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Beware the ‘Automotive-Construction Complex’: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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How did Americans develop their love affair with driving? Visit the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington and the transportation exhibit “America on the Move” will sell you on the commonly held theory that when Henry Ford made cars affordable, Americans loved them and demanded more and more highways. (more…) Continue Reading →

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This Week at Darien Library: Music, Author’s Visit, Kids’ Activities, Presentations for Adults

Darien Library General 10-13-17
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Darien Library keeps providing the town with interesting events, and here are the latest for this week, including an author visit, music for kids and families, classes and presentations on different topics, including the start of a four-week series on Beethoven. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Four-Week Series of Evening Lectures on Beethoven Offered at Darien Library

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Join Darien Library for a this four-week series on Beethoven by Gil Harel, a musicologist and award-winning educator who has taught at CUNY Baruch College and Naguatuck Valley Community College. Each presentation takes place from 7 to 8 p.m. on a Wednesday in July. (more…) Continue Reading →

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One Food-Serving Establishment Twice Gets a ‘C’ — Lowest Rating — in Latest Darien Health Inspection Reports

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One Darien food-serving establishment received a “C” rating, the worst in the town A-B-C ratings system, and then a second “C” in in the four most recently released town Health Department inspection reports. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police Announce Traffic, Parking Regs for Darien’s Independence Day Fireworks Saturday

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Darien’s fireworks display on Saturday night is expected to be crowded, as usual, so police are again issuing a statement about traffic regulations at Darien High School for that night. You can still get permits to park your car on the high school campus. Go to the First Selectman’s Office in Town Hall, the earlier the better. Town Hall closes at 4:30 p.m., but try not to get there at the last minute. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Two Bicycles Stolen from Noroton Heights Railroad Station — Total Value: $1,030

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Two bicycles were stolen at the Noroton Heights Railroad Station on Tuesday, June 26. The lock that had been used to fasten one of them was left behind and intact; a chain used to fasten the other was missing, Darien police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: On One Night, Two Fights, Charges Against Three Men, One Juvenile

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When Darien police were called to the public pier at Noroton Bay on a report of a young man screaming obscenities and throwing things around just after midnight on Sunday, it led to multiple charges against multiple family members related to at least two fights before arrests were made, according to police. The police account is complicated. (more…) Continue Reading →

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AAA Predicts Tuesday Will Be Worst Day to Travel for Fourth of July Holiday

Worst travel day 2018 Independence Day AAA says
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Beginning Tuesday, look for busy roadways in New England when 86 percent of the region’s estimated 2.4 million travelers drive 50 miles or more this Independence Day, says AAA Northeast. Tuesday will also be the worst travel day of the holiday nationwide, according to AAA. (more…) Continue Reading →

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