Parks Officials To Dog Walkers at Waveny: Carry Used Poop Bags Back Out

Town officials are urging Waveny visitors to carry their trash out, following complaints regarding full dog poop bags left inside the popular park. In addition to a section of Waveny along Lapham Road near the Merritt Parkway where dog-walkers long have dropped the used bags, the area commonly known as “the cornfields” in the park’s southeastern corner is seeing full bags left behind, officials said Wednesday night during the Parks & Recreation Commission’s regular meeting. “This is absolutely an outcry for the residents of New Canaan to really understand the carry-in and carry-out of a park that is getting more use than it ever has, and I think we are extremely lucky to have such beautiful facilities,” Commission Chair Rona Siegel said during the appointed body’s meeting, held via videoconference. “And to see them treated in such a manner is beyond disturbing. So I would just reiterate that this is the time with the use and all the effort and sweat that goes into these parks to make them beautiful and for everyone that people are reminded to take their trash with them.”

For years, the problems of discarded poop bags and dog waste left uncollected at parks such as Waveny and Irwin has resurfaced.

New Plan for Waveny House Forecourt Calls for Removal of Memorial Trees

Trees planted outside Waveny House in memory of a former first selectman and a New Canaan youth who died in an accident would be removed under a plan brought forward by an organization that takes on landscaping projects within the park. Recreation Director Steve Benko noted last week that two cherry trees that would be removed under the Waveny Park Conservancy’s plan had been planted in memory of Charles Kelley, first selectman of New Canaan when the town acquired Waveny. “And there’s a place there with a plaque with [Kelley’s] name on it,” Benko told Conservancy board President Caroline Garrity and board member Jane Gamber during the May 19 Parks & Recreation Commission meeting, held via videoconference. 

“His daughter and her family still live in New Canaan, so I don’t know if you would speak to her about removing those trees. But they were planted in his memory. And there’s another dogwood tree—if you are standing in front of house looking left toward the trees there, there’s another dogwood tree, by itself.

Podcast: The Road Through Waveny



This week on ‘0684-Radi0,’ we review the history and significance of the main road through Waveny, which has come to bisect the beloved park in an important way. We talk to Caroline Garrity, chairman of the Waveny Park Conservancy, lifelong New Canaanite and longtime Town Councilman Steve Karl and local landscape architect Keith Simpson. 

This installment of 0684-Radi0 is sponsored by Fresh Green Light.

New Canaan High School 4th Quarter Honor, High Honor Rolls

Congratulations to all of these students and many thanks to the administration for supplying this list. Below please find each grade’s high honors and honors lists with students listed alphabetically for each category. Grade 12 High Honors

Kelsey Allen
Daniel Annulli
Rhian Ball
Sophia Bozzella
Sara Brindisi
Caroline Busch
Brett Capone
David Carratu
Amelia Carroll
Andrew Chalon
Kyle Clements
Claire Conley
Taylor Corbett
Theodore Crowley
David Dayya
Alejandra Deambrosio
Wesley DeMarino
Julia DeNey
Cameron Devitt
Kyle Dolphin
Matthew Donaldson
Katharine Donovan
Audrey Ettinger
Abigail Farley
Jacob Freedgood
Katharine Freiberg
Ethan Geller
Katherine Gervase
Caroline Gordon
Sheena Gupta
Nicholas Ha
Eleanor Hersam
Jane Isherwood
Andrew Jahns
Sean Jensen
Elizabeth Kaliff
Morgan Kaplan
Kaitlin Karr
Charlotte Kilbride
Audrey Kirkpatrick
Joshua Klapper
Daniel Korsun
Katharine Kuchinski
Daniel Kushner
Peter Lavieri
Jennifer Levine
Paige Lewis
Rafael Lovas
Spencer Loweth
Meredith Luchs
Katherine Marciano
Isabel Marshall
Gretchen McCarthy
Katherine McMahon
Kyle Mettler
Cara Michael
Claire Moyle
Kirsten Ostling
Charles Pitteway
Madeleine Pla
Philippa Prior
Ryan Radecki
Nicholas Ranieri
Jane Reed
Christopher Reik
Ryan Rigione
Regina Rivera
Chloe Rosenberg
Kaitlyn Sandvik
Emilia Savini
Alec Schnapp
Peter Trahanas
Miles Turpin
Darrell Valenti
Lauren Weingarten
Kristen Weisenseel
Hailey Wheeler
Alexandra Whitaker
Mary Wise

