These finalists have been selected for Darien’s Got Talent, the Darien Arts Center’s popular talent competition, which takes place this year at 7 p.m. on June 23 at Darien High School: Continue Reading →
Darien’s annual Flag Day Ceremony takes place at 5 p.m., Thursday, June 14 at Veterans Circle in front of the Darien Town Hall. The public is encouraged to attend. Continue Reading →
In recent summers, more out-of-town families have been using New Canaan’s Waveny Pool, just north of the Darien border in Waveny Park, and the town is welcoming them. Continue Reading →
We celebrate the life of Constance Mary (Connie) Coventry (Oct. 16, 1932 to Feb. 19, 2018), wife of Kenneth Coventry, mother of Gary and Sandy Coventry, grandmother of Owen Coventry, with these loving memories. She was 85. Continue Reading →
Sometime overnight Tuesday to Wednesday last week (June 5 to 6), two cars were reported to have been entered as well as a house, and a bicycle was missing from the porch of another house, Darien police said.
The good news for a West Avenue woman two Tuesdays ago: When she arrived home and heard a rustling noise, it wasn’t someone who broke in while she was away that day. It was just a stack of printer paper falling.
The bad news: The thief had been there earlier. Continue Reading →
On Saturday, June 16 — the day before Father’s Day — bring dad to check out some of the finest rides ever named for fish in the Maritime Aquarium Auto Show: “Barracudas, Sting Rays & More Show Cars from the Sea.” Continue Reading →
Kevin Patrick McDermott passed on June 5. He was 63.
He was born June 26, 1954 to the late Bernard and Jane McDermott of Darien.
Kevin graduated Darien High School in 1972. He was a natural athlete who enjoyed playing basketball, baseball and football. Continue Reading →
Darien’s Saint Luke’s Parish later this month will welcome Bishop Rowan Williams, formerly the Archbishop of Canterbury, the highest-ranking leader in the Anglican community of churches, worldwide.
At two services on Sunday, June 24, Williams will be preaching and the Magdalene College Choir will be singing. The Choirs of Saint Luke’s will be joining the Magdalene College choristers for the service of Evensong that afternoon. Continue Reading →
In a unanimous vote, the Darien Board of Education approved the hiring of Dr. Elliott Landon, former superintendent of Westport Public schools as the interim superintendent in Darien for one year, starting July 1. Continue Reading →
A 62-year-old man reportedly driving erratically at 6:39 p.m., Thursday had more than two and a half times the legal alcohol limit in his blood when he was tested about a half hour later, police said. Continue Reading →
Twelve students, each chosen for his or her qualities of responsibility, concern for others, and dedicated efforts on behalf of their respective schools, have been picked for this year’s annual Superintendent Citizenship Award. Continue Reading →
Spread out among the shelves and tables in the Middlesex Middle School library, sixth grade students waited for their end-of-year conference to start.
There was, however, no teacher standing or sitting next to them.
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A 58-year-old ex-boyfriend is accused of repeatedly showing up on the property of his former partner in Darien, sleeping on her porch and, on one day last week, texting her 400 times and calling her 75 times, police said. Continue Reading →
Robert C. Dolan passed peacefully on June 9, surrounded by his family, friends and longtime companion. He was 69. Continue Reading →
Take a look at these images. They’d be fine at a family picnic or among friends. The purpose of the school trip where the picture was taken was different. The picture should reflect that difference.
If these images would be fine representing Darien High School, then we need to rethink Darien High School. If this is how Darien children represent the school, then the rest of us who weren’t there can be expected to wonder how they behaved and, more important, how they were supervised.
Please see the 4:28 p.m. update below.
The Darien Police Department is very pleased to announce that Lt. Robert Shreders, currently assigned to the Training Division, graduated on Friday, June 8 from the 272nd Session of the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA. Continue Reading →
Stamford-based Americares is preparing an emergency shipment of medicine and relief supplies for families displaced by the volcanic eruption in Guatemala.
Dozens have died, and 1.7 million people have been affected since the Fuego volcano 25 miles southwest of Guatemala City began erupting on June 3. More than 4,000 people forced from their homes are staying in emergency shelters to escape dangerous ash, gasses and mudslides. Continue Reading →
Paraguayan Ambassador and General Cónsul Juan Alfredo Buffa Ramírez recently visited Darien High School students in the Spanish 4 Honors class. Continue Reading →
We are all familiar with Amtrak’s local operations in the Northeast: The sleek Acela zooming along to Boston at up to 145 mph and the slower, traditional trains making local stops along the Connecticut coast. Continue Reading →