State of the Town 2017

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Board of Education Chairperson Tara Ochman’s State of the Town Remarks

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Good Evening Mr. Moderator, members of the Republican Town Meeting, town officials, and the community of Darien, those here and those watching on Channel 79. The Board of Education is charged with that most important of missions; to educate and guide our children so they become contributing members of our society. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Planning & Zoning Board Chairman John Sini’s 2017 State of the Town Remarks

Sini State of Town 12-12-17
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Good evening Mister Moderator, members of the RTM, town officials, and fellow community members here and watching via TV-79. I am John Sini. I will be serving as the chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission for my second year and this will be my fifth year on the Commission. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Leaders on State of the Town: Control Spending as State, Feds Look to Squeeze $$ from Darien

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You’re a Darien taxpayer and the federal government may reduce your mortgage deduction, severely limit your state and local tax deductions, and the state may force the town to pay a third or more of teacher retirement costs. Also, the taxable value of your home may go up or down with next year’s revaluation. Town officials are assuming you’re not going to want to see anything more than a small increase — if that — in local taxes and spending next year. That was an important theme in State of the Town addresses from First Selectman Jayme Stevenson and Board of Finance Chairman Jon Zagrodzky, who each spoke Monday before the Representative Town Meeting. (more…) Continue Reading →

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