Oenoke Ridge Restaurant Aces Re-Inspection by Health Officials, Representative Says

A representative from a restaurant on Oenoke Ridge said the business last week earned a near-perfect score during a re-inspection by local health officials who had recently flagged an issue with the temperatures of two food items.

During an unannounced Aug. 12 inspection at Roger Sherman Inn, a sanitarian in the New Canaan Health Department found a cheese spread at 69 degrees Fahrenheit, and mozzarella in a salad prep station at 57 degrees, according to the sanitarian’s report. According to a representative from the restaurant, the sanitarian re-inspected the Roger Sherman within two days and the popular eatery earned a score of 98 out of 100. 

Inspectors use a state Department of Public Health standard, citing food service establishments for violations that range in seriousness and carry a corresponding weight from one to four points. A “failed” inspection is triggered either by one or more four-point or “risk factor” violations—as in this case—or a total score of less than 80 points. The Inn scored a total of 85 points on the first inspection.

Podcast: New Canaan Police Back-To-School Traffic Enforcement

This week on 0684-Radi0, our free weekly podcast (subscribe here in the iTunes Store), we talk to New Canaan Police Deputy Chief John DiFederico about the department’s efforts to intensify enforcement of traffic violations near schools, which open next Thursday. This week’s podcast is sponsored by Fresh Green Light, reinventing driver’s ed in New Canaan. Here are recent episodes of 0684-Radi0:

Drunk Driving Charge for New Canaan Woman, 53

Police on Tuesday afternoon arrested a 53-year-old Summer Street woman and charged her with driving under the influence. 

At about 4:27 p.m. on Aug. 20, an officer was dispatched to White Oak Shade Road near Farm Road on a report of an erratic driver who had crossed the double-yellow line, according to police. The officer found the driver and, while following her on Lakeview Avenue, saw her traveling in the oncoming traffic lane,  according to a police report. During a subsequent stop, the motorist failed field sobriety tests, the report said. She refused to undergo a test to establish her blood-alcohol level, it said.

Selectman Williams: Concerns About Waveny Park Safety Have Been ‘Politicized’

A town official on Tuesday voiced concerns about the characterization of New Canaan’s most heavily used park as unsafe. Saying he believed that some of the talk around town about the safety of Waveny Park was “misguided a bit,” Selectman Nick Williams raised the issue during the Board of Selectmen’s regular meeting, held at Town Hall. While saying that he was “in favor of safety,” Williams asserted that “Waveny is one of the best parks in America and one of the safest parks in America.” Speaking during a section of the Board’s agenda dedicated to general town matters, Williams said that suggestions to the contrary were “perhaps politicized,” but was not specific about how. “I think it’s unfortunate that people are talking about Waveny as if it’s Central Park in the 1970s,” Williams said.