David Gurliacci

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Darien’s Got Challenges and Opportunities in the Coming Year, Say Four Officials in State of the Town Speeches

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The town’s tax burden is shifting to its less well-off residents. Construction start dates for the three huge redevelopment projects seem firmer and should enlarge the tax base, along with the number of stores and restaurants in town. The state might want to build affordable housing and commercial buildings on train station land. In the last fiscal year, the town spent less than it thought it would and got more in revenue; it may spend more than it expected to to replace the the Ox Ridge School building. Expect challenges, setbacks, opportunities, improvements — those were some of the points made in this year’s four “State of the Town” speeches Monday night before the Representative Town Meeting. Continue Reading →

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First Selectman Jayme Stevenson’s 2019 State of the Town Address

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A plan to replace the Noroton Heights Train Station is going to the state for approval, the town will take measures to protect and improve its sanitary sewers and the town government hopes to get natural gas service to the next Ox Ridge School building,  First Selectman Jayme Stevenson said Monday in her State of the Town address. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Board of Ed Chairperson Tara Ochman’s 2019 State of the Town Address

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The Board of Education and the school district hope to get rid of the portable classroom buildings at schools in town and early reports say the new school psychologists at Darien elementary schools are helpful, Tara Ochman, chairperson of the Board of Education said Monday night. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman Steven Olvany’s State of the Town Address

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More construction is coming to town in the next couple of years, and more projects are in the pipeline after that, Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman Stephen Olvany said Monday in one of the four State of the Town addresses to the Representative Town Meeting. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Chamber of Commerce Announces Winners of Volunteer, Business and Employee of the Year Awards

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The Darien Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce to the Darien Community the 2019 Awards for “Volunteer of the Year,” “Business of the Year” and “Employee of the Year” of a Darien Chamber member. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Leroy Ave Under the Railroad Pass To Close Tuesday, 8:30 AM to 2 PM

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You won’t be able to use the Leroy Avenue underpass at the railroad tracks on Tuesday, Dec. 10 between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Darien police announced. If you commute from the Darien train station during those hours, that may mean you need to park earlier in order to get from your car to the station platform. If you commute under that bridge between those times, well, you won’t be doing that tomorrow. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Woman, 53, Who Swerved Into Opposing Lane on Tokeneke Road

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A 53-year-old Norwalk driver was intoxicated when a police officer saw her swerving over the double yellow line into the northbound lane on Tokeneke Road when she was traveling south, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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DPW to Block Raymond St on Friday, Dec 13 to Repair Drainage Pipes

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The Darien Department of Public Works will close Raymond Street in an area between its intersections with Littlebrook Road and Cliff Avenue during the daytime on Feb. 13, the department announced on Monday. The date is different from an earlier announcement that the work would be done on Wednesday, Dec. 11. (more…) Continue Reading →

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