Grade 11 High Honors

Bhaskar Abhiraman
William Ahrens
Dariush Amir-Aslani
Rachel Annulli
Jackson Appelt
Ellery Baran
Brittany Barber
Olivia Barden
Andrew Bauersfeld
Kaylin Bean
Leighton Belmont
Matthew Berger
Matthew Bisceglia
Elizabeth Bochicchio
Graham Braden
Meghan Brady
Shannon Bucci
Caroline Budd
Jackson Butler
Claire Campbell
Jason Campe
Lauren Carlson
Gregory Catalano
Lauren Catalano
Jennifer Ceci
Amy Chu
Katherine Conese
Morgan Connelly
Faustino Cortina
Courtney Coutts
Andrew Cronin
James Crovatto
Madeleine Culpepper
William Curren
Edward Dahill
Emma Dahill
Drew Davis
Camaren Dayton
Trevor De Ghenghi
Abigail Deery
Maggie DeFrancesco
Shea Delehaunty
Matthew DePalo
Spencer DeVito
Kimberly Dyrvik
Catherine Ellsworth
Laura Endres
Alexandra Esposito
Daniel Fairchild
Katharine Ferguson
Mariana Ferreira
Paige Freyre
Alice Gelhaus
Hannah Gelnaw
Harry Gelnaw
Christopher Greene
Annalee Greenspon
Anne Greer
Jefferson Grigsby
Francesca Guynn
Christopher Harte
Quinn Hays
Tyler Hill
Jack Hoelzer
Edward Holappa
Robert Hoover
Nicole Howard Krog
Kimberly Hynes
Graham Jameson
Abigail Ker
Molly Keshin
Rachel Keshin
Samuel Klearman
Andrew Knight
Katherine Kurz
Katherine Kushner
Alexander Lambrinos
Caroline Leeber
Ellen Ludtke
Dana Lurie
Anna Lysenko
Grace Manges
Sebastian Mauleon
Kelly McClymonds
Connor McDevitt
George McMahon
Lauren Meyers
Hazel Montano
Aurelie Moutran
Caileigh Murray
Siobhan Naughton
Bradley Newton
Emma Nolan
John Norton
Ryan O’Connell
John O’Connor
Brendan O’Halloran
Mackenzie O’Malley
Maria Oliveira
Kameron Ong
Margaret Owen
Abhinav Pal
Sofia Paloka
Joseph Peiser
Michael Pelli
Thomas Philipson
Giuliana Ponterotto
Charlotte Pratt
Jack Rechtermann
Bailey Reehl
Cameron Rhind
Robert Rocco
Molly Rochlin
Thomas Root
Tess Rosenberg
Carroll Rudman
Elizabeth Rudman
Graham Russell
Ryan Russo
Brian Sandor
Holly Santero
William Santora
Camryn Schlim
Rebecca Serven
James Shapiro
Andrew Shizari
Sandra Sigurgeirsdottir
Paige Skyrm
Madeleine Smith
Patrick Song
Michael St. George
Madison Starr
Samuel Stoner
William Sturcke
Avery Sturm
Gabriella Sulpizi
Michael Talamo
Ashley Tedford
Natalia Tomczak
Fredericka Trahanas
Joseph Turner
Carolyn Valenti
Daniel Villeneuve
Russell Walker
Riley Ward
Spencer Williams
Charles Wilson
Katherine Zaborowska

