Darien TV79 will be showing videos from America’s Boating Channel to promote safety on the water, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, the local government cable channel announced.
The first video, “Social Distancing While Boating” is 3 1/2 minutes long and already on Vimeo with six other America’s Boating Channel safety videos.
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School buildings must be closed for the rest of the academic year to keep students and staff safe from COVID-19, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Tuesday morning.
Online teaching will continue to take place, and take-out school lunch and breakfast programs must continue, the governor said. Lamont and state education officials will discuss the decision at the governor’s 4 p.m. news briefing.
A decision on holding summer school is expected by the end of May, according to the announcement.
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Jane Tyler Christie, 84, a long time Baltimore Area resident, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2020 in the company of family members in Auburn, Pennsylvania. Continue Reading →
When U.S. News magazine recently came out with its rankings of high schools around the country and in the state, Darien High School came out tied for No. 1 for math and reading proficiency and No. 3 in the overall ranking in Connecticut.
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The statewide expansion of a program that will make free online learning licenses available to recipients of unemployment insurance, including those who have been impacted by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 public health crisis, was announced Monday by Gov. Ned Lamont.
The SkillUp CT program will expand access to comprehensive online course work from a leading global provider for thousands of Connecticut residents. Continue Reading →
The recent rebuilding of the Lake Avenue Bridge over the Merritt Parkway in Greenwich has earned Connecticut a new award.
A state agency, nonprofit group and business which all cooperated on the project to rebuild the bridge, part of the Merritt Parkway National Scenic Byway, won the 2020 Byway Organization’s Leveraging Services Award bestowed by the National Scenic Byway Foundation project. Continue Reading →
I’ll admit it: I love driving fast. I’ve even been known to drive faster than 55 mph on I-95, but who hasn’t? (And I’ve never been given a ticket). Continue Reading →
It is with great sadness that the family of Brigitte Lynn Wallace McKee, devoted mother, loving daughter, wonderful sister and friend, passed away on April 26, 2020 in Annapolis, Maryland at the age of 43 years, after a valiant struggle with breast cancer. Continue Reading →
Shirley Elsa Jennings ended her journey here on earth April 24, 2020 at the Huntington Living Center in Waterloo, N.Y. Shirley was 92. Continue Reading →
News and links on the COVID-19 pandemic for Darien:
LATEST UPDATES: Multi-state supply chain for PPE announced by Lamont and other Northeast governors; Sunday updates from Gov. Lamont; COVID-19 test numbers in southwest Connecticut; Saturday updates from Gov. Lamont; FEMA approves crisis counseling funding for Connecticut.
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Sue Williams Schenck, known to all as Sudie, passed away peacefully at home on April 27, from complications due to Parkinson’s disease, with her loving husband Steven Goodwin and caregivers at her side. Continue Reading →
Roslyn Green, formerly of Upper Nyack, New York and Piermont, New York, passed away peacefully on April 13 from natural causes at the Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital in New York City, across the street from the Amsterdam Nursing Home where she had been a resident the past few years. She was 96. Continue Reading →
Dimitrios Panourgias, formerly of Brooklyn, New York and Darien, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020 at his son’s home in Darien. He was 83. Continue Reading →
Here’s Realtor Deirdre McGovern’s report on Darien and Rowayton real estate from April 23 to 30, 2020: Continue Reading →
Robert Peter Daly of Fairfield passed away after a brief illness at Yale New Haven Hospital on Thursday, April 16. He was 64. Continue Reading →
The Darien Health Department has given a description of what it’s now doing to ensure food safety while formal inspection reporting has been suspended since the state suspended in-restaurant dining in mid-March. Continue Reading →
Peter Benedict, a lifelong educator, died April 25. He was 84 years old. Continue Reading →
Stephen Grubiak, 67, of Norwalk, died Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Norwalk Hospital. Continue Reading →
By the time a Brookside Road resident realized that her SUV had been entered overnight, her one of her missing cards had been used to buy food from a McDonald’s restaurant in Hartford, police were told.
It happened outside one of three homes where motor vehicles were entered overnight in Darien last week. During the same period, an SUV was stolen, also overnight, as the owner herself saw happen. Continue Reading →
When police recently answered a call at 5:01 a.m., the owner of a 2012 Ford Explorer told them the vehicle had just been stolen.
Police spotted the SUV on the Post Road and tried to get it to pull over, but the driver stepped on the gas and officers decided not to pursue it. Continue Reading →
A “quantity of cash” was taken sometime overnight from Monday to Tuesday, April 20 to 21 when a glass door was smashed and the Citgo gas station at the corner of Tokeneke and Five Mile River Roads was entered, police said. Continue Reading →
Dolores A. DeCaro, a longtime resident of Darien, passed away on Thursday, April 23 at St. Camillus Center in Stamford. Continue Reading →
Jean Bunks Ashton, 91, died peacefully on April 19, 2020. Continue Reading →
Along with Everwell, Barrett Bookstore is thrilled to welcome Jen Gotch! Barrett Bookstore Marketing Manager Page Berger will sit down virtually with Gotch for a free-flowing discussion about her journey with mental health, her writing + podcast and ever-unfolding life. Continue Reading →