• Clubs & Organizations,  David Rucci,  Lead News,  new canaan,  new canaan library,  New Canaan Library board of trustees,  Thomas Teles

    Library announces new trustees

    Thomas Teles New Canaan residents Thomas Teles and David Rucci have been appointed to the New Canaan Library Board of Trustees. “Tom and David are our most recent appointees, and earlier this year we were delighted to have three other accomplished, community-minded individuals join our board,” New Canaan LIbrary Executive Director Lisa Oldham said. “We welcomed Marie Dolan, Thomas Joyce, and Christopher O’Connor, who all joined the Board within the last six months. We are thrilled to have their expertise and talents, and know they will complement and inspire our team of dedicated board members as we embark on a transformative year ahead.”   Teles, his wife Sharon and their…

  • Editorial,  holidays,  Lead News,  new canaan,  Opinion

    Editorial: Holidays are time for giving

    Yes, the holidays can be rough. Between trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on a shoestring budget, preparing the ideal holiday meal, the onslaught of relatives and the tower of holiday invitations blocking your door it can become a bit overwhelming. But for right now let’s forget about all of that (because it really doesn’t matter) and focus on the actual point of the holidays (and no it’s not presents). The real focus of the holidays is to gather with loved ones and spread some good in the world. So this year, I’m asking you to do your part by making a donation. Donate your time to help…

  • Community,  Lead News,  new canaan,  New Canaan Advertiser,  new New Canaan Advertiser office

    New office, deadlines for Advertiser

    The New Canaan Advertiser has a new office, and deadlines. The New Canaan Advertiser office has moved. The Advertiser can now be found at Hearst Connecticut Media, on the first floor at 301 Merritt 7 in Norwalk. Although the office space is out of town, Advertiser reporters will remain regular fixtures around New Canaan. Editorial Director John Kovach has taken over as editor of the Advertiser, a position he held from 1997 to 2008. He can be reached at john.kovach@hearst.com or 203-842-2750. Submissions should still be sent to editor@ncadvertiser.com. Sports submissions can be sent to sports@ncadvertiser.com. Deadlines for submissions are changing effective this week. All submissions must be received by…

  • accident,  EMS,  Lead News,  police,  Police & Fire

    Accident: truck rammed tree on Oenoke Ridge Road

    A white pick-up truck heading south on Oenoke Ridge Road slammed into a utility pole as it was going around a major bend, Friday at around 10 a.m.. The accident took place in front of the Historical Society, at 13 Oenoke Ridge Road, just as the Advertiser Coffee was letting out. Within minutes, police were on the scene directing traffic.  Soon after the EMS arrived. The air bag was deployed. A man, near the truck, was seen holding his shoulder until the EMS arrived. Caption:  Truck slammed into utility pole on Oenoke Ridge Road. — Grace Duffield photos   The post Accident: truck rammed tree on Oenoke Ridge Road appeared…

  • arnold karp,  Business,  dan radman,  Kent Turner,  Lead News,  Planning & Zoning Commission,  Town Government,  Uncategorized

    Faux stone wall gets P&Z’s attention too

    The faux stone retaining wall on Park Street has landed Merritt Village developer Arnold Karp in front of Town Council and, this week, Planning & Zoning Commission. — Greg Reilly photo Developer Arnold Karp assured the Planning and Zoning Commission on Oct. 24 that materials being used in the Merritt Village project will meet all requirements. Karp said while he’s heard public criticism of the initial work, “I don’t think it’s warranted,” because less than 1% of work has been completed. “You’re criticizing something that hasn’t been built yet,” he said. “Let us get further on down the line,” said Karp, telling the P&Z that what’s been completed is “mostly…

  • Community,  Lead News,  Recreation Soccer,  This Weekend & Coming Up,  Town Government,  town of new canaan,  Waveny Park

    SLIDESHOW: This is New Canaan

    A quintessential part of New Canaan is children’s soccer at Waveny Park on Saturday mornings in the fall. Nothing but fun for the youngsters, and parents enjoy relaxing and chatting with coffee along the sidelines. Dads and others coach the teams in the Town of New Canaan program, and all enjoy the autumn air with changing colors. — Greg Reilly photo [Photos by Greg Reilly. To stop slideshow rotation, put cursor over a photo. To resume rotation, remove cursor.] The post SLIDESHOW: This is New Canaan appeared first on New Canaan Advertiser.

  • Alex Bergstein,  Amy Gildea,  Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices,  Business,  caffeine & carburetors,  Community,  Diane Roth,  Jen Zonis,  L'Armoire,  Lead News,  Nathan Shapiro,  new canaan,  New Canaan Toy Store,  Peter Push

    SLIDESHOW: A few more businesses opened during Caffeine & Carburetors

    The number of non-food downtown New Canaan businesses that opened during the Caffeine & Carburetors car show last weekend was six, according to the Advertiser’s count, and that was up from two that were open during the September C&C event. The car enthusiast attraction, which was held last Sunday, Oct. 25, between Main Street and Grove Street between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., drew its usual crowd of nearly two thousand people. Specialty cars line the streets and Elm and Pine become pedestrian malls with people of all ages. Albert hair salon, Heather Gaudio Fine Art, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and New Canaan Toy Store were opened during the car show,…

  • cafeteria,  Christopher Wegrzyn,  director of Health.,  east school,  farm road,  hazardous foor,  Health inspection report,  Jen Eielson,  Lead News,  moldy,  New Canaan Health Department,  New Canaan High School,  Schools,  south school,  tate of Connecticut Department of Public Health,  warm milk,  west school

    High school cafeteria corrects health violations

    The New Canaan High School cafeteria has corrected health violations that had included moldy shelving, milk at the wrong temperature, unclean lettuce spinner and meats stored incorrectly. Corrections were not needed for the other four local schools, which had passed their original health inspection. On Oct. 11, the New Canaan Health Department returned to inspect the high school at 11 Farm Road and created a report that was in sharp contrast to the previous inspection on Sept. 28. The earlier score of 89 was improved to a score of 99. The public information was inspected by the Advertiser in the Health Department. The newer report said it was “very clean…

  • Community,  Lead News,  New Canaan Parks & Recreation Commission,  Sally Campbell,  Town Government

    Parks & Rec thinking pickleball or volleyball in place of two tennis courts

    Two of the Mead Park Tennis Courts getting early morning use by a men’s group in July. — Greg Reilly photo With the sale of Mead Park Tennis permits declining from 400 to 150 over the past decade, the Parks & Recreation Commission is considering the idea of converting perhaps two of Mead’s nine tennis courts for other uses. The topic first came up at the Parks & Rec meeting in September, and it rose again at the group’s Oct. 10 meeting. One of the reasons for the discussion now is that there is money in the Park’s budget to renovate the eight tennis courts that are a “Har-Tru” surface.…

  • Dr. Bryan Luizzi,  food service,  Jo-Ann Keating,  Lead News,  new canaan public schools,  Schools,  Town Government

    Schools food service debit system under review

    A review of the debit system used in the New Canaan Public Schools food service program is underway in the wake of the alleged theft of $478,000 in cash from the food service over a five year period, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bryan Luizzi told the Advertiser last week and the Audit Committee meeting on Monday, Oct. 15. The debit system accounts for over 95% ($1,900,000) of transactions in the $2 million-per-year food service program, Public Schools Director of Finance and Operations Jo-Ann Keating told the Audit Committee at the Oct. 15 meeting. That system allows families to deposit money into their family account, so that their children can later…