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.