100% recycled silicone rubber, U.S.-made bracelets may be purchased here through Etsy.

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Bill Walbert will serve as co-chair of the Police Department Building Committee, following the appointed body’s unanimous vote Thursday. It’s unclear who will chair the group with him.

Kevin Moynihan getting vaccinated by New Canaan Human Services Director Bethany Zaro. Contributed

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First Selectman Kevin Moynihan said just before the start of the Technology Advisory Committee‘s regular meeting Wednesday that he’d gotten his COVID-19 vaccination shot earlier in the day. Asked whether he jumped the line, Moynihan said, “No, I was eligible today.” State officials this week started allowing those 65-and-older to get vaccinated. Here’s information from the town about scheduling vaccinations, including a link to an online sign-up form from the New Canaan Health Department.

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Asked about the prospect of plowing snow off of the pedestrian path that circles Irwin Park, Parks Superintendent John Howe told members of the Parks & Recreation Commission on Wednesday that there are several problems with doing that. “First of all, the problem is when you plow it, the bonding agent lets the rocks break free,” he said. “The other problem we run into is, when we plow snow we have to make sure there’s no ice and we can’t use the ice melt on the Flexi-pave. So that is why it’s not plowed. Originally that was going to be an all-asphalt walkway so that we could plow it, but without being able to put ice melt down, we just can’t do it.”

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The liquor permit for Acme grocery store on Elm Street expired Jan. 25—less than two weeks before the Super Bowl—and the company has applied to the state for a renewal.

New Canaan hockey vs. Fairfield Prep, Feb. 8, 2021. Sophomore goalie Beau Johnson making one of his 30 saves on the night. Stacy Mettler photo credit

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New Canaan hockey beat No. 1 Fairfield Prep Monday night 2-1—the first win for Rams over Prep in more than 20 years.

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Police responded at 9:37 and 9:40 a.m. Wednesday to reports of motor vehicles passing a stopped school bus on Route 123 in the area of Northolt Drive.

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The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday voted 3-0 to appoint James Basch to the Planning & Zoning Commission. He will succeed Phil Williams in the volunteer role.

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Finally, congratulations to these seven NCHS students on earning recognition in the 31st Annual Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards: Sophie Austin, Ankita Kuttichirayil, Marina Mallozzi, Avery Morawa, Gianfranco Pozzolini, Kaitlyn Sill and Larson Riccoboni. The students were judged on originality, demonstration of technical skill and personal vision. Their art teachers are Kimanne Core, Jeanne McDonagh and Jennifer Sinski. The theme of this year’s exhibition is “Celebrating the Creative Spirit of Connecticut Youth” and it will be available for viewing as a virtual art show. Here’s a gallery of the students’ pieces:

2021 Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards

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