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The “Covia building,” formerly known as the “Unimen building,” at Elm and Grove Streets, sold for $6,925,000, according to a property transfer recorded Oct. 9 with the Town Clerk. The buyer is TBG/Elm Street LLC, a company whose principal is Michael Besen, according to Connecticut Secretary of the State records. The Goshen resident is founder and CEO of Manhattan-based Besen Partners. Besen’s companies “have brokered the purchase and sale of over $7 billion of real estate assets, the management of over 5 million square feet of real property and the purchase and ownership of over $200 million of assets for his own account and that of his co-investment partners,” according to a bio on the firm’s site.

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New Canaan Police at 12:09 a.m. Tuesday cited a 29-year-old New Canaan man with possession of less than .5 ounces of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding after stopping him on Old Stamford Road for traveling 46 mph in a 30 mph zone. ***

The New Canaan Building Department on Monday issued a demolition permit for a 1967 custom-built home at 1077 Oenoke Ridge. The 3.59-acre property had been purchased three years ago for $2.6 million by a limited liability company controlled by a Stafford Springs family. ***

Farmer’s Table scored 93 points out of a possible 100 during an unannounced health inspection Wednesday. Mackenzie’s scored a perfect 100 points during a Sept.

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South School students underwent a safety drill Thursday afternoon, according to an email sent to parents by interim Principal John Grasso. It was “an opportunity for staff and students to practice the procedures that are in place to secure the building in the event of a safety threat to the school,” Grasso said in the email. ***

Congratulations to New Canaan’s Jack Mountford, 11, a Saxe Middle School 7th-grader who qualified this summer to play in major U.S. junior tennis tournaments, including the National Championships on both clay and hard court surfaces. In early July Mountford traveled to Orlando, Fla., for the 12 & Under National Clay Court Championships. In August, he played the National Championships on hard courts in Mobile, Ala. In both events, Mountford made it several rounds eventually running into some of the top-ranked American players.

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A limited liability company whose principal is a New Canaan man purchased adjacent vacant parcels on Oenoke Ridge totaling more than 10 acres, records show. Stonybrook LLC bought 1100 and 1102 Oenoke Ridge for $3 million, according to a property transfer recorded Monday in the Town Clerk’s office. The LLC’s principal is David Stone, according to Connecticut Secretary of the State records. ***

Superior Court Judge John Blawie placed a gag order on officials with respect to the Jennifer Dulos case, according to New Canaan Police. “No information will be provided from this date forward regarding this case until the order is lifted or additional arrests are made,” Lt. Jason Ferraro said in a bulletin emailed to media.

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The Westchester, N.Y. woman who in July accused the town of race discrimination and threatened legal action while fighting a $30 parking ticket ended up paying the fine in the end. Farva Jafri paid the $30 on Aug. 6 and used New Canaan’s online system, which included a $3.50 service charge, NewCanaanite.com learned through a public records request. 


First Selectman Kevin Moynihan said during a media briefing in his Town Hall office Thursday that two parties came forward Aug. 30 prepared to make formal proposals to acquire Vine Cottage but did so hours after a deadline, prompting the town to extend it. ***

Women’s clothing boutique Hamptonite is closing its location 140 Elm St.