Drop Off Your Old Glories for Respectful Disposing Until Flag Day Ceremony, June 14

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Up until June 14, when a Flag Day ceremony will be held in front of Town Hall, you can drop off your worn and tattered U.S. flags at Darien Library, Town Hall or the VFW Post next to the Noroton Heights Fire Station. Here’s an announcement about the dropoff locations and the event from the Monuments and Ceremonies Commission:

Darien’s Monuments and Ceremonies Commission will partner with Darien’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6933 to host Darien’s annual Flag Day Ceremony on Friday, June 14 at 4:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Circle in front of Darien Town Hall. Led by M&C Commission Chairman David Polett and VFW Commander Lenny Hunter, veterans and residents will recite the poem,” I Am Your Flag,” as the old flag is retired. State Rep. Terrie Wood is again sponsoring a flag collection to “Retire Your Worn American Flags,” until June 14.

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You Can Discuss School Regionalization, State Budget, Other Proposals with State Rep Terry Wood on Thursday

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State Rep. Terry Wood, a Republican who represents most of Darien in the state House of Representatives will hold a “community conversation” Thursday night at Darien Library, and you’re invited. The event takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the library. “We are now two months into the 2019 session and I’m sure many of you have questions,” Wood said in an email to constituents. “We will discuss the budget process, tolls, school regionalization proposals, and any other legislation of importance to you and your families.” Wood is also participating in a public meeting about environmental awareness and renewable energy at Rowayton Community Center Tuesday night, March 12, starting at 7 p.m.

You can find more information about the event on the Rowayton Gardeners website, here.


New State Laws Just Took Effect: A List with Summaries

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Among the new Connecticut laws that took effect on Jan. 1 are changes to domestic violence law targeting the “dominant aggressor,” new insurance rules to make breast exams less expensive for patients and rules that would make it easier for a woman without insurance to get it after getting pregnant. “These new laws may have an impact on you, your business, or our community,” state Rep. Terrie Wood, a Republican representing most of Darien, said in an email to constituents. “I have highlighted some noteworthy new laws below and encourage you to take a look at the full list,” Wood wrote (Darienite has included the full list, below). “Please contact me with any questions or clarifications regarding these new laws.