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Against the Proposed Darien Checkout Bag Restrictions: Bruce Orr

Bruce Ohr
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Bruce Orr, a former town official and a biologist with a career in the energy, chemicals, “and, yes, the recycling industry,” gave these remarks at the Feb. 6 public hearing on proposed town-wide restrictions on stores giving customers bags at checkout. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Opinions on the Proposed Checkout Bag Ordinance: First in a Series

Checkout Bag Ordinance comments Olena Czebiniak
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Darienite will be publishing statements from more than two dozen of Darien residents and others about the new proposal to forbid local stores from providing some disposable plastic bags at checkout and provide reusable bags instead. Here are two statements given at a recent public hearing held Feb. 6. Darienite will be publishing other statements from the meeting (slightly changed, mostly for style purposes or speaking mistakes). (more…) Continue Reading →

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

Health Department Inspection Ratings Restaurants 11-17-17
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A “C” rating, the worst in the town’s A-B-C ratings system, went to one town restaurant in the six food health inspection reports released Thursday by Darien Health Department. (more…) Continue Reading →

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

Health Certificate Frosty Bear 01-19-17
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The worst in the town’s A-B-C ratings system — a ‘C’ — went to one Darien food-serving establishment in the seven food health inspection reports released on Thursday by Darien Health Department. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Maritime Aquarium Supports Ban on Plastic Carry Out Bags in Darien; Public Hearing on Wednesday

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In light of the Town of Darien considering a ban on plastic carry out bags, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk celebrates such municipal efforts and encourages other communities to take up the cause. — an announcement from the Maritime Aquarium (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letter: Instead of More Tax Increases, CT Should Try More Spending Cuts

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To the editor:

Democrats are all about taxes! Darien residents and Connecticut residents have had enough!  Lamont is “now considering” taxing groceries. So, if I spend $100 on groceries, I will have to pay another $6 plus to the State government for the right to eat; if I want my asthma meds — $349/month — that equals another $20 to the state for the privilege of being able to breathe! (more…) Continue Reading →

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