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Discussion on Coronavirus with Darien Health Director, Stamford Hospital Expert Friday, Online Only

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Darien Library is sponsoring a presentation on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, at the library — but don’t go there. You can watch it online. The event will be live-streamed on the library website and a video will be posted for later viewing,  The library announced. The library has canceled all events until further notice in order to protect people from catching COVID-19. (more…) Continue Reading →

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All Darien Library Events Canceled in Anti-Coronavirus Measure, Delivery Program Available

Darien Library General 10-13-17
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Darien Library is canceling all programs effective immediately as part of efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, Library Director Alan Kirk Gray announced in a 12:04 p.m. email. The library’s Novel Tea fundraiser, a major way the library raises money, is included in the canceled events, Gray wrote. The library remains open to visitors (unless they’re displaying symptoms consistent with COVID-19). The library is suspending late fees and telling patrons about an already existing program for delivering books, videos, magazines and audiobooks to home-bound residents, Also, the library will sponsor a discussion Friday on video between Darien Health Director David Knauf and a Stamford Hospital official about the COVID-19 outbreak. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Schools on Two-Hour Delay Wednesday As Staff Prepares Remote Learning for Possible School Closures

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Darien schools will open two hours late on Wednesday to give teachers more time to prepare the district’s “eLearning” remote education program in case the COVID-19 coronavirus closes schools, parents were told in a 9:40 p.m., Monday email. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Twenty-Seven DHS Football Players Make 50 Pies for One Good Cause

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Twenty-seven athletes from DHS Football Team spent the day at The Depot Youth Center this past Sunday on a mission:

Wearing Mom’s aprons, bowls and spoons in hand, the men put together 50 chocolate cream and key lime pies, which they will be serving at the New Covenant (House) Center in Stamford. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Woman, 33, Who Had To Be Extracted From Her Car After Accident

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A 33-year-old woman was intoxicated when her car ran off the Post Road and crashed near Exit 11, Darien police said. Police did not describe the extent of her injuries, if any, in the Jan. 27 accident, but a Darien EMS-Post 53 ambulance went to the scene, where she was treated, and she was taken to Norwalk Hospital, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Library Patrons With Coronavirus Symptoms — Fever, Coughing, Short Breath — To Be Asked to Leave

Darien Library 04-05-17
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If you’ve got either a fever, are coughing or have shortness of breath, don’t visit Darien Library — you’ll “be asked to leave the library and return when fully recovered,” the library announced Monday morning. That’s the new element in the library’s policy on dealing with COVID-19 in an “updated coronavirus action plan” announced by library Director Alan Kirk Gray in an email Monday. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien School District Superintendent, Nurse Announce COVID-19 Policies for Keeping Students and Staff Safe

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The nursing director for Darien Public Schools sent an email to parents at 6:35 p.m., Friday, announcing policies for when students traveling abroad would have to wait to come back to school, along with several other safety policies related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. In a separate letter sent at 5:27 p.m., Friday, Schools Superintendent Alan Addley told parents that the district would soon unveil an “eLearning Plan” for teaching students over the Internet if school buildings have to close down due to the epidemic. (more…) Continue Reading →

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DHS Parents Association to Start ‘Senior Send-Off’ Party for Graduating Seniors

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After years of discussions with the high school’s administration, parents and community leaders, the Darien High School Parents Association got the green light earlier this fall to start a new tradition — the “Senior Send-Off.”
Taking place right after the Darien High School prom on Friday, May 15th, the Senior Send-Off will be a fun, inclusive, substance-free celebration for all DHS seniors that provides a final opportunity for them to celebrate with their entire graduating class before they head off to senior internships the following week. (more…) Continue Reading →

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