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RTM to Vote Monday on Teachers Union Contract — the Biggest Part of the Town’s Next Three Budgets

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Two Representative Town Meeting committees have each voted to recommend that the full RTM, when it meets Monday night, approve the teachers union contract. The proposed three-year Darien teachers union contract will be the single largest expenditure made by the town — not just for the coming fiscal year, but for the two that follow it, as well. Once the RTM vote is taken, that expenditure of tens of millions of dollars a year will be locked in, essentially, unavailable for either the Board of Education or RTM to change for three years. Most of the town’s education spending is on teacher’s salaries, and town education spending is close to 70 percent of the entire town budget. The RTM’s vote will be the final one, putting the contract into effect starting July 1 and ending June 30, 2020.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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Talk on Landscapes as Healthy Ecosystems ‘From Trees to Bees’ March 7

Kim Eierman environmental horticulturist 02-25-17
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Environmental Horticulturist Kim Eierman will share her knowledge on landscapes as healthy ecosystems in her lecture, “The EcoBeneficial Landscape: From Trees to Bees,” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 7 at the Darien Library. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Car Window Smashed in Parking Lot, Cash Stolen from Seat

Darien Police SUV Pointed Right
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A Darien man who left $360 in cash “in plain view” on the front passenger seat of a car parked in Noroton Heights and then went into a store, returned about five minutes later, and it was already too late. (more…) Continue Reading →

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After 20 Vehicles Entered, Several Thefts, 2 Cars Stolen in Two Weeks, Police Arrest 2 Teens

Patrol Car SUV Police Car Night 02-14-17
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Two Stamford teenagers, both 17, have been charged in connection with numerous cars being entered, several thefts from them and a stolen SUV after Darien police worked undercover in a surveillance operation, police announced Thursday morning. Here’s the police news release: (more…) Continue Reading →

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Former Police Chief Lovello: Unlocked Cars the ‘Bane of Our Existence’ in Darien Police Department

Duane Lovello 02-23-17
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Reports of thefts from vehicles parked outside and left unlocked overnight are an ongoing frustration for Darien police, according to former Police Chief Duane Lovello. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Metro-North Could Learn a Lot from Amtrak: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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As I enjoyed a speedy — 148-mph— ride to Boston last week on Acela, I started thinking about the differences between Amtrak and Metro-North. They each have a different mission, but there are a few things Metro-North could learn from its national counterpart. (more…) Continue Reading →

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One ‘C’, Four ‘B’, Three ‘A’ Ratings in Latest Darien Restaurant Health Inspections

Health Certificate Frosty Bear 01-19-17
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One local restaurant received a “C” rating, four others each received a rating of “B”; and “A” ratings went to three more in the latest food-serving establishment health inspection reports released by Darien Health Department. (more…) Continue Reading →

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