The New Canaan Building Department on Tuesday issued a demolition permit for 2,400-square-foot, 1954 split-level home at 142 Overlook Drive. The house, on one acre (in the one-acre zone) had been purchased for $960,000 in April, tax records show. ***
As of last week, four parties had shown interest in the town’s RFP for the sale of Vine Cottage on Main Street, First Selectman Kevin Moynihan said during a press briefing held Thursday in his office at Town Hall. ***
The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday voted 3-0 to approve a $14,624.78 sewer tax refund for the owner of 32 Thrush Lane. The property is located more than one mile outside of the sewer district, but had been improperly coded in the town system, so the the owner had paid 14 years’ worth of sewer taxes erroneously, officials said. The homeowner filed a claim related to the overpayment and the town approved the refund based on the town attorney’s advice, officials said. ***
The case of a New Canaan woman arrested last month following a complaint that she’d accosted another woman and her daughter at CVS was continued Tuesday to Aug. 29 by Judge Stephanie McLaughlin at state Superior Court in Norwalk.
New Canaan Police on Wednesday said investigators have received more than 1,200 tips in the case of a local woman missing since May 24. Since issuing a call for video surveillance in the case of Jennifer Dulos, nearly 80 businesses and residents responded, according to Lt. Jason Ferraro. “In addition both physical and digital evidence is continuing to be processed and reviewed to aide in the investigation,” Ferraro said. Tips can be called in at 203-594-3544, emailed to FindJenniferDulos@newcanaanct.gov or submitted anonymously at www.FindJenniferDulos.com. On the same day, the two-month mark since Dulos’s disappearance, family friend Carrie Luft issued a statement.
The New Canaan Building Department on Tuesday received an application to renovate about 1,000 square feet inside the prominent Greek Revival-style home at 63 Park St. that once was owned by Maxwell Perkins, the great Scribners editor of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and (the original) Tom Wolfe. Plans refer to an “exhibit space,” “reception” area, “photo darkroom.” The estimated $50,000 job will involve adding a catering kitchen and half-bath, according to the application. The architect on the job is Williams Earls AIA, the application said. The property had been purchased for $2,475,000 in November by a limited liability company whose principal is listed in state records as David Peterson.
The New Canaan Building Department on July 9 issued an after-the-fact permit for $5,000 of work done at 82 Old Kings Highway. The permit, which generated $675 in fees for the town, involved turning a half-bath into a full bathroom by adding a shower stall. ***
Waveny LifeCare Network residents and staff celebrated the U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team win over England in the World Cup semifinal on Tuesday, July 2. The game was watched on Waveny’s new 75 inch television, an addition to Waveny’s therapeutic recreation offerings made possible through a grant by the Rotary Club of New Canaan, and from donations directed to Waveny in honor of volunteer Ruby Bierman’s bat mitzvah.
Burglaries in New Canaan are down to four so far this year compared to eight at the same time last year, officials said at the most recent meeting of the Police Commission. Motor vehicle crashes involving property damage are down “significantly,” from 171 to 193, Police Chief Leon Krolikowski said during the Commission’s June 19 meeting, though crashes that involve injuries are up to 18 versus 13 one year ago.