Wine Shop ‘The Red Grape’ Moving into New Space at Forest and Locust

The Red Grape, a wine and spirits shop that’s been located for more than a decade on Burtis Avenue, is moving into a new commercial space downtown. The business is getting ready to move into a “brand new state-of-the-art” space at 42 Forest St., owner Ravi Punjabi told 

The street-level retail space is part of the townhouse mixed-use development on the corner of Forest Street and Locust Avenue. 

Punjabi through a limited liability company purchased the new retail space last month. It wasn’t immediately clear when The Red Grape would make the move. Asked about it, Punjabi said only that “more exciting news” will follow in two weeks. During the Jan.

Letters of Appreciation for New Canaan Police

The following letters of appreciation were shared at the Jan. 19 Police Commission meeting by Chief Leon Krolikowski. ***


I happened to attend today’s ‘Coffee with a Cop’ at Lapham this afternoon. I was very impressed by the two officers’ presentation, they showed the utmost professionalism and that reflects on the excellent training and leadership they receive under your command. The presentation was very informative and will contribute to our community’s safety.

‘I Am Truly Thankful’: Letter of Appreciation for New Canaan Police Officer Nicholas Rienzi

Police Chief Leon Krolikowski shared the following letter of appreciation for Officer Nicholas Rienzi from New Canaan resident Ernest Mysogland at a Dec. 15 special meeting of the Police Commission:

“Dear Chief Krolikowski, 

I am writing to express my gratefulness to officer Nicholas Rienzi who was extraordinarily helpful to me on the evening of Nov. 15. Upon leaving the rather dark parking lot of the Lutheran church in town after a church meeting, I failed to see a curbing on the side of the lot. When I felt the bump of the asphalt curb I quickly stopped but soon realized my car was stuck over a large rock.

‘Good To See It Back’: New Canaan Holiday Stroll Returns Dec. 3 To Elm Street

Town officials last week voted in favor of closing parts of Elm Street to motor vehicle traffic on Friday, Dec. 3 for the return of a popular kickoff event for the holidays and local shopping. The New Canaan Holiday Stroll returns this year after taking 2020 off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Good to see it back,” Police Commission Chair Paul Foley said during  the appointed body’s Nov. 17 meeting, held at New Canaan Police Department headquarters and via videoconference.