David Gurliacci

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Just How Much Food Do We Throw Away? In CT, $800+ a Year: Ways To Do Better

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If you want to help the environment by reducing waste, reducing the amount of food and food scraps you throw out is a big component. According to a recent survey, if you could avoid toss out the average amount for a Connecticut household, that amounts to $873 a year, or over a fifth (21 percent) of what the normal household spends — you’d save money you could spend on yourself or others. Joining the new Darien Food Scrap Recycling Program is one way to do it. In addition to that (or instead of it, if food scrap recycling is one additional task too many for you), just knowing when you don’t really have to throw out food may help you cut down on the amount. (In this article we’ve included information from experts about how safe it is to keep certain food refrigerated.) (more…) Continue Reading →

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Sharon Gibson, 72, Hairdresser, Bar Manager, Loved Gardening, Voracious Reader

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Sharon (Shari) Kay Gibson, 72, a beloved grandmother, mother, daughter, sister, and friend, died peacefully at her daughter’s home in Darien on Dec. 8, 2018 surrounded by loved ones after a four-week battle with cancer. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Recent Health Inspection Results for Darien Restaurants and Other Food-Serving Establishments

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Here’s how Darien restaurants and other food-serving establishments fared in the most recently released town Health Department inspection reports. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Total of 2.6 Pounds of Marijuana Seized by State Troopers at I-95 Darien North Rest Stop

Pot and drugs haul CT state police
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State troopers arrested a 26-year-old man and seized 2.6 pounds of marijuana, along with crack cocaine and heroin Tuesday morning after they became suspicious of two people in a crookedly parked car at the Darien North rest stop on Interstate 95. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Still Trying to Decide on Christmas Gifts for Kids? Darien’s Librarians Have Suggestions (Only Half of Them Books!?)

Darien Librarians Christmas gift guide
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Santa’s helpers at the library’s Children’s Library have a list of books and other gifts for children ranging in age from infants to teens this Christmas.  They’ve even got a video. The library also has lots of recommended reading lists on its website, for both kids and adults. Remember: You’ve got 12 days to get the latest versions of  little tin horns and little toy drums, rooty toot toots and rummy tum tums … (more…) Continue Reading →

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Biggest Factors in Upcoming Tax Rates and Spending: Finance Board Chairman Jon Zagrodzky’s State of the Town Address

Jon Zagrodzky State of the Town 2018
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Without notes, but with a set of 30 slides, Board of Finance Chairman Jon Zagrodzky told the Representative Town Meeting how he and his board are looking at the town’s financial prospects and what factors matter most in how budgets and taxes will be decided on in the next several years. (more…) Continue Reading →

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