Here’s Deirdre McGovern’s report on Darien and Rowayton real estate for Feb. 7 to 14, 2019: Continue Reading →
Jean Bennett, a resident of Darien, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 at Notre Dame Convalescent Home in Norwalk. Continue Reading →
Joyce-Ann Davidson passed away on Friday, Jan. 4 ,at the age of 70. Continue Reading →
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is seeking citizen-scientist volunteers who will be … hoppy to help with a census of frogs in their neighborhoods. Continue Reading →
Twelve Darien High School students in the school’s Authentic Science Research program earned top prizes last weekend at the Connecticut STEM Fair. Continue Reading →
The out-of-town price for using the Waveny Pool in New Canaan will increase $25 to $1,225 in 2019, the New Canaan Board of Selectmen decided on Tuesday when it passed a new slate of fees. Continue Reading →
Why can’t we run commuter ferries on Long Island Sound?
I can’t tell you how often I’ve been asked that question. But as with so many “simple solutions” to our transportation woes, there are logical reasons why ferry boats won’t work. Continue Reading →
The Skyliners Synchronized Skating Team traveled to the 2019 Eastern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships.
Their mission: to perform their best and earn the coveted spots to the National Championships. Continue Reading →
Police have received three more reports of checks altered after they were stolen in mid-January from the outdoor deposit mailboxes outside Darien Post Office. More than $4,300 was stolen in these latest incidents. Continue Reading →
A proposal from state Senate President Martin Looney to force regionalization on the vast majority of school districts across the state is opposed by the Darien Board of Education and reportedly doesn’t have the support of Gov. Ned Lamont, either.
Both the governor (according to a report Tuesday) and the Darien Board of Education are also opposed to a less sweeping proposal, Senate Bill 457, sponsored by state Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, a Democrat who represents Norwalk and part of Darien, that would force school districts with less than 2,000 students to consolidate with one or more districts. The consolidated districts would have to have at least 2,000 students. Continue Reading →
The Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) is offering a creative writing workshop, “Art as Inspiration,” an inspired evening of art and writing on Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Continue Reading →
The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery’s latest exhibit features art that brings a bit of spring to winter, through color.
“Migrating Colors” features works inspired by color, its effects, meaning, value, and playfulness, awakening viewers to color’s brilliant presence. Continue Reading →
It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. You may think you spend a lot on flowers or chocolate, but losing money in a romance scam would cost you even more. Continue Reading →
No, it isn’t news that winter weather makes it more dangerous to get around, and in general, you know you need to be more careful driving, walking or even taking the train in bad weather.
And you’ve probably been amazed at some of the people who don’t get that. But it might be a good idea to take a minute to quickly review some tips to make sure you don’t look like some of those people. Here’s what the AAA and Metro-North say: Continue Reading →
Update 11:05 a.m., TUESDAY: Darien Town Hall is expected to be open until 4:30 p.m., according to an announcement from the First Selectman’s Office. All night meetings are cancelled.
Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk is closed on Tuesday. Continue Reading →
Two vehicles were entered in the same area on the west side of town, possibly the same night, resulting in the theft of one tool, and another vehicle parked in the lot at Trader Joe’s was entered by someone who stole things from the trunk, Darien police said. Continue Reading →
Best-selling novelist Dani Shapiro will speak about her new book, Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28 at Darien Library. Continue Reading →
A 22-year-old woman threw a towel and a boot at another resident of her home on West Avenue, admitted it to police and was charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Continue Reading →
When a Walgreens employee followed two shoplifters out of the store on Wednesday, Feb. 6 and confronted a man holding a bag of loot, the other man struck him from behind, and the two fled, according to Darien police.
According to the police account, that blow seems to have turned shoplifters into robbers — when police found one of the two, they charged him with second-degree robbery, a felony. Continue Reading →
Antoinette Evans Clark of St. George, Utah, passed away peacefully on Jan. 28, surrounded by her children and several grandchildren. Continue Reading →
Back on April 4 2001, Darien police arrested Jeffrey Drescher, then 45, on a charges related to receiving the benefits of illegal use of a credit card. He didn’t show up in court at some point that year and a warrant for failing to appear was issued. Continue Reading →
William Kent Haydock, longtime resident of Darien, passed on peacefully at home on Feb. 4 at the age of 93. Continue Reading →
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is scheduled to give a talk in Stamford about the numerous lawsuits — filed since January 2017 — to block or reverse actions of Trump administration and address corruption within the administration itself. Continue Reading →
Two more thefts of mailed checks in mid-January have been reported to Darien police, but in the meantime, the mailboxes recently damaged from a later incident have been replaced with a type considered much less likely to have mail stolen from it. Continue Reading →