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The Witness Documentary: Official New Trailer
Uploaded by Five More Minutes Productions on 2016-08-31. A haunting documentary about the March 1964 murder in Queens, N.Y. of Kitty Genovese—eldest of five kids in a family that lived in New Canaan at the time—is now available on Netflix. “The Witness” (see trailer above) tracks younger brother Bill’s quest to unearth details surrounding the pre-dawn stabbing murder, which reportedly was witnessed by 38 people and became synonymous with bystander apathy. ***

A motor vehicle struck a utility pole on Weed Street on Monday night. At 9:28 p.m., emergency responders received a notification about the collision in the area of 202 Weed St.

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The Summer Theatre of New Canaan kicked off its 2016 season on Friday evening with a Broadway Stars gala featuring Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara, held at the Woodway Country Club. O’Hara was joined by fellow Broadway stars David Friedman, Robin de Jesus, Janelle Robinson, Jodi Stevens and Chip Zien. Scroll through the gallery above for images from the evening, including performances. ***

We’re hearing that Democratic Registrar of Voters George Cody won backing from New Canaan Democrats at Tuesday evening’s caucus, held at Town Hall. For the first time since his election to the office in 1994, Cody this time faced a challenger for the position, from fellow New Canaanite Bernard Simpkin.

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The Planning & Zoning Commission on Tuesday decided to postpone to next month its decision regarding the closely followed application from the Philip Johnson Glass House to expand its operations. Designed to help boost revenue in order to keep up the sprawling Ponus Ridge property and its buildings, the National Trust for Historic Preservation site’s plans had drawn some concerns from neighbors. P&Z commissioner Dick Ward said during the meeting that he intended to vote against the Glass House’s application, while chairman John Goodwin said he favored it. ***

Police at about 5:30 p.m. last Monday received a Waveny jogger’s report of a sick skunk in the park, went there, found the animal and dispatched it. ***

The Rotary Club of New Canaan says it’s seeking “three warm and caring families” to volunteer for its well-established exchange student program, involving teens between ages 15 and 19.