Talk on Merritt Parkway: ‘History and Future of a National Treasure’ Tuesday at Library

Wes Haynes Merritt Parkway Conservancy
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Please join us for a discussion on The Merritt Parkway: History and Future of a National Treasure.

We’ll learn about the origin, construction and impact of this historic road that changed the design of American roads and life in Fairfield County, the challenges it faces, and what needs to be done to ensure its future as a safe and beautiful drive. Continue Reading →

Men and Women Face Different Hurdles When Recovering From Addiction, Says Treatment Agency

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If you’ve recovered from an addiction yourself and know of someone of the opposite sex who’s trying to recover from one now, you may not realize that the challenges of recovery can be different for men than they are for women.

This article, contributed by Mountainside Treatment Center, which has a location in Wilton, discusses what’s different (individuals will, of course, vary — this article discusses generalized group differences): Continue Reading →

‘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. Continue Reading →

Letter: Darien United Supports ‘Our Darien’ Campaign to Rein In Risky Drinking

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To the editor:

This letter expresses Darien United’s support of the “Our Darien” campaign launched by the Thriving Youth Task Force of The Community Fund of Darien. This Campaign is vital to our community as it addresses the important issue of underage binge drinking as well as how surrounding community-wide norms can contribute to adolescent alcohol abuse. Continue Reading →

Pollen Season: Treatment Options and Advice

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Connecticut’s wet winter will unleash a flood of pollen this spring season. Sniffles, sneezes and sore throats may be triggered by allergies, but how can you tell if it’s a cold, sinus infection or the flu instead?

Physicians at American Family Care (AFC), expect to see scores of suffering patients seeking relief from sinus symptoms. Continue Reading →