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Darien High School Provides Counseling for Students as the School Mourns Loss of a Third Student in the Past Two Months

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Hayden Thorsen became the third Darien High School student to pass away in the last two months, students and staff learned this weekend. Schools Superintendent Alan Addley released this statement Monday afternoon:
“It was with heart breaking sadness that the Darien High School community learned over the weekend of the untimely passing of Hayden Thorsen, a beloved sophomore student at the high school. “This is the third student that the school has grieved in the past two months.  The pain of losing these beautiful young lives is unbearable. It is devastating for the families, the school and the town.   Our school community is understandably hurting from these tragic losses of life. “Grief counselors were available over the weekend and will be available throughout the remainder of the week.

Town Hall

UPDATED: Among GOP Candidates Up For Endorsement at 6 PM Monday Caucus, New Registrar of Voters

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The Darien Republican Town Committee has rejected promoting a veteran official in the town Registrar’s Office to take over after John Visi retires on May 31 as GOP registrar of voters. [Updated, where noted, below, at 1:32 p.m.]

Angie DiMeglio, a 16-year veteran of the office who didn’t get the Town Committee’s nod, is quitting as of Thursday. The RTC has chosen someone who is said to have no experience in the job with less than three months to go before a primary election. A caucus for all registered Darien Republicans is scheduled for 6 p.m., Monday, May 22, in Town Hall to vote on the Town Committee’s endorsements for the registrar’s position and a small number of other elective town offices. After interviewing candidates for the elective office, a Republican Town Committee panel has recommended Cara Gately to replace Visi.

P.D. asks for public info one pic of suspect

Darien Police Ask Public to Help Identify Suspect in Hecker Avenue Assault and Robbery

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Darien police are asking the public if they have any information about a suspect in an assault at 1 p.m., April 4 in front of a home on Hecker Avenue. The suspect is described as a black male of average build (police had previously identified him as a “man”) and about 6 feet in height. He was last seen getting into a CT Transit bus heading toward Norwalk. He got off at New Canaan Avenue. If you have any information, police ask you to call the Detective Bureau at 662-5330.

P2P Stamp Out Hunger 2022

Food Shopping This Weekend? Pick Up Something Extra for This Food Drive on Saturday, May 14

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You can help get food to people nearby who could really use a hand. Use yours to fill a bag and leave it for letter carriers next Saturday. — an announcement from Person to Person

Person to Person is participating in the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger (Postal) Food Drive on Saturday, May 14. Residents of Darien, Norwalk, Wilton and Stamford will receive a P2P branded grocery bag in their mailboxes, thanks to the amazing letter carriers that deliver the mail. We need you to FILL THE BAGS with food for the P2P pantries, and leave for your letter carrier, or P2P volunteer, to pick up on Saturday, May 14.

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Catalytic Converters Stolen From Under More Vehicles

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Darien police gave out this information on the latest thefts of catalytic converters in town. One theft occurred in the victim’s driveway on Noroton Avenue; the other, in the parking lot for Darien Post Office. When a vehicle was parked at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26 in the driveway of the victim’s home on Noroton Avenue, not far from the Noroton Heights Fire Department building, the catalytic converter was still in it. At 6:30 p.m., the next day, the victim started the vehicle again and heard a loud sound that he realized was caused by the absence of a catalytic converter. He looked under the vehicle and confirmed it.