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CONTEST: Submit a Slogan for the Town of Darien, Win Glory and Gift Certificates

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Come up with a winning slogan for Darien, and the Darien Board of Realtors in the group’s slogan contest during the month of June and you can win both bragging rights and gift certificates for town businesses. (more…) Continue Reading →

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State Issues CARMAGGEDON Warning for Two Weekends of I-95 Closures at Exit 9, Starting 6 PM, Friday, May 31

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Don’t drive anywhere near I-95 in Stamford and Darien and don’t even think of driving over the Route 1 bridge at Exit 9 on the weekend of May 31 to June 2, or the following weekend. That’s the advice from the Connecticut Department of Transportation, which is replacing the bridge — which has been there since the highway was built in 1958 — on those two weekends. (more…) Continue Reading →

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ConnDOT’s New Commish Should’ve Been Talking to More Commuters by Now: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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A good boss cares about his customers.  He wants to keep them happy and actively seeks out their feedback.  Such is not the case at the Connecticut Department of Transportation. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: With a Teenage Girl Reportedly Unconscious, a Friend’s Parent Drives Her Home But Barely Cooperates With Cops

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A Darien woman dropped off one of her daughter’s 16-year-old friends — reportedly unconscious after drinking — at the friend’s home sometime past midnight on Sunday, according to police. The intoxicated girl’s condition caused her parents to call 911, and a Darien EMS-Post 53 ambulance took the girl to a hospital for evaluation. Police, who also went to the scene, said they later questioned the Darien woman, Amanda Smith, 45, of Gardner Street. Police said: Smith initially said she didn’t know where she’d picked up the intoxicated girl and her friends, then wouldn’t let police talk to her own daughter, then said she’d picked up the girls on Sunswyck Road, but she refused to go with police to help them locate the house where the teenagers were at. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Intersection at Birch and Post Roads To Be Closed Much of Tuesday for Sewer Repair

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A “significant breakage” of a sanitary sewer near the intersection of the Post Road and Birch Road will result in closing off of all traffic at the intersection for periods of time during the day and into the early evening on Tuesday, May 14, Darien police announced Monday afternoon. The intersection is expected to remain closed from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The announcement describes the project as “emergency sewer repair work” to a “main sanitary sewer line in the area.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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YWCA’s Toddler Time Fall Registration is Now Open

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Looking for a fun 2’s program? Now is the time to sign up your child for the YWCA’s ever popular Toddler Time program. Toddler Time is a fun-filled two-hour drop-off program where children have free play, story time, learn new songs, create works of art and make new friends in a class of up to eight students, taught by two experienced teachers. (more…) Continue Reading →

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One of the Few Profitable Transit Companies in the U.S. — the Bridgeport Ferry: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Public transportation is a money-losing proposition.  But Connecticut is home to one of the few profitable transit companies in the U.S.  It’s not CT Transit or Metro-North, both of which are heavily subsidized.  No, the operation that’s squarely in the black is the Bridgeport–Port Jefferson Steamboat Company, a.k.a. “the ferry.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Discover Dunlap and Selleck’s Woods on Trail Discovery Day, Sunday, May 19

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The trails of Dunlap and Selleck’s Woods will be transformed into a magical place of exploration and discovery from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, May 19, Trails Discovery Day. The popular Trails Discovery Day has returned with a broad array of activities for families and individuals of all ages interested in having fun in the woods while learning about flora, fauna and the environment. (more…) Continue Reading →

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