Kimberly Fiorello

Darien Republicans Host Online Forum on State Control of Zoning, School Regionalization on Feb 24

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State control of zoning and school regionalization is the topic of the next “Bring It Home!” online event on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m.

— an announcement from the Darien Republican Town Committee

Jayme Stevenson (Darien’s first selectman) and Terrie Wood (state representative, District 141) host the public conversation with these guest speakers:

—Kimberly Fiorello is a state representative for District 149 (in Greenwich and Stamford). She serves on the Education, Planning & Development and Judiciary committees. —Scott Hobbs, owner & project executive of Hobbs Inc.

—Francis Pinkering, executive director, Western CT Council
of Governments (WestCOG)

The “Bring It Home!” series is sponsored by the Darien Republican Town Committee for the benefit of all Darien residents. The  series is free, and everyone is welcome to join.

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If You Want to Defer Your Darien Taxes, Get Your Application in By This Monday, Feb 1

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Darien Tax Collector Kathy Larkins would like to remind taxpayers who qualify for extended time to pay their January 2021 property taxes, the application deadline is Monday Feb. 1, 2021. That’s the last date on the postmark that will be accepted, even if the envelope is mailed from abroad. Or you can email it. Or deliver it in person on Monday (the office and the rest of Town Hall closes at 5:15 p.m. that day, and Town Hall is closed on Fridays.)

— an announcement from the Darien Tax Collector’s Office

This application may be found on the Tax Collector’s page on the Town of Darien website and requires applicants to attest to a loss of income as a result of COVID-19.

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Open Call to Artists for Spring Juried Show at Rowayton Arts Center

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Online submissions are now being accepted in an Open Call to Artists for the Spring Juried Show at Rowayton Arts Center from March 14 to April 10, 2021. The show is open to all artists interested in exhibiting their artwork. The deadline is Feb. 21. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center

Categories include: oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolor, mixed media, color photography, black and white photography, sculpture, printmaking, pastels or drawing.

Police: Darien Man, 47, Charged in Two Violent Domestic Incidents

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A 47-year-old Darien man, who came home apparently intoxicated, held one person in a headlock while holding another by the neck against a wall, according to Darien police. Police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

Sometime before 9:43 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, Patrick Gately of Hollow Tree Ridge Road arrived home and got into a dispute with at least one person, whom he held in a headlock. A second person tried to intervene, and Gately held that person by the neck against a wall. Police later determined that they had probable cause to charge Gately with second-degree strangulation on the accusation he held the second person by the neck.

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Commuters are NOT Coming Back. A New Train Riding Era Now Begins: Cameron on Transportation

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I have one belated prediction for the new year and you’re not going to like it: After we all get vaccinated and things “return to normal,” regular weekday commuters on Metro-North will not be coming back as hoped. Why should they? Who wants to spend $400-plus a month and waste two-plus hours each day, five days a week riding a train into New York City if you don’t have to? If this pandemic has shown us anything it’s that going to an office isn’t necessary to doing our jobs. Sure, there are some people who have to show up in person to do their work (healthcare staffers, auto mechanics etc.), but that’s never been the bulk of Metro-North’s ridership.

Code Red

For Details on Vaccine Availability in Darien and Other Urgent Info, Sign Up for Code Red Alerts

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The Town of Darien’s Health, Human Services and Senior Programs departments urge all residents to sign up for Code Red alerts, if they have not done so already. — an announcement from the two town departments

Detailed information regarding vaccine availability for Darien residents will be announced through the First Selectman’s weekly Code Red message, as well as local media outlets. As plans for Phase 1B develop we want to make sure everyone is informed, particularly those who will be eligible during that phase, such as seniors over age 75. To register for CODE RED click here: Community Notification Enrollment. If you need assistance with enrolling please call the Human Services department at 203-656-7328 and we will be happy to help you.