Letter from St. Luke’s Thanking New Canaan Police

Police Chief Leon Krolikowski shared the following letter of appreciation at the Feb. 16 meeting of the Police Commission. It was sent by St. Luke’s School Director of Safety and Security Gerald McMahon on Jan. 13, in the days that followed the death of Teddy Balkin:

“Chief Krolikowski, thank you and your department for the trends outpouring of support it has sent to St.

Local Business Q&A: Key Holder Services Inc.

In today’s Q&A with a local business during this holiday season, we hear from Ron Bentley. The 1994 New Canaan High School graduate and career New Canaan Police Department officer co-owns Key Holder Services Inc. with his wife, Kelly. Here’s our exchange. New Canaanite: Ron, the description of Key Holder Services Inc. on your business’s Facebook page is that you provide “alarm response and vacation house check services” for local residents. Talk to us about the demand for your services here in New Canaan, especially given the rise in recent months of residential burglaries.

Did You Hear … ?

According to a separation agreement obtained this week by through a Freedom of Information Act request, a former assistant to the New Canaan High School athletic director had been overpaid $30,000 by the Board of Education during the 2015-16 academic year. Anne Tomaselli paid the school district back that money, under the agreement, and the Board of Ed accepted her resignation “in lieu of any proceedings” concerning the termination of her employment. The agreement also specified that she would not seek future employment with the schools. Many in town knew Tomaselli as ticket sales supervisor at Dunning Stadium. Asked how she came to be overpaid by $30,000, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bryan Luizzi said in an email: “When the district moved payroll in-house, a stipend that was given 3 [times] a year for additional facility support in athletics at NCHS was miscoded as a recurring payment.