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Amtrak Has Been Failing Spectacularly in Operating CT Trains: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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I’m usually a huge Amtrak fan. But not today. Sure, I love to zip along to Boston at 145 mph on Acela, enjoy a land cruise through the western scenery on “The Southwest Chief” or even poke along for 27 hours from Chicago to New York on “The Cardinal.” If you’re a rail fan, what choice do you have but to take Amtrak? (more…) Continue Reading →

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Theatre 308’s ‘Our Town’ Thursday Performance Postponed to 2 PM Saturday

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Due to the weather and the school district decision to cancel after-school and evening activities, the Thursday evening Theatre 308 performance of Our Town has been rescheduled for this Saturday, Nov.17 at 2 p.m.

Tickets purchased for Thursday will be honored for the 2 p.m. Saturday show. Separately, the play is being performed Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Public Schools Delayed Two Hours

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All Darien public schools are delayed by about two hours today, Friday, Nov. 16, the school district announced. The delay follows the cancellation of after-school and evening activities in the district due to the weather. The Early Learning Program has been cancelled for Friday. (Typically, according to the school district website, early ELP classes, normally starting at 8:30 a.m., are delayed and only late ones, that normally start at 9:30 a.m., are cancelled.) (more…) Continue Reading →

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Assessor: Darien Property Tax Assessments Coming in the Mail Within Days

Anthony Homicki
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If you own a home or other property in town, you should be getting an individual tax assessment for it in the mail within a few days, Darien Tax Assessor Anthony Homicki said on Tuesday. The revaluation estimate of the taxable worth of your property will be used in calculating your future town property bills, which apply the town tax rates to assessed value. You can dispute or simply discuss the valuation both with the company the town hired to make the assessment (which isn’t required to enter your land, home or other building to do it), and later you can appeal the assessment with town officials. (If none of that results in an assessment you can abide by, you can sue the town.) (more…) Continue Reading →

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