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Human Services Director Thanks Those Who Gave to the Back-to-School Program

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To the Darien Community,

On behalf of the Department of Human Services, we would like to thank everyone who supported our Back-to-School program with backpacks, school supplies, gift cards, and donations. Your support helped to send over 124 children back to school with much-needed supplies. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letter: YMCA Drive for Human Services Household Goods Closet a Success

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Dear Nancy,

Your “Spring Cleaning Drive” was quite a success! In lieu of paying a joiner’s fee, new members of the YMCA were invited to bring in a cleaning supply or household good item to benefit the Darien Human Services Household Goods Closet which helps eligible Darien families and individuals. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letter from a Darien Mother: Former NBA Player’s Powerful Talk Brings to Mind Her Mother’s and Her Own Struggles

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On Thursday afternoon my son sent me a text. “Are you going to be home by 7:00?” it said. I thought he wanted me to drive him to martial arts class. As it turned out, he wanted me to drive myself to Darien High School. He wanted me to hear former NBA player Chris Herren speak about his struggle to overcome substance abuse. Continue Reading →

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Letter: How Darien Teens Are Helping to Get Information Out About Binge Drinking

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To the editor:

We, the presidents of the Youth Asset Team, are writing to address and provide a teen perspective on the Thriving Youth Task Force’s “Our Darien” campaign. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letter: Dangerous Myths About Teen Drinking Need To Be Cleared Up

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We are writing to support the “Our Darien” Campaign, launched by the Thriving Youth Task Force of The Community Fund of Darien. This Campaign focuses on underage drinking and, in particular, how certain attitudes that surround it can be contributing factors. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letter from an Expert: Parents Should Begin Frank Discussions About Substance Abuse EARLY

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To the editor:

I applaud the work of The Community Fund of Darien’s Thriving Youth Task Force as it launches its campaign “Our Darien” which is aimed at addressing teen binge drinking. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letter: GOP Selectmen Team’s Expertise, Vision Needed Now More Than Ever

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To the editor:

We strongly support the “Best for Darien” team — Jayme Stevenson, Susan Marks, and Kip Koons, because of the strong, insightful leadership they have consistently provided to our town. EDITOR’S NOTE: THE DEADLINE FOR ELECTION-RELATED LETTERS IS 11:59 P.M., WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letter from Walter Casey: Former Post 53 Director and Jayme Stevenson Opposed Putting Paramedics in Town

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Editor’s note: Walter Casey, who recently moved from Darien, agitated vociferously for paramedics to be based in town for years before the town government agreed to them, after a town-hired consultant recommended them. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letter: Re-elect All Five of Darien’s Selectmen, Who Each Bring Something to the Table

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To the editor:

Jayme Stevenson, Susan Marks, and Kip Koons make a strong trio governing, developing, and protecting Darien. In fact all five members of the Board of Selectmen have done a great job, been effective, worked very well together. (more…) Continue Reading →

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