Town To Consider New Approval Process for Naming Rights

Members of New Canaan’s legislative body said last week that they’ll consider adopting a formal process for naming public property after individuals—for example, to honor local philanthropists. No such process currently exists, according to Town Council Chairman John Engel. “There is no formal price, there is no formal criteria,” he said during the elected body’s regular meeting, held June 19 at Town Hall. “How we feel about naming Mead Park, an enormous asset, versus a smaller asset may be different. So one set of criteria might not fit every eventuality.”

He referred to a former swamp on Park Street that the town in 1915 designated as a park named for Benjamin P. Mead, who had died two years earlier.

Turtle Back Road South Home Sells for $3,550,000

The following property transfers were recorded recently in the Town Clerk’s office. For more information about each property from the assessor, click on the street address. To get the history of a New Canaan street name, click here. ***

June 19

7 Turtle Back Road South

$3,550,000
Craig Hoelzer to 7 Turtleback South LLC

June 18

60 Southwood Drive

$950,000
Janet Kilbane to Sara McElroy

66 Partridge Road

$742,500
Toru Maruyama to Derek Mebus

June 17

102 Locust Ave. $325,000
Imperial Real Estate Holding LLC to Apollo Group Management LLC 

215 Smith Ridge Road

$1,335,000
Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide Inc. to Alberto Cota

128 Heather Drive

$1,350,000
Marc Fleisher to Alley Ratnaswamy

‘A Deeply Genuine Person’: Statement from Family of Jennifer Dulos

The family of Jennifer Dulos released on Friday the following statement through New Canaan Police:

“Four weeks have elapsed since Jennifer Farber Dulos disappeared. None of this feels real. We tell ourselves that this kind of nightmare happens to people in stories, not to those we know and love. 

“But this situation is real, and it is dire. Each passing day intensifies the impact of this tragedy on Jennifer’s children, who have not seen their mother—the guiding presence in their lives—in 28 days. 

“The New Canaan and Connecticut State police are working around the clock to find Jennifer and to solve the mystery of her disappearance. We are immensely grateful for their dedication.

Did You Hear … ?

Three more Connecticut companies this month placed mechanic’s liens on the New Canaan home being built by the estranged husband of a missing local mom of five. O&G Industries ($13,654.33), Peter Kupchick Heating & Cooling Inc. ($10,000) and plumber Richard Belonick ($26,250) all filed liens in state Superior Court in connection with materials and services provided at 61 Sturbridge Hill Road. Fotis Dulos’s Fore Group Inc. construction company is nearly finished building a 7,300-square-foot home there. A Meriden-based lumber company earlier this year filed a $19,000 lien. Fotis Dulos and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, are out on $500,000 bond each after New Canaan Police charged them with tampering and hindering in the case of Jennifer Dulos, missing since May 24.

‘A Greater Sense of Solidarity’: Letters of Appreciation for New Canaan Police

New Canaan Police Chief Leon Krolikowski shared the following letters of appreciation for department members during Wednesday night’s Police Commission meeting. ***

Christine Brown, Officer Shane Gibson, Officer Sebastian Obando

“Dear Chief Krolikowski, I would like to take this opportunity to make you aware of a job well done, by [Christine Brown, Officer Shane Gibson and Officer Sebastian Obando]. During a recent bench trial, [they] did an excellent job, [were] very professional and [were] available when needed on short notice. [Their] efforts were very important to the successful prosecution of this case and I would like to express sincere appreciation on behalf of this office and the complainant. With [their] assistance, the State was able to secure a conviction for Criminal Violation of a Protective Order, in a complicated case.