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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

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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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College Applications Advice for Students and Parents from Greenwich Education Group

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“STRESS!” is often the first thought that comes to mind when someone hears about a high school student who is preparing college applications. And “stress” is the word that Marie Dolan, a College admissions consultant for Greenwich Education Group, focused on during her presentation at the company’s fourth annual college application seminar for high school students and their parents. (more…) Continue Reading →

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For Those Interested in STEAM Careers, Housatonic Community College Holds STEAM Fest 2018

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Housatonic Community College (HCC) invites the community to STEAM Fest 2018 — a celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the HCC campus. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Wide-Ranging Lawsuit Filed by Parents of Football Player Hit by Coach Trifone

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The parents of a former Darien High School student, including his mother, who was a Board of Education member, have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that two dozen town officials, school district employees, residents and news organizations in town  mistreated the student and the student’s family in various illegal ways. The lawsuit, filed Oct. 11 in U.S. District Court in Connecticut, alleges that the student and his family, whose names are withheld in the complaint, were subjected to “a campaign of bullying, harassment, physical assault, retaliation, intimidation, and intentional and deliberate emotional harm” that lasted from at least October 2016 through the boy’s graduation in 2018. (more…) Continue Reading →

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If ‘The College Board’ Wants Your Credit Card Number by Phone or Email — Hang Up/Don’t Reply

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Recently, the Federal Trade Commission staff heard about scams targeting parents of high school students preparing for college. The scammers claim to be from The College Board — the organization responsible for the PSAT and SAT tests. (more…) Continue Reading →

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