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National Veterans Services Fund Becomes HonorBound Foundation and Changes Fundraising

Phil Kraft HonorBound Foundation National Veterans Services Fund 11-11-17
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Darien-based National Veterans Services Fund, a four-decade-old group that helps veterans, particularly those in emergencies, announced Saturday that it’s changing its name, its website and the way it raises money. The HonorBound Foundation has the new website up, although the website for the group under its old name is also still on the Web.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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

Talmage Hill Railroad Station Crossing
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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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Darien Rotary Club Raises Money for Elementary School Toilets in Kenya

Kenya Students Impact Vine Rotary Club
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The Rotary Club of Darien Foundation is raising money for a sister Rotary Club in Kenya to build toilets for elementary schools there. The link between the two groups: former Darien resident Kate Crowley. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Former NBA Star Chris Herren Speaks Nov 30 to DHS Students, Parents

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Former NBA player Chris Herren is coming to Darien High School on Nov. 30 to speak about addiction and recovery. Herren will speak to students during the day and, starting at 7 p.m., to parents at the high school Auditorium. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letter: New Initiatives in Darien Give People, Families Support to Counter Substance Abuse

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To the editor:

As someone who grew up in Darien (DHS ’93) and works for a national addiction nonprofit, I commend The Community Fund of Darien’s Thriving Youth Task Force and their “Our Darien” campaign. I think it is important that parents start the conversations with their children about drugs and alcohol much sooner than one might think (middle school is just too late) and be armed with information on how addiction is a brain disease. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Learn the Basics of Setting Up a Special Needs Trust on Nov 15

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Learn the basics of setting up a Special Needs Trust from two local lawyers on Wednesday morning, Nov. 15, at a free presentation at Woodway Country Club from 9:30 to 11 a.m. (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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Unlocked Cars Stolen in Northern Darien, New Canaan Over Weekend

Police Darien Police Lock Your Car Every Time
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Three cars were stolen in New Canaan and another one in Darien this weekend, and two of the New Canaan cars were later found in Waterbury, according to announcements from each town’s police department. Two other cars were entered, one in New Canaan, the other in Darien. In every single case, the vehicle was unlocked. In every case in which the vehicle was stolen, the keys were inside. (more…) Continue Reading →

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