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Parking Will Be a Bit Tighter in Front of Mather Center This Summer

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Most of the lower part of the lower parking lot at the Mather Community Center and Town Hall complex will be closed for the summer, starting this Wednesday, June 26 as the town dredges Stony Brook Pond, town officials announced Friday morning. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Four Democrats Jointly Announce They’re Candidates for November’s Election

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Four Democrats announced Sunday that they’re running for offices in Darien’s local elections on Nov. 5:

Tara Ochman, chairman of the Board of Education, is running for re-election; Sarah Neumann and David Martin are running for the Board of Selectmen; and Dan Bumgardner is running for a seat on the Board of Finance. (more…) Continue Reading →

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RTM Says Yes to: Checkout Bag Law, Replacing Ox Ridge School, Highland Farm Upgrade, DHS Track

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An ordinance restricting checkout bags at stores in town and a project costing about $63 million to replace the Ox Ridge School building were approved Monday night by the Darien Representative Town Meeting. The RTM also approved proposals to fund improvements at Highland Farm park (the 16-plus-acre tract of land the town bought from the Ox Ridge Riding & Racquet Club) and to accept a gift of as much as $300,000 from the Darien Athletic Foundation to construct a path for the Darien High School cross-country track team path around the edges of the high school campus. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Get Rid of Your Poisonous Stuff: Darien Household Hazardous Waste Day Is Saturday, June 1

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Whether it’s poisonous, environmentally harmful or just unhealthy, you can get it out of your home on Saturday, June 1 — chemical cleaning materials and containers, pesticides, paint strippers (but not paint) and the like — can be dropped off on Darien’s Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, June 1. You also can participate in other events nearby (and avoid that weekend’s traffic), on other weekends if you’re unable to attend this one. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Most Recent Health Inspection Reports for Darien Food-Serving Establishments

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These inspection reports for Darien food-serving establishments were just released by Darien Health Department. Health inspectors are busy with some other, nonfood-related inspections, so fewer food inspections were done this week. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Panel on Humanitarian Impact of Mideast Conflicts With Gen Petraeus, Former Sen Lieberman, June 18

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Grace Farms Foundation, in partnership with the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), invites the public to a discussion among military, public policy and research experts from 7:30 to 9 p.m., June 18 to discuss the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and their importance to United States national security and values. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Latest Health Inspections of Darien Restaurants, Schools, Food-Serving Establishments

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Nine Darien schools, restaurants and other food-serving establishments each received A ratings in the latest reports of health inspections released by Darien Health Department. One received a “B” rating. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Latest Health Inspections for Darien Restaurants, Other Food-Serving Establishments

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Six Darien food-serving establishments each received an “A” — the best rating in the town’s A-B-C health inspection ratings system, and two others got a “B” in the nine most recent reports released Thursday by Darien Health Department. (more…) Continue Reading →

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I-95 Nighttime Lane Closures for Bridge Maintenance Coming in Darien, Norwalk, Westport

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Two nighttime bridge maintenance projects on Interstate 95 will close some lanes, slowing traffic from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. in May and June, but the projects, as scheduled, aren’t expected to take place at the same time. And then there’s the near shutoff of the highway around Exit 9 in the first two weekends of June. (more…) Continue Reading →

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