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Candidates’ Answers to League of Women Voters Questionnaire

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The Darien League of Women Voters compiled this 2020 Voters’ Guide by questioning candidates for local, state and federal offices and compiling their answers. The election takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Responses were limited to a specific word count and are published exactly as submitted by the candidates, the League said. The order of offices on the Voters’ Guide is the same as on the ballot.

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Here’s When Gorham’s Pond Tide Gates Will Open and Close for Flushing and Cleaning

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The Gorham’s Pond Tide Gates flushing and cleaning, Autumn 2020 schedule is:

—Opened on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020; and,

—Closed on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. Tide gates cannot be operated following extensive rain events or a series of very high tides because of the large volume of water flowing over the dam. The opening or closing of gates may be delayed dependent on weather.

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George Reilly of Darien Elected President of Norwalk Community College Foundation

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The Norwalk Community College Foundation is pleased to announce the election of George A. Reilly of Darien, an attorney with the Rucci Law Group, as president. — an announcement from Norwalk Community College Foundation

Reilly is now also a member of Darien’s Planning & Zoning Commission and Blight Review Board. He has been involved in a number of public service organizations, especially involving education. He was a trustee of his high school alma mater, King School in Stamford, and served as president of its board for seven years. He was a member of Darien’s Board of Education for eleven years, and he has served on the NCC Foundation for eight years.

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Police: Man, 58, Charged With Stealing Bicycle in Darien Also Charged with Previous Thefts

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Darien police say a man charged with thefts in Westport stole a bicycle on Dew Lane in Darien  — and left it across the street. Police gave this account of the incident and investigation, including accusations not proven in court:

At 2:21 a.m. on July 3, the mobile phone of Jose Velazquez, 58, of Bridgeport, indicated it was in the area of Dew Lane in Darien. Darien police got that information from Westport police as they investigated the theft of a bicycle from a garage. The garage door had been found ajar at about 9:30 a.m. Soon afterward, the bike was found in grass across the street. The theft was reported at 1:56 p.m. that day.