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Coming to a Park Near You? What Consultants Propose for Darien Parks

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Consultants hired by the town have made these recommendations for each of Darien’s public parks for a “master parks plan” meant to guide the town in making any improvements or changes to them. Town officials are asking the public for opinions about the recommendations. In this third article in a series, here’s what the consultants said about each park. Proposals for some other parks were covered in previous articles. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Changes for Both Darien Beaches Proposed by Consultants in Draft Parks Master Plan

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An amphitheater or an outdoor pool (or both) at Weed Beach, a fishing pier at Pear Tree Point Beach (either pointed south or west) and an expanded concession/comfort station there are among the ideas consultants have for improving the town’s two public beaches. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Town Pool, Walking Trails Among Consultants’ Ideas in Draft Master Plan for Parks

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An outdoor pool at Cherry Lawn Park? Replacing two ball fields in front of Town Hall with an indoor pool and plenty of parking? Paddleboard courts at the Edgerton property? Those were some of the dozens of ideas consultants briefly outlined in a draft Darien parks master plan proposing big or small changes for each of the town’s parks and some other properties, including the town’s Edgerton and Ox Ridge tracts. (more…) Continue Reading →

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See What’s Being Proposed for Darien’s Parks and Recreation at a Public Hearing Wednesday

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See what’s being proposed for Darien’s parks in the future: A draft of a master plan for the town’s parks will be presented at a public hearing Wednesday evening, Sept. 20, in Town Hall. A second hearing is scheduled for Oct. 4. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Ed Roland of Collective Soul to Attend Stadium Stair Climb Challenge for Homeless Vets

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Homes For The Brave announced today that Collective Soul frontman and lead vocalist Ed Roland has committed to being at the Step Up for the Brave Stadium Stair Climb Challenge to support the organization and the work it does serving veterans and others. Ed encourages his fans to come out and support the event on Saturday, Sept. 23 in the Ballpark at Harbor Yard stadium in Bridgeport. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police Announce Traffic, Parking, Other Regulations for First Darien High School Night Football Game

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The Darien Police Department will enforce traffic regulations and monitor security for Darien High School’s first night football game, to be held on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Hackers for Hope Event Coming Sept 29

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The 29th annual Hackers For Hope event will be held on Friday evening, Sept. 29 at Wee Burn Beach Club in Rowayton. Hackers For Hope, which was started by cancer survivors and Darienites Al Smith and Tim Brown, supports cancer research and treatment programs at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Bennett Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical Center, and the Cannonball Kids Cancer Foundation. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Register for Stadium Stair Climb Challenge to Help Homeless Veterans in Connecticut

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You can be part of the third annual “Step Up for the Brave Stadium Stair Climb Challenge” Saturday, Sept. 23 at Bridgeport’s Ballpark at Harbor Yard. The event raises funds for homeless veterans in Connecticut. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Road Race Registration Now Open, Event Takes Place Sept 17

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The 38th annual Darien Road Race is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 17 at Pear Tree Point Beach and includes a 10K and 1.5 mile Loop. Registration for the race is now open, and the first 500 registered runners will receive an official 2017 Darien Road Race performance t-shirt on race day. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Boys Lacrosse Overcomes Greenwich, 17-6

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Three weeks ago the Darien boys lacrosse team scratched out a tough, hard-fought 12-8 win at Greenwich High School in one of the closest games of what has been an unblemished year. In front of a home crowd Saturday afternoon the defending state champs found the sailing much smoother against the Cardinals in the Class L quarterfinals. (more…) Continue Reading →

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