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Here Are Some Streets Where Eversource is Trimming, Cutting Down Trees in Darien in May and June

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Eversource is trimming and removing trees in Darien this month and in June as part of its ongoing work to reduce power outages during storms, and the utility has released a list of some streets where the tree work will take place. “In Darien, we’re doing tree work along some 60 miles of town roads this year, with crews from Lewis Tree Service doing the bulk of the work now through June,” a utility spokesman said. “Along with trimming, 111 hazardous trees are scheduled to be removed.” Schedule
Some of the work began earlier this month in the area of Tokeneke Road, Old Farm and Searles roads, Cliff Avenue and Raymond Street, a utility spokesman said. Here’s the rest of the schedule (all of the work is weather permitting, and schedules could change):

Late May:

Area includes Boston Post Road, Hollow Tree Ridge Road, Rings End Road, Noroton Avenue and Nearwater Lane

Early June: 

Boston Post Road, Old Kings Highway and Locust Hill Road
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Here’s Eversource’s description of why the tree work is taking place and information on the utility’s tree program:

“As you know, Tropical Storm Isaias caused massive damage to the state, with thousands of trees being damaged or destroyed.

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David Genovese to Talk About Future Transformation of Downtown at DCA Annual Meeting

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The Darien Community Association invites the public to the organization’s Annual Meeting at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 20, to hear David Genovese, founder of Baywater Properties, discuss “The Transformation of Downtown Darien, a Look into the Future. ”

— an announcement from the DCA

This will be a virtual event. Registrants will receive an email with an access link the day before the event. David Genovese and his partner, Penny Glassmeyer, have developed several of
Darien’s now iconic properties, including Grove Street Plaza and 1020 Boston Post
Road, among others. After nearly 16 years of effort acquiring and assembling a total of over seven acres in downtown, and working with Darien’s boards and commissions in achieving zoning approvals, Baywater’s next project, The Corbin District, is about to begin construction.

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Jim Cameron Talks Thursday on Communicating With Any Audience, Mastering Interviews

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Darien TV79’s Jim Cameron, author of Off the Record: Confessions of a Media Consultant, will speak at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 8 in a Darien Library webinar about communication. — an announcement from Darien Library

In “Off the Record,” Jim will use his 35 years of expertise as a media trainer and share his tips and techniques for communicating with any audience, from mastering tough interviews to creating a motivational presentation. You can register for this event, here, on Darien Library’s website. Off the Record: Confessions of a Media Consultant is Jim Cameron’s first book, based on his career as a media trainer prepping C-level executives for challenging media encounters and earlier years as an award-winning journalist at NBC. About Jim Cameron
Jim Cameron is best known in Connecticut for his decades of advocacy for rail commuters.

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SCORE Presents 5-Part Webinar on Managing Technology In and Outside Your Office

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Need to upgrade your technology skills? The Darien Library and SCORE present a 5-part webinar series to bring you up to speed on the tools you need to succeed both in and outside your office. Is technology taking control of your life and home? In this webinar, parents will learn tips, tricks, resources and strategies for managing technology in your family. — an announcement from Darien Library

Register for the ‘The Tech Workshop Your Kids Don’t Want You To Attend.’

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Job Searching Help With 5-Week ‘Summit’ Program at Darien Library Starts Tuesday, April 6

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Darien Library invites professionals whose job search was affected by COVID-19 to take part in its “Job Seeker Summit,” a five-meeting online program with support from an expert and peer support. — an announcement from Darien Library

The program is designed to help job seekers receive answers to their questions and learn about things that the regular person doesn’t consider that may be affecting their job search. Registrants will receive the expert and peer support they need to regain confidence and clarity in these difficult times. Facilitated by career strategy expert Noelle Gross, this five-week series takes place on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m., beginning April 6. You can register here.

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Looking for a Job? Get Help With ‘Summit’ Program at Darien Library, Starting April 6

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Darien Library invites professionals whose job search was affected by COVID-19 to take part in its “Job Seeker Summit,” a five-meeting online program with support from an expert and peer support. — an announcement from Darien Library

The program is designed to help job seekers receive answers to their questions and learn about things that the regular person doesn’t consider that may be affecting their job search. Registrants will receive the expert and peer support they need to regain confidence and clarity in these difficult times. Facilitated by career strategy expert Noelle Gross, this five-week series takes place on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m., beginning April 6. You can register here.

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Coastal Orthopedics Reopens Darien Offices

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OrthoConnecticut Coastal Orthopedics has reopened their 36 Old Kings Hwy. South location. — an announcement from OrthoConnecticut Coastal Orthopedics

The team of fellowship-trained and board-certified physicians and surgeons at Coastal Orthopedics are here to keep you moving, providing expertise in all areas of orthopedic care. The physicians and surgeons at Coastal Orthopedics concentrate on operative and non-operative solutions to musculoskeletal problems, offering pain management and minimally-invasive surgery to get you back to doing what you love. The Darien team has specialists who help with a wide range of orthopedic problems.

OrthoConnecticut Coastal Orthopedics has offices in Westport, Norwalk and Darien, is a group of fellowship-trained and board-certified surgeons.

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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
Wednesday, Dec.

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Two Darien Restaurants Get Worst Grade, ‘C,’ in Latest Health Inspection Reports

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Two Darien restaurants received a “C” rating, the worst grade in the town’s A/B/C ratings system, in the inspection reports released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. The department released health inspection reports for 10 food-serving establishments on Thursday for inspections that took place from Sept. 21 to 30. In addition to the two “C” ratings, five inspections resulted in an “A,” another three received a “B.” Keep in mind that a food-serving establishment with a history of good ratings may occasionally get a poor inspection rating, occasionally the best do, and every restaurant normally gets a few things wrong.

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Worst Health Inspection Rating — ‘C’ — for Two Darien Establishments in Latest Reports

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A restaurant and a retirement home in Darien received “C” ratings, the worst grade in town Health Department’s A/B/C ratings system, in the inspection reports released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. Meanwhile, a retirement home that previously received a “C” rating has now received an “A” and a perfect 100 score in its latest inspection. The department released health inspection reports for 11 food-serving establishments on Thursday for inspections that took place from Sept. 4 to 9. In addition to the two “C” rating, five inspections resulted in an “A,” another four establishments each received a “B.”

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Free, Two-Part Digital Marketing Webinar for Businesses, Sponsored by Chamber of Commerce

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Promoting a local business through digital marketing is the subject of a free two-part webinar on Sept. 29 and Oct. 6, sponsored by the Darien Chamber of Commerce and open to both members and non-members of the chamber. Darien Library is hosting the webinars, which are presented by Darien-based Noble House Media Group. Here’s the chamber’s announcement, combined with information from the library’s website:

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