Grade 10 High Honors

Caroline Addeo
Clarisse Allehaut
Alexandra Allen
Carson Allsteadt
Anenya Ansh
Carl Henry Asker
Jillian Augustine
Samantha Axon
Emma Barker
Sarah Bazata
Lauren Berardino
Cameron Blair
Josephine Bossidy
Amelia Boyd
Nathaniel Bozzella
Grace Brady
Tyler Brennan
Sydney Britt
Karlie Bucci
Olivia Buckley
Caroline Callahan
Lauren Capone
Caroline Castle
Caroline Challe
Leigh Charlton
Eric Cimino
Nathaniel Clay
Erik Cohen
Benjamin Conley
Erin Corbett
Paulina Cortina
William Crane-Morris
Lucas Crawford
Nicholas Crovatto
Kendall Curtin
Brooke Deane
Mackenzie Deane
Lily Decker
Braeden Dial
William Dooley
Jackson Douglas
Catherine Doytcheva
John Dunn
Caroline Eno
Eliza Farley
Wesley Farley
Benjamin Fishman
Zachary Fishman
Brooks Gammill
Samuel Garner
Elizabeth Gehnrich
Olivia Germann
William Gervase
Abigail Graham
Sophie Graham
Michael Grise
Caroline Grogan
Grant Hanauer
Spencer Handler
Samuel Havard
Robert Hynes
Wenjun Jiang
Josiah Jones
Zoe Jones
Cole Kammerer
Kaitlin Kearns
David Kelly
Sean Knight
Max Koschnitzke
Nichole LaBadie
Jacqueline Lampert
Julianna Leung
Catherine Levine
Noah Levine
Katherine Lindberg
Cassidy Little
Robert Loonie
Chloe McAuliffe
Elizabeth McCarthy
Quinn McMahon
Danyel Meahan
Katherine Mettler
Freia Mierendorf
Zachary Miller
Grant Morse
Jake Neuberger
Alexandra Neugeboren
Annaleah Neugeboren
Regan O’Malley
Alexander Orwicz
Julia Ozimek
Eva Pace
Rachel Panzano
Samuel Parmelee
Kaitlyn Piotroski
Elizabeth Pohle
Alexander Popov
Martina Radoslavov
Spencer Reeves
Katherine Reiss
Thomas Richardson
Hayley Salvatore
Jackson Selvala
Ayla Senna
Peter Sensbach
Joshua Siegel
Emma Smith
Rachel Smith
Fatima Sonday
Zoe Spencer
Emma St. Raymond
Luke Stewart
Sarah Street
Chase Strupp
Lauren Sturm
Amy Tan
Alana Tonghini
Cristobal Toro
Jasper Tucker
Alexander Urbahn
Megan Waldron
Ashley Walker
Morgan Walling
Rebecca Walshin
Grant Wang
John Warner
Abigail Weiss
Nicole Weiss
Dylan Wietfeldt
Kent Williams
Alexander Zarikos

Grade 9 High Honors

Joelle Anselmo
Kelly Barker
Erin Bean
Lenore Belodeau
Margaryta Bilokin
Jessica Boolukos
Catherine Bopp
Aiden Bramwit
Margaux Brennan
Kevin Brunner
Emily Bryant
Whitney Bryant
Andie Carroll
Ken Caspe
Caroline Cioffi
Adam Colton
William Comyns
Brielle Connelly
Luke Crowley
Katherine Cutler
Esha Dagli
Reid Dahill
Taylor DeVito
Nathan Dobbs
Emily Dowdle
Julianne Dunn
Jessica Eccleston
Gray Farley
Griffin Fill
Olivia Flaherty-Lovy
Eileen Flynn
Victoria Furlan
Emma Garner
Patrick Granito
Elizabeth Greer
Clark Grigsby
Bridget Haley
Kacy Haydu
Ryan Hernandez
Amanda Hill
Erik Hoets
Kendall Holland
Kayla Homan
Katherine Jahns
Delaney Kliavkoff
Meghan Kloud
Dylan Koproski
Samantha Kortekaas
Tyler Kortekaas
Ryan Krolikowski
Ryan Kurtzman
Sophie Lamaker
Benjamin Levin
Tyler Liffmann
Maximilian Lindeis
Lucas Longano
Jennifer Loomis
Daniel Lu
John Luther
Christina Marciano
Theresa Marciano
Solomeya Marynovych
Josephine Matyszewski
Caroline Mayock
Kaleigh McCarthy
Grant Mellinger
Liam Mennitt
Katharine Miller
Jia Yao Mize
Kaitlyn Mulcahy
Aiden Murphy
Emily Murphy
Katherine Murphy
Stephanie Murphy
Ava Nichols
Quintin O’Connell
Jackson Oehmler
Aditya Ogale
Liam Orr
Ann Pakhayev
Jordan Paterson
Kendall Patten
Matthew Pelli
Jessica Penman
Lance Phillips
Max Plum
Kathleen Reeves
Candelaria Reyes
George Richardson
Jonathan Richardson
Jacob Ritz
Katelyn Robertson
Nicholas Roeder-Yika
VeNae Rosdahl
Claire Ross
Kiera Russo
Luke Rwambuya
Emily Ryan
Benjamin Sarda
Caroline Schuh
Sarah Seelert
Dylan Shane
Emily Shizari
Christian Sibbett
Nathan Sibbett
Chloe Sigg
Kara Simko
John Slattery
Katherine Sloan
Alexis Smith
Celia Sokolowski
Sarah Spadaccini
Erin Spiess
Meera Srinivasan
Chloe Stanley
Chloe Stein
Alessandro Sulpizi
Julia Tamburro
Natasha Tchir
Elizabeth Tedford
Caroline Thompson
Elaina Tiller
Katherine Unger
Nicole Vanderlee
Gwenan Walker
George Wang
Julia Weitz
Conor West
Alexandra Yee

