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Tonight’s the Night for Darien’s 2018 Fireworks Display: Some Reminders, Tips and a Timetable

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Gates open at 6:30 p.m. tonight for Darien’s annual fireworks display at Darien High School. Expect the viewer area to be farther from the rockets’ red glare this year, but you’ll still see the bombs bursting in air. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police Announce Traffic, Parking Regs for Darien’s Independence Day Fireworks Saturday

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Darien’s fireworks display on Saturday night is expected to be crowded, as usual, so police are again issuing a statement about traffic regulations at Darien High School for that night. You can still get permits to park your car on the high school campus. Go to the First Selectman’s Office in Town Hall, the earlier the better. Town Hall closes at 4:30 p.m., but try not to get there at the last minute. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Kids Again Parade Downtown for Darien’s 2018 Celebration of July 4th

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Red, White and Blue rolled out on parade Wednesday morning, July 4, decorating kid’s bicycles, wagons, hats, clothes, wagons, faces (and did we mention wagons) and, in one case, from a huge flag over the Post Road, for Darien’s annual Push-n-Pull children’s parade. (more…) Continue Reading →

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AAA Predicts Tuesday Will Be Worst Day to Travel for Fourth of July Holiday

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Beginning Tuesday, look for busy roadways in New England when 86 percent of the region’s estimated 2.4 million travelers drive 50 miles or more this Independence Day, says AAA Northeast. Tuesday will also be the worst travel day of the holiday nationwide, according to AAA. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letter: Thanks to Everyone Who Made the Darien EMS-Post 53 Memorial Day Food Fair a Success

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To the editor:
On behalf of all the young adults and adult advisors of Darien EMS – Post 53, we would like to thank everyone who attended our 30th Memorial Day Food Fair at Tilley Pond Park, supporting us and the work we do in the community.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien’s Memorial Day Parade 2018: What to Know

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Darien’s 2018 Memorial Day parade steps off at 10 a.m. sharp on Monday, May 28 from Goodwives Shopping Center, turns right and travels on Old Kings Highway South to Brookside Road and then turns left onto the Post Road until it reaches the veterans cemetery at Spring Grove Cemetery. Here’s more of what you should know about the parade, the marchers and the route, the family-friendly party at the end at Tilley Pond Park, the Memorial Day speaker and the grand marshal. At the end, we’ve got instructions for marchers. (more…) Continue Reading →

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State Police Increase Highway Patrols for Memorial Day Weekend: Here’s Where They’ll Be

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Connecticut State Troopers are preparing for increased traffic during this Memorial Day weekend, and summer 2018 celebrations and vacations. They’ve got extra patrols on the lookout for drivers under the influence and violations of seat belt laws, in particular. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Expect More Travelers This Memorial Day Weekend, AAA Says; Weekend Train Schedules Adjusted

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Beginning Thursday, look for busy roadways in New England when 91 percent of the region’s estimated two million travelers drive 50 miles or more this Memorial Day, says AAA Northeast. Meanwhile, Metro-North has changed its Friday schedule to make it easier for riders to leave the city between 1 and 4 p.m.
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