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One Darien Food-Serving Establishment Gets Worst Rating in Latest Health Inspections

Health Department Inspection Ratings Restaurants 11-17-17
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One food-serving establishment received the lowest rating (“C”) , two others got the the middling rating (“B”) and one received the top rating of “A” in the most recently released health inspection reports from Darien Health Department. (more…) Continue Reading →

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New Canaan to Seek Funds for Sidewalk at Talmadge Hill RR Station

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Commuters who walk on the south side of Talmadge Hill Railroad Station should get a new, longer sidewalk, say New Canaan officials, who are applying for state funds to replace the current one. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Worst Rating Twice in a Row for One Darien Food Serving Establishment in Latest Health Inspections

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One food-serving establishment received the lowest rating (“C”) for the second time in a row, and six others got the best rating (“A”) in health inspection reports just released by the Darien Health Department. (more…) Continue Reading →

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With CT Drug Overdose Deaths Still Climbing, Darien Health Director Asks State to Start Mandatory Reporting

Opioids Heroin Opioid 02-04-17
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Deaths from drug overdoses, primarily opioids like heroin, rose to 900 statewide in 2016 and are expected to reach 1,000 this year, and Darien Health Director David Knauf is proposing that overdose incidents (fatal or not fatal) be reported to each local health director. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Stevenson Re-elected First Selectman, Richards Off Selectman Board, Replaced by Sparkman

Marks Stevenson reelected 2017
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First Selectman Jayme Stevenson thanked voters and supporters for electing her to a fourth two-year term as the chief town elected official. “I want to thank all the voters who came out today,” a rainy election day, she pointed out, “and I want to thank the tremendous ton of people who helped Susan [Marks], Kipp [Koons] and I [the Republican ticket for Board of Selectmen].” (more…) Continue Reading →

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You Can Apply To Be a Member of the Darien Republican Town Committee

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The Darien Republican Town Committee has appointed a Nominating Committee that will recruit and interview candidates interested in serving on the RTC during the next term, which runs from March 2018 to March 2020. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Low Rating for One Food-Serving Business in Latest Health Department Inspection Reports

Health Certificate Frosty Bear 01-19-17
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One food-serving establishment received the lowest rating (“C”), another received a middling rating (“B”) and two others got the best rating (“A”) in health inspection reports just released by the Darien Health Department. (more…) Continue Reading →

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One Food-Serving Place in Darien Gets Lowest Rating in Latest Health Inspections

Health Certificate Frosty Bear 01-19-17
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One food-serving establishment received the lowest rating (“C”), another received a middling rating (“B”) and six others got the best rating (“A”) in health inspection reports just released by the Darien Health Department. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Former Whitewater Special Prosecutor Robert Fiske Jr. Speaks Wednesday at St Luke’s

Robert Fiske Jr. of Darien 10-26-17
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It’s been 23 years since a White House staffer’s mysterious death, charges of corruption and rumors about the president led to a special prosecutor’s appointment. That was Whitewater in 1994, and that special prosecutor was Darien resident Robert Fiske Jr. (more…) Continue Reading →

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New School Initiatives, Board of Education’s Role Discussed at Candidates Forum

Burke Maroney Ritchie LWV forum 10-26-17
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Later school starting times, the new Fitch Academy, technology in the schools and how the Board of Education communicates were some of the topics discussed by candidates for the school board at a recent election forum. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letter: GOP Selectmen Team’s Expertise, Vision Needed Now More Than Ever

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To the editor:

We strongly support the “Best for Darien” team — Jayme Stevenson, Susan Marks, and Kip Koons, because of the strong, insightful leadership they have consistently provided to our town. EDITOR’S NOTE: THE DEADLINE FOR ELECTION-RELATED LETTERS IS 11:59 P.M., WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Parks & Rec Commission Holding Off on Votes About Parks Master Plan, Ox Ridge Celebration

Word cloud parks and recreation survey 09-19-17
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The Darien Parks and Recreation Commission is postponing decisions related to the parks master plan, originally scheduled for its meeting Wednesday night, and instead will just hold another public hearing at Town Hall. (more…) Continue Reading →

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