Moynihan on COVID-19 Rate: ‘New Canaan Is Living in a Bubble’

New Canaan’s highest elected official said Tuesday night that the town “is living in a bubble” with respect to its low COVID-19 virus infection rate. First Selectman Kevin Moynihan during an update to the Board of Finance said the town is seeing “one college-age person a week that is getting tested away at college and they get reported back to their hometown as their permanent address.”

“There are some hotspots in various other places around the state,” he said during the meeting, held via videoconference. “But our numbers are scarily low here. Which is good. We are worried about whether some of these college kids might be coming home instead of saying on campus.

Preservation Group: Proposed Residential Retirement Complex Would ‘Loom Over the Historic District’

Saying a proposed residential retirement complex would loom over New Canaan’s Historic District, members of a local nonprofit organization dedicated to preservation said this week that they’re opposed to it. The three-story complex planned for 65 Oenoke Ridge “will dominate the view looking north from God’s Acre, and simply overpower the Historical Society campus and St. Michael’s Church,” according to a Sept. 30 letter to the Planning & Zoning Commission from Neele-Banks Stichnoth, president of the New Canaan Preservation Alliance Board of Trustees. “The view looking south from St.