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Registration Ongoing for Darien YMCA Fall Fitness, Wellness Programs

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This year the Darien YMCA is offering two Fall sessions, and registration is ongoing for programs that help keep youth and adults keep active, stay healthy, and maintain higher spirits through the tough times brought on by the pandemic. The Y’s programs include ways to practice wellness, offerings for children and youths that help keep them fit, and classes tailored for people with special needs. Session dates for Fall Session 1: Aug. 31 to Oct. 12 and for Fall Session 2: Oct.

You Can Get Rid of Your Household Hazardous Waste Saturday, Sept 12 in New Canaan

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New Canaan has a household hazardous waste collection day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12 (two Saturdays away), and Darien residents are welcome there. The event takes place outside the New Canaan Wastewater Treatment Plant at 394 Main St. — Information here is from the public works web page of the New Canaan town government website. Darien residents are also welcome at household hazardous waste collection events in Westport on Oct.

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Americares Helps Peru Fight COVID-19 Surge

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Patients receive medical care, including COVID-19 testing, at an Americares and VIDA Perú mobile clinic in Lima, Peru, on Aug. 29. Photo by Angela Ponce/Americares. Stamford-based Americares is providing “surge” medical support in Peruvian health facilities overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The health-focused relief and development organization is dispatching medical personnel, all of which are locally based and have experience working within the health system, to health centers in Lambayeque, Lima and Piura to meet the increase in demand for care and provide the struggling health system with some relief as the coronavirus pushes health center capacity to the brink.

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STAR Inc Expands Services for Younger Children With Developmental Delays

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STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way is launching an expanded, multi-lingual program for children experiencing, or at risk of, developmental delays. The enhanced program, generously supported in part by The Community Fund of Darien, New Canaan Community Foundation and other generous grants, expands services from birth through age 5, with additional service options for children up to age 8. — an announcement from Star, Inc., Lighting the Way

The goal of the program is to assist families throughout the preschool years and beyond by strengthening the continuity of therapy and teaching that will benefit families with basic short-term needs as well as those with greater challenges. Likewise, to be able to serve all income levels, STAR is an approved provider accepting Medicaid, most medical insurances and private pay. STAR offers developmental evaluations, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy and special education.

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Most Recent Darien Health Inspection Reports of Town Restaurants

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Here’s how Darien restaurants and other food-serving places fared in the latest inspection reports, released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. The department on Thursday released five reports of inspection visits from Feb. 14 to March 7. Of those, three inspections resulted in a “B” rating and two more received an “A.” No establishment was rated “C.”

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Two Food-Serving Places Get ‘C’ Ratings in Latest Darien Health Inspection Reports

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Two food-serving establishments in Darien received a “C” rating, the worst grade in town Health Department’s A/B/C ratings system, in the inspection reports released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. The department released health inspection reports for nine food-serving establishments on Thursday for inspections that took place from Aug. 8 to 15 (the recent power outages reduced the number of inspections that could be done). Four inspections resulted in an “A” rating and three others 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.

Town Urges Residents, Especially Those Physically Vulnerable, To Be Prepared for Future Storms

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Darien recently experienced town-wide power outages during Tropical Storm Isaias and a busy hurricane season is predicted for 2020. Darien Human Services is urging all residents to be prepared and is reaching out to seniors and individuals with disabilities or serious medical conditions. — an announcement from the Darien Human Services Department

The staff of Darien Human Services maintains an Emergency Call List with the names of vulnerable seniors and disabled individuals to contact prior to and after a storm or town-wide emergency. The staff will provide reassurance and a wellness check and will also inform residents of resources available in the community such as Emergency Shelters and Cooling or Charging Centers. It is imperative that residents who are vulnerable, or have medical conditions that might make them vulnerable during an emergency, notify Darien Human Services so their name can be added to our list.

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Latest Health Inspection Reports of Darien Food-Serving Establishments

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Here’s how Darien restaurants and other food-serving places fared in the latest inspection reports, released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. The department on Thursday released seven reports of inspection visits from July 28 to Aug. 1. Of those, two inspections resulted in a “B” rating and five more received an “A.” No establishment was rated “C.”

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‘C’ Rating for One Darien Establishment in Latest Health Inspection Reports

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One restaurant in Darien received a “C” rating, the worst grade in town Health Department’s A/B/C ratings system, in the inspection reports released recently by the Darien Health Department. The department released 20 health inspection reports for food-serving establishments for inspections that took place from July 10 to July 29. Darienite.com also found two inspections for Woodway Country Club (one for the pool snack bar). Eight inspections resulted in an “A” rating and nine others 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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LATEST DARIEN COVID-19 NEWS: Continual Updates: June 29 to July 5

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This week’s news and links on the COVID-19 pandemic for Darien, as they come in:

LATEST UPDATES: Darien Library reopening postponed to July 6 (due to lack of protective equipment) || State’s youth employment funding expanded with federal CARES Act funds

||Governor’s Tuesday COVID-19 update: 16 states now on quarantine list for CT, NY, NJ; continuing education classes for plumbers and electricians can be done online; different types of healthcare providers can now get funding from Coronavirus Relief Fund already used for nursing homes

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LATEST DARIEN COVID-19 NEWS: Continual Updates:

June 22 to 28 || June 15 to 21 || June 7 to 14 || June 1 to 7 || May 25 to 31 || May 18 to 24 || May 11 to 17 || May 3 to 10 || April 27 to May 3 || April 20 to 26 || April 13 to 19 || April 5 to 12 || March 30 to April 5
THURSDAY: Governor’s COVID-19 Briefing
Thursday, July 2 —  Gov. Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 6 p.m.:

Data updates on testing in Connecticut

The following is a summary of the day-to-day newly reported data on cases, deaths, and tests in Connecticut. It is important to note that these newly reported updates include data that occurred over the last several days to a week. All data in this report are preliminary, and data for previous dates will be updated as new reports are received and data errors are corrected. NEW REPORTING SCHEDULE: Effective immediately, the State of Connecticut will continue to publish these COVID-19 metric reports five days a week, every Monday through Friday. The report that is issued every Monday will include combined data that was collected on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.