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Here’s When Gorham’s Pond Tide Gates Will Open and Close for Flushing and Cleaning

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The Gorham’s Pond Tide Gates flushing and cleaning, Autumn 2020 schedule is:

—Opened on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020; and,

—Closed on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. Tide gates cannot be operated following extensive rain events or a series of very high tides because of the large volume of water flowing over the dam. The opening or closing of gates may be delayed dependent on weather.

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George Reilly of Darien Elected President of Norwalk Community College Foundation

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The Norwalk Community College Foundation is pleased to announce the election of George A. Reilly of Darien, an attorney with the Rucci Law Group, as president. — an announcement from Norwalk Community College Foundation

Reilly is now also a member of Darien’s Planning & Zoning Commission and Blight Review Board. He has been involved in a number of public service organizations, especially involving education. He was a trustee of his high school alma mater, King School in Stamford, and served as president of its board for seven years. He was a member of Darien’s Board of Education for eleven years, and he has served on the NCC Foundation for eight years.

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Police: Man, 58, Charged With Stealing Bicycle in Darien Also Charged with Previous Thefts

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Darien police say a man charged with thefts in Westport stole a bicycle on Dew Lane in Darien  — and left it across the street. Police gave this account of the incident and investigation, including accusations not proven in court:

At 2:21 a.m. on July 3, the mobile phone of Jose Velazquez, 58, of Bridgeport, indicated it was in the area of Dew Lane in Darien. Darien police got that information from Westport police as they investigated the theft of a bicycle from a garage. The garage door had been found ajar at about 9:30 a.m. Soon afterward, the bike was found in grass across the street. The theft was reported at 1:56 p.m. that day.

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Two Darien Restaurants Get Worst Grade, ‘C,’ in Latest Health Inspection Reports

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Two Darien restaurants received a “C” rating, the worst grade in the town’s A/B/C ratings system, in the inspection reports released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. The department released health inspection reports for 10 food-serving establishments on Thursday for inspections that took place from Sept. 21 to 30. In addition to the two “C” ratings, five inspections resulted in an “A,” another three received a “B.” Keep in mind that a food-serving establishment with a history of good ratings may occasionally get a poor inspection rating, occasionally the best do, and every restaurant normally gets a few things wrong.

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Abilis Launches ‘Sibshops’ for 10- to 14-Year-Old Siblings of Those with Disabilities

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Abilis is launching “Sibshops” for children ages 10-to-14 who are brothers and sisters of someone who has a disability. Sibshops are high-spirited and fun workshops and events that combine recreation, discussion and information for siblings who endure the good (and sometimes not-so good) parts of having a sibling with a disability. — an announcement from Abilis

Sibshops provide a safe space for siblings to share their thoughts and feelings while also meeting others in similar circumstances and provides a place to enjoy themselves through different recreation activities and through playing games while also learning about the services their brother(s) or sister(s) receive. Sibshops will hold monthly meetings or events, beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 30, and running through Dec.

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Haven’t Filled Out Your Census Form Yet? There’s Still Time To Be Counted — and It Helps Connecticut

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“Your chance to help secure billions in federal funding for Connecticut is ending soon as the 2020 U.S. Census concludes,” Darien Library said in an announcement Tuesday. Just answer the census form. You can use a library computer to do it, or follow the Web links below. Here’s the rest of the announcement:

The constitutionally-required census seeks a complete count of everyone who lives in the United States. The results will determine how federal dollars will be distributed over the next ten years and how congressional districts are drawn.