New Canaan Gets Defensive in 20-0 Turkey Bowl Win Over Darien

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With a strong wind blowing out of Darien High School’s north end zone, it looked like the elements would be a factor in Thursday morning’s Turkey Bowl between the Blue Wave and the New Canaan Rams.

In the end, Mother Nature had nothing on New Canaan’s defense. On the strength of four turnovers, three of which led to scores, the Rams pulled off a shocking 20-0 win over No. 3 Darien. “They outplayed us start to finish,” Darien head coach Rob Trifone said. “We certainly had our opportunities, we were in the red zone quite a bit but we couldn’t cash in. Continue Reading →

Events Monday at Darien High School Encouraged Students, Parents to Prepare for Life After School

“Purpose and Passion” Events
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A series of events were held Monday at Darien High School to help students prepare and plan for their careers and figure out what they want to do with their lives.

The events included an assembly for students, then small group meetings with adults to talk about how the adults found their ways into careers, and in the evening a presentation for parents to help their sons and daughters. Continue Reading →

Almost One Ton of Turkeys and Other Food Donated Tuesday to Food Bank in Stamford

Our Lady of Grace Preschool and Kindergarten donation
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The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County received a staggering donation yesterday… nearly one ton of turkeys plus additional dry goods were provided through a team contribution effort.  Stamford EMS, Stop and Shop at Ridgeway Shopping Center and Our Lady of Grace Preschool & Kindergarten worked together to make the donation. Continue Reading →

Board of Education Approves 3-Year Teachers Contract Increasing Cost $1.5 Million Each Year

James Palen Board of Finance meeting
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Darien’s 484 or so public school teachers would get an average pay increase of almost 12 percent over the course the next three fiscal years under a contract recently approved with no public discussion by the Board of Education.

The new contract will increase the town budget by roughly $1.5 million in each of the next three fiscal years, very roughly 1% of the next three town budgets. The teacher’s contract now costs the town roughly $50 million.

The teachers have already ratified the contract, which is officially estimated to cost the town $4.7 million more in its final, third year than the town now spends on its current contract, although the official estimate is artificially high.

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For Those in Recovery Over the Holidays, Hotline and Online Support Groups Offered by Mountainside Treatment Center

Smartphone Photo from Mountainside Treatment Center
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Thanksgiving is traditionally a time for reconnecting with loved ones over food and drinks, but for those in active addiction or recovery, it can present unhealthy temptations and added stress.

With the Thanksgiving break quickly approaching, Mountainside treatment center in Wilton will provide a free helpline and “virtual” recovery support groups online for those in need of assistance for themselves or their loved ones this holiday season. Continue Reading →

Americares Delivers 50 Tons of Medical Supplies to Syrians [UPDATE]

Americares warehouse 2019
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Americares is delivering 50 tons of critical medicine and medical supplies to help children and families in war-torn Syria. One shipment has already arrived and two more shipments containing intravenous fluids, oral rehydration solutions, and other lifesaving items, are in transit.

UPDATE, 8:34 a.m., Wednesday: Americares says that on “Giving Tuesday,” Dec. 3, “Gifts up to $10,000 will be matched 8X until 11:59 p.m.” That means that, for example, a $20 donation would result in the organization getting another $160.

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