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The number of New Canaan residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19 virus stands at 16,233, or 80.23% of the population, Health Director Jenn Eielson told members of the Health & Human Services Commission during their regular meeting Thursday. The data was up-to-date as of last week, Eielson said. Here’s a breakdown:


A dog bit a delivery person on Beacon Hill Lane, according to a report made to New Canaan Police at about 2:43 p.m. on Dec. 29. ***

New Canaan Public Schools is hiring substitute teachers at an increased rate of $125 per day.

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New Canaan Police say a pillow case full of jewelry and other items was reported found on the side of White Oak Shade Road near the intersection of Gerdes Road at about 10:41 a.m. Tuesday. The items in it are connected to a residential burglary in Weston, police said, and will be turned over to detectives from that town. ***

Congrats to New Canaan High School senior Ned Brady who signed his National Letter of Intent to play football at Army. Brady—a two-sport co-captain in football and basketball—was joined by family, coaches, NCHS administration, teammates and friends at a ceremony Wednesday afternoon at Waveny. One of the most highly recruited linemen in the state, Brady chose Army over several other Division 1 schools including Syracuse, Rutgers, Boston College, Navy and Buffalo.

Quiet Heroes of New Canaan: Jenn Eielson and Steve Karl 

Jenn Eielson, New Canaan’s health director, paid out-of-pocket for a balloon guy and treats for kids for a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for children 5-and-older, held Nov. 11 at New Canaan High School, officials say. In all, 927 kids received their first dose during the clinic, Eielson told members of the Health & Human Services Commission during their regular meeting, held Thursday morning via videoconference. “Steve Karl from Karl Chevrolet caught wind that I paid for the balloon guy and all the treats and everything out of my own pocket, so Steve Karl and Karl Chevrolet graciously are going to be absorbing all of that cost,” Eielson said. “So I thank them greatly for that.”

The comments came during a general update from Eielson.