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Two more buildings at The Vue—the apartment and condo complex formerly known as Merritt Village—are on track to get their Certificates of Occupancy in the first week of June, according to a March activity report that the fire marshal presented Tuesday to the Fire Commission. Buildings C and D are located at 160 and 180 Park Street, respectively, according to Fire Marshal Paul Payne’s report.

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A 2021 Range Rover, its keys left inside the vehicle, was reported stolen from a Jelliff Mill Road driveway at 10:12 a.m. Wednesday, according to New Canaan Police. The SUV last was seen parked there at about 10 p.m. the night before, Chief Leon Krolikowski said in a press release, and had not been recovered as of Wednesday afternoon.

Duke Radman of Weed Street, at Irwin Park. Contributed

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The daffodils are blooming at Irwin Park, visited April 9 by Weed Street resident Duke Radman. He’s recovering from heart issues and has a newly installed pacemaker. “We are very, very thankful that he is still with us,” mom Stephanie Radman said. “We always take time to stop and smell the flowers.”

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The Town Clerk’s office on Tuesday received a notice of intention to petition the Town Council’s decision to reject a motion that would have reduced the Board of Education’s operating budget next fiscal year by about $460,000. Designed to forestall changes to school start times (which come with higher busing costs), the motion failed by a 2-10 vote during the legislative body’s March 31 meeting. Councilmen Mike Mauro and Maria Naughton voted in favor and Councilmen John Engel, Rich Townsend, Sven Englund, Steve Karl, Penny Young, Liz Donovan, Cristina A. Ross, Mark Grzymski, Tom Butterworth and Robin Bates-Mason voted against. The petitioners have until May 7 to collect and submit the qualifying number of signatures required (682) to force a referendum vote on the matter.

L-R: Anda Hutchins Co-President NCGC, Robin Bates-Mason President PNC, Lauren Bromberg Co-President NCGC and Jen Cipriano of Copia. Contributed

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Planet New Canaan and Copia Home and Garden have teamed up again for a native plant sale to benefit a member of the New Canaan Pollinator Pathway. April 15 to June 30, buy $75 worth of native plants at Copia over the border in Vista, N.Y. and Copia will donate $10 worth of native plants to New Canaan Garden Club. The sale applies to native perennials, shrubs and trees.  Customers can also buy a plant for the NCGC for $15.  New Canaan residents who buy $150 of native plants or more can have their order delivered to their home by Planet New Canaan, with the exception of trees. Customers must mention Planet New Canaan when making their purchase to ensure credit. Email Planet New Canaan at planetnewcanaan@gmail.com with questions.

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Baldanza has terminated its lease for 21 Forest St., according to the fire marshal.

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Local nonprofit Staying Put in New Canaan is marking Friday as National Healthcare Decisions Day by urging residents to talk to their loved ones about end-of-life care. Staying Put issued these tips:

  • Find a way to begin the conversation;
  • Take time to consider your desires and then thoughtfully communicate them;
  • Make sure your legal documents are up to date and accessible;
  • Don’t let the conversation end without discussing the literal “end-of-life’:
  • Have the conversation now.

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Municipal health sanitarians haven’t inspected Tequila Mockingbird on Forest Street since December 2019, according to public records at Town Hall.

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Two upcoming events worth booking:

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The New Canaan Fire Department in March answered 83 calls for service, including four fires (trash, oil burner, cooking) and eight rescues/medical incidents (car crashes, elevator rescues and EMS assists), according to Chief Jack Hennessey’s report to the Fire Commission.

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According to new data from the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the average daily rate of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 in New Canaan for the most recent reporting period is 31.1, compared to 28 for Wilton, 22.4 for Westport and 22.3 for Ridgefield.

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Bankwell on March 29 began occupying its new headquarters at 258 Elm St., the former Unimin building, the fire marshal said in his report.

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Finally, the Town Clerk’s office on April 7 recorded the sale of 93 Harrison Ave. for $2,225,000 and the buyer is a Connecticut company called “Chocolate Souffle LLC.” The company is registered to residents of Garibaldi Lane, according to Connecticut Secretary of the State records.

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