Dr. Philip Michael Fallon, 82, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 7 from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He was surrounded by his loving family and close friends. Continue Reading →
If you live with or are a family member of someone with a mental illness, you can learn more about it, how you can help and how you can cope with a free, 12-week class starting in early September in Stamford.
The Southwest Connecticut Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering the class on Monday evenings, starting Sept. 9 at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 884 Newfield Ave. Continue Reading →
Darien’s Good Wife’s River Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution recently settled on a schedule of these events for its 2019-2020 season: Continue Reading →
When Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman was at a gas station in downtown Darien on Friday, police said, he was confronted by multiple police officers, their guns in hand, who had been told the white Jeep he was driving had been stolen.
In fact, he was driving his own vehicle, which had been returned to him after it had been stolen — but information that he again had his Jeep Wrangler, which had been taken in Norwalk, wasn’t in the notification system to other police agencies, according to Darien police.
That was only one of two reports that led to the confrontation. Police were on the look-out for a white Jeep-like vehicle after a report from a Darien doctor’s office that a patient there had walked in with a gun — and left in a white vehicle that either was or looked like a Jeep. Continue Reading →
To the editor:
This letter for all the townspeople of Darien. For those of you who do not know me, I am a local naturopathic physician and attorney and have lived in Darien for 32 years.
The letter I am writing you today is of urgent importance. It has come to my attention that there are up to 120,000 men, women and children being held prisoners in concentration camps in North Korea. Continue Reading →
Person-to-Person is currently in need of a few more folks to join the Van Men crew, especially on Thursday and Friday mornings.
The majority of our drivers are retired and find that it’s a great way to maintain some routine and find camaraderie among their peers. One of the greatest rewards of volunteering is the sense of community and a feeling of working towards the common good.
Here are the most recently released inspection reports from the town Health Department for Darien restaurants and other food-serving establishments. Continue Reading →
These properties recently were sold in Darien, according to records in the Town Clerk’s Office: Continue Reading →
Here’s Realtor Deirdre McGovern’s report on Darien and Rowayton real estate from Aug. 1 to 8, 2019: Continue Reading →
A “Vigil for School Safety in Stamford,” also called a “Vigil for School Safety and an End to Gun Violence” is scheduled for 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11 at Latham Park in Downtown Stamford. Continue Reading →
After the massacres in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas several days ago, proposals to spread “red flag” laws to more states have been made as one way to help prevent similar shootings in the future.
Connecticut has a “firearm removal law” similar to “red flag” law (also called “extreme risk protection order laws”), and it’s been used in Darien. Police Chief Raymond Osborne and Capt. Don Anderson discussed how it works at Wednesday’s Police Commission meeting.
A nervous, “older” man who tried to withdraw $2,300 from TD Bank at 55 Post Road gave the teller a phony driver’s license that made the teller suspicious, then walked out, police said. Minutes later, a call was made to police. Continue Reading →
Artist Susan Kurnit’s pet portraits, landscapes and still life paintings will be on display this month at the Gratia Gillespie Art Gallery at Atria Darien for the month of August.
A reception for Kurnit will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8 at the gallery. Continue Reading →
Out with the old, in with the new. A group of town residents rang in the month of August by clearing out an overgrown area behind the Darien Nature Center to make way for a native plant habitat. Continue Reading →
A wallet and an entire purse were taken from two grocery store customers in Darien on the same day, Sunday July 25 — one at Stop and Shop on Heights Road, the other at Trader Joe’s, police said.
Within hours of the thefts — by the time the victims realized their credit cards were gone and contacted the card issuers — hundreds of dollars had already been charged to each card, Darien police said. Police did not say whether they suspect the two incidents are connected.
Begin with cocktails on the grass amid native flowers, progress to an elegant dinner at long tables with twinkling lights and finish with dancing to a live band under the stars.
This is how the Darien Land Trust will celebrate its fifth annual Farm to Table Event at Waterbury Field on Saturday, Aug. 24. Continue Reading →
Trying to find the young thieves who visit town to enter unlocked vehicles overnight, — stealing from some of them and, when the keys are left inside, sometimes stealing the cars themselves — is like looking for a needle in a haystack for police, a Darien police captain recently told the Board of Selectmen. Continue Reading →
Would-be thieves (that is, they would be, if they’d taken anything) entered three unlocked vehicles overnight Saturday to Sunday, Darien police were told. Continue Reading →
Franklin P. Bates, 90, husband of the late Lois L. Bates, passed away peacefully on Aug. 1, in the comfort of his home in Darien. Continue Reading →
SilverSource invites you to save the date for their Inspiring Lives Benefit Luncheon featuring Joan Lunden. The event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Woodway Country Club and will honor the Cingari Family. Continue Reading →
Robert (“Bob”) Paul Sullivan died peacefully, with his beloved wife Marylou and family by his side at his home in Darien, on Aug. 2 after a three-year battle with brain cancer. Continue Reading →
Three of four teenage boys were identified by a surveillance camera as pool hoppers using a swimming pool and leaving garbage, including beer cans, on the property of a home over a two week period, Darien police said.
A fountain on the property had also been damaged, but police didn’t have evidence to charge anyone with that, and the boys denied they had anything to do with it, police said. Continue Reading →
When Carlos Artiles was arrested on charges related to theft of mail from Darien mailboxes last January, police filed search warrants to allow them to search through his phone, where they found a video involving child pornography, Darien police said. Continue Reading →