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Darien Teens Take First ‘Youth Mental Health First Aid Training’ Course, To Be Offered Again

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Many of us learn CPR for medical emergencies — but what about mental health emergencies? On June 27 and 28, the Community Fund of Darien brought a “Youth Mental Health First Aid” training to local teenagers to equip them with skills to recognize and respond to the unique risks posed by a teenager’s mental health crisis. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Poorest Rating for One Food Serving Establishment in 10 Most Recent Darien Health Inspection Reports

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One food-serving establishment in Darien received the lowest town rating of “C” among the seven inspection reports released Thursday by Darien Health Department. The other establishments all got “A’s” and “B’s.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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One Restaurant Gets Poorest Rating in 10 Most Recent Darien Health Inspection Reports

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One Darien restaurant received the lowest town rating of “C” among the 10 inspection reports released Friday by Darien Health Department. The other establishments all got “A’s” and “B’s.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Two Darien Food-Serving Establishments Get Lowest Rating in Latest Health Inspection Reports

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Two Darien food-serving establishments received the lowest town rating of “C” among the inspection reports released in the past month by Darien Health Department. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Six Simple Roadway Improvements Can Reduce Deaths, Serious Injuries, AAA Foundation Says

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Converting intersections to roundabouts, installing roadside barriers, and adding sidewalks to existing roadways are among the six cost-effective road improvements that can potentially save 64,000 lives and prevent more than 353,000 serious injuries over a 20-year period, a new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety report says. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien: Gather Ye Household Hazardous Waste While Ye May: They’re Collecting This Saturday

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The easiest time to get rid of your hazardous household waste in Darien is coming this Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Noroton Railroad Station parking lot, so

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Two Darien Restaurants Get Worst Health Rating Among Eight Latest Inspections

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Two Darien restaurants received the lowest town rating of “C” in the eight Department inspection reports released this week by Darien Health Department. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Your Ideas Wanted in Online Survey About Darien’s Needs for Parks & Recreation

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What should Darien’s parks and recreation services look like in the future, and how should they change to better serve the town’s residents? Town officials want to know and have set up this online survey open to all residents to benefit from your ideas and judgment. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Low Rating for One Darien Food-Serving Location in Latest Darien Health Inspection Reports

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One Darien food-serving establishment received the lowest rating (“C”) from health inspectors among the six inspection reports just released by the town Health Department. (See all the inspection results below.)
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Darien Has Higher Rate of Ticks with Lyme Than State Average

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Three numbers tell this story: (1) Over the past decade, 27 percent of deer ticks tested across Connecticut were positive for Lyme disease; (2) so far this year, it’s 38 percent; (3) in Darien so far this year, it’s 47 percent. (more…) Continue Reading →

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