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Congratulations to New Canaan’s Babs Horner, a professional gourmet caterer who has written a new book, “Sophistication Is Overrated,” with her sister, interior decorator Susan Palma. The book was featured Monday on NBC’s “The Today Show” by Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford. It has a near-perfect rating after 46 reviews on Amazon. (Locals may remember Horner from the harrowing story of her granddaughter’s birth this summer.)

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The news that Bruegger’s Bagels in New Canaan is closing at noon Sunday has stirred strong feelings among readers, expressed in comments threads on the site and on Facebook. Locals may be comforted to know that area bagel shops already have made inquiries about the commercial space. Continue Reading →

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Former New Canaan First Selectman Rob Mallozzi Joins Bankwell

Days after leaving office, New Canaan’s popular former first selectman announced that he’ll continue to work in town after accepting a position with one of its most prominent and community-oriented local businesses. Rob Mallozzi, who served in New Canaan’s top elected office for six years, is starting a job with Bankwell as a senior vice president and director of business development. “I am as excited as can be to be joining the team at Bankwell,” Mallozzi told NewCanaanite.com. “I’ve known many of the folks there for a number of years and have also witnessed all they have done in New Canaan during my years as first selectman—they are a true community asset. I know they put that same emphasis in the other towns they are in and I look forward to communicating that sense of responsibility and partnership to the many people I’ll be interfacing with.”

He added: “I could not choose a better place to call home than Bankwell and look forward to what lies ahead for me and for the bank.”

After very narrowly losing his party’s backing for a fourth term at a caucus in July, Mallozzi to the surprise of many declined to pursue a primary runoff versus his opponent. Continue Reading →

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Longtime Utilities Commission member and chairman Tom Tesluk resigned Nov. 8 from the volunteer group. ***

Two Old Norwalk Road dogs are under home quarantine through Nov. 21—one after biting, the other after scratching a home heating oil man during a service visit at the residence on Election Day. An Eskimo dog bit the man in the left calf, and a boxer mix scratched him. Continue Reading →

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The Animal Control section of the New Canaan Police Department issued a written warning to the owner of a terrier mixed-breed dog in the area of Ogden and Wakeman Roads in New Canaan after the dog attacked another dog on Oct. 30, officials said. The victim dog’s owner said it was the third such scuffle, however, the earlier incidents had not been reported. ***

New Canaan’s Veterans Day ceremony is to start promptly at 10:55 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11 at God’s Acre. Continue Reading →

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Chef Luis Lopez, known locally for his eponymous restaurant on Elm Street, has been seen cooking in the open kitchen at Spiga on Main. ***

After school Wednesday, a man was seen trying to enter cars in a New Canaan High School parking lot, according to a communication from NCHS Principal Bill Egan. “We do not believe he was successful, nor do we anticipate his return,” Egan said in an email. “However, please make sure you lock your cars on campus. I would keep them locked before and after school. Continue Reading →

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