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New Canaan Superintendent Describes Option for Later Start for Secondary Schools; Earlier for Elementary Schools

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New Canaan elementary schools could start as early as 7:30 a.m., with New Canaan High School starting later in the morning and all of Saxe Middle School starting last, under a new proposal that New Canaan Schools Superintendent Bryan Luizzi unveiled Monday night. He said the idea is not something he’s recommending because it needs to be looked into further by the administration and the Board of Education. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Man and Woman, Both in 20s, Found with Stolen Phone, Heroin, Needles

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A 29-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were found by police on Dec. 31 in possession of heroin, needles and a cell phone that had just been stolen from a downtown Darien business, according to police. (more…) Continue Reading →

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St Luke’s Presents Lecture Series on Religious Art; Displays Handwritten, Illuminated Bible

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With the invention of the printing press, so went the practice of writing the bible by hand — until Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, produced a 1,165-page handwritten, gold-illuminated bible in 2011. A limited edition of one of the seven volumes of The Saint John’s Bible is on display at Saint Luke’s Episcopal Parish for all to view for one year. St. Luke’s is also hosting a three-part lecture series this month on Bible art. (more…) Continue Reading →

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In Three Months, This Commuter’s Train Was On Time Just Once: Cameron on Transportation

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How bad has service been on Metro-North? Ask Chris Golier, a Fairfield family man in his 40s who rides the train daily from Southport to Grand Central. “Commuting is a soul-sucking exercise,” he says. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Man, 30, Stole About $200 in Food from Supermarket

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When a manager of Whole Foods Market went out to confront a 30-year-old man in the store parking lot on Saturday, Dec. 29 about some expensive food the man didn’t pay for, the man said he would go back into the store and pay, according to Darien police. But, they said, he didn’t — instead, he left. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Christmas Trees Get Picked Up Starting Jan 2: Here’s the DPW Schedule

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From Jan. 2 through 30, neighborhood by neighborhood, Darien public works employees will be picking up Christmas trees left on the curb throughout town. Each neighborhood in town gets two periods for pickups. (more…) Continue Reading →

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