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The man charged May 25 with attempted murder, assault and kidnapping in a disturbing Valley Road incident in broad daylight is now scheduled to appear in state Superior Court on Sept. 2. Mynor Romeo Alvarado-Canahui, 31, of Norwalk, has not yet pleaded and doesn’t have a lawyer, according to Connecticut Judicial Branch records. ***

The New Canaan Democratic Town Committee has nominated Kathleen Corbet to replace Kit Devereaux, who submitted her resignation from the Board of Selectmen, according to DTC Chair Christina Fagerstal. Devereaux will retire from elected office Aug.

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Here’s a look at the rate of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Fairfield County towns, including New Canaan, as of July 20:

 

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New Canaan Police at 4:49 p.m. Tuesday cited a 34-year-old Ossining, N.Y. man on marijuana-related infractions after stopping him for speeding on Oenoke Ridge. 

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New Canaan resident Paul Kuehner has been elected to the Americares Free Clinics Board of Directors. The CEO of Building and Land Technology, a Stamford-based real estate development, management and private equity firm, Kuehner holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and MBA from Emory University. ***

NBC’s “Dateline” on Monday aired an episode titled “The Day That Jennifer Disappeared” about May 25, 2019, regarding the Jennifer Dulos case. It included new interviews with state police and images of accused wife-killer Fotis Dulos on that day. ***

Someone launched a Twitter account last month with the handle @TownOfCanaan and description “The Official Twitter Account of New Canaan, Connecticut.” It appears to promote Canaan, Conn.

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Here’s this week’s “Wine Minute” with Carl Franco of Francos Wine Merchants on Elm Street:

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The New Canaan Building Department has received applications to demolish structures at the following addresses: 1365 Valley Road, 133 Woodland Road and 123 Woodland Road. ***

The dog who bit a 12-year-old boy Monday evening as he walked on a trail off of Old Norwalk Road has been identified and the animal’s vaccinations are up-to-date, police said. ***

As of Tuesday, New Canaan had 186 confirmed cases of COVID-19 virus (and three probable cases), according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health. The figure is up seven since July 7. 

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Attorney Amy Zabetakis of Rucci Law Group, which recently opened a New Canaan office, has published a blogpost “Real Estate and Zoning During COVID-19.”

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New Canaan furniture designer and maker Tom Throop, owner of Black Creek Designs on Grove Street, is offering 20% off on available inventory through July. ***

Here’s a link to the Facebook event listing for “A Chance To Unpack,” a three-day Webinar to be hosted by ABC House of New Canaan scholars and New Canaan High School graduates Jelani Alladin and Darryl Cummings.

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The Sept.13 installment of the popular car show “Caffeine & Carburetors” has been cancelled, according to town resident and event founder Doug Zumbach. The final scheduled show of the season, Oct. 18 at Waveny, is on track for now. ***

Congratulations to six recipients of the New Canaan Girl Scouts Gold Awards: Claire Brunner, Caterina Carson, Amanda Hill, Olivia Licata, Johannah O’Brien and Celia Sokolowski. ***

Though a New Canaan woman with COVID-19 has challenged First Selectman Kevin Moynihan that in her case the virus was transmitted from out-of-state, he doubled down on that assertion during a press briefing Thursday.

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Congratulations to rising New Canaan High School senior Jordyn Lee on her selection as one of 10 junior tennis players from throughout the region to be named to the U.S. Tennis Association of New England’s first-ever Player Council. She and Caitlin Case of New Castle, Maine were appointed co-chairs. ***

A federal judge Tuesday granted the firefighter suing the town after years of alleged verbal abuse at the hands of a captain in the New Canaan Fire Department an extension until July 27 to respond to the municipality’s motion to dismiss. ***

The Thrift Shop at Main Street and Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will reopen Monday with weekday hours of 12 to 4 p.m., according to Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. All proceeds from the sale of donated items benefits the organization. 

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New Canaan YMCA officials said in an email blast to members that they’ve put “many protocols and additional efforts” in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission after a person who works at its Rainbow Station childcare center tested positive for for the virus. The employee last was present at the Y on June 26, officials said.