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U.S. Supreme Court Allows Darien Resident’s Suit Against Metro-North to Proceed in State Court

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The U.S. Supreme Court decided not to hear objections to a lawsuit against Metro-North by a Darien widow after her husband fell onto the train tracks in 2013 and was hit by an oncoming train at the Noroton Heights station. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Merrit Parkway Conservancy Supports ‘No Truck on Highway’ Warnings on GPS Apps

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The Merritt Parkway Conservancy appreciates and fully supports U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s strong initiative requesting providers of GPS navigation software to add no-truck warnings for roads where trucks are banned. For most of the last 80 years, you could drive your car on the Merritt Parkway with reasonable confidence that you were safe in a stream of other cars, protected by prominent signs at each entry point prohibiting trucks. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Parenting Workshop on Talking to Children About Sexuality

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Do you feel flustered or tongue-tied when the subject of sexuality comes up with your children? Are you uncertain about what words to use and what message to send? On Jan. 29, educator Deborah Roffman will be sharing her advice for having these important but anxiety-provoking conversations in her talk at The Children’s School, “Right from the Start: Sexuality Education in Early Childhood.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘C’ Ratings for Supermarket, Restaurant in Latest Darien Health Inspections

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Two long-standing town institutions, one a restaurant and the other a supermarket, each received “C” ratings, the worst in Darien’s A/B/C health inspection ratings system, in the latest reports released by the town Health Department. (more…) Continue Reading →

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CT Transportation Commissioner Says Faster Train Times Coming, Delivery Late for New M8 Rail Cars: Cameron on Transportation

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Joseph Giulietti is finishing his first year as commissioner of the state Department of Transportation. He’s been busy and less visible in recent months, so imagine my surprise when he offered me a one-on-one, no-holds-barred interview. (more…) Continue Reading →

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First Selectman Jayme Stevenson to Talk About State of the Town to Chamber of Commerce, All Invited

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Come learn about the ” State of Darien” directly from First Selectman Jayme Stevenson who will give a breakfast speech Thursday, Jan. 23 to the Darien Chamber of Commerce. All are welcome to join. The year 2020 will be an exciting time for Darien with the town’s bicentennial celebrations planned throughout the year. In addition to all this excitement, Darien is going through many changes and this is a perfect opportunity to learn more about the upcoming developments and improvements. Continue Reading →

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Ex-Husband Charged with Murdering, Kidnapping Jennifer Dulos in New Canaan

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Fotis Dulos killed his estranged, fearful wife on the morning of May 24, 2019, in the New Canaan home where she and their five kids had been living for more than one year, according to a state police detective’s sworn affidavit made public Tuesday. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Homes in Different Parts of Town Found Burglarized, Ransacked — Almost $100K Stolen

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Within 16 hours late last week, Darien police were called to the scenes of two separate burglaries of homes in town where the residents were away for extended periods. Police found the second floor of each home ransacked, and the owners later reported men’s and women’s jewelry and other items missing — $50,570 from one of the homes, on Saint Nicholas Road, and $47,090 from the other, on Tokeneke Trail. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Grace Farms to Host Panel on How Public/Private Partnerships Combat Modern Slavery

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Grace Farms Foundation today announced its upcoming public panel, “A Framework for Freedom,” which will discuss the critical role that public-private partnerships play in eradicating modern day slavery. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Darien Man, 19, Caught Driving With More Alcohol Than ‘Zero Tolerance’ Law Allows

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According to New Canaan police, a 19-year-old Darien man drove in New Canaan just after midnight Friday with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit for a driver his age. His level wasn’t particularly high for an adult — except under the state’s “zero tolerance law” that disallows driving for those under 21 with a BAC of 0.02 or above. For drivers age 21 and older, a blood-alcohol content of less than 0.08 is acceptable. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Here’s Who Is Running for Seats on the Republican Town Committee and How You Can Run

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A Caucus of all registered Republicans in Darien will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 13 to endorse candidates for the Republican Town Committee. Anyone interested in becoming a member may submit a petition with the signatures of at least 25 registered Republicans in Darien. Petition candidates can join those already nominated by the Republican Town Committee. (more…) Continue Reading →

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