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Police: Man, 25, Threatened Darien Woman, Violated No-Contact Order

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A 25-year-old ex-boyfriend of a Darien woman repeatedly called her and on one occasion threatened to kill her, according to Darien police, who arrested him last week on a warrant after he was arrested by police in Yonkers, N.Y. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Multiple Motor Vehicles Entered Overnight in Two Areas of Darien

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There were two sets of overnight motor vehicle burglaries in Darien last week, one set in Noroton overnight Monday to Tuesday; the other on streets off of Mansfield Avenue overnight Friday to Saturday. Each of the burglaries are thought to be related to others on the same night. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Five Things College Students and Parents Need to Know About CT’s ‘Affirmative Consent’ Law: Advice from a Lawyer

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All Connecticut school campuses, of any kind, are subject to Connecticut’s law entitled “Affirmative Consent”.  This is a law that states that every stage of a romantic or sexual contact between two students must be marked by an out-loud, unambiguous “yes”. (more…) Continue Reading →

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New Scam for Small Business Owners: Social Media Notices of Government ‘Grants’

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If you’re a small business owner, you’re not getting a government business grant notice through Facebook. And if you get a message from a friend on Facebook asking them to “confirm” a business grant, it’s not coming from that friend. These are just new ways that have recently popped up to scam you, the Federal Trade Commission says. Don’t even reply to them — there’s some risk in even doing that. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Brenner: No Danger Found After Rumors and a Threatening Message, Rumor About a Gun in School Is False

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Update, 5:42 p.m.:

Rumors that a gun was at the high school on Friday are false, Schools Superintendent Dan Brenner said in an email to parents and teachers about the two incidents involving a threatening message on Friday and rumors of one on Wednesday. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Brenner: Rumor of Threatening High School Message Determined to be Unfounded

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Darien High School administrators determined Wednesday afternoon that there was no foundation to a rumor that a seemingly threatening statement written on a boys’ bathroom wall, Superintendent of Schools Dan Brenner announced in a news release. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Man, 28, Driving West on Eastbound Side of Post Road

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At the stretch of the Post Road where a grassy median splits up eastbound and westbound traffic, a police officer recently saw an intoxicated driver going west on the eastbound side. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Woman, 33, Driving So Slow That Traffic Was Backing Up Behind Her — at 1:20 AM

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A Darien police officer saw a woman driving so slowly on Interstate 95 that traffic was backing up behind her as she changed lanes without using turn signals, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Income Tax-Related Identity Theft Scams Down But Not Out: How to Protect Yourself

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The good news is that ID theft scams are less prevalent than they were in previous years. The bad news is that there’s plenty still around. Both the Internal Revenue Service and Better Business Bureau have (overlapping) advice about protecting yourself from scammers who want your personal information for identity theft and tax fraud. (more…) Continue Reading →

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