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The new cell tower at the end of Soundview Lane in northeastern New Canaan is on track to be operational by May, First Selectman Kevin Moynihan said during Wednesday’s regular meeting of the Town Council. ***

Some upcoming events to pencil in: 

“Success with Hydrangeas with Lorraine Ballato” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 3—from the New Canaan Beautification League; 
Stepping Strong: Lowering Your Risk of Falls from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 11—from Waveny LifeCare Network;
Lenten Season with the United Methodist Church of New Canaan, 10 a.m. Sundays via Facebook Live. ***

The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday afternoon held a special meeting with a single agenda item: “Executive Session to discuss potential litigation to protect the Town’s legal standing.” It came hours after the selectmen approved another $2,000 in legal fees related to the proposed “God’s Acre Platform.” Among other things, the charges reflect a Jan. 19 Zoom meeting with Moynihan, Nicholas Bamonte, an attorney for the town, and Tucker Murphy, a staffer in the first selectman’s office. Murphy also served as a member of a committee that proposed the year-round flagstone terrace at the top of God’s Acre.

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The New Canaan husband and wife arrested by warrant in September on felony risk of injury charges now is facing eviction from their Briscoe Road home, court documents show. The lease ($5,500 per month) held by Tina and Paxton Kinol is being terminated because of “serious nuisance” and because the conduct described through their arrests “presents an immediate and serious danger to the safety of the other tenants,” according to a complaint filed in state Superior Court by Norwalk attorney Mark Sank. ***

Here’s a video from New Canaan Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Laura Budd on “Holiday Doors,” a newly launched video series spotlighting local businesses this holiday season. The campaign is sponsored by Walter Stewart’s Market, Bankwell and Stewarts Spirits:


The Board of Finance during its regular meeting Tuesday re-elected Todd Lavieri as chair and Judy Neville as secretary. ***

Officials on Wednesday gathered at Waveny Care Center on Farm Road as Waveny LifeCare Network accepted a donation of 1,000 N95 donated to its staff by Connecticut Biotech.

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Catherine Palmer, wanted by New Canaan Police on three counts of felony cruelty to animals, has been ordered by a state Superior Court judge to appear Dec. 2 in a related civil matter regarding the ownership of 12 dogs that authorities last week removed from a Butler Lane house. ***

An iconic New Canaan house—a home that historians say was the first in town to be lighted by gas, in the 1870’s—was sold this month for $1 million. Built ca. 1852, the “Victorian Villa” at 528 Main St.

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The commercial building at 102 Main St. has sold for $1.1 million, according to a property transfer recorded Aug. 28 in the Town Clerk’s office. Located at the corner of East Avenue, tenants include a tailor’s and day spa. The new owner is a limited liability company whose managing principals include a Ponus Ridge man, state records show. ***

Filling In The Blanks, a nonprofit organization founded by two New Canaan women that provides children in need with meal bags on the weekends, is running its annual Holiday Backpack Drive downtown from Sept.