Town Council To Push State Officials for ‘Passing Lane’ on New Canaan Rail Line

Creating a short passing lane along Metro-North Railroad’s New Canaan branch line would double hourly train service to and from Stamford, a key step toward boosting the town’s desirability and quality of life, a resident told members of the Town Council last week. With a relative decline in jobs in Stamford post-financial crisis, access to Manhattan “is more important than ever,” Giacomo Landi said during the legislative body’s regular meeting Wednesday. “I encourage each and every one of you to reach out to our [state] senators, representatives and governor saying that this is a vital town priority,” Landi said during the meeting, held at Town Hall. “In terms of who pays, New Canaan already pays a good multiple of our population in state income tax, but I am sure some wheeling-and-dealing will need to be done.”

A New Canaan resident since last summer, Landi added: “I am new to town, I don’t have all the background on why we are where we are. But we are here.

Letter: Mark Grzymski for Town Council

I write this letter in support of Mark Grzymski for Town Council. I have been a lifelong Republican but fully endorse and support the candidacy of Mark Grzymski. I have known Mark for roughly six years as a friend and neighbor. We both have kids in the public school system and place a significant premium on it. Through the years we’ve had many conversations on the important agenda items New Canaan faces now and in the future, including the continued success of our schools, the need to prudently invest in the future, and remain a safe place new families desire to move to.