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New Drug Treatment Building in Bridgeport Named After Sallyan and Steve Pelletier of Darien

Pelletier Wellness Center
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A new, state-of-the-art outpatient treatment center for people recovering from substance abuse and mental health problems will be named after a Darien couple who volunteered and contributed to get it built.

Liberation Programs, in recognition of their contributions to the recovery community, is naming the new Pelletier Wellness Center in Bridgeport for Darienites Sallyan and Steve Pelletier at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Eagle Scout Project Creates ‘Insect Hotel’ at DCA Bird Sanctuary

Eagle Scout Project Maximus Racanelli
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A Darien Troop 53 Scout, Maximus Racanelli, completed his Eagle Scout service project in August at the Darien Community Association Bird Sanctuary. Racanelli led his team to construct two insect hotels which provide a home for various insects such as bees, beetles, fireflies, ladybugs, dragonflies, and butterflies. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Former Darien Selectman Charles Burwell’s Role in the D-Day Invasion

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Charles Burwell, a former Darien resident, teacher and selectman who passed away on Feb. 26, 2016 was a 26-year-old naval intelligence officer on June 4, 1944. His assignment: briefing Generals Dwight Eisenhower and Bernard L. Montgomery on exactly which day the weather would be calm enough for D-Day while the moon was still bright. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Meghan Halloran of Darien Named Regional College Association’s Women’s Ice Hockey Player of the Year

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Meghan Halloran of Darien, a sophomore at Williams College, has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Women’s Ice Hockey Player of the Year for 2018-19. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Community Fund of Darien’s Emily Larkin Arocha Named One of Fairfield County’s ’40 Under 40′

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Emily Larkin Arocha, who has led the Community Fund of Darien’s Thriving Youth Initiative, has been picked as one of Fairfield County Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” promising people in the county. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Student Wins 1st Place in Oils Category, Another Darienite Gets 3rd Place for Photo in Rowayton Art Exhibit

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“Dual Nature,” a painting by Lucy Armstrong, a student in Darien, has won first place in the oil painting category of  the “Focus Under Forty” exhibit and arts competition at Rowayton Arts Center. Amit Cherbuchaw also of Darien won 3rd Place the Color Photography, “Joy.” Lucy will be one of the featured artists in the upcoming, Artists Talk on Wednesday night at RAC. (more…) Continue Reading →

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