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Community Fund of Darien Awards $537,000 to Various Darien and Area Nonprofits

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Thanks to the generous support of local donors, this year the Community Fund of Darien (TCF) is awarding $537,000 in large grants to 22 local nonprofit organizations. More than $30,000 in other grants was previously allocated this year in small grants and grants awarded by the Youth Community Fund high school service group. (more…) Continue Reading →

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18-Year Veteran Police Officer Appointed School Resource Officer for Middlesex Middle School

SRO Stuart Schwengerer Middlesex Middle School SRO
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Darien Police Officer Schwengerer has been selected as the Police Department’s first school resource officer (SRO) for Middlesex Middle School. (more…) Continue Reading →

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14-Year-Old on a Bike Gets Broken Bone After Car Strikes Him in a Hit-and-Run

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A 14-year-old boy was knocked off his bicycle when it was struck by a vehicle, resulting in the boy getting a broken bone and bruises Thursday morning on Old Kings Highway South near its intersection with Locust Hill Road. The dark-colored car left the scene without stopping, and police are asking that anyone with information about the matter to get in touch with them. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police Release Image of Male Suspected of Looking for Loot in Motor Vehicle

Surveillance video suspected thief in vehicle
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“DO YOU KNOW THIS MAN?” Darien police ask in a post on Facebook. Images from a video show a young man or teenager both inside and outside a vehicle in the driveway at night. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Remembrance of Airlines Past: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Rail fans call them “fallen flags.”

They are railroads that no longer exist, like the original New Haven and New York Central railroads. But before I start getting all misty eyed, let’s also pay homage to airlines that have flown away into history. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Worst Rating — ‘C’ — for One Darien Restaurant After Health Inspection

Health Department Inspection Ratings Restaurants 11-17-17
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One Darien restaurant received the lowest grade, “C,” from the town health department in the latest inspection report (there was only one) released this week. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Caucus for All Registered Republicans to Vote on Picking Darien Candidates Scheduled for July 22

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A caucus for registered Republicans in Darien will be held Monday, July 22 to endorse candidates for 15 town offices in the November election, the Republican Town Committee announced. Several new candidates are replacing town officials in various elective offices, including: Caryn Diller for town clerk (replacing Donna E. Rajczewski as town clerk), Christa McNamara replacing Susan Marks on the Board of Selectmen, Taylor Carter replacing James McLaughlin on the Board of Finance, John Sini Jr. replacing Christa McNamara on the Board of Education, Cara Gately and Larry Thomas Warble Jr., replacing John Sini Jr. and Elizabeth Riva on the Planning & Zoning Commission, and Alan Hyatt Jr. replacing Louis Tarnowsky Jr. as a town constable. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Major Greenwich Redevelopment Around Train Station Includes Aspects Darien Faces

Rendering of proposed new Greenwich Railroad Station
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Touching on subjects that also affect Darien’s transportation and business development, Greenwich town officials, state officials and a real estate company on Tuesday announced a $45 million project to replace the Greenwich train station and buildings around it. The proposed new train station will be a somewhat grander entrance to Greenwich, have closer access to a new downtown movie theater and other businesses, be located near a new downtown park and will be built with ride services and self-driving vehicles in mind. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Five Stolen Vehicles, 14 Total Entered on Various Nights Last Week

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Darien police, who had previously announced that five vehicles had been stolen last week, and a total of 11 entered, on Tuesday provided details about those incidents and three more over the weekend. All of the vehicles appear to have been unlocked, and the stolen ones also had keys inside. (more…) Continue Reading →

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