NEW CANAAN, Conn. - Here are some of the stories that topped the news in New Canaan this week:
- New Canaan Police charged a 17-year-old New Canaan girl with sending inappropriate text messages to a 13-year-old boy.
- A gas explosion in Harlem killed at least eight people and shut down all Metro-North service for hours.
- Initial investigations into the fire on Crane Street in Fairfield that killed a 47-year-old woman and her 19-year-old daughter show that there were no workings smoke alarms in the house that could have alerted the residents.
- A former New Cannan youth group director Andrew Barer accused of making inappropriate and lewd comments to middle school students pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree breach of peace.
- After a 10-year career in New Canaan, Superintendent of Schools Mary Kolek announced her plan to retire at the end of the current academic year.
- Peter Lanza, father of Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza, spoke to the New Yorker for his first interview since his son's deadly shooting spree in December 2012.
New Canaan Police arrested Ronald A. McIntyre, 37, in connection to a smash-and-grab robbery at jewelry store in November.