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Darien’s Overnight Parking Ban in Effect, Now Through March 31, 2 AM to 6 AM

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Darien’s annual overnight parking ban went into effect a week ago and continues through the end of March on all town streets, police said in a news release on Monday. Here’s the entire two-paragraph announcement:

As a reminder, from Dec. 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021, the Darien Police Department will be enforcing the Town’s overnight parking ban in an effort to safely and effectively allow public works crews to clear the streets of snow and ice. The overnight ban is in effect on public roadways between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Vehicles in violation are subject to a $30 fine.

Aquarium Free for Essential Workers

Free Maritime Aquarium Tickets Available for Essential Workers This Monday to Wednesday

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In this season of Thanksgiving, the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is expressing gratitude to essential workers who have helped the community respond to — and thrive during — the coronavirus pandemic by making free tickets available this Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 23 to 25. — an announcement from the Maritime Aquarium

During these “Gratitude Days,” one free adult ticket will be available to essential workers with the purchase of any one full-priced Aquarium admission ticket. The offer is limited to one free ticket per household. Advance purchase is required via the aquarium website and will be available starting at noon on Sunday, Nov.

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Eversource Suspends Electricity Disconnections for Nonpayment

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Eversource has announced that it will suspend disconnect activities for customer nonpayment, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise, and customers can sign up for a special COVID-19 Payment Program until Feb. 9, 2021. The Eversource announcement noted that experts are forecasting continued increases through the holiday season. Here’s the rest of the utility’s announcement, issued Friday:

“With COVID-19 surging and the holidays approaching, suspending electric service disconnections for our customers is a step that will make a big difference during the holiday season,” said Eversource Vice President of Customer Operations Jessica Cain. “At the same time, we remain focused on working individually with our customers to help them reduce their energy use, enroll in one of our flexible payment programs or connect with other options to help,” Cain said.

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Rowayton Gift Stroll Coming Right After Thanksgiving with Shops, Vendors, Art Gallery

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This year the Rowayton Gift Stroll will transform the village into a delightful walkable shopping experience from Pinkney Park to the Rowayton Arts Center at 145 Rowayton Ave. Beginning the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, Nov. 27 to Christmas Eve on Thursday, Dec. 24, there will be plenty of ideas for everyone on your list — including something to gift yourself! — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center
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