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‘I Have Seen Firsthand How Julie and Stacey Advocate For All Students’

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To the editor:

I have written a few versions of my letter in support for Democratic Board of Education candidates Julie Best and Stacey Tie. Truthfully, there are too many positive attributes to discuss in such a limited amount of space. However, after the incidents of hate were displayed earlier this fall, I had an ‘aha’ moment for the focus of my letter: Julie and Stacey will work on behalf of EVERY single child within the Darien Public Schools, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender and sexual identity, ability, popularity, socioeconomic status and parent political affiliation. I have known Julie and Stacey for almost seven years, ever since meeting them on the Council of Darien School Parents. Though we started as colleagues, I now consider them both friends.

Running at Abilis Walk/Run event

You Can Still Register for Abilis Walk/Run in Greenwich This Sunday, Oct 17

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It’s time for the annual Walk/Run for Abilis event! For the 16th annual year, Walk/run for Abilis will take place on Sunday, Oct. 17 at Greenwich Point Park. — an announcement from Abilis

Participants can walk or run in-person or participant virtually from anywhere in the world. Participants are encouraged to register in advance at abilis.us/walkrun.

Darien Fire Department Engine 1 5-11-16

With Vehicle Engulfed in Flames, Police Close Post Road Near Exit 11

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No one was injured when a vehicle caught on fire at 9:06 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6, and was fully engulfed in flames on the Post Road near Exit 11 of Interstate 95, Darien police said. Police said that when they arrived at the scene, all occupants had left the vehicle. Officers temporarily closed the Post Road in both directions at that spot. Firefighters from Darien Fire Department went to the scene and put out the flames.

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‘Parenting in the Digital Age’ — School District Offers Workshop in November

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The Darien school district is providing parents with workshops next month about children’s use of social media. Each workshop is for a different children’s age group, takes place at the district headquarters at 35 Leroy Ave. and starts at 10 a.m. on a weekday. Schools Superintendent Alan Addley announced the workshops in a message to parents on Friday. Here’s what he said about the workshops:

“We share in the challenge of navigating the increasing role that social media and technology play in the lives of students and ourselves.

West Avenue utility closure

Darien Police Announce Traffic Restrictions on Two Darien Streets

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Darien police have announced parking restrictions on two Darien streets in connection with redevelopment projects — one in downtown Darien and another in Noroton Heights. In Noroton Heights, Edgerton Street “will be closed in both directions between West Avenue and Heights Road from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.” on Monday, Oct. 11, the announcement said. The closure is related to ongoing construction of the Darien Commons project by Federal Realty Investment Trust.

Darien United logo by Nobu Miki

Darien United Campaign: Town Organizations Unite to Promote Diversity and Inclusion

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A group of organizations in Darien are coming together around a
common cause: celebrating diversity and promoting an inclusive community. — an announcement from the organizers of Darien United

The YWCA Darien/Norwalk, the Darien YMCA, Darien Library, and Minority Voice have partnered to launch Darien United, a campaign that aims to make sure Darien is a welcoming place, particularly for people of color, LGBTQ individuals, immigrants, and people with mental or physical disabilities. ______________________

Here’s how the Darien United project is described by its organizers:

“Darien United is a grassroots initiative made up of Darien residents and local leaders who commit to creating and supporting a welcoming community that respects and encourages contributions of all people, in all our beautiful variety of race, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, class, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, language, mental and physical ability, military status, and immigration status. “We commit to upholding these values within our town, organizations, and businesses, as both aspirational and operational guideposts in our everyday practices and priorities.” ______________________

The idea was first conceived and inspired by local artist and activist Nobu Miki, who is the founder of Minority Voice, a support group for women of color in Darien.