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One Darien Restaurant Gets Its Second ‘C’ Rating in a Row in Latest Health Inspection Reports

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One Darien restaurant received its second “C” rating in a row, the worst grade in town Health Department’s A/B/C ratings system, in the inspection reports released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Board of Education Approves 3-Year Teachers Contract Increasing Cost $1.5 Million Each Year

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Darien’s 484 or so public school teachers would get an average pay increase of almost 12 percent over the course the next three fiscal years under a contract recently approved with no public discussion by the Board of Education. The new contract will increase the town budget by roughly $1.5 million in each of the next three fiscal years, very roughly 1% of the next three town budgets. The teacher’s contract now costs the town roughly $50 million. The teachers have already ratified the contract, which is officially estimated to cost the town $4.7 million more in its final, third year than the town now spends on its current contract, although the official estimate is artificially high. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘C’ Rating for One Restaurant in Latest Darien 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. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Gets Certified as a ‘Sustainable CT Community,’ Bronze Level

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Darien was among the Connecticut municipalities recognized on Oct. 30 at the New Britain Museum of American Art for having achieved certification as a “Sustainable CT community.” The town met standards across a broad range of sustainability initiatives to qualify for the Bronze certification. (more…) Continue Reading →

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First Selectmen Candidates Present Views at League of Women Voters Forum

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With no Democratic candidate for first selectman running this year, First Selectman Jayme Stevenson, a Republican, and frequent independent candidate Chris Noe recently faced off again at a Darien League of Women Voters candidates forum at Town Hall. The audience watching and listening to the two candidates were presented with a window into their thinking: each candidate gave an indication about how they approach local issues and what they see as important. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Women Elected to Lead Change in Connecticut’ — Darien LWV Panel Discussion with Four Legislators

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A panel discussion titled “Women Elected to Lead Change in Connecticut” will include state House Minority Leader Themis Klarides (R) and three other female state legislators. You’ll need to get your ticket by Tuesday, Nov. 5, if you’re going to the lunchtime event on Nov. 14 at the Waters Edge at Giovanni’s , says the organizer of the event, the Darien League of Women Voters. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Third in a String of ‘C’ Ratings (the Worst) for One Darien Food-Serving Place in Health Inspections

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One food-serving place in Darien was rated a “C,” the worst grade in town Health Department’s A/B/C ratings system, in the inspection reports released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Fourth ‘C’ Rating From Last Seven Inspections for One Restaurant in Latest Darien Health Reports

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One restaurant in town received its fourth “C” rating, the worst grade in Darien’s A/B/C ratings system, in the last seven town Health Department inspections in the four  latest inspection reports released Friday by the Darien Health Department. Those seven health inspections were all done this year, since Feb. 15. (more…) Continue Reading →

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