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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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Outdoor Watering Restrictions Now Tighter — Even Using Hand-Held Hoses Now Banned

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 Aquarion Water Company, working in cooperation with town and city officials in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, and Darien, is implementing a mandatory ban on the use of outdoor watering devices, including irrigation systems, sprinklers, soaker hoses, and hand-held hoses. This ban is effective immediately. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Aquarion: Plea to Stop Using Outdoor Watering Devices Is Now a Ban

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Aquarion Water Company, working in cooperation with town and city officials in Darien, Greenwich, Stamford and New Canaan, is implementing a mandatory ban on the use of outdoor watering devices, including irrigation systems, sprinklers, and soaker hoses. This ban is effective immediately. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Aquarion: Please Don’t Water Lawns Thru Sunday — We Need to Conserve Water

Anton Croos Water Sprinkler Wikimedia Commons 8-18-16
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Aquarion Water Company, working in cooperation with town and city officials in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan and Darien, is encouraging its customers to conserve water by not watering lawns through this Sunday, Aug. 21, due to the recent rain. (more…) Continue Reading →

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BREAKING: Pokémon Go Monsters Invade Darien — Cops to Assist with Citizens’ Arrests

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The Darien Police Department has just issued this bulletin on the Pokemon Go monsters now occupying various locations in our fair town. Police urge citizens to take appropriate precautions and are offering assistance with efforts to capture the invasive species: (more…) Continue Reading →

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