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Public Meeting Wednesday on Mass Shootings and What to Say to Children About Them

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On Wednesday night, March 14, Darien United, the youth group that brings together kids from several Darien churches, will present a “thoughtful faith-based conversation” on school shootings for parents. The event,  “Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: A Christian Response in the Age of Fear and Anxiety,” takes place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Middlesex Middle School cafeteria. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Depot’s Next ‘Coffee and Conversations’ Discussion is on Kids and Smoking Devices

Coffee and Conversations at The Depot
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The public is invited to an informal workshop/discussion on vapes, e-cigarettes and “Juuls” at the Depot, Darien’s youth center, on Thursday, March 15 as part of the Depot’s “Coffee & Conversations” series. The event takes place from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Parents, Mature High School Students Invited to See ‘Haze’ — Documentary on Binge Drinking, Monday, March 5

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Binge drinking killed a college freshman from Greenwich in 2004, and it’s killed a Darien teenager as well. “Haze,” a documentary about binge drinking and Gordie Bailey’s death, will be shown from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, March 5 at Darien Library. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Probation Agreement Reached for Two Darien Teens Charged After Assault on New Canaan Teen [UPDATED]

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A judge agreed Wednesday to grant probation to two Darien teenagers who were charged in November in connection with the assault on a New Canaan boy, and after community service is completed, there won’t be a record of the criminal case, the attorney for one of the teens said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Teen Talk Tuesday Night at the Depot: How to Help Friends, Family Who Are Using Drugs

Teen Talk Darien Depot 18-01-23
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TEEN TALK, the Depot’s newest program for teens only, is meeting tonight, Jan. 23) from 7 to 8:15 p.m.
This month’s discussion will be addressing drugs and how to help friends/family that are using; the correlation between opioid use and suicide, and finding resources to help.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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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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