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Parents Invited to Web Events on ‘Institutional Racism’ This Tuesday, Wednesday, June 23, 24

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Two online “community conversations” for parents, together titled “Current State of Affairs: Institutional Racism & Real Talk,” and sponsored by Darien organizations, will take place next week. Each one for parents of children in different age groups. Each conversation will be hosted on Zoom from 6 to 7:30 p.m. ‚ on June 23, 2020 for parents with children ages birth to 10 and on June 24 for parents of children ages 11 and up. — an announcement from the YWCA of Darien-Norwalk

Rashad Randolph will be a guest speaker, along with Lynn S. Sullivan, M.S. Ed., MA of Diversity Benchmark Consulting. The event is hosted by YWCA Darien/Norwalk in partnership with A Better Chance Darien and Council of Darien School parents.

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Jean Stouter, 93, DHS Class of ’45, Artist, Art Teacher, Sports Writer — All While Legally Deaf and With MS

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Jean Anderson Rittenhouse Stouter passed away on April 5, 2020 at the Western Rehabilitation Care Center in Danbury. June 15 would have been the celebration of her 93rd birthday. She was born Jean Sylvia Anderson in Darien and was the eldest daughter of the famed Prohibition Era Darien police officer known as “the Lone Wolf of the Boston Post Road.” June 15, 2020, would have been the celebration of her 93rd birthday. Despite being born legally deaf and suffering from multiple sclerosis, Jean went on to defy all the odds with her indomitable spirit.

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Robert Cole, 84, Co-Founded Investment Firm, Wee Burn Club Member Who Loved Tennis, Traveling

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Robert “Bob” Rockwell Cole of Westwood, Massachusetts and Little Compton, Rhode Island passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the age of 84. He grew up in Upper Montclair, New Jersey and was the son of both the late John Rockwell Cole and Margaret Buehler Cole. Bob attended Mount Hebron Elementary and Junior High School. He went on to graduate from Phillips Academy in 1954. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in finance from Brown University in 1958 and from Columbia with an MBA in 1961.

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Police: Darien Man, 29, Struggling with Drug Addiction, Forges Checks, Buys Heroin

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Kevin Grant, 29, was arrested April 27 in Norwich on charges of violating the conditions of his release from custody, perhaps because he was in possession of marijuana. Darien police say he went into a rehabilitation program, got out and recently was staying at his former home in Darien. A condition for his staying at home at Shady Lane was that no narcotics were brought in, but on May 26, a complainant told police that when she was cleaning she’d found bags that she suspected had heroin residue in them. Police confirmed that. She also found $750 in forged checks, police said.

Thomas O’Malley, 54, Standout DHS Football and Baseball Player, Briefly with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Thomas M. O’Malley, born and raised in Darien, passed away June 6, 2020.He was 54. He was born in Stamford on June 26, 1965 to James and Patricia O’Malley. Tom graduated Darien High School in 1984 where he was an outstanding athlete playing on the football and baseball teams. He went on to play football on a full scholarship at Florida State University, followed by a short time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tom then had a career in the financial services and healthcare industry. He is survived by his father, James; daughters, Kelly and Riley; and their mother, Melanie O’Malley; brother, Seamus (Lynn); and sisters, Patricia Bell (John) and Erin Mikos (John).

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Robert Deverill, 74, Kiwanis President, on Spring Grove Cemetery Board for Four Decades

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Robert A. Deverill, a longtime resident of Keene, New Hampshire passed away Saturday June 13, 2020 from complications of COPD with his daughters by his side. He was 74. Born in Stamford on Jan. 22, 1946, he was the middle son of Dorothy Bouton Deverill and William John Deverill III. Robert graduated from Darien High School in 1965 and attended Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts.

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Margie Campbell, 98, Traveler, Artist, Former Darien Resident

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Margie “Bunny” Campbell, a former Darien resident, passed away on May 4 at the age of 98. Born in Detroit,, she was the eldest of three children of Margie and William Gilbert Livingston. She attended Connecticut College, graduating in 1943. During World War II, she worked for Remington Arms in Bridgeport. While in college she met her future husband, Stafford Campbell.

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Maritime Aquarium To Reopen Saturday (Members With Reservations Get In Thursday, Friday)

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After a three-month closure, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk will reopen to the public on Sat., June 20 with online ticketing for timed entry and other special guidelines for guest and staff well-being. — an announcement from the Maritime Aquarium

In aligning with the state’s phased approach and federal and state public-health directives, The Maritime Aquarium will limit guest capacity, require masks to be worn at all times, sell tickets only online with timed entries, provide one-way flow through the Aquarium, and stress physical distancing. “We were among the first aquariums in the country to close on March 12, and we are so excited to welcome back our members, volunteers and guests,” said President and CEO Jason Patlis. “The new measures we’ve implemented prioritize the health and safety of our guests, volunteers and staff first and foremost, with comprehensive and detailed changes to the guest experience that meet or exceed the requirements for re-opening.”

Maritime Aquarium members and special invited guests can return first, on Thurs., June 18 and Fri., June 19 with advance reservations. Along with attendance limits that reduce capacity and support physical distancing, the Aquarium is changing its admission policy to advance, online-only ticketing with timed entry.