Osprey Maritime Aquarium

Maritime Aquarium Offering Cruises for Birdwatchers, Others

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Birdwatchers can enjoy close access to a federally protected haven for native and migratory species through three special Birding Cruises offered this summer by the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. — an announcement from the Maritime Aquarium

The cruises aboard the Aquarium’s quiet hybrid-electric research vessel will bring birdwatchers close to the Norwalk islands — just outside the city harbor — to look for osprey, oystercatchers, terns, egrets, herons and more. Dates and departure times are: Saturday, July 18 at 9 a.m.; Wednesday, July 29 at 6:45 a.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 16 at 8:30 a.m. Each cruise lasts 2 hours and 15 minutes. A portion of the Norwalk islands chain is protected as part of the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, a collection of coastal areas in Connecticut that provide important resting, feeding and nesting habitat for many species of wading birds, waterfowl, songbirds, shorebirds and terns.

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Drive-Thru Food Drive at Person-to-Person on Saturday Organized by Darien Junior Football League

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The Darien Junior Football League ready to tackle hunger at its Drive-Thru Food Drive at Person-to-Person this Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1964 Post Road in Darien. — an announcement from Person-to-Person

“The drive-thru food drive takes teamwork to be successful and teaches valuable lessons to our athletes that transcend the game of football,” DJFL organizers told the players in preparation for the drive. “To this end, we are asking each of you to help where you can to make this a successful and rewarding event for all and most importantly collect much needed non-perishable food items for those in need.” The food drive will provide an opportunity for these young athletes to give back to those in need, practice teamwork, and make a real difference for other kids and families in Lower Fairfield County. Donations can be brought to 1864 Post Road in Darien (behind St.

Tim Bosek joins Americares Board of Directors

Darien Native Tim Bosek Joins Americares Board of Directors

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Darien native Tim Bosek, a longtime volunteer with Americares and chairman of its Junior Council, has joined the organization’s Board of Directors. — an announcement from Americares
Bosek began a three-year term on the board of the the health-focused relief and development organization on July 1. “We are excited to welcome Tim to our Board of Directors,” said Americares President and CEO Christine Squires. “As chairman of Americares Junior Council and a longtime volunteer he is deeply committed to our mission to save lives and improve health for people affected by poverty or disaster.” 
Bosek has served as chairman of Americares Junior Council since 2017, helping to grow the council from 34 members to nearly 100. “My family has been involved with Americares for almost 20 years and I keep a 2002 Americares supporter card in my wallet to this day,” Bosek said. “It has been incredibly rewarding to see the impact the organization has had on so many lives. I’m excited to help Americares continue to grow and I hope the Junior Council can play a greater role in getting younger people more involved.”   
He is currently a vice president in the SPDR ETF division at State Street Global Advisors, the world’s third-largest asset manager. Prior to joining State Street, Mr. Bosek served as an associate director on the exchange traded funds strategy and due diligence team at UBS Wealth Management.

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Darien and Rowayton Real Estate Report: June 25 to July 2

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Here’s Realtor Deirdre McGovern’s report on Darien and Rowayton real estate from  June 25 to July 2, 2020:

This week’s Darien highlights:

17 New to Market Listings in Darien
10 Price Reductions in Darien
10 Accepted Offers in Darien
11 Closed Sale in Darien
  4 Open Houses in Darien

 This week’s Rowayton highlights:

  6 New to Market Listings in Rowayton
  2 Price Reductions in Rowayton
  4 Accepted Offers in Rowayton
  4 Closed Sales in Rowayton
  1 Open Houses in Rowayton

Scroll down for a list of this week’s Open Houses. Click here for more details on these properties.  

