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Donna Shalala Speaks April 19 in Darien at New Covenant Center Breakfast Fundraiser

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Former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala will speak in Darien at New Covenant Center’s Celebrity Breakfast fundraiser on April 19. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Coming to Darien: Construction Projects Everywhere, Especially Roads & Bridges This Year

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Darien’s mascot for this year and next may be the crane — the species seen on construction sites, not waterways. And we may be trading in blue for construction-site orange. Strap on your construction helmets, because it’s going to be a bumpy ride as both the state and town repave roads and bridges are replaced. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Latest Darien Restaurant Health Inspections

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Three local food-serving establishments were recently inspected by the Darien Health Department, which hasn’t been doing many inspections recently due to illnesses of town employees in the agency. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Town Officials Consider Parking Situation at Noroton Heights Station as Platform Project Starts

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With the passenger platform replacement project now started at the Noroton Heights Railroad Station, town officials have taken some steps to try to minimize the parking spaces that commuters can’t use during construction, and if that’s not enough, they’ve identified some other options. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Former Planning & Zoning Commission Chair Susan Cameron Resigns from Board

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Susan Cameron, previously chair of the Darien Planning & Zoning Commission, resigned her seat on the board, saying in a letter Tuesday that she was doing so for “an accumulation of personal reasons.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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How Do I Get Out of Jury Service? Advice from a Lawyer

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There are a few ways to increase your odds of being excused from jury service.  People ask me about this all the time.  Because they’re terribly busy and they have very demanding jobs and a massive list of obligations and responsibilities. (more…) Continue Reading →

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First Selectman Jayme Stevenson’s Testimony to Committee Against Regionalizing Local Health Depts

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First Selectman Jayme Stevenson planned to testify before the Joint Public Health Committee of the state Legislature on Tuesday to oppose a plan to regionalize municipal health departments. Here’s her prepared statement: (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Police Pursue Vehicle on Sunday, Strange Arrest Results in Stamford

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A West Haven man drove recklessly through downtown Darien, elsewhere in town and reportedly in other towns on Sunday, Darien police said, and then he drove to Stamford police headquarters, where he vandalized two police vehicles before he was tackled and arrested, according to Stamford police. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Drought Forum Monday Morning in Stamford with Jayme Stevenson, Other Area Government Leaders

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Landscapers and others who use water outdoors will be particularly interested in an upcoming drought forum with local government leaders, including First Selectman Jayme Stevenson, and officials from the state Department of Public Health and Aquarion, starting 9 a.m. Monday, March 6 in Stamford. Here’s the announcement: (more…) Continue Reading →

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Latest Health Department Inspection Reports: One ‘A’, One ‘B’, Two ‘C’ Ratings

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Two local food-serving establishments received a “C” rating, another a “B” and another an “A”  in the latest health inspection reports for restaurants and other food-serving establishments released by Darien Health Department. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police Chief on Recent Car Burglary Spree: 2 Arrests Helped, Other Towns Getting Similar Burglaries

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Darien isn’t unusual in getting hit with a recent rash of burglaries into unlocked motor vehicles, and it looks like the two teenagers recently arrested in town could solve a dozen of the recent burglaries, Police Chief Ray Osborne says. (more…) Continue Reading →

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