Carleton W. “Skip” Todd II of Darien passed away suddenly at his home on Monday, May 20. Continue Reading →
B.A. Hand, 89, died peacefully on May 15 near her loving family in Norwalk. Continue Reading →
It sounded like another sequel to Jaws, yet this time it is fact, not fiction.
Ocearch.org, a marine life organization that has tagged and tracked a great white shark named after the explorer John Cabot, issued an advisory on Monday that the 9-foot-8-inch, 533-pound shark was spotted in the waters off the Greenwich coast. Continue Reading →
A 25-year-old woman, barefoot, emerged from the woods at the north end of town at about 1:40 a.m., Thursday by police who had been given a report of an apparently intoxicated woman running on the side of the road, Darien police said. Continue Reading →
What is the difference between rules and expectations? And how do I enforce them?
Adolescence is a time of self-exploration. It’s the time when kids are beginning to individuate and separate from their parents and decide what values are their own. Continue Reading →
Fairfield County residents will be out in force on Sunday, May 19, 2019, as they show their support for epilepsy awareness and the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut (EFCT) by participating in the Walk to End Epilepsy, which will be held at the Cove Island Park in Stamford. Continue Reading →
Darien EMS-Post 53 will hold its 31st annual Memorial Day Food Fair at Tilley Pond Park on May 27th following the Memorial Day parade.
Money raised at the Fair provides equipment and supplies for patient care; supports training, hands-only CPR and Stop the Bleed classes; and maintains ambulances. Continue Reading →
“When it comes to living large, I say turn it up till the knob falls off and throw it out the window.” Barret Platten Naylor lived a large, joyful life which was cut short a day after his 57th birthday, Thursday, May 9, 2019 due to complications from a liver transplant. Continue Reading →
With the Memorial Day Weekend approaching, Connecticut’s law enforcement agencies intend to promote safe driving and increase the protection of all motorists. Continue Reading →
Kathryn J. “Katy” Votava, age 85, of Neenah, Wisconsin passed away on Tuesday, May 14, with her family by her side. Continue Reading →
One Darien food-serving establishment received a “C” — the worst rating in the town’s A-B-C health ratings system, another received a “B” and a third an “A” in the most recent inspection reports released Thursday by Darien Health Department. Continue Reading →
Here’s Realtor Deirdre McGovern’s report on Darien and Rowayton real estate from May 9 to 16, 2019: Continue Reading →
Charles J. Vickers, a longtime resident of Stamford and more recently Darien, died May 8, at the age of 96. Continue Reading →
A good boss cares about his customers. He wants to keep them happy and actively seeks out their feedback. Such is not the case at the Connecticut Department of Transportation. Continue Reading →
According to Darien Arts Center board members and event co-chairs Beth Gardella and Andrea Jackson, “Everyone should dust off their platform shoes and put on their best 70s glam to dance the night away” for Saturday Night Fever, the Disco Dance Benefit for the Darien Arts Center, happening on June 15 at 7:30 p.m. Continue Reading →
Darien students Lila Debano, Mei Gallagher and Jack Pegler were honored last week as finalists at the 14th eesmarts Student Contest ceremony held at the State Capitol for their entries in the seventh-grade category. Continue Reading →
Patriot Bank, N.A. has announced the promotion of banking industry veteran Cherly Rene to vice president-branch manager to lead its Darien office at 233 Post Road. Rene previously served as assistant branch manager in Greenwich. Continue Reading →
Darien police Lieutenant Jeremiah Marron, a 23-year veteran of the Police Department, will become Captain Jeremiah Marron as of June 2, the department and Police Commission announced on Tuesday. Continue Reading →
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A Darien teenager, 18, while at home, screamed obscenities and banged on a wall with her fists, causing some damage to it, according to Darien police. Continue Reading →
A Darien woman dropped off one of her daughter’s 16-year-old friends — reportedly unconscious after drinking — at the friend’s home sometime past midnight on Sunday, according to police.
The intoxicated girl’s condition caused her parents to call 911, and a Darien EMS-Post 53 ambulance took the girl to a hospital for evaluation. Police, who also went to the scene, said they later questioned the Darien woman, Amanda Smith, 45, of Gardner Street.
Police said: Smith initially said she didn’t know where she’d picked up the intoxicated girl and her friends, then wouldn’t let police talk to her own daughter, then said she’d picked up the girls on Sunswyck Road, but she refused to go with police to help them locate the house where the teenagers were at. Continue Reading →
A 21-year-old Darien man was intoxicated when he got into a minor one-car accident on Mansfield Avenue just before 1:20 a.m., Thursday, May 9, police said. Continue Reading →
A “significant breakage” of a sanitary sewer near the intersection of the Post Road and Birch Road will result in closing off of all traffic at the intersection for periods of time during the day and into the early evening on Tuesday, May 14, Darien police announced Monday afternoon.
The intersection is expected to remain closed from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The announcement describes the project as “emergency sewer repair work” to a “main sanitary sewer line in the area.” Continue Reading →
Editor’s note: This letter to Justine Mullin and Kate Mastellone of the Hindley Parents Association at Hindley School, was provided to Darienite.com for publication:
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John Byron Dugdale of Darien died suddenly on May 6, 2019 at Yale New Haven Hospital after complications from a brief illness. He was 61. Continue Reading →
The YWCA Darien/Norwalk has announced the winners of the first annual Stand Against Racism Essay Contest for middle and high school students in Darien and Norwalk. Continue Reading →