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Housing for the Elderly and Disabled: Forum, 1 to 3 PM Friday on New Study

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The Connecticut Fair Housing Center and the state Department of Housing invite you to a forum from 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7 at Darien Library to learn about the findings of a new study on state-funded housing complexes. These buildings provide housing to both elderly tenants and younger tenants with disabilities. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Latest Darien Restaurant, Food-Serving Establishment Health Inspection Reports

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Here’s how several Darien restaurants and other food-serving establishments fared in the most recently released town Health Department inspection reports. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Agency Gets State Grant to Fund Help for Abused Kids With Substance-Abusing Caregivers

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Boys & Girls Village, a Milford-based organization serving families from more than 50 cities and towns in Connecticut, received a $435,000 annualized grant from the state Department of Children and Families to support an intensive home-based services program for abused children of caregivers who abused drugs or alcohol. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Don’t Just See This Documentary About a Whale-Hunting Japanese Town: Talk to the Filmmaker on Wednesday

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Can a proud 400-year-old whaling tradition survive a tsunami of modern animal-rights activism and colliding forces of globalism vs. localism? A Whale of a Tale reveals the complex story behind the ongoing debate. You can see the movie and take part in a question-and-answer session with the filmmaker, Megumi Sasaki, on Wednesday night, Dec. 5 at the Avon Theatre in Stamford. Continue Reading →

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One Restaurant Gets a ‘C’ — the Worst Rating — in Latest Health Inspection Results for Darien Restaurants

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One Darien restaurant received a “C” rating — the worst in the town A-B-C ratings system — in the most recently released town Health Department inspection reports. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Town Tax Assessor: With More Info, Overall Minor Valuation Changes, Expect Fewer Tax Assessment Appeals

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Darien Tax Assessor Anthony Homicki expects a smaller number of taxpayers will want to appeal their tax assessments this year, in part because the assessments didn’t change much, overall, and in part because the town is making more information comparison available to taxpayers. (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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What Will Be a Bit Different About Voting in This Election

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Voters will find something different when they go to vote on Tuesday: Darien has bought 18 new voting stations for its six polling locations, at a cost of $839 a piece. Voting starts at 6 a.m. across Connecticut and polling places won’t accept more voters past 8 p.m. If you’re not yet registered to vote, you can go to Town Hall (bring identification). If you’re not sure where to vote, look at the links below. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Public Invited to Comment on Regional, 25-Year Transportation Plan on Wednesday at Darien Library

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The Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG) is seeking public input for the region’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) update. Residents are encouraged to attend a “community listening session” at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at Darien Library. (more…) Continue Reading →

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