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In 11 Recent Health Inspections at Darien Food-Serving Establishments, Most Get Top Grades

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Darien Health Department inspectors examined 11 different food-serving locations recently, giving seven of them “A” ratings and four others “B” ratings. None were given the lowest grade of “C.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Expect More Ticks in 2017: Darien Health Dept Has This Advice on Avoiding Bites

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The black legged or deer tick (Iodes scapularis) is well known for spreading Lyme disease. Now, after a very mild winter, there are reports of a large number of ticks, all looking for a blood meal, possibly from you! (more…) Continue Reading →

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Ratings from the Latest 10 Darien Restaurant Health Inspections

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Six local food-serving establishments were recently inspected by the Darien Health Department, all received the top town rating of “A” although some violations of the state health code were found. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Here’s When Darien’s & Area Towns’ Household Hazardous Waste Days Take Place

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Darien residents can go to any of these Household Hazardous Waste Day dropoff programs to get rid of stuff if you don’t want to wait for (or miss) Darien’s June 3 drop-off day. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Six Local Restaurants Rated in Latest Darien Health Inspections

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Six local food-serving establishments were recently inspected by the Darien Health Department, all received the top town rating of “A” although some violations of the state health code were found. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Sports Injuries Are Inevitable, But Beware of the Slippery Slope to Addiction

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With sports, comes injuries; with injuries, come pain relievers, and prescription opioids are very good ones; but with prescription opioids comes the risk of addiction, and school athletes may have vulnerabilities that make them more likely to get an addiction, a panel of experts told a crowd Tuesday in Greenwich. (more…) Continue Reading →

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What One Darien Family Went Through When Their Son Got Lyme Disease

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At a gala fundraising event in front of about 500 guests, including celebrities — a former Fox News host (Gretchen Carlson), a singer (Marina Morgan), a novelist (Jay McInerny), a mixed martial artist (Jim Miller), U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes — the entire crowd gradually became silent as Tara Vessels of Darien stood at the podium and spoke, her voice sometimes cracking with emotion. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Latest Darien Restaurant Health Inspections

Health Certificate Frosty Bear 01-19-17
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Three local food-serving establishments were recently inspected by the Darien Health Department, which hasn’t been doing many inspections recently due to illnesses of town employees in the agency. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Blood Donations Needed After Storms — and There’s an Opportunity Sunday at Tokeneke School

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After winter storms canceled a number of bood drives in Connecticut and elsewhere, there’s a greater need to give blood, the American Red Cross says, and you have the opportunity on Sunday at Tokeneke School. (more…) Continue Reading →

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