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Panelists: High Rate of Teen Drinking in Darien Comes with High Stress, Lax Attitudes

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With only two days on the assignment as school resource officer at Darien High School, Officer Bryan Wallman said at a panel discussion Tuesday night that one of his first impressions is how competitive students are with their academics, and that it may be making them more stressful. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Truth & Consequences’ Panel Discussion on Teen Drinking at DHS Auditorium

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A panel of five area experts will speak at Darien High School on Tuesday night, Feb. 7, about teen drinking from the perspectives of the law and law enforcement, how it impairs teenage brains and athletic abilities and how Darien High School deals with drinking. The meeting is for both parents and students. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Two ‘C’ Ratings, One ‘A’ in Latest Health Inspections at Darien Restaurants

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Two local restaurants inspected in the last week received a “C” and one an “A” in the latest food inspection reports released by Darien Health Department. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Group Launches Campaign to Counter Darien’s ‘Troubling Rate of Teenage Binge Drinking’

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What does 06820 mean to you? In Darien we value education, celebrate our successes, and are compassionate in times of need. We look out for our neighbors. But there’s a critical way we’re falling short: 06820 is also a place with a troubling rate of teenage binge drinking. (more…) Continue Reading →

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DRINKING IN DARIEN: Worse than Elsewhere for Both Teens and Adults — and the Problem is Growing

Carrie Bernier 01-30-17
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Darien teens drink more than their peers in similar towns, across Fairfield County, across Connecticut and across the United States. Their parents are drinking more than adults in other places, too. And drinking has become more prevalent among middle school and high school kids between 2011 to 2014, especially among high school juniors and seniors. Those are the results of surveys taken for or cited by the Thriving Youth Task Force, a coalition of Darien youth-related groups and professionals in the substance abuse and mental health fields serving Darienites. Later this week, the task force is expected to announce a campaign to turn that around in town. Continue Reading →

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Meetings Showcase Darien’s Health Problems, Including Opiods, Alcohol, Stress, Mental Health

David Knauf 01-29-17
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Darien’s youth, not worried about having sex, are getting sexually transmitted diseases at the fastest rate in memory, making STD’s the town’s largest reported health problem. Meanwhile, the fastest growing public health problem in Darien is opioid use. (more…) Continue Reading →

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One C, Three B’s and Four A’s in Latest Health Inspections at Darien Eateries

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In the latest food inspection reports released by Darien Health Department include one with a “C” rating (the worst), three more with middling ratings of “B” and four with “A” ratings. The restaurant that received a “C” was re-inspected a week later and got a “B.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Darien — How Healthy Are We?’ Presentation, Part 3: Stress, Chronic Illness & Coping

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What is the fastest growing threat to the health of Darien residents? How does the health of Darien residents compare with that of the US, or Connecticut? (more…) Continue Reading →

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One A, Four Bs & Shake Shack in Latest Darien Health Department Inspections of Food-Serving Places

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In the latest food inspection reports released by Darien Health Department, two inspections resulted in the poorest rating — “C” — another was rated “B” and nine restaurants were each given an “A,” the best rating. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Substance Abuse, Impacts and Consequences’ — Presentation Thursday on Health in Darien

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What is the fastest growing threat to the health of Darien residents? How does the health of Darien residents compare with that of the U.S., or Connecticut? The second of three programs, titled, “Darien – How Healthy Are We? Part 2 Substance Abuse, Impacts and Consequences,” will help answer that Thursday night at Darien Library. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Two ‘C’ Ratings in Latest Darien Health Department Inspections of Food-Serving Establishments

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In the latest food inspection reports released by Darien Health Department, two inspections resulted in the poorest rating — “C” — another was rated “B” and nine restaurants were each given an “A,” the best rating. In a follow-up inspection at one of the “C”-rated establishments, it received a “B.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Health Department Starts Letter Grades for Food Service Inspections

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Darien Health Department has made some changes to the way it informs the public about the latest restaurant inspections at each food service location in town: New inspection certificates show A-B-C letter grades that customers can see at a glance. Also, customers with smartphones can use them to scan the “QR” code on the certificate to go to the department’s inspections website to get inspection details. (more…) Continue Reading →

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