New Listings

Address
Town
Sq Feet
Price

180 Pear Tree Point Road
Darien
5990
$4,950,000.00

29 Sunswyck Road
Darien
6285
$4,400,000.00

298 Brookside Road
Darien
5423
$2,595,000.00

26 Tory Hole Road
Darien
4191
$2,399,000.00

40 McKinley Street
Rowayton
4975
$1,895,000.00

10 Deepwood Road
Darien
3409
$1,765,000.00

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Darien
4069
$1,650,000.00

36 Saint Nicholas Road
Darien
2446
$1,625,000.00

88 Roton Avenue
Rowayton
3000
$1,590,000.00

55 Kensett Lane
Darien
4068
$1,425,000.00

5 Richmond Drive
Darien
4000
$1,395,000.00

6 Highland Avenue
Darien
2406
$1,350,000.00

89 Buttonwood Lane
Darien
2669
$1,295,000.00

11 Settlers Trail
Darien
2976
$1,095,000.00

13 Highland Avenue
Darien
1704
$995,000.00

66 Witch Lane
Rowayton
3381
$919,000.00

227 Noroton Avenue
Darien
1713
$910,000.00

9 Sheffield Road
Rowayton
2702
$749,900.00

328 West Avenue
Darien
1081
$729,000.00

48 Burchard Lane
Rowayton
2100
$725,000.00

52 Crooked Trail Road
Rowayton
2699
$675,000.00

26 D Fairfield Avenue
Darien
792
$585,000.00

1707 Boston Post Road
Darien
1080
$499,000.00

Price Changes

Address
Town
Original Price
Previous Price
Current Price

150 Goodwives River Road
Darien
$4,100,000.00
$4,100,000.00
$3,799,000.00

2271 Boston Post Road
Darien
$3,199,999.00
$3,199,999.00
$2,950,000.00

85 Christie Hill Road
Darien
$2,299,000.00
$2,250,000.00
$2,199,999.00

27 Hamilton Lane
Darien
$2,100,000.00
$2,100,000.00
$1,975,000.00

27 Kensett Lane
Darien
$1,549,000.00
$1,499,000.00
$1,475,000.00

19 Oak Crest
Darien
$1,464,000.00
$1,464,000.00
$1,349,000.00

43 Raymond Street
Darien
$1,399,000.00
$1,325,000.00
$1,295,000.00

11 Nearwater Lane
Darien
$1,279,000.00
$1,279,000.00
$1,237,000.00

46 Raymond Street
Darien
$1,249,000.00
$1,249,000.00
$1,225,000.00

93 Rose Lane
Darien
$930,000.00
$930,000.00
$910,000.00

277 Rowayton Avenue
Rowayton
$899,000.00
$899,000.00
$849,000.00

64 Crooked Trail
Rowayton
$725,000.00
$725,000.00
$699,000.00

Accepted Offers

Address
Town
Latest Asking Price

163 Long Neck Point Road
Darien
$3,800,000.00

12 Oakleigh Court
Rowayton
$2,250,000.00

1 Ironwood Lane
Darien
$1,895,000.00

2560 Boston Post Road
Darien
$1,800,000.00

34 Fitch Avenue
Darien
$1,699,000.00

65 Coachlamp Lane
Darien
$1,695,000.00

2273 Boston Post Road
Darien
$1,395,000.00

8 Burchard Lane
Rowayton
$1,229,000.00

27 Intervale Road
Darien
$1,199,000.00

14 Range Road
Rowayton
$999,000.00

167 Old Kings Hwy S
Darien
$950,000.00

6 Memory Lane
Rowayton
$849,000.00

212 Tokeneke Road
Darien
$735,000.00

3 Hale Lane
Darien
$495,000.00

Title Passed

Address
Town
Listed Price
Sold Price

18 Crane Road
Darien
$4,595,000.00
$4,125,000.00

12 Searles Road
Darien
$2,995,000.00
$2,500,000.00

5 Westmere Avenue
Rowayton
$1,749,000.00
$1,749,000.00

9 Miles Road
Darien
$1,850,000.00
$1,735,000.00

67 Buttonwood Lane
Darien
$1,745,000.00
$1,700,000.00

327 Middlesex Road
Darien
$1,695,000.00
$1,550,000.00

78 Roton Avenue
Rowayton
$1,649,000.00
$1,350,000.00

6 Oak Crest
Darien
$1,450,000.00
$1,350,000.00

49 Red Rose Circle
Darien
$1,325,000.00
$1,315,000.00

16 Barringer Road
Darien
$1,295,000.00
$1,255,000.00

18 Charles Street
Darien
$1,235,000.00
$1,145,000.00

7 Old Witch Court
Rowayton
$1,099,000.00
$1,099,000.00

27 Ensign Road
Rowayton
$1,149,000.00
$1,070,000.00

128 West Avenue
Darien
$540,000.00
$608,300.00

53 Maple Street
Darien
$449,000.00
$350,000.00

Public/Live Stream Open Houses

Address
Town
Price
Date & Time

8 Nylked Terrace
Rowayton
$2,850,000.00
Sunday, 1-3:00 PM

85 Christie Hill Road
Darien
$2,250,000.00
Sat 11:30-1:30 PM & Sun 12-2:00 PM

93 Rose Lane
Darien
$910,000.00
Sunday, 1-3:00 PM

359 Hoyt Street
Darien
$745,000.00
Sunday, 1-4:00 PM

26 Farifield Avenue
Darien
$585,000.00
Sunday, 11-1:00 PM

