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AAA: About 46% of Bad-Weather Crashes Are in Winter, With 2,000 Deaths

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Dangerous winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The foundation has suggestions for driving and how to prepare in case you get into a winter crash. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Weekend-long Art Workshop, ‘Color Schemes and Strategies,’ at Rowayton Arts Center

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Patti Mollica will be teaching a workshop called “Bending Reality – Color Theory Schemes and Strategies” at the Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) the weekend of Feb. 9 and 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Fairfield Police Charge New Canaan Woman Who Had Remains of Dogs in Crates in Her Apartment

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Two months after finding the remains of dogs in crates inside the Fairfield home where she had been living, Fairfield police on Tuesday arrested a 31-year-old New Canaan woman by warrant and charged her with five counts of animal cruelty. (more…) Continue Reading →

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5 Unlocked Vehicles Outside 2 Homes on Midbrook Lane Entered, Prescription Meds Taken

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Three vehicles parked outside one house on Midbrook Lane were entered sometime overnight from Monday to Tuesday, Jan. 7 to 8, and another two outside a second house on the same street were also entered. Not one of them was locked. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Friend Stays Overnight at Darien Home, Steals Car, Gets Arrested Hours Later

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George Peele, a 20-year-old friend (at least at the time) of a Darien man, stayed overnight in the man’s room while the man was gone, according to police. Here’s what happened, Darien police said (including accusations not proven in court):

At about 4 p.m. the next day, Wednesday, Jan. 9 the man’s father saw his 2017 Jeep Cherokee being backed out of the driveway. The keys to the Jeep had been in his son’s room. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Female Burglar Enters Unlocked Vehicles, Then Unlocked House, Startles Resident

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A women startled by a noise at 4:50 a.m. in her home at 3 Overbrook Lane thought she must have had an unexpected visit from a family member. She left her bedroom and called out. Then she saw an unknown female leave a second-floor bedroom and run down the stairs. By that point, much of the house had already been ransacked and several items were stolen. It turned out this was the third incident involving thefts from homes or vehicles that night in Darien. Continue Reading →

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Fifth Grade Essay Contest Winners Announced by Darien Daughters of the American Revolution

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The Darien chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution on Tuesday announced five awards in this year’s Fifth Grade D.A.R. essay contest. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Complimentary Dinner and Talk on Sleep Health for Parents of Premature Babies, Jan 29

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In an effort to provide valuable resources and practical help for parents with premature babies, The Tiny Miracles Foundation (TTMF) has announced their After the NICU Education Series for 2019 with their first program, “Sleep Health and Transitions” with Dr. John Ciannella, a neonatologist at Stamford Hospital. (more…) Continue Reading →

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