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What's On Your Mind, New Canaan?

NEW CANAAN, Conn. – Plans for a friend’s party, the state of the economy and lots of work were some of the things on the minds of people in New Canaan when we spoke with them Thursday afternoon.

Alan Master of New Canaan was thinking of the economy as he was walking dogs along Elm Street. “The problem is that it’s politics as usual,” Master said. He wants to see changes and hopes the people voted into office in the November elections focus on doing what’s right for all people, regardless of creed, color or sexual orientation.

Sue Hall of New Canaan is also worried about the economy. “It’s not good,” she said. “I’m worried if it’s ever going to come back. It’s not like before.” Hall added that she doesn’t know what should be done to get things on the right track.

Adina Klein, a New Canaan native now living in Stamford, was thinking of all the work she’s doing for her best friend’s bridal shower and bachelorette party. “It’s extremely stressful,” Klein said, noting the costs involved and the wait for the RSVPs. But she’s doing it because she loves her friend. “I’m just honored,” she said. She’ll also be the maid of honor when her friend walks down the aisle.

Eloise Hyman, 17, of Stamford, was considering all her work. She works two jobs and is looking for a third assignment with Cold Stone Creamery in Stamford. Hyman is also preparing to apply for colleges during her senior year at Stamford High School and learning how to dance at the New Canaan Dance Academy on Forest Street. “There’s lots of work to do,” she said.  

Jairo Alarcon, 25, of Norwalk, was hard at work with Triple S Carpet Cleaning and was headed to an assignment at a Main Street store. Even though it was a little warm on Thursday afternoon, he was handling his day well. “You’ve got to get the job done,” he said.

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