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Police Hope Stolen Car Found in Darien May Help Solve Motor Vehicle Burglaries Here

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Days before almost two dozen cars were entered last week in Darien — and shortly after several others had been entered in town — a car stolen in Newtown was found in Darien. “The investigation into this recovery, and its potential ties to other criminal activity, both in Darien and around Fairfield County, is continuing,” Darien police said in a news release. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Ratings from the Latest 10 Darien Restaurant Health Inspections

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Six local food-serving establishments were recently inspected by the Darien Health Department, all received the top town rating of “A” although some violations of the state health code were found. (more…) Continue Reading →

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ConnDOT Plans to Have Merritt Parkway Signs Replaced in 2018

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is developing plans to replace the highway signs and their support structures on a 38.3-mile stretch of the Merritt Parkway from the Connecticut/New York border in Greenwich to the Stratford/Milford town line. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Merritt Pkwy Project to Close Ramps Wednesday, April 26, Greenwich to New Canaan

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that construction will be resuming on Route 15 (Merritt Parkway) in Stamford and New Canaan from the Greenwich town line just north of Exit 31, North Street, to the vicinity of Exit 37, Route 124 (South Avenue) beginning on Monday, April 17, 2017.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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Board of Finance Approves Budget That Would Raise Taxes 2.46%

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The Board of Finance approved a $145.3 million town operating budget and $6.7 million capital budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, which town officials calculate would lead to a new tax rate of $16.16 per $1,000 of assessed value — an increase of 2.46 percent. Board of Finance Proposed Budget at a Glance

Capital, non-recurring budget: $6,710,656
Town operating budget:  $49,429,285
Education operating budget: $95,874,776
Town & education budgets (total): $145,394,061
Grand List (tax base) as of Oct. 1, 2016: $8,512,539,479
Mill rate (tax rate): $16.16 (per $1,000 of assessed value), 0.39 above this year’s $15.77 (a 2.46 percent increase)

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Paintball Attack at Darien Train Station: Vandals Miss Commuters, Vehicles Not So Lucky

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You don’t see this every day (and be thankful for it): Two people at Darien Railroad Station told police they’d been shot at with a paintball gun by someone in a black four-door sedan who was being driven through the parking lot. (more…) Continue Reading →

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