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Scott Hapgood Releases Statement on Incident That Led to Death of Anguillan Maintenance Man

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Gavin Scott Hapgood, the 44-year-old Darien man who was charged with manslaughter in Anguilla earlier this month, released a statement through a public relations firm saying that he was “attacked without warning” by the man who died in the confrontation with him. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Additional Details Released in Case of Darien Man Charged with Manslaughter in Anguilla

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Police in Anguilla who have charged Darien resident Gavin Scott Hapgood with manslaughter don’t yet have a motive for the killing of Kevin Mitchel in Hapgood’s hotel room on April 13, but they’ve released some additional details about the case, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Landscaper’s Trailer Catches on Fire Thursday Morning in Noroton Heights — No Injuries

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As a Stamford landscaper’s truck passed south through the intersection of West Avenue and Hollow Tree Ridge Road late Thursday morning, the trailer behind it became uncoupled and was dragged down the street a short way when it caught fire, according to a town official. Although the fire briefly blazed high and destroyed the trailer and everything in it, none of the Love Your Home landscaping employees or firefighters were hurt, said Assistant Fire Marshal Robert Rockwell. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien YMCA Marks Child Abuse Prevention Month with ‘Five Days of Action’

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The Darien YMCA is marking Child Abuse Prevention Month with Five Days of Action, April 22 to 26, 2019. Leading up to Healthy Kids Day on April 27 — a national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids — Five Days of Action focuses on preventing child sexual abuse by sharing tips on how adults can prevent child sexual abuse. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘What Did You Do on Spring Break?’ … ‘I Took a Babysitting Class at Stamford EMS’

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Spots are still available for the Stamford EMS Safe Sitter class on April 18. Held during spring recess, the class teaches young teens the skills needed to care for themselves and young children so they may become safe and effective babysitters. The class takes place Thursday, April 18 from 9am to 3pm at Stamford EMS, 684 Long Ridge Road in Stamford. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien High School Student, 16, Gets Minor Injury After Hit by Car Outside School

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A 16-year-old Darien High School student was struck by a car and received a minor injury as students were entering the school just before 7:36 a.m., Monday in the “sports loop” driveway in the back of the school building, according to Darien police. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police Chief Raymond Osborne to Retire Sept 1 After Two Years Running the Department

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Darien Police Chief Ray Osborne, a 35-year veteran of the Darien Police Department, has announced he will retire later this year on Sept. 1. Osborne notified the Darien Police Commission and First Selectman Jayme Stevenson earlier this week. (more…) Continue Reading →

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In Just Minutes, Leaving Purse in Movie Theater Costs Woman the $200 That Was in It

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A woman watching a movie with her daughter at Darien Playhouse on Friday left her purse behind when they got up to leave, and while she realized what happened even before she left the building and got the purse — $200 in it was already gone, she told police. UPDATE, Thursday: At Wednesday’s Police Commission meeting, Police Chief Raymond Osborne said credit cards were also taken from the purse. (more…) Continue Reading →

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