Selectmen Divided on Future of Animal Shelter in New Canaan 

Members of the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday voiced support for two different ways to move forward with the town’s Animal Control shelter, which long has been occupied in a former incinerator building at the dump. That brick structure soon will need a new roof, which two officials say would cost about $75,000 to $80,000 to replace. Selectman Nick Williams raised the issue recently, calling for New Canaan to find better quarters for the lost or abandoned animals that end up in the shelter. During the Board’s special meeting at Town Hall, Selectman Kit Devereaux said response to the issue has generated strong support from concerned residents, and that creation of a new shelter “would be a really great public-private partnership.”

“I want to know if there would be support for that,” Devereaux said. Williams said he agreed, and that he received several calls and emails from residents who want to help.

Letter: Re-Elect Moynihan-Williams

Editor, New Canaanite,

We all love New Canaan and want to preserve its rich heritage and historical charm. We have worked hard to provide a top-ranked educational system, an abundance of organizations, activities and amenities for people of all ages. Continuing pressures from Hartford have placed us in a precarious situation. Efforts to remedy the financial distress have resulted in increased taxes making it even more difficult for businesses to expand. Companies, jobs and retirees have all left for more tax-friendly states.