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After Incident at Waveny Park, New Canaan Police Encourage Joggers to Run With Others

Waveny Park trail by Michael Dinan photo used by Darienite 11-01-17
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A female jogger at Waveny Park was approached Tuesday by a man who tapped her on the shoulder and made inappropriate remarks that alarmed her, according to various reports. As a result of the 5:40 p.m. incident at the park just over the Darien-New Canaan border, New Canaan police are increasing patrols and encouraging joggers not to jog alone.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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High School Now Starts at 8:30 AM in Greenwich, Middle School at 8: How That’s Working Out

Later school Isabella Ross Greenwich Yager 09-16-17
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When the new school year started two weeks ago in Greenwich, it started a little later in the day as a result of changes adopted by the town’s Board of Education, a controversial move and part of a national debate that pits concerns about keeping students alert with other concerns, including sports practices and game times. On Thursday, the Greenwich Board of Education heard from about 20 parents, teachers and others about how the new school schedule has been working out, eight days into the new school year. Despite kinks in the bus scheduling and challenges scheduling sports practice and competitions in other towns, feedback was overall very positive on the benefits to students of the extra hour of sleep. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Plethora of Pearls at Norwalk’s 40th Annual Oyster Festival This Weekend

Norwalk Oyster Festival 09-08-17
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The 2017 Norwalk Oyster Festival will feature live music from dozens of bands on multiple stages, amusement rides, and, of course, oysters. Friday night’s musical highlight on the main stage is the Billy Joel tribute band, Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Atria Darien to Hold ‘Texas-Size BBQ’ Fundraiser Lunch Benefiting Atria Texas Staff in Need

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Hurricane Harvey’s devastation in the Houston area, where Atria operates five of its 14 Texas communities, has resulted in three Atria retirement homes being evacuated and distress for many employees. For anyone who donates money to help the Atria employees with expenses during the storm, Atria Darien is holding a thank-you barbecue lunch at noon on Wednesday to show its appreciation. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Save Your Eyes in the Eclipse: How to Make a Pinhole Camera

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The first time we tried to click on this link to a NASA Web page on making a pinhole “camera” (it won’t take pictures, but you’ll see the eclipse safely), we couldn’t get through. So that you can avoid the same problem, we’re reprinting their instructions here. You can easily do this in a hurry if you’ve got just a few common items handy. Here’s what that Web page says: (more…) Continue Reading →

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Know a Deserving Homeowner Who Needs a Free Roof? Nearby Business Accepting Nominations Now

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If you know a deserving homeowner in Fairfield County who could use a free roof and wouldn’t mind participating in a public contest to get it, send in your nomination to Prizio Roofing & Siding Co. in New Canaan. (more…) Continue Reading →

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