CNN Commentator, Hedge Fund Founder, Business CEO in Latest ‘Darien Neighbor’s, Global Players’ Speaker Series

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The latest “Darien Neighbors, Global Players” speaker series includes SE Cupp, a commentator with a show on CNN; Steve Mandel, the founder of the Lone Pine Capital Investing hedge fund; and Ian Murray, founder and CEO of Vineyard Vines.

The three-lecture series starts on March 31 and concludes on April 28 at the Darien Community Association. Tickets are on sale now. Continue Reading →

Police: Man Arrested — Twice in One Night — After Arguments Get Physical at Restaurant

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When a 57-year-old man refused to pay his bill at a downtown Darien restaurant Friday night, police said, the dispute eventually led to the man kicking a police officer in the groin, getting arrested and returning to the restaurant to get his lost wallet — resulting in another argument, violence, call to police and charges.

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Darien Gymnasts Beat the Odds At FCIAC Meet

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Not every gymnastics team qualified for the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference this year, but Darien did — barely.

Heading into the Feb. 15 championship meet at Stamford’s Westhill High School, the Blue Wave was seeded seventh out of seven high schools, county-wide. When the chalk dust settled, though, Darien had nudged ahead of Staples, 125.05, with a 127.4 score that bumped the Wave to sixth place. Continue Reading →

Girl Injured in Fall From Basement Stairs at Teen Party with Alcohol, Two Arrests

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A Darien girl fell from a basement stairway and hurt her head late Saturday night during a teenage party with alcohol on Half Mile Road, Darien police said.

Police arrested two people that night: One, a nanny who knew about the party and the alcohol being served at it; the other, an 18-year-old Post 53 member, off-duty, who moved the girl, which risked further injury to the girl, police said.

The girl was taken by Darien Emergency Medical Services-Post 53 to Stamford Hospital for further evaluation, police said. Police did not say what her condition was.

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YWCA Darien/Norwalk Now Accepting Nominations for 2020 Women of Distinction Awards

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The YWCA Darien/Norwalk is seeking nominations for women who epitomize leadership and have used their skills to make our community a better place to live for the 11th annual YWCA Women of Distinction Awards.

If you know of a woman who fits this description, please consider nominating her today! The deadline to submit nominations is March 6.

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Darien Library Introduces New Projects and Tech in Its TEA Room for Kids

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Does your kid use the TEA Room at Darien Library? If your boy or girl in Grades 3 to 6 does use it, here’s what’s new; if they don’t use it, consider this a list of reasons why they might want to.

In an email Tuesday the library announced “new, fun projects and tech to explore in the TEA Room,” the library’s mini-makerspace/learning lab/artist studio for kids in Grades 3 to 6. Continue Reading →