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Major Greenwich Redevelopment Around Train Station Includes Aspects Darien Faces

Rendering of proposed new Greenwich Railroad Station
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Touching on subjects that also affect Darien’s transportation and business development, Greenwich town officials, state officials and a real estate company on Tuesday announced a $45 million project to replace the Greenwich train station and buildings around it. The proposed new train station will be a somewhat grander entrance to Greenwich, have closer access to a new downtown movie theater and other businesses, be located near a new downtown park and will be built with ride services and self-driving vehicles in mind. (more…) Continue Reading →

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After Health Department Inspection, Worst Rating for One Darien Food-Serving Establishment

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One food-serving establishment in town received a “C” rating — the worst — in its most recent inspection from Darien Health Department. (more…) Continue Reading →

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One Darien Restaurant Gets a ‘C’ — Lowest Rating — in Latest Health Inspection Reports

Health Department Inspection Ratings Restaurants 11-17-17
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One restaurant in town received a “C” in the six inspection reports for Darien restaurants and other food-serving establishments just released by Darien Health Department. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘No Way That Toll Money Won’t Be Misused’ — Nobody Trusts Hartford: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Nobody trusts Hartford. If cynicism is a disease, we’re in the midst of an epidemic. Since last fall, I’ve been touring the state speaking to groups large and small about Connecticut’s transportation crisis, about the $5 billion we need to just get Metro-North back in a state of good repair, about the hundreds of deficient bridges and potholed highways, and and about the futility of depending mostly on the gasoline tax to fund long-needed repairs. (more…) Continue Reading →

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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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