Grade 12 Honors

Krishen Adalja
Elena Aliapoulios
William Arliss
Connor Ashley
Jonathan Betack
Aidan Buck
Kathryn Callahan
Chase Casali
Matthew Chan
Michael Collins
Katherine Colwell
Emily Conley
Taylor Cowser
Jennifer Daly
Gwen Davidson
Mark DeFranco
Amanda Dobbin
Benjamin Durkin
Griffin Edmonds
Tyler Ferraro
James Franzis
Robert Fusek
Caroline Garrity
Joseph Gelhaus
Alexis Gelston
Kendall Genzburg
Jillian Gould
Catherine Granito
Asa Gray
Quentin Gress
Ryan Gress
Arthur Hall
Rachel Hardy
John Havard
David Havens
James Hedlund
John Hetherington
William Hooks
Catherine Hughes
Olivia Hunsinger
Chase Jansen
Zoe Jensen
Grayson Kane
Madison Kane
Julia Koller
Samuel Larson
Bennett Link
Leanne Macaione
Brian Maccalla
Innes MacKenzie
Bridget MacKimm
Carlos Mauleon
Katarina Moor
James Neville
Elizabeth O’Hare
Schuyler O’Mahony
Richard Oehmler
Kaylee Paladino
Samantha Penman
Claire Perry
Nicole Pla
Isabelle Porter
John Powell
Jane Reddan
Julianne Reilly
Thomas Reynolds
Mary Ripley
Christopher Roman
Dewlin Rosdahl
Adam Ruth
Katrina Saitta
Sophie Salomon
Sabrina Santoni
Isabella Savini
Kieran Schaney
John Shannon
Alessandra Smicka
Jordan Smith
Kyle Smith
Samantha Sorbara
David Strupp
Justin Swift
Nicholas Thorkilsen
William Tingley
Jarrett Torromeo
Emily Walshin
Margot Weiss
Benjamin John Wells
Erin Williams
Thomas Williams
David Wilson
Victoria Worcester
Catherine Wright
Madeline Zomb

Grade 11 Honors

Alena Abramowitz
Lauren Achille
Sterling Ames
Campbell Armstrong
Melissa Beck
Austin Bell
Tiernan Brady
Carly Bryant
Matthew Burger
Alexander Butenhoff
Julia Charkales
Haley Conde
Abigail Crowley
John Cunney
Kavya Dagli
Allison Demers
Peter DeSantis
Dominika Dojnikowski
Troy Dunnam
Austin duPont
Zoe Ehrlich
Matthew Evans
Maria Fagerstal
Angelina Fagundes
Wesley Fales
James Freyre
Ricardo Garay
Kimberly Genuario
Luis Gonzalez-Miranda
Edward Greenspon
Charles Grow
Eliza Haney
Humza Hasan
Maisie Henesey
Caitlin Hevesy
Brooke Holland
Robert Jones
Trevor Jones
Carolyn Kemp
Nicholas Khzouz
Joshua Kloud
Caroline Knightly
Trevor Konspore
Leila Koochek
Emma Korman
Jason Kurtzman
Austin Leopold
Emily Lynch
Richard Magnus
Isabella Marciano
Caroline McCauley
Julia Means
Francis Mendoza
Ryan Mennitt
Alexander Merjian
Dylan Miles
Rajon Mitchell
Liam Mooney
Adrianna Morina
Andrew Morris
Isabel Neeleman
Alexandra Nesbett
Daniel Warren Park
Austin Pelli
Samantha Pepe
Tessa Piontkowski
Alexandra Poteet
Siena Potenza
Hugo Potter
Trescher Prins
John Pugliese
John Reed
Alexander Rosenberg
Brooks Rosenberg
Caroline Ross
Margareta Ross
Edward Rudman
Timothy Russo
Avery Salomon
Kyliemae Schaffer
Matthew Schlegel
John Serena
Weston Shanley
Hannah Socci
Stanislaw Sokolowski
Alexandra Soro
Maximilian Soyref
Peter Stolpestad
William Stoner
Michael Svagdis
Ronja Svensk
Tyler Sweeney
Lucian Tamburro
Clare Tedesco
Margaret Tensen
Gwyneth Thalacker
Claire Tierney
Sarah Van de Graaf
Joshua Vindas
Jack Webster
Peter Windas
Margaret Wise
Isabelle Yee

