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Five Things College Students and Parents Need to Know About CT’s ‘Affirmative Consent’ Law: Advice from a Lawyer

Matthew Maddox Latest 912-2-16
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All Connecticut school campuses, of any kind, are subject to Connecticut’s law entitled “Affirmative Consent”.  This is a law that states that every stage of a romantic or sexual contact between two students must be marked by an out-loud, unambiguous “yes”. (more…) Continue Reading →

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New Scam for Small Business Owners: Social Media Notices of Government ‘Grants’

Scam Online Reviews and Recommendations video FTC 03-22-17
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If you’re a small business owner, you’re not getting a government business grant notice through Facebook. And if you get a message from a friend on Facebook asking them to “confirm” a business grant, it’s not coming from that friend. These are just new ways that have recently popped up to scam you, the Federal Trade Commission says. Don’t even reply to them — there’s some risk in even doing that. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Noroton Heights Train Station Platform Replacement Project Begins Monday

Map Noroton Heights Railroad Station platform replacement 03-25-17
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An 18-month-long demolition and reconstruction of the concrete platforms at Noroton Heights Railroad Station is scheduled to begin Monday, with work starting on the western end of the south platform (nearest Hollow Tree Ridge Road). (more…) Continue Reading →

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Brenner: No Danger Found After Rumors and a Threatening Message, Rumor About a Gun in School Is False

Darien High School DHS 9-13-16
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Update, 5:42 p.m.:

Rumors that a gun was at the high school on Friday are false, Schools Superintendent Dan Brenner said in an email to parents and teachers about the two incidents involving a threatening message on Friday and rumors of one on Wednesday. (more…) Continue Reading →

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The Enormous, Beautiful, Amazing George Washington Bridge: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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It’s the bridge we love to hate. Congested, expensive — charging a $15 toll — and lacking the modern design of the soon-to-be completed new Tappan Zee Bridge, the George Washington Bridge is best to be avoided. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Here’s How Often Eversource Helicopters Fly Over Darien — and Why

Eversource helicopter N1431W 02-22-17
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Eversource schedules its helicopters to fly over major electricity transmission lines and equipment four times a year (most recently in late December, late February and late this month — starting about now or sometime soon). We asked a utility spokesman why that happens so often, and here’s what we found out: (more…) Continue Reading →

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Brenner: Rumor of Threatening High School Message Determined to be Unfounded

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Darien High School administrators determined Wednesday afternoon that there was no foundation to a rumor that a seemingly threatening statement written on a boys’ bathroom wall, Superintendent of Schools Dan Brenner announced in a news release. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Former Planning & Zoning Commission Chair Susan Cameron Resigns from Board

Susan Cameron
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Susan Cameron, previously chair of the Darien Planning & Zoning Commission, resigned her seat on the board, saying in a letter Tuesday that she was doing so for “an accumulation of personal reasons.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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