David Gurliacci

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Letter from a Darien Mother: Former NBA Player’s Powerful Talk Brings to Mind Her Mother’s and Her Own Struggles

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To the editor:

On Thursday afternoon my son sent me a text. “Are you going to be home by 7:00?” it said. I thought he wanted me to drive him to martial arts class. As it turned out, he wanted me to drive myself to Darien High School. He wanted me to hear former NBA player Chris Herren speak about his struggle to overcome substance abuse. Continue Reading →

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Year-Long Project on Merritt Parkway in Greenwich to Close Lanes Sometimes on Weeknights, Weekends

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For almost the next year, a stretch of the Merritt Parkway in Greenwich will have a new concrete barrier and construction vehicles entering and leaving at any time. There will be some lane closures overnight on the northbound-traffic side of the highway, between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. The project isn’t scheduled to be completed until Nov. 27, 2018. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Board of Education Chairperson Tara Ochman’s State of the Town Remarks

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Good Evening Mr. Moderator, members of the Republican Town Meeting, town officials, and the community of Darien, those here and those watching on Channel 79. The Board of Education is charged with that most important of missions; to educate and guide our children so they become contributing members of our society. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Planning & Zoning Board Chairman John Sini’s 2017 State of the Town Remarks

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Good evening Mister Moderator, members of the RTM, town officials, and fellow community members here and watching via TV-79. I am John Sini. I will be serving as the chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission for my second year and this will be my fifth year on the Commission. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Man Charged With Offering To Pay Teen at Waveny for Sex Said He Saw It Work in Porn

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The 20-year-old man criminally charged after accosting a juvenile woman running in Waveny with an offer to pay $2,000 for sex told police during an interview prior to his arrest that he “had seen it work in porn,” according to arrest documents New Canaan police filed in court. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Leaders on State of the Town: Control Spending as State, Feds Look to Squeeze $$ from Darien

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You’re a Darien taxpayer and the federal government may reduce your mortgage deduction, severely limit your state and local tax deductions, and the state may force the town to pay a third or more of teacher retirement costs. Also, the taxable value of your home may go up or down with next year’s revaluation. Town officials are assuming you’re not going to want to see anything more than a small increase — if that — in local taxes and spending next year. That was an important theme in State of the Town addresses from First Selectman Jayme Stevenson and Board of Finance Chairman Jon Zagrodzky, who each spoke Monday before the Representative Town Meeting. (more…) Continue Reading →

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