Grade 10 Honors

Nathan Aliapoulios
Griffin Arnone
Henry Baer
Andrew Baker
Nicoletta Bonsanti
Cali Brannan
Gianna Bruno
Charles Burns
Grant Carlson
Jake Ciancio
Mary Cioffi
Alexandra Clay
Jack Conroy
Seamus Curtin
Michael Dayya
Mateo De La Vega
Kyle DeMayo
Luigi DeRubeis
Anne Farley
Katharine Fatoullah
Timothy Ferm
Chase Fichtner
Alice Fromzel
Alexander Galvan
Christina Gehnrich
Samuel Gilman
Victoria Gray
Kyle Hagan
Ethan Hall
Charlie Hane
Dylan Healey
Meredith Heaney
Clare Herzog
James Hirai
Maximilian Holmberg
Brandon Hruska
Kelsey Johnson
Shafer Jones
Jessica Kalinowski
Cassidy Kane
Kyle Karr
Harrison Kazlauskas
Sydney Kend
Katherine Kennelly
Danielle Klapper
Lorelei Knadler
Catherine Koennecke
Annabelle Krystman
Nicholas LaMorte
Emma Leddy
Claire Leville
Katherine Lydon
Mehdi Mahammadli
Dominic Maitino
Emily Malner
Isaac Marshall
Nicole Martin Alarcon
Molly Mazabras
Erin McGoldrick
Isabela Montano
Eden Neleman
Camden Nelson
Jacqueline Newlin
Hannah Ofiero
Anika Orndahl
Logan Otis
James Parmelee
Jessica Parrino
Derek Perone
Allison Pitts
Andrew Pohle
Sophie Price
Ethan Reid
Isabella Rocha
Kiara Roeder-Yika
Maria Rucci
Robert Russo
Timothy Scranton
Maeve Selvaggi
Owen Shin
Jake Sloane
Elektra Smicka
Charlotte Spruck
Caroline Sweeney
Kai Takizawa Clancy Lauren Thompson
Florencia Toro
Michael Tuffy
Clare Wagner
Kendall Webb
Andrew Weitz
Sophie Wood
Jackson Yancy
Sarah Young

Grade 9 Honors

Aurelio Alvarez
Sergiy Babenkov
Allison Beck
Kayla Beck
Mia Berg
Abigail Bergenheim
Lauren Bisceglia
Caitlin Blair
Jackson Braden
Lauren Canet
Matthew Chalon
Ethan Chau
Matthew Cosco
Olivia Cosco
Lucy Coutts
Oliver Crookenden
Patrick Crookenden
Chase Crum
Christian D’Virgilio
Alexandra De Ghenghi
Jack DeFrancesco
Ryan Dolphin
Gabriel Drake
Ava Edmonds
Richard Ettinger
Maxwell Findlay
Maxwell Fonss
John Gabriel
Stavroula Gabriel
Briggs Gammill
Ella Goodman
Andrew Gordon
Griffin Grise
Charlotte Hamilton
Isabella Hamilton
Morgan Hibbert
Holden Hobbs
Andrew Jordan
Robert Ker
Ross Lawrence
Ryan Levene
Campbell Lewis
Edward Manges
Elizabeth Marsh
Caitlin McCarthy
John McCarthy
Christina McGough
Matthew McLallen
Anna Meli
Sharanya Mukherjee
Ellen Nelson
Luke Nolan
Timothy Norton
Laurie O’Connor
Caroline O’Dea
John O’Hara
Jack O’Hare
William O’Neill
India Otero
John Peiser
Chase Pellegrini de Paur
Shane Pickering
Peter Radman
William Rechtermann
Anna Reed
Emma Reilly
Charles Robertson
Katrine Ross
Grace Ruksznis
Benjamin Schneider
Michelle Siegel
James Singer
Harrison James Skyrm
Summer Sloane
Madeleine Sturcke
Gwynneth Tenney
Nathiya Vasantha Kumaran
Mikaylah Vindas
Emily Wasser
Colin Welch
Emma Wheeler
Wyatt Wilson

Letter: ‘LiveGirl’ Recognizes New Canaan High School Mentors 

Dear Editor,

On a recent Friday night, 60 middle school girls from across Fairfield County gathered at the Norwalk Carver Center for a LiveGirl Leadership Summit. These girls come together every six weeks for leadership development and team-building and have forged special bonds as evidenced by the shrieks and welcoming hugs. Also in attendance were six high school mentors: Camaren Dayton, Abigail Farley, Caroline Garrity, Olivia Hunsinger, Grace Manges and Katie Kurz. These girls received hugs too. Because these girls have established themselves as something critically important to a middle-schooler: a trusted mentor—someone they can confide in, someone they seek advice from, someone they look up to.