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You Could Find a Christmas Gift in the ‘Small Tidings’ Art Exhibit at Darien Nature Center

Small Tidings exhibit Darien Nature Center 11-21-17
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The Darien Nature Center is hosting “Small Tidings,” an art exhibit with more than 130 works from 11 local artists, each with their own unique style ranging from natural landscapes to abstract imagery. With holiday giving in mind, all works are priced at $250 and under. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Educator Named Connecticut Tech/Engineering Teacher of the Year

Greg Darin teacher of the year 11-21-17
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It was a good month for the Technology & Engineering Department at Darien High School with one teacher was named state ‘Teacher of the Year’ and another invited to a national conference to speak about fuel cell cars. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Two Motor Vehicles Stolen, Two Others Entered Overnight Thursday to Friday in Darien

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Overnight from Thursday to Friday last week, two vehicles were stolen and two others were entered in Darien, police say, with three of the incidents happening around Tokeneke. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police Charge Man with Repeatedly Breaking Into Noroton Liquor Store

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Three times last winter, Frate Liquor Store at 1937 Post Road was broken into when a rock was used to smash through the front window. Now police have charged a 46-year-old Stamford man with committing two of the crimes. (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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Area Police Chief: Revolving-Door Legal System Contributes to Spate of Car Thefts

Car Theft Burglary Post PD Facebook 11-20-17
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The Waterbury gang members stealing unlocked motor vehicles from outside homes in Darien, New Canaan and other area communities often have been arrested multiple times in the past, according to New Canaan Police Chief Leon Krolikowski. Krolikowski’s comments came days before Darien Police Department posted an alert Saturday on Facebook and Twitter that three more cars were stolen overnight in town. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Have You Heard … News from Around Town and Beyond: Nov 20

Methodist Family Center Preschool DCA 11-20-17
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The lowdown on what’s up around town …  

Yes, two of those kids are wearing turkey legs on their heads. No, not real ones. Here, take a look, and see what their posters say (well, partly):

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This year’s Christmas wreaths on lampposts downtown, along the Post Road and elsewhere in Darien are checked each year by volunteers from the Darien Men’s Association (DMA), who make sure the bulbs are working properly. “This year, 18 members showed up on Nov. Continue Reading →

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One of the Slipperiest Substances Known to Man or Computers on the Train Tracks: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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What is more beautiful than fall in New England? The autumn leaves make even the most mundane daily commute seem idyllic — unless you’re taking the train. (more…) Continue Reading →

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What Happens When You Give to the Salvation Army Bell Ringers in Darien

Sidewalk Santa Salvation Army 11-17-17 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sidewalk_Santa.jpg?fastcci_from=10108949&c1=10108949&d1=15&s=200&a=list
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Here’s what happens to the money you put in the red Salvation Army kettle that will be sitting outside Palmer’s Market in upcoming weekends through the end of the year, who collects it and who benefits from it, from an announcement from the town Human Services Department: (more…) Continue Reading →

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Big Transportation Improvements? CT Needs To Play Budget Catchup First: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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“Why don’t they build a monorail down the middle of I-95?”

So began the latest in a series of well-intentioned emails I regularly receive from readers, anxious to offer what seem like smart solutions to our transportation crisis in Connecticut. (more…) Continue Reading →

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