Teens

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In Darien’s Latest Pre-Turkey Bowl Fiasco: How Police Say Juvenile Trash Talk Led to Adult Arrests

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The assault of a New Canaan juvenile this month that resulted in the arrests of three Darien teenagers began with “hostile” and “antagonistic” trash-talking between high school students through text and Snapchat, court documents show. (more…) Continue Reading →

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

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Former NBA player Chris Herren is coming to Darien High School on Thursday, 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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Teens, Adults Invited to Automobile Association’s ‘AAA to (Gen) Z Summit’ on Threats to Teenage Drivers

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How does today’s technology impact teen driving? What does marijuana really do to impair teen drivers? Is the real problem for teens distracted driving or anxiety/attention deficit disorder? (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Hope and Remembrance’ Banner for Those Killed by Substance Abuse

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Now hanging at the Depot Youth Center, a “Hope and Remembrance” banner with pictures of those who passed away due to drug overdoses. Next to it is a display pledge cards signed by people committed to reaching out to others “who might be struggling” with substance abuse or addiction. The banner includes names and pictures of people from both Darien and New Canaan, the town where it originated. The Depot is encouraging people to come see the banner and add their pledges. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Panel Discussion on Opioid Abuse in Darien: If You Missed Others, Catch This One

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The First Congregational Church of Darien and Silver Hill Hospital are hosting a panel discussion to address the problem of drugs that plague our community. It will be held at the church at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 1, at 11:30am. Although our focus will be on teens, all of us are affected by this crisis. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Parent Workshop: Getting Your Freshman, Sophomore Kids Ready for School & College

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The Darien Depot Youth Center is hosting a workshop for parents of students in Grades 9 and 10 with advice on getting them ready for school and college admissions. The free seminar, presented by Successful Study Skills 4 Students and Collegewise, starts at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2 at the Depot, 25 Heights Road. (more…) Continue Reading →

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