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AAA Predicts Tuesday Will Be Worst Day to Travel for Fourth of July Holiday

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Beginning Tuesday, look for busy roadways in New England when 86 percent of the region’s estimated 2.4 million travelers drive 50 miles or more this Independence Day, says AAA Northeast. Tuesday will also be the worst travel day of the holiday nationwide, according to AAA. — This article is from announcements from AAA Northeast and the national American Automobile Association. Between July 3 and 8, the nation’s major roadways will be very congested when drivers heading for vacation destinations mix with daily commuters and create delays that can be as much as two to three times longer than usual. “This Independence Day will be one for the record books, as more Americans take to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways than ever before,” said Bill Sutherland, senior vice president, AAA Travel and Publishing.

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For July 2 Darien Fireworks, Get a Parking Pass Soon — and Here’s More Info

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Friday, July 1, 10:06 a.m.:

There were still about 50 parking passes available Thursday afternoon at Darien Town Hall. Today, Friday, is the last day to get them, and they allow you to park your car at Darien High School or on nearby streets (first-come, first served). Otherwise you’ll have to walk to the fireworks display or get dropped off and picked up. You can pay for the $30 parking passes with cash or a check at the First Selectman’s Office in Town Hall. Get there before 4 p.m.

Original article, June 21:

If you’re going to Darien’s fireworks, scheduled for Saturday, July 2 (rain date is Sunday, July 3), you may want a parking pass, allowing you to park on the high school campus.

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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.