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Deirdre McGovern is a real estate agent who has called Darien home for more than 25 years. She has been involved in many local organizations. She can be reached at 203-554-0897 or deirdre.mcgovern@raveis.com 

More about Deirdre McGovern here.

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Police: Driver, 53, Who Hit Vehicle From Behind, Was Too Intoxicated Stand Without Support

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The driver who caused a two-vehicle accident on Saturday, June 25 was too drunk to stand up without supporting himself against his own car, according to police. Darien police gave this account of the incident, including accusations not proven in court:

Scott Tracey, then 53, was driving either on the Post Road near Bertucci’s restaurant at 54 Post Road or in the restaurant parking lot (the announcement didn’t specify) and following a vehicle in front of him too closely when his vehicle struck the other one. When the officer who went to the scene asked Tracey for his insurance card, the driver couldn’t find it. Police determined that Tracey’s vehicle registration had been suspended due to lack of insurance. The driver of the other vehicle told the officer that Tracey might be intoxicated “due to his actions after the impact,” according to the announcement, which didn’t provide details about those actions.

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LATEST DARIEN COVID-19 NEWS: Continual Updates: June 29 to July 5

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This week’s news and links on the COVID-19 pandemic for Darien, as they come in:

LATEST UPDATES: Darien Library reopening postponed to July 6 (due to lack of protective equipment) || State’s youth employment funding expanded with federal CARES Act funds

||Governor’s Tuesday COVID-19 update: 16 states now on quarantine list for CT, NY, NJ; continuing education classes for plumbers and electricians can be done online; different types of healthcare providers can now get funding from Coronavirus Relief Fund already used for nursing homes

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LATEST DARIEN COVID-19 NEWS: Continual Updates:

June 22 to 28 || June 15 to 21 || June 7 to 14 || June 1 to 7 || May 25 to 31 || May 18 to 24 || May 11 to 17 || May 3 to 10 || April 27 to May 3 || April 20 to 26 || April 13 to 19 || April 5 to 12 || March 30 to April 5
THURSDAY: Governor’s COVID-19 Briefing
Thursday, July 2 —  Gov. Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 6 p.m.:

Data updates on testing in Connecticut

The following is a summary of the day-to-day newly reported data on cases, deaths, and tests in Connecticut. It is important to note that these newly reported updates include data that occurred over the last several days to a week. All data in this report are preliminary, and data for previous dates will be updated as new reports are received and data errors are corrected. NEW REPORTING SCHEDULE: Effective immediately, the State of Connecticut will continue to publish these COVID-19 metric reports five days a week, every Monday through Friday. The report that is issued every Monday will include combined data that was collected on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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Online ‘Paint Along’ Class Offered by Rowayton Arts Center on Thursday, July 9

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The Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) is offering another Zoom “Paint Along” experience from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Thursday, July 9, 2020. It’s a great way to get back into painting or try it for the first time! RAC Instructor Anda Styler will lead students through a painting inspired by her garden but participants are welcome to choose an image of their own. Anda’s painting style is all about light and value, so this is a great way to be introduced to her technique. The fee for the class is $30.