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New Canaan Police are investigating the reported theft of a leather jacket and tools worth about $113 from the New Canaan Thrift Shop. The larceny was reported Feb. 10.

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New Canaan Library last week announced the election of seven new members of its Board of Trustees: Rachel Baker, Gary Engle, Rob Lowe, Fatou Niang, Eileen Thomas, Anne Tseng and Peter Ziesing.

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The United Methodist Church of New Canaan invites the community to join congregants this Lenten season at 10 a.m. Sundays via Facebook Live.

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A Hamden man is suing the town in connection with a motor vehicle collision on Route 123 two years ago. The plaintiff was rear-ended by a municipal worker using a town-owned vehicle near the intersection of Carter Street while traveling southbound at about 3:25 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2019, according to a complaint received last Thursday in the Town Clerk’s office.

The valentine for New Canaan firefighters. Contributed

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Each year, the children of St. Mark’s Preschool create valentines for New Canaan’s essential workers. The photo at right shows Emily Basaran’s “two’s” class delivering a valentine to New Canaan firefighters Kevin Vetti and Paul Devan.

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Police at 10:35 a.m. on Feb. 13 arrested a 28-year-old Stamford woman and charged her with second-degree failure to appear. She’d been charged in May 2020 with interfering with an officer as well as motor vehicle offenses. Last weekend, the woman was clocked at 50 mph in a 30 mph zone on Silvermine Road and, during a subsequent stop, police discovered that she had an outstanding warrant.

Aziza Benbouchaib, LiveGirl community member. Contributed

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Employer and intern applications are now open for SHE WORKS, a career readiness and internship program for high school seniors and college students that’s organized by New Canaan-based nonprofit organization LiveGirl. Founder and CEO Sheri West said in a press release, ”While Internships are an important foundation for one’s career and have been proven to increase a student’s chance of getting a job upon graduation, who you know still matters most.” West continued, “SHE WORKS provides the education, tools, mentors, and resources that young women need to thrive.” SHE WORKS is generously funded by the Powell Family Foundation.

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Larcenies from motor vehicles increased from one to six year-over-year in January, Police Chief Leon Krolikowski said during Wednesday’s regular meeting of the Police Commission. Stolen vehicles also increased from zero to three in January 2021 compared to the year-ago month, he said.

Madison Grenauer (New Canaan High School senior) and Olivia Golden (Darien High School senior) of the New England Academy of Dance in New Canaan. Contributed

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New England Academy of Dance partnered with Harmony Lodge #67 to create and donate 250 Valentine’s Day gift bags to residents living in local senior living facilities, including Waveny Care Center, New Canaan Inn and the Schoolhouse Apartments. The gift bags contained homemade cards, masks, puzzles, games and small crafts to help stimulate fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

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At about 3 p.m. on Feb. 16, $41 found in the snow near Park and Mead Streets was turned into police and is being held in property management.

L-R: Rotarians Leo Karl, Ann Cheney, Jane Fox and Rob Fryer at the Waveny Pool distribution point for curbside pick up of LobsterFest 2020. Contributed

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Finally, the Rotary Club of New Canaan has opened its annual grant applications. They will be accepted through March 31 from registered 501 c (3) organizations in New Canaan and neighboring areas for grants in either health/wellness or education/literacy. Applicants should send the following information in no more than two pages via email to allocations@newcanaanrotary.org:

  • Name of the non-profit organization and IRS registration number
  • Contact name, email address and phone number
  • Brief history of the organization, its mission, and major accomplishments
  • Specific dollar amount requested (maximum request $1,500) and a description of the purpose for which funding is sought
  • Whether the funds requested will cover the whole project or a portion of it
  • Description of how program participants will benefit.

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