Selectman Williams: Concerns About Waveny Park Safety Have Been ‘Politicized’

A town official on Tuesday voiced concerns about the characterization of New Canaan’s most heavily used park as unsafe. Saying he believed that some of the talk around town about the safety of Waveny Park was “misguided a bit,” Selectman Nick Williams raised the issue during the Board of Selectmen’s regular meeting, held at Town Hall. While saying that he was “in favor of safety,” Williams asserted that “Waveny is one of the best parks in America and one of the safest parks in America.” Speaking during a section of the Board’s agenda dedicated to general town matters, Williams said that suggestions to the contrary were “perhaps politicized,” but was not specific about how. “I think it’s unfortunate that people are talking about Waveny as if it’s Central Park in the 1970s,” Williams said.

Did You Hear … ?

New Canaan Police on Wednesday said investigators have received more than 1,200 tips in the case of a local woman missing since May 24. Since issuing a call for video surveillance in the case of Jennifer Dulos, nearly 80 businesses and residents responded, according to Lt. Jason Ferraro. “In addition both physical and digital evidence is continuing to be processed and reviewed to aide in the investigation,” Ferraro said. Tips can be called in at 203-594-3544, emailed to or submitted anonymously at On the same day, the two-month mark since Dulos’s disappearance, family friend Carrie Luft issued a statement.

Police Chief on Missing Woman Case: Search of Hartford Facility Is Over, Investigation Remains ‘Very Active and Dynamic’

State police on Monday night finished searching a Hartford dump as part of an ongoing investigation in the case of a New Canaan mom of five who’s been missing for one month, officials say. Connecticut State Police concluded a search of a Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority facility in Hartford at about 7:30 p.m. on June 24, New Canaan Police Chief Leon Krolikowski said in a press release. Investigators from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are “committed” to finding Jennifer Dulos, 50, and “bringing those responsible for Jennifer’s disappearance to justice,” Krolikowski said in the release. “We will not rest until we find Jennifer,” he said. Members of the local police Patrol Division and Investigative Section continue to work in a “very active and dynamic investigation” with the state police Western District and Central District Major Crime Squads as well as federal authorities in the search for Jennifer Dulos, who has been missing since May 24.

‘A Deeply Genuine Person’: Statement from Family of Jennifer Dulos

The family of Jennifer Dulos released on Friday the following statement through New Canaan Police:

“Four weeks have elapsed since Jennifer Farber Dulos disappeared. None of this feels real. We tell ourselves that this kind of nightmare happens to people in stories, not to those we know and love. 

“But this situation is real, and it is dire. Each passing day intensifies the impact of this tragedy on Jennifer’s children, who have not seen their mother—the guiding presence in their lives—in 28 days. 

“The New Canaan and Connecticut State police are working around the clock to find Jennifer and to solve the mystery of her disappearance. We are immensely grateful for their dedication.