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

Car Crash Damage AAA Foundation 06-04-17
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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

Online Parks and Recreation survey 05-07-17
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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

Tick sizes Lyme disease CDC https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/transmission/index.html
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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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Have Some Family Fun at the STAR Walk, 5K Run & Roll in Westport on Sunday

Star Walk 5K Run & Roll image from Star Lighting the Way 05-02-17
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The 12th Annual STAR Walk, 5K Run & Roll will be held at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, CT on Sunday, May 7, 2017. The “Walk” includes a Family Fun Day celebration and fundraiser to benefit individuals who have intellectual disabilities and programs offered by STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Join National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Drop Unwanted Drugs at Police HQ

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Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, where people with unused and unneeded prescription drugs are encouraged to drop them off to keep them out of the hands of children or thieves. Darien already has a special bin for dropping off unneeded medication in the lobby of Darien Police Headquarters. And if there’s a danger that your medication could be misused, there’s no time like the present to just drop it off. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Four Darien Food Establishments Get Health Inspections: Here’s How They Were Rated

Health Certificate Frosty Bear 01-19-17
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Darien Health Department inspectors examined four different food-serving locations recently, assigning them state scores and giving each of them one of three town ratings of A, B or C.
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In 11 Recent Health Inspections at Darien Food-Serving Establishments, Most Get Top Grades

Health food 01-13-17
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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

Bullseye Lyme Disease tick bite 04-18-17
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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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