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One Restaurant Gets Its Second ‘C’ Rating in a Row in Latest Health Inspections [UPDATE]

Health Certificate Frosty Bear 01-19-17
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One Darien restaurant that received a “C” rating, the worst in the town A-B-C ratings system, in a March 4 inspection then got a second “C” rating on March 17 in the latest health inspection reports released by the town Health Department. Two other establishments were rated “B”, and two more, “A.” A new restaurant that opened in January received a 95 state score but not a town rating. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Superintendent on Darien High Walkout: It Was Orderly, Respectful

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When Darien High School students participated in a walkout on Wednesday to commemorate the Parkland, Fla. school shooting, the event was orderly and people were respectful, school district Superintendent Dan Brenner told the Board of Education that night. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Hope for Rockets’ Red Glare O’er the Land of the Wave: Darien Fireworks May Not Be Cancelled This Year After All [UPDATED]

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Rockets’ red glare and bombs bursting in air in a fireworks event may yet happen o’er the land of the (blue) wave at Darien High School this July, according Selectman Susan Marks said at a recent Board of Selectmen meeting0. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Public Meeting Wednesday on Mass Shootings and What to Say to Children About Them

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On Wednesday night, March 14, Darien United, the youth group that brings together kids from several Darien churches, will present a “thoughtful faith-based conversation” on school shootings for parents. The event,  “Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: A Christian Response in the Age of Fear and Anxiety,” takes place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Middlesex Middle School cafeteria. (more…) Continue Reading →

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One Restaurant Gets Worst Rating — ‘C’ — in Latest Health Inspection Reports

Health Department Inspection Ratings Restaurants 11-17-17
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One Darien restaurant received a “C” rating, the worst in the town A-B-C ratings system, in the latest health inspection reports released by the town Health Department. Three other establishments were rated “B”, and one “A.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Two ‘C’ Ratings, the Worst, for Darien Food-Serving Establishments in Latest Town Heath Inspection Reports

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Two Darien food-serving establishments got a “C” rating, the worst in the town A-B-C ratings system, in the latest health inspection reports released by the town Health Department. Three other establishments were rated “A”, and two “B.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Selectmen Unanimously Pass $45.7 Million Budget, Cutting 1% from This Year’s Spending — Maybe No Fireworks This Year

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The Board of Selectmen on Monday unanimously recommended cutting the non-education part of town spending to bring it 1.05 percent below the current budget, as passed last year. One unexpected cut: $13,498 for the annual fireworks display, which may not be taking place this year for reasons having nothing to do with budgeting. Town officials said the high school’s turf fields and cafeteria reconstruction make that location too difficult, and there doesn’t seem to be another. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Two Darien Establishments Get Worst Rating, ‘C,’ in Latest Health Inspection Reports [UPDATED]

Health Department Inspection Ratings Restaurants 11-17-17
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Two Darien food-serving establishments got a “C” rating, the worst in the town A-B-C ratings system, in the latest health inspection reports released by the town Health Department. Three other establishments were rated “A”, and two “B.” Update, 11:02 a.m.: In addition to the inspections just referred to, Blue Wave Taco was just reinspected on Feb. 22 and received an “A” (more information below). The inspection occurred just as Darienite.com received reports from the department and wasn’t included in the weekly batch. Continue Reading →

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No Free Ride: Connecticut Needs Tolls and Gas Taxes: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Am I the only person in the state who thinks Gov. Dannel Malloy’s plan for tolls and gas taxes makes sense? Probably. But let me try once again to overcome the usual objections and myths and explain why Malloy’s plan is fair and necessary. (more…) Continue Reading →

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One Darien Eatery Gets Worst Town Rating in Latest Town Health Inspection Reports

Health Department Inspection Ratings Restaurants 11-17-17
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Only two health inspections were released by Darien Health Department, with one restaurant getting a “C” rating, the worst in the town A-B-C ratings system, and the other receiving an “A”. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Latest Health Inspection Results from Darien Schools and Food-Serving Establishments

Health Department Inspection Ratings Restaurants 11-17-17
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Health inspection ratings ranged from good to fair in the latest town Health Department reports for three more Darien school cafeterias and three food-serving establishments in town. (more…) Continue Reading →

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DPW Chief: A Grinding Machine at Transfer Station Could Save Darien $200K a Year

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Although Public Works Director Edward Gentile Jr. is still looking into the details, he says that buying machine to grind up brush, logs, grass and leaves at the town transfer station on Ledge Road  might mean Darien wouldn’t not have to truck out that waste, which costs the town $200,000 a year. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien TV79 Does a Lot for the Town. Now It’s Asking You for a Few Minutes to Fill Out a Short Online Survey

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Darien TV79, the town’s CSPAN-like local government access channel that provides video gavel-to-gavel coverage of town government board meetings as well as interview programs and coverage of local meetings and events, wants a few minutes of your time. (more…) Continue Reading →

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