One Teen Sickened, Another Charged with Providing Alcohol After Fireworks

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A 17-year-old Greenwich girl went to Stamford Hospital after she became sick from drinking scotch that a Darien boy, 17, had given to her at the Darien fireworks display Friday, police said. Darien police gave this account of the matter (with accusations not proven in court):

At 10:15 p.m., about 45 minutes after the fireworks had ended, a police officer clearing people out the school campus saw the teenage girl appearing extremely intoxicated. Police believe she had thrown up. After the officer asked for an ambulance, Post 53-Darien EMS took the girl to Stamford Hospital. Police spoke with youths in the area and determined a Darien boy, also 17, was giving out liquor from a 750 ml.

Parade Push-n-Pull Darien CT 2015

Here’s How Darien Rolls on the Fourth of July

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Hundreds of kids with their parents, friends and relatives pedaled, pulled, pushed, perambulated or otherwise pressed forward at Darien’s 11th annual Push-n-Pull Parade on Saturday morning, taking some small steps in patriotism. Perhaps 400 kids and adults were decked out in all sorts of red, white and blue clothes, hats and decorations. Their vehicles — bicycles, scooters and wagons (the rules are that nothing is motorized except the fire trucks) — sported bunting and ribbons, flags and any other frill that could be found to celebrate the day. Darien’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6933, which this year took over the organizing of the event after its 2005 founder, the YWCA of Darien/Norwalk bowed out, marched at the head of the parade. Fire trucks rolled before and after the hundreds of marchers.