Share Holiday Cheer with ‘NC Women Mean Business’

Share holiday cheer with NC Women Mean Business on December 7th. Friends and significant others are welcome. Festive refreshments will be served! Stop in for a drink before heading out to dinner or stay the whole time:

7:00 – 9:00 P.M.
123 Cherry Street in New Canaan

Admission price of $15 per person covers refreshments. Please bring a new pair of gloves, cozy socks, or a warm hat to be donated to patients undergoing chemotherapy at the Whittingham Cancer Center in Norwalk.

Did You Hear … ?

Officials said Wednesday that New Canaan is on track by year’s end to qualify for its first four-year moratorium from the Affordable Housing Appeals Act—a state law that allows developers to skirt local planning officials if a project designates a certain number of units as “affordable,” under a definition that’s extremely difficult for the town to achieve. Scott Hobbs, chairman of the New Canaan Housing Authority, said during a regular meeting of the Town Council that the first phase of a project at Millport Avenue is a “little bit ahead of schedule.”


At the suggestion of New Canaan Police Chief Leon Krolikowski, the Police Commission at the start of its meeting Wednesday night opened with a moment of silence. It was “for all of the violence that is happening and for officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge,” the chief said during the meeting, held at the New Canaan Police Department. ***

A pair of highway workers for the state walked the median of the Merritt Parkway for about two miles in the oppressive heat last Friday afternoon to find an injured red-tailed hawk there, according to Officer Allyson Halm, head of the NCPD’s Animal Control section. That hawk—and another that was found injured on a Southwood Drive home’s deck on the same day—went to a rehab group in Wilton but unfortunately were too far gone to cure, and had to be put down, Halm said.

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Tragic news reported by The Advocate: A 2-month-old baby girl from New Canaan died in Stamford on Tuesday evening, hours after she developed a problem breathing at daycare. The newspaper’s crime and courts reporter writes that police are calling the cause of death blunt-force head trauma, and the incident has been classified as a homicide. Her family lives on Locust Avenue, the newspaper reported. The Stamford Police detective overseeing the case was not immediately available for comment. Full article here.

Letter: ‘Thank You’ for a Wonderful Wedding

On July 9th our daughter Deanna Balzano married Joseph Lasala of Wilton at Saint Aloysius Church followed by a reception at the Waveny Mansion. On behalf of our family, we would like to thank all those who helped make Deanna (NCHS Class 2009) and Joe’s wedding a memorable one. It all started with Saint Aloysius and especially Father Cyrus and Anne Marie who guiding Deanna and Joe throughout, including the perfect marital ceremony. At Waveny Mansion, we want to thank Steve Benko along with Bea and Debbie from the office who kept us organized and then on the wedding day, Butch, who ensured that the Mansion looked like the Town jewel that it is. Regarding the big day, the bride and her 10 bridesmaids went to two amazing local salons that started the celebration off right.

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Congratulations to New Canaanites Jan and Tom Stadler, whose new granddaughter, Katherine (Kate) Florence Stadler, was born March 2 to Lauren (nee Striffler) Stadler and Sean Stadler of Stamford. Lauren’s parents, Anne and Steve, also live in Stamford. Lauren is a teacher in Stamford and Sean is an architect in New York City. Sean is a 2001 New Canaan High School graduate where he played football and baseball. Tom Stadler is known to many as Administrative Officer of New Canaan in the First Selectman’s office and the various other activities he has been involved in such as New Canaan Baseball/Softball, the New Canaan Community Foundation, Family Fourth, and New Canaan Chamber of Commerce.