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The New Canaan Building Department on April 21 received an application to demolish the 9,000-square-foot home at 84 Turtle Back Road. ***

Police say they’ve identified the driver who struck a cyclist on Route 123 in New Canaan on Wednesday. Read the update here. ***

Congratulations to Zack Ramppen on being named last week’s “Ram of the Week” by the New Canaan High School Athletic Department. He led the NCHS varsity baseball team in RBIs (7), is tied for runs scored (5), and is second on the team in batting average (.500), according to a citation.

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Police are investigating a report of vandalism at Waveny House that came in at 8:18 a.m. on April 11. Six exterior patio lights on the rear patio were reported damaged, police said. ***

Gov. Ned Lamont on Monday announced that as of May 1, bars that do not serve food can open for service on an outdoor-only basis, that the 8-person per table limit will be lifted for outdoors only and that the curfew for restaurants, entertainment venues, recreation venues and theaters will be moved back one hour to midnight. Also, effective May 19, if the state continues to see low infection and high vaccination rates, all remaining business restrictions will be lifted, Lamont said. ***

Here’s the new “Wine Minute” from Francos Wine Merchants on Elm Street:


The town on April 16 issued a demolition permit for 955 Ponus Ridge.

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Two more buildings at The Vue—the apartment and condo complex formerly known as Merritt Village—are on track to get their Certificates of Occupancy in the first week of June, according to a March activity report that the fire marshal presented Tuesday to the Fire Commission. Buildings C and D are located at 160 and 180 Park Street, respectively, according to Fire Marshal Paul Payne’s report. ***

A 2021 Range Rover, its keys left inside the vehicle, was reported stolen from a Jelliff Mill Road driveway at 10:12 a.m. Wednesday, according to New Canaan Police. The SUV last was seen parked there at about 10 p.m. the night before, Chief Leon Krolikowski said in a press release, and had not been recovered as of Wednesday afternoon. ***

The daffodils are blooming at Irwin Park, visited April 9 by Weed Street resident Duke Radman.

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The owner of an East Hills Drive duplex on Monday moved to evict the tenants of one unit in the dwelling. According to a complaint filed in state Superior Court on behalf of the owner 9 East Hills Drive by Norwalk-based attorney Abram Heisler, the tenants haven’t paid $1,775 monthly rent since October. They were notified to vacate the premises March 17 and haven’t done so, according to the complaint. ***

New Canaan’s Vaughn Slatoff, a mentor with Southern Connecticut Storm Special Hockey—an organization that serves kids from age four to young adult with developmental disabilities—broke his collarbone recently, meaning he couldn’t work with the players on the ice. So on his own, Slatoff organized a fundraiser for Storm, donating a new Sony PlayStation 5 as a prize and raising more than $20,000 to help defer program costs for Storm players and their families. 


The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday voted 3-0 to appoint Drew Magratten to the Parking Commission for a term ending Dec.

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[Editor’s Note: A time reference for a study published online has been removed for clarification.]

The firefighter who last year sued the town claiming that municipal officials for years failed to address abuse by a superior in the department, John Aniello, is no longer working for the New Canaan Fire Department, municipal officials have confirmed. Aniello started as a firefighter in August 2006 and that his employment ends Jan. 31, 2021, according to the town’s Human Resources Department. The fire captain accused of homomisic and racist abuse, Capt. Robert Petrone, started as a firefighter in May 2001 and remains employed at NCFD, officials said. The town last June moved to dismiss parts of the lawsuit.