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The Planning & Zoning Commission at its most recent meeting decided to forego approving two signs for new businesses that had been submitted to the town (see photos above).

Commissioner Elizabeth DeLuca, head of P&Z’s sign committee, said that a sign for Spiga, the new Italian restaurant opening on Main Street, was meant to be “burnt orange” according to its application “but it appears to be a very bright orange color.”

“They put it up,” DeLuca said at the July 26 meeting. “It’s up. It’s there.”

Though P&Z did not specify just why, the group also forewent voting either way on a new sign for the New Canaan Psychic, to open at 179 Cherry St.

Regarding Siga, Town Planner Steve Kleppin noted window signage and said that it is more attractive than banners inside downtown businesses that hang behind the glass. He recommended that P&Z consider making an allowance for such glass signs in the regulations (see page 117 here).

New Canaan Old Timers Association

New Canaan Old Timers Association


Eight standout New Canaan athletes— Bill Brown, Kara Devlin, Paul Devlin, Cari Hills, Mario Lopez, Jeff Mellick, Bob Schott and Andy Towers —will be honored at the annual New Canaan Alumni Athletic Association/New Canaan Old Timers Association Picnic. To be held Sunday, Sept. 18 at Waveny House, the event raises money for the NCHS Scholarship Fund. Tickets cost $50 for adults, $20 for students and kids under 14 attend for free. The fee includes a continental breakfast, beverages and lunch.


The Board of Selectmen last month reappointed Garland Allen, Sally Campbell, Tara Clough, Tracey Karl and Chris Robustelli to one-year terms on the Youth Sports Committee.


New Canaanite Michael Carusi, a St. Luke’s School graduate and member of the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce who creates and hosts websites, has some advice for local businesses seeking to capitalize on the Pokemon Go craze. It may not be what you expect.


New Canaan's Michelle Beltrano. Contributed

New Canaan’s Michelle Beltrano. Contributed


Finally, New Canaan resident Michele Beltrano, principal of Beltrano Law of Greenwich, recently was elected president of the At Home in Greenwich board of directors. She succeeds Marylin Chou, who founded the organization. Beltrano established her own law firm in 2012, with practice areas in elder law, estate planning, special needs and probate, and also is a registered nurse with 15 years of previous experience in a variety of healthcare settings ranging from home hospice to intensive care units. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Eastern Michigan University, and received her law degree from Pace University School of Law in White Plains, N.Y.

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