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Tolling and Trolling — Ned, Sell Your Case or Succumb to GOP ‘Zombies’ — Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Was anyone really surprised when Ned Lamont did a flip-flop on tolls? Not me. If you’ll remember when he first announced his candidacy for governor, he said he’d sign a toll bill his first day in office. Then he saw the polling data and backtracked, saying he’d only toll trucks. (more…) Continue Reading →

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

Health Department Inspection Ratings Restaurants 11-17-17
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For the second time in almost two weeks, one Darien restaurant received a rating of “C,” — the worst in the town’s A-B-C ratings system —  in the eight food health inspection reports released Thursday by Darien Health Department. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Public Hearing on State Toll Proposals Starts at 11 AM in Hartford on Wednesday

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On Wednesday, March 6, the state Legislature’s Joint Transportation Committee will hold a public hearing on two bills concerning tolls: H.B. 7202, the governor’s bill, and H.B. 7280, a bill introduced by the legislative majority, state Rep. Terrie Wood said Tuesday in an email to constituents. (more…) Continue Reading →

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BYO Darien Describes the Proposed Carryout Bag Ordinance This Way

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BYO Darien, the local group advocating for the proposed ordinance restricting plastic and paper carryout bags, has put together this description of the proposal for Darien residents and businesses. The Representative Town Meeting will receive written emails about the proposal through Friday, March 1 (details below). (more…) Continue Reading →

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Aquarion Applies to Get Water from Wilton for Darien and Nearby Towns; Conservationists Object

Dripping Faucet Angelo Gonzalez
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Aquarion Water Company is asking the state for permission to divert one million gallons of water a day from a well in the Cannondale section of Wilton and the Norwalk River to send it southwest to towns, including Darien, Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan and north to Ridgefield. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Checkout Bag Industry Group Memo to Darien Officials About Bag Restrictions

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This communication from the American Progressive Bag Alliance, an industry group, is one of the many documents and written submissions to Darien town officials about whether or not to restrict types of carryout bags: (more…) Continue Reading →

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When Darien’s Three Huge Business Development Projects are Expected To Break Ground

Rendering Baywater Corbin Post Road
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Three large commercial developments are expected to begin with the knocking down of buildings as early as this summer, for one project; fall or winter, for another, and “late in 2019” for a third, according to Darien Planning & Zoning Director Jeremy Ginsberg. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Board of Selectmen Approve $48.2 Million Town Budget, Passing It to Board of Finance

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Just before voting to pass a $48,194,755 town budget recommendation to the Board of Finance, the Board of Selectmen on Monday decided to cut $400,000 worth of improvements to the Short Lane property added to Weed Beach Park and make other, much smaller adjustments. Selectmen also said a bill of $435,000 for Darien’s share of teacher retirement benefits will also likely be approved by the state, and the state’s Education Cost Sharing grant that goes to town coffers is also now expected to come in this year. The amount, not specified during the budget meeting, wasn’t expected when the town administrator’s budget proposal was first presented to selectmen. That grant money goes to the town budget, not the Board of Education budget. As part of a package of budget recommendations, selectmen also approved a total of $10.5 million in separate budgets for capital and operating expenditures for town sanitary sewers and parking. Continue Reading →

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Jayme Stevenson, Terrie Wood Speak on State Budget, Issues at 9 AM, Saturday Community Discussion

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Please join Jayme Stevenson and Terrie Wood for a morning cup of coffee and another casual, insightful conversation — the second one in the BRING IT HOME series — on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the McGuane Field House at McGuane Park (off Noroton Avenue, behind the Noroton Heights Fire Station), starting at 9 a.m. (more…) Continue Reading →

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