Three Darien Eateries Receive Worst Grade in Latest Darien Health Inspection Reports

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Three Darien food-serving establishments received the lowest rating (“C”) — including one that received two “C” grades and was threatened with being shut down if it didn’t clean up some parts of its act in 24 and 48 hours — in the latest town food inspection reports released by Darien Health Department.

One other establishment received a middling grade of “B” and four others each got the highest rating (“A”).

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Message at Interdenominational Church Event in Reaction to Charlottesville: Bigotry and Christianity Don’t Mix

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God’s message of love for all nationalities — a message repeatedly seen in the Bible — is a powerful rebuke to bigoted hatred of others, Christian preachers from different Darien Churches told an audience Monday at a service held to counter messages coming out of Charlottesville, Va. this past weekend.

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Update: Tax Holiday on Clothing, Shoes Under $100, Aug 20 to 26; Textbooks Always Exempt for Students

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Second update: Monday Aug. 14: Along with the upcoming state sales tax holiday on clothing, State Rep. Terrie Wood, in an email to constituents, reminds everybody that students who present college identification at the time of purchase can get college textbooks without paying the state’s 6.35 percent tax.

And that’s year-round. Here’s the state government’s description of the textbook exemption. Continue Reading →