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Police are investigating the theft of two safes from a Lukes Wood Road home, reported at 10 p.m. on May 8. The safes had cash and jewelry inside. Broken glass was found at the rear door of the house. ***

Save the date: The dedication for the Steve Benko Pool in Waveny is set for 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 4. The dedication will be open to the public, details to follow in the coming weeks.

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Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee on Pine Street will reopen Saturday. It had closed temporarily due to COVID-19. 


New Canaan Police are investigating three thefts from unlocked motor vehicles on Deer Park Road (May 2), Bald Hill Road (May 1) and Country Club Road (April 30). Items reported missing from the vehicles include credit cards, drivers licenses and a wallet. ***

VFW Post 653 is raising funds for flags to place on the gravestones of military veterans buried in New Canaan—donation information here. Also, please consider joining the VFW for the placement of the flags on the morning of Saturday, May 28, ahead of Memorial Day—meet at 8 a.m. near the Main Street entrance to Lakeview Cemetery.

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Police at 3:18 p.m. Monday received a report of a bicycle stole from the side of a home on Rocky Brook Road. ***

Element Aesthetics has opened in New Canaan, and is offering 10% off to New Canaanite readers, mention code ‘New Canaanite.’ Here’s a Q&A with owner Merry Thornton. ***

The Connecticut Mirror reported Monday that Gov. Ned Lamont is withdrawing the nomination of Alina Marquez Reynolds as a Superior Court judge following questions about whether she had practiced law without a license. “At issue is whether she was tardy in obtaining a necessary credential after leaving the U.S. attorney’s office to become the general counsel of Grace Farms Foundation in New Canaan in 2019,” the Mirror reports. ***

The ABC House of New Canaan’s Spring Luncheon will be held May 4 at the Country Club of New Canaan—details here.

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New Canaan Police are investigating a report of cash and jewelry missing from an Oenoke Ridge home, received at 10:11 a.m. on April 15. 


The organizers of May Fair, scheduled for May 6 and 7, are calling for volunteers to help run the beloved community event on the St. Mark’s green—a fundraiser for charitable causes. Get info and sign up here. Here’s a recent podcast on May Fair, including some background, with co-chair David Shea. ***

A benefit for New Canaan Library featuring Mike Hayes, a former commanding officer with the U.S. Navy SEALs, is to be held at 6:30 p.m. on May 5 at the Country Club of New Canaan.

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New Canaan Police are investigating an illegal home entry on Turning Mill Lane. Officers were dispatched to the house at about 4:40 a.m. on April 2 in response to a garage door alarm. There, police found signs of forced entry into the garage though not the main residence, officials say. ***

ABC House of New Canaan is hiring a new executive director—details here. ***

The Ethics Board has scheduled a hearing and special meeting at 7 p.m. on April 27 “to take testimony, receive evidence, and hear argument on a pending Ethics Complaint filed against First Selectman Kevin Moynihan,” according to a meeting notice.