Health Department Inspection Ratings Restaurants 11-17-17

Two Darien Restaurants Get Worst Grade, ‘C,’ in Latest Health Inspection Reports

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Two Darien restaurants received a “C” rating, the worst grade in the town’s A/B/C ratings system, in the inspection reports released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. The department released health inspection reports for 10 food-serving establishments on Thursday for inspections that took place from Sept. 21 to 30. In addition to the two “C” ratings, five inspections resulted in an “A,” another three received a “B.” Keep in mind that a food-serving establishment with a history of good ratings may occasionally get a poor inspection rating, occasionally the best do, and every restaurant normally gets a few things wrong.

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Haven’t Filled Out Your Census Form Yet? There’s Still Time To Be Counted — and It Helps Connecticut

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“Your chance to help secure billions in federal funding for Connecticut is ending soon as the 2020 U.S. Census concludes,” Darien Library said in an announcement Tuesday. Just answer the census form. You can use a library computer to do it, or follow the Web links below. Here’s the rest of the announcement:

The constitutionally-required census seeks a complete count of everyone who lives in the United States. The results will determine how federal dollars will be distributed over the next ten years and how congressional districts are drawn.

Health food 01-13-17

Worst Health Inspection Rating — ‘C’ — for Two Darien Establishments in Latest Reports

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A restaurant and a retirement home in Darien received “C” ratings, the worst grade in town Health Department’s A/B/C ratings system, in the inspection reports released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. Meanwhile, a retirement home that previously received a “C” rating has now received an “A” and a perfect 100 score in its latest inspection. The department released health inspection reports for 11 food-serving establishments on Thursday for inspections that took place from Sept. 4 to 9. In addition to the two “C” rating, five inspections resulted in an “A,” another four establishments each received a “B.”

Paving Repaving DPW Roads 7-29-16

Town to Pave Stretch of Hollow Tree Ridge Road from Allwood to Crooked Mile Roads

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Starting this Monday, the town Public Works Department will be paving Hollow Tree Ridge Road from the intersections of Allwood Road to Crooked Mile Road at the northern end of town. The project, which covers about six tenths of a mile of roadway, is expected to be completed by Friday, Sept. 25, according to an announcement Thursday from the DPW. Here’s more from the announcement (see video at bottom for an explanation of what asphalt milling is):
Preparatory work on drainage catch basins, and milling of road surface, will precede paving. […]
Once milled, road surface will be rough until paved and will have raised structures exposed.  Please avoid this portion of Hollow Tree Ridge Road if possible during these dates or use extra caution if you must travel on these roads.

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‘C’ Rating for One Darien Restaurant in Latest Health Inspection Reports

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One restaurant in Darien received a “C” rating, the worst grade in town Health Department’s A/B/C ratings system, in the inspection reports released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. The department released health inspection reports for four food-serving establishments on Thursday for inspections that took place from Sept. 4 to 9. In addition to the “C” rating, two inspections resulted in an “A,” another received a “B.” Keep in mind that a food-serving establishment with a history of good ratings may occasionally get a poor inspection rating, occasionally the best do, and every restaurant normally gets a few things wrong.

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Letter: Board of Ed Candidates Mike Burke and Sara Parent Have Been Active in Schools for Years

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Letter to the editor:

For the first time since 2014, we have a contested Board of Education race and the opportunity to choose the best people for the job. We must pay close attention to our town’s education system and vote to elect the right people to lead our schools. We are lucky to have a choice in candidates for Darien’s Board of Education. I am supporting Mike Burke and Sara Parent. Mike is a lawyer who has served on the Board for the past six years.

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‘Voting During COVID-19’ Locally Hosted Discussion with CT Secretary of the State on Sept 10

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The Darien Library and the Leagues of Women Voters of Darien and New Canaan will present “Voting During Covid 19,” an online discussion featuring Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, on Thursday, Sept. 10. Americans have a superpower: voting. Democracy’s most constructive mechanism for self-improvement, voting is every citizen’s right, privilege, and civic duty. So how can we make sure we vote safely during COVID-19?

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Applications Accepted Soon for CT Energy Assistance Program

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The Darien Human Services Department will begin accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Connecticut Energy Assistance Program on Monday, Sept. 14 for households who heat with oil and on Tuesday, Oc 13 for households who heat with electricity, gas, or propane. — an announcement from the Darien Human Services Department

Residents must meet the following income restrictions:

Maximum Household Income

Proof of income is required, including:

· Social Security benefits

· Pensions or annuities

· Dividend and interest income

· Employment income

· Child support and/or alimony payments

· Unemployment, workman’s comp. or disability payments

Proof of liquid assets is also required:

· Checking and/or Savings accounts

· Stocks, Bonds, CDs and IRAs

Individuals, couples, and families may have liquid assets up to $15,000 for home owners and $12,000 for renters and still be eligible. Applications must be filed by 3/18/21 for households with oil or gas heat and 5/6/21 for households with electric heat.

Health food 01-13-17

Most Recent Darien Health Inspection Reports of Town Restaurants

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Here’s how Darien restaurants and other food-serving places fared in the latest inspection reports, released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. The department on Thursday released five reports of inspection visits from Feb. 14 to March 7. Of those, three inspections resulted in a “B” rating and two more received an “A.” No establishment was rated “C.”

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Two Food-Serving Places Get ‘C’ Ratings in Latest Darien Health Inspection Reports

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Two food-serving establishments in Darien received a “C” rating, the worst grade in town Health Department’s A/B/C ratings system, in the inspection reports released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. The department released health inspection reports for nine food-serving establishments on Thursday for inspections that took place from Aug. 8 to 15 (the recent power outages reduced the number of inspections that could be done). Four inspections resulted in an “A” rating and three others received a “B.” Keep in mind that a food-serving establishment with a history of good ratings may occasionally get a poor inspection rating, occasionally the best do, and every restaurant normally gets a few things wrong.

Town Urges Residents, Especially Those Physically Vulnerable, To Be Prepared for Future Storms

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Darien recently experienced town-wide power outages during Tropical Storm Isaias and a busy hurricane season is predicted for 2020. Darien Human Services is urging all residents to be prepared and is reaching out to seniors and individuals with disabilities or serious medical conditions. — an announcement from the Darien Human Services Department

The staff of Darien Human Services maintains an Emergency Call List with the names of vulnerable seniors and disabled individuals to contact prior to and after a storm or town-wide emergency. The staff will provide reassurance and a wellness check and will also inform residents of resources available in the community such as Emergency Shelters and Cooling or Charging Centers. It is imperative that residents who are vulnerable, or have medical conditions that might make them vulnerable during an emergency, notify Darien Human Services so their name can be added to our list.

Health Department Inspection Ratings Restaurants 11-17-17

Latest Health Inspection Reports of Darien Food-Serving Establishments

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Here’s how Darien restaurants and other food-serving places fared in the latest inspection reports, released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. The department on Thursday released seven reports of inspection visits from July 28 to Aug. 1. Of those, two inspections resulted in a “B” rating and five more received an “A.” No establishment was rated “C.”