Town Approves Road Closure Downtown for New Canaan Crew Fundraiser Sept. 26

Saying they’d make an exception amid the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Police Commission last week approved a road closure downtown for a sports team’s annual fundraiser. The Police Commission voted 3-0 in favor of closing South Avenue before Elm Street—the former “Pop Up Park” area—so that New Canaan Crew can hold its “Ergathon” event on Saturday, Sept. 26. The appointed body noted that the crew team would have difficulty holding the event on a sidewalk downtown, given that many restaurants have “bumped out” onto the sidewalk during the pandemic to create more outdoor dining space. Chair Paul Foley said the event brings good visibility to a worthy sports and self-funded sports team.

New Canaan Crew Dominates in Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay, N.Y.— New Canaan’s junior varsity, freshman and Middle School crews cleaned out the medal locker at the Long Island Junior Rowing Championships Regatta last weekend. Despite high winds and a rough chop in Oyster Bay Harbor, New Canaan Crew put in strong performances across the board on the 1,500-meter sprint course. Of five races entered, New Canaan medaled in four, and took gold in three. The Men’s Junior Varsity 4 without coxswain (JV 4x) stroked by Patrick Curley of Wilton and including New Canaan oarsmen Jasper Tucker (3), Ryan Sill (2) and Dylan Koproski (Bow) won with a time of 5:32.00, a full ten seconds ahead of second place, St. Joseph High School.