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Worst Health Rating for Two Darien Restaurants in Latest Inspections

Health Department Inspection Ratings Restaurants 11-17-17
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Two Darien restaurants received “C” grades, the lowest of the three town Health Department ratings, in the most recently released health inspections. Both restaurants were reinspected and each received a “B.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Former NBA Star Chris Herren Speaks Thursday, Nov 30 to DHS Students, Parents

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Former NBA player Chris Herren is coming to Darien High School on Thursday, Nov. 30 to speak about addiction and recovery. Herren will speak to students during the day and, starting at 7 p.m., to parents at the high school Auditorium. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Teens, Adults Invited to Automobile Association’s ‘AAA to (Gen) Z Summit’ on Threats to Teenage Drivers

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How does today’s technology impact teen driving? What does marijuana really do to impair teen drivers? Is the real problem for teens distracted driving or anxiety/attention deficit disorder? (more…) Continue Reading →

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One Darien Food-Serving Establishment Gets Worst Rating in Latest Health Inspections

Health Department Inspection Ratings Restaurants 11-17-17
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One food-serving establishment received the lowest rating (“C”) , two others got the the middling rating (“B”) and one received the top rating of “A” in the most recently released health inspection reports from Darien Health Department. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Worst Rating Twice in a Row for One Darien Food Serving Establishment in Latest Health Inspections

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One food-serving establishment received the lowest rating (“C”) for the second time in a row, and six others got the best rating (“A”) in health inspection reports just released by the Darien Health Department. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letter from an Expert: Parents Should Begin Frank Discussions About Substance Abuse EARLY

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To the editor:

I applaud the work of The Community Fund of Darien’s Thriving Youth Task Force as it launches its campaign “Our Darien” which is aimed at addressing teen binge drinking. (more…) Continue Reading →

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With CT Drug Overdose Deaths Still Climbing, Darien Health Director Asks State to Start Mandatory Reporting

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Deaths from drug overdoses, primarily opioids like heroin, rose to 900 statewide in 2016 and are expected to reach 1,000 this year, and Darien Health Director David Knauf is proposing that overdose incidents (fatal or not fatal) be reported to each local health director. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letter: New Initiatives in Darien Give People, Families Support to Counter Substance Abuse

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To the editor:

As someone who grew up in Darien (DHS ’93) and works for a national addiction nonprofit, I commend The Community Fund of Darien’s Thriving Youth Task Force and their “Our Darien” campaign. I think it is important that parents start the conversations with their children about drugs and alcohol much sooner than one might think (middle school is just too late) and be armed with information on how addiction is a brain disease. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Low Rating for One Food-Serving Business in Latest Health Department Inspection Reports

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One food-serving establishment received the lowest rating (“C”), another received a middling rating (“B”) and two others got the best rating (“A”) in health inspection reports just released by the Darien Health Department. (more…) Continue Reading →

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One Food-Serving Place in Darien Gets Lowest Rating in Latest Health Inspections

Health Certificate Frosty Bear 01-19-17
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One food-serving establishment received the lowest rating (“C”), another received a middling rating (“B”) and six others got the best rating (“A”) in health inspection reports just released by the Darien Health Department. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien High School Fighting Substance Abuse in a New Way: With Student/Parent Info Sessions on the Dangers

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All but 226 Darien High School students (less than one in seven) has participated in a presentation in which a Silver Hill Hospital, a lawyer and police officers talk about the problems teens have when they take alcohol, marijuana or other illegal drugs or alcohol. The students must attend the 90-minute session with a parent or guardian. Both student and adult must attend in order for the student to participate in sports or other extra-curricular activities. (more…) Continue Reading →

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