Did You Hear … ?


New Canaan Police are investigating the theft of a wallet from Knapp Lane, with attempted purchases on stolen credit cards, reported at 3:353 p.m. on July 20.


First Selectman Kevin Moynihan said during Tuesday’s Board of Selectmen meeting, regarding an affordable housing application made at the former Red Cross building at 51 Main St., “We are a small semi-rural town and we are going to remain so and we’re not going to ‘urbanize’ New Canaan.”


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The New Canaan Building Department on July 20 received an application to demolish the 1951-built ranch-style house at 59 Hawthorne Road.


Police at 12:10 p.m. Monday received a report of $275 in cash stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Park Street. 


Here’s the new installment of the “Stewart’s Wine Club” from Stewart’s Wine & Spirits on Elm Street:


The selectmen on Tuesday voted 3-0 in favor of promoting Ryan Restivo to the position of assistant parks superintendent.


The Congregational Church of New Canaan is running Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Aug. 22 to 25. 

Vine Cottage being painted on July 25, 2022. Credit: Michael Dinan


The selectmen noted during this week’s meeting that Vine Cottage is being painted. “Maybe it’ll sell now,” Moynihan said.


Beka Tennis Academy is offering lessons to students of all ages and skill levels. Here’s some background on the company, founded by a New Canaan man.


Summer Theatre of New Canaan’s 2022 season runs through this weekend—catch “Once On This Island” while you can.

NCPD’s newest officer, Rodger R. Hamilton.


The New Canaan Police Department hired a new officer, Rodger R. Hamilton, on July 21, 2022. A Jamaica native, 41, Hamilton graduated from Jamaica College High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of West Indies and MBA from the University of Connecticut’s School of Business. He most recently was employed by JP Morgan Chase as a relationship banker and serves as a Staff Sergeant with the Connecticut Air National Guard, currently assigned to the Security Forces Squadron. He is expected to attend Bridgeport Police Academy and return to New Canaan as an officer in January.


Police at 11:27 a.m. on July 20 responded to 151 Butler Lane regarding a civil issue between a landlord and tenant. The address is the site of an animal cruelty case that resulted in a conviction for Catherine Palmer following the deaths of puppies. In April, Palmer filed to evict a tenant at the house. In filing their answer, the tenants said the eviction is retaliatory and that Palmer is not the owner of title to the property and doesn’t have the right to rent it out or evict those who reside there. The case is scheduled to go to trial next month, court records show.


The Cathy Kangas Foundation for Animals, founded by New Canaan’s Cathy Kangas, will pay fees for qualified adopters at Bridgeport Animal Control Friday through Saturday. The initiative is funded through PRAI Beauty, Kangas’s cruelty-free global skincare company.


Finally, the selectmen this week appointed Frederick Whitmer to the Historical Review Committee.

13 thoughts on “Did You Hear … ?

  1. Not sure why you took a picture of the rear of Vine Cottage being painted when not many people see that side. The side facing Main Street would have been more appropriate.

  2. Above is mentioned >>The selectmen noted during this week’s meeting that Vine Cottage is being painted. “Maybe it’ll sell now,” Moynihan said.<<

    That's odd. I thought we were keeping it for town use? 🤔

    It's in the Historic District.

    Is this going to be another 600 page 8-30g application, like the Red Cross building, also in the Historic District?

    Or will it end up being" luxury only, " like the "Vue"?

    Asking for a friend.

  3. About Vine Cottage – if Vine Cottage is for sale again – it should be to the Land Trust who made a very good offer and WILL TAKE CARE OF IT and HONOR IT. It should not be sold to someone who has no feeling for it, and I thought we were keeping it.

  4. Thank you for the picture of Vine Cottage being painted. A fresh coat of paint will always mean progress to me. Perhaps my college days as a house painter is the reason I’m prejudiced and foolishly optimistic in this instance.

  5. Michael, YOU should look and think twice, and apologize for your snarky remark. It is the BACK of Vine Cottage that is being painted (note the 1/2 porch).

  6. Michael, The tone of your response to Ms. Findley is inappropriate and your language choice equally so. Not very professional.

  7. Balderdash!
    William Shatner!
    Corn Nuts!
    Son of a monkey!
    Holy cow!
    Poo on a stick!
    Judas Priest!
    Sufferin’ succotash!
    Oh, snap!
    Great Scott!
    Leapin’ lizards!
    Cheese and crackers!
    Shitake mushrooms!
    Fraggle Rock!
    Shut the front door!
    Gee willikers!
    Mother of pearl!
    Son of a gun!
    Tartar sauce!
    Barbra Streisand!
    Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat!
    Mother fathers!
    Peas and rice!
    Galloping gremlins!
    Oh, ship!
    Good night!
    Fart knocker!
    Merlin’s beard!
    Holy guacamole!
    Oh, coconuts!
    H-E-double hockey sticks!
    Ay, caramba!
    What the cuss?

  8. What the Guac?
    Craig Hunts list is fantastic! It brings up great memories from my elementary school days!

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