Local Synchronized Skating Team Gets Gold, Silver in Weekend Tournament

Synchronized Skaters Sprites 912-06-16
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The Southern CT Synchronized Skating team (SCSS) hosted a record number of 76 teams this weekend for the 17th Annual Terry Conners Open.

The Sprites part of the team (its youngest members) came in first place in their category; Shimmers finished second place in theirs. The Shadows (the more advanced, older members) came in fifth. Based in Stamford, the team has members from area towns, including Darien. Continue Reading →

New Teen Drivers: 6 Things You Absolutely Need to Know — Advice from a Lawyer

Matthew Maddox Latest 912-2-16
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Dear Free-Range Teenager,

Congratulations!  You’re sixteen and you finally have your license! Fantastic.

I don’t want to take all of the “woo-hoo” out of your newly-found freedom, but I do want to make sure that you know about and actually pay attention to a few laws and legal conceptsthat especially apply to your shiny, new driving experience.

Here’s a list of six things that you absolutely need to know. Continue Reading →

Cameron on Transportation: Pay Your Fare Even When the Conductor Doesn’t Ask — or You’re Shoplifting

Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Imagine you’re in a store and you see somebody shoplifting. You’re embarrassed to say anything or to make a scene, but inside you’re ticked-off. You pay for your merchandise, so why should that guy get it for free? And if he’s ripping off the store, doesn’t the merchant actually make you pay more to make up for that loss? Continue Reading →