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Spotted in New Canaan last month, the black bear known as “211” for the state tags attached to his ears, was euthanized after being struck by a car in Easton. ***

Police are investigating a vandalism complaint from 3:07 p.m. on July 21, when a vehicle parked at a Summer Street residence had eggs and mustard thrown onto it. ***

One of Town Hall’s friendliest workers, Assistant Town Clerk Ellen Petersen, is set to retire at month’s end. “I’ve certainly enjoyed my time working here and I am also very happy to have more time and flexibility in my life now that I have reached my 70s,” Peterson told NewCanaanite.com Wednesday. She will work part-time in the office in the future.

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A man jogging on Hoyt Farms Road on Tuesday morning told Animal Control that he saw a mountain lion pass in front of him. ***

New Canaan Police at 1:02 p.m. on July 14 received a report of graffiti written on a bathroom wall at New Canaan Country School. ***

This comment published on NewCanaanite.com at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday was the 10,000th approved comment posted to the site since launching in January 2014. ***

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty announced Monday that The Sneddon Team of the firm’s New Canaan brokerage ranked as the No. 1 real estate agent team in Connecticut according to the 2021 REAL Trends list of “America’s Best” real estate professionals.

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Police at 9 a.m. Monday received a report of vandalism at the Vue New Canaan. Damage was done to carpet and walls at the apartment and condo complex, police said. An active investigation is underway. ***

Dil Figaro is offering the first week of lunches for free in exchange for trying them out for a month. (Background on the New Canaan company here.)


The New Canaan Garden Club has withdrawn its proposal to replace Japanese maple trees on one side of a walkway near Waveny House with peonies and flowering plants.

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The New Canaan Fire Department at 1:24 a.m. Thursday responded to a report of a structure fire on Devonwood Lane. The third floor of the home at 99 Devonwood Lane sustained “extensive damage to the third floor,” Fire Marshal Paul Payne said. According to tax records, the house was built in 2018. No one was injured in the fire, Payne said. Mutual aid was provided by Stamford, Norwalk, Wilton and Westchester County units.

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Another peacock is on the loose in New Canaan, officials say. 

The bird escaped from his enclosure and is staying in one area on Ponus Ridge, according to Animal Control Officer Allyson Halm. The peacock’s owner is organizing an effort to secure the bird, who has food and water available to him, she said. New Canaan has seen roaming peacocks in the past, most recently in April—in that case, the bird eventually was reunited with his owner. ***

Congratulations to Sean O’Neill of New Canaan on being named to the University of Scranton Spring 2021 Dean’s List. O’Neill is finance major in the University’s Kania School of Management.