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Third Swastika Found at Middlesex, This One Drawn With an Eraser on a Desk — Officials Weigh In

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In the midst of activities at Middlesex Middle School meant to promote tolerance and educate students about the harmfulness and “impact of symbols and the language of hate,” another Nazi Swastika was recently found at the school, Principal Shelley Somers told parents. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Kindergarten Immunizations Low at Royle, Ox Ridge Schools, Wide Variations Across Town

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Kindergarten children at Royle and Ox Ridge schools in Darien had so many exemptions to state student vaccination requirements in the last school year that the schools are among 134 across the state that fall below the recommended 95% rate. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Public Invited to Brown Bag Lunch with DHS, Middlesex Police Resource Officers, Oct 24 at Depot

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You can meet and talk with Darien’s two school resource officers, the police assigned to Darien High School and Middlesex Middle School, at a brown bag lunch on Oct. 24 at the Depot Darien Youth Center. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Invest in Your Child’s ‘Executive Functioning’ Skills: Psychologist’s Presentation Thursday

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Practical strategies to help your children build executive functioning (EF) skills and improve focus, organization and self-regulation is the subject of a presentation Thursday at Darien Library by a psychologist who specializes in the subject. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Board of Ed Chair Tara Ochman Appointed to CT Board for School Administrator Professional Standards

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Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff has appointed Darien Board of Education Chairperson Tara Ochman to the Connecticut Advisory Council for School Administrator Professional Standards. (more…) Continue Reading →

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How Darien School Cafeteria Kitchens Fared in Recent Health Inspections

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Here’s how all seven Darien public school cafeterias were rated in town Health Department inspections in September, released by the department on Thursday and last week. (more…) Continue Reading →

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RTM Member Jay Hardison Arrested, Charged with ‘Unauthorized Disclosure of D.C.F. Records’

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Jay Hardison, a member of the Representative Town Meeting and a frequent critic of some school administrators and members of the Board of Education, has been arrested by town police on an arcane charge involving dissemination of a confidential state Department of Children and Families report. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police Issue Traffic and Parking Regulations for Darien High School Open House for Parents

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Due to the traditionally large turnout for the Darien High School Open House, the Darien Police Department advises that the following traffic regulations are being put into effect for the area surrounding Darien High School on Thursday September 19, 2019 starting at 6 p.m. (more…) Continue Reading →

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