David Gurliacci

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Housing for the Elderly and Disabled: Forum, 1 to 3 PM Friday on New Study

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The Connecticut Fair Housing Center and the state Department of Housing invite you to a forum from 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7 at Darien Library to learn about the findings of a new study on state-funded housing complexes. These buildings provide housing to both elderly tenants and younger tenants with disabilities. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Latest Darien Restaurant, Food-Serving Establishment Health Inspection Reports

Health Department Inspection Ratings Restaurants 11-17-17
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Here’s how several 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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SantaCon is Coming to NYC Dec 8: No Booze for Santa on Trains

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SantaCon is “a charitable, non-commercial, non-political, nonsensical Santa Claus convention that happens once a year to spread absurdist joy,” say the organizers. The event for Santa-dressed bar hoppers takes place Saturday, Dec. 8, as early as 10 a.m. in New York City. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Concerned About Porch Pirates Pilfering Packages from Your Place? Police Provide These Pointers

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Darien police recently asked the public if they can identify a man caught on camera this past weekend and suspected of stealing a package left in front of a home on Hollow Tree Ridge Road. The problem of “porch pilfering” is longstanding, goes well beyond Darien and could always get worse as the convenient practice of ordering items online and getting home deliveries increases. Here’s some advice. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Teens Tell Board of Selectmen About What They Get Out of the Depot Youth Center

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Learning the signs that someone might be suicidal, talking about problems (or anything) at Girls Night Out meetings, helping educate other teenagers about safety through the Students Against Destructive Decisions group, learning about mental illness, substance abuse, distracted driving, teen relationship violence. Those were the topics that nine Darien teenagers have been learning about at the Depot Youth Center, they told the Board of Selectmen at a recent meeting.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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Agency Gets State Grant to Fund Help for Abused Kids With Substance-Abusing Caregivers

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Boys & Girls Village, a Milford-based organization serving families from more than 50 cities and towns in Connecticut, received a $435,000 annualized grant from the state Department of Children and Families to support an intensive home-based services program for abused children of caregivers who abused drugs or alcohol. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Student Talks About Getting Hit by Pickup Truck in Town — and What She’s Doing About It

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“Many of you may have heard — about two years ago a girl got hit by a pickup truck after trying to get off the late bus,” a school bus that had just let off students on the Post Road, Rhea Bhat, a Darien High School freshman recently told the Board of Selectmen. “That girl was me.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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FTC: You’re Vulnerable to a Massive Data Breach If You Stayed at Any of These Hotels from 2014 to Last Sept

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Editor’s note: If you stayed at Marriott International’s Starwood brand hotels, including W Hotels, St. Regis, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, and other hotel and timeshare properties, the personal information you gave to the hotel is vulnerable to the recent massive data breach involving as many as 500 million customers. (more…) Continue Reading →

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