Letters to the Editor


NewCanaanite.com recently received the following letters to the editor. Email letters to editor@newcanaanite.com to have them published here.


Pride month is upon us – and I find it disheartening how little recognition there is in our town. Having been in surrounding towns recently, I have observed several homes and businesses celebrating our LGBTQ+ colleagues, friends, and loved ones. It brings me joy seeing how towns have rallied around the message of inclusion and belonging, particularly as a model for our children, who I sincerely hope do a better job than previous generations of demonstrating love, respect, and understanding of one another, regardless of their differences.

I know we can do better. Please show your support.

Kindest regards,

Jen Connelly


Dear Editor,

On Friday, May 17th, the New Canaan High School Class of 2024 attended their Senior Prom which was followed by the 65th annual Post Prom event at Waveny House. Post Prom is a time-honored tradition, and one that makes our town so special.

This year’s surprise Post Prom theme, “2024 Goes on Tour,” was unveiled to the NCHS seniors, as the doors to a transformed Waveny House opened at 11:59 PM. The event, staffed by an army of parent volunteers, provided a free and safe post-prom celebration where all NCHS seniors were welcome. Every detail of the night was tailored to the guests of honor, as they enjoyed entertainment, games, food and prizes. Until 4 AM, our seniors reveled in this fabulous evening together as one big, merry group. Many guests said it was one of the best nights of their lives! 

NCHS Post Prom would not be possible without the incredible support and commitment of our local businesses and merchants. Exceeding expectations each year is not an easy feat, so we must thank the following sponsors for their generosity in underwriting the event: 

Prom and RAM JAM Title Sponsor:

  • Hannelore Kaplan Team – Wendy Werneburg

Prom Sponsors:

  • Karl Chevrolet
  • Renaissance Partners
  • Silver Hill Hospital
  • Stirling Mills Interior Design

Prom Fanatics:

  • Carnegie Prep
  • MB Sport
  • New Canaan Dance Academy
  • Philip Physical Therapy
  • Smile Art Orthodontics
  • TOGS 

Ram Fans:

  • Bon Fleur
  • Camp Playland
  • Douglas Elliman – Jennifer Crowley
  • Hoyt Livery
  • Kaster Moving Co.
  • New Canaan Auto
  • New Canaan Foreign Car
  • RAND Insurance
  • Sanda’s Cleaners
  • The Color Cafe
  • Deane Inc.
  • Lewis School of Driving
  • Pennyweights

Additionally, many local businesses across our community donate food, services, décor, and prizes to make this night special for our graduating class.

Thank you to these local businesses for your meaningful support:

  • Benefit
  • Bon Fleur
  • Camillo’s
  • Club Sandwich
  • Eco Chic
  • G Albert
  • Gelatissimo
  • Goddess Glow
  • Joe’s Pizza
  • Julia Ballentine Fine Jewelry
  • Law Office of Gerald Gjersten
  • Le Boudoir
  • Luscious & Co.
  • New Beauty and Wellness
  • New Canaan Bicycles
  • New Canaan Car Spa
  • New Canaan Music
  • She La La
  • Thule
  • Togs
  • Walter Stewart’s Market
  • Weed & Duryea
  • Winged Monkey
  • Zumbach’s

Thank you to the New Canaan Human Services Department for their continued support of this event. 

We appreciate the support of all our sponsors, donors and NCHS families in upholding this cherished Post Prom tradition! We are proud to say that the “spirit of community” is alive and well in our wonderful town.

With many thanks, 

Lydia Kremer and Katrina Parkhill 

Post Prom 2024 Co-Chairs

3 thoughts on “Letters to the Editor

  1. As a graduate of NCHS one of my fondest memories of my senior year is post prom. (And of course, the Grateful Dead tickets I won there!) I think it is one of the greatest gifts NC gives to its seniors. Thank you to everyone year after year who donate time and money to make it such a special event!

  2. Can anybody in this town please explain to me how the Vue, was built, without any low-cost housing units in it. I know somebody must know the answer. If the Vue had the number of units, it’s supposed to have. The town would easily have enough units to meet the state’s requirement on its application.

    • The Vue was not an affordable housing application from the property owner. It was an application for Special Permit, site plan and text amendment approval. P&Z approved the applications with no affordable housing requirement, which I’m p sure would be illegal (the type of application made is up to the applicant/property owner, and I’ve never heard of a condition with respect to rental rates).

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