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  1. Kids' medical pot bill takes a step forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Darien News-Review

    The bill, which is heading to the state Senate, was approved earlier this month after parents of children with a rare form of epilepsy appealed to the General Assembly 's Judiciary Committee for permission to obtain the drug, which has been found to have anti- The legislation moved ahead with bipartisan support, but amid some objections, including an hour-long monologue by Sen. Toni Boucher , R-Wilton, one of the General Assembly's biggest opponents of marijuana in recent years. The state made medical marijuana legal in 2012, but prohibited doctors from prescribing the drug for those under 18 years old.

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  2. Darien Town Hall employee inspires fitness campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Darien News-Review

    Elaine Kilbourn, a town of Darien employee walks along Park Place, on a loop she walks every weekday during her lunch hour. Kilbourn is the Darien Health Department's poster child for a new social media campaign promoting regular exercise for residents.

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  3. New Canaan whirlwind divers compete in MarylandRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | Darien News-Review

    Darien's Owen Stevens holds a pike in mid air at the John Smith AAU Red White Blue National Qualifying meet in Rockville, Maryland on March 30, 2015. Stevens medaled in all four events.

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  4. New Canaan whirlwind divers compete in MarylandRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Darien News-Review

    Darien's Owen Stevens holds a pike in mid air at the John Smith AAU Red White Blue National Qualifying meet in Rockville, Maryland on March 30, 2015. Stevens medaled in all four events.

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  5. FCIAC Girls Lacrosse Preview: New Canaan primed, eager to return to the topRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Darien News-Review

    Having been runner-up nine times since winning the first FCIAC girls lacrosse championship in 1993, the New Canaan Rams really want to hoist that trophy and this year they may have the right group to finally break through. Standing in the Rams way are the usual suspects when it comes to girls lacrosse - Darien, Wilton and Greenwich - each of whom brings a different challenge to the table.

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  6. BOE takes on regional uniform calendarRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2014 | Darien News-Review

    Superintendent of Schools Mary Kolek and Board of Education Chairman Hazel Hobbs discuss the regional uniform calendar at a meeting Monday, April 7, at the New Canaan High School. Photo: Nelson Oliveira Though the Board of Education is not convinced of the benefits of a regional uniform calendar, the district is looking into how it would align the New Canaan school calendar with a uniform one, which, among other things, calls for a shorter February break and a start date in September.

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  7. Darien swimmers help New Canaan Synchro team bring home two East Zone trophiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | Darien News-Review

    The New Canaan Y Aquianas Junior and Senior teams pose with their winner's trophy at the Junior / Senior Zone meet held in New Canaan, March 13-15.

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  8. Darien roads 'not bad' after winter's wrathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Darien News-Review

    As this endless, wicked winter winds down, potholes have become a huge problem throughout much of Connecticut. Stamford has been plagued by them.

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  9. Darien rides wave to the topRead the original story

    Mar 18, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    Georgia Cassidy rips a shot during the FCIAC title game. Cassidy wa the leading goal scorer for the Blue Wave, who won the FCIAC title game.

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  10. Darien rides wave to the topRead the original story

    Mar 18, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    Georgia Cassidy rips a shot during the FCIAC title game. Cassidy wa the leading goal scorer for the Blue Wave, who won the FCIAC title game.

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    Mar 15, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    Sixth grader Isreal Burton, 11, familiarizes himself with the format of the new common core standardized test, which will be taken online, at Jettie Tisdale School in Bridgeport, Conn. on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

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  12. Verticals ready to make some noise at Darien LibraryRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    The Verticals, an indie quartet from Darien, Stamford, and New Canaan, will perform at Darien Library 's Louise Parker Berry Community Room at 5 p.m. on March 22. The band, Erik Cohen on guitar, James Hilton on guitar and vocals, Nevan McCann on bass, and Jimmy Conroy on drums, is inspired by the Arctic Monkeys, the Strokes, and the Black Keys, and play a mix of original songs and cover material.

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  13. New Canaan resident on winning team at AmeriCares paddle battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    Runners-up Brian OiHara and R.P. Beuerlein pose with winners Rob Blosio, Jr., of New Canaan, and Colin White, of Darien, at Battle with a Paddle, a fundraiser for AmeriCares on March 7. Photo: Lisa Garcia/Contributed Photo, Contributed Photo Colin White , of Darien, and Rob Blosio Jr., of New Canaan, defeated New Canaan residents R.P. Beuerlein , Nick Bognon and Brian O'Hara for the title at Battle with a Paddle, a platform tennis tournament benefiting AmeriCares on March 7. Twenty-five teams competed in the event, which took place at the Country Club of New Canaan -- the first of its kind to benefit the emergency response and global health organization. Players raised more than $7,000 for AmeriCares health programs worldwide.

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  14. Darien resident on winning team at AmeriCares paddle battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    Runners-up Brian OiHara and R.P. Beuerlein pose with winners Rob Blosio, Jr., of New Canaan, and Colin White, of Darien, at Battle with a Paddle, a fundraiser for AmeriCares on March 7. Photo: Lisa Garcia/Contributed Photo, Contributed Photo Colin White , of Darien, and Rob Blosio Jr., of New Canaan, defeated New Canaan residents R.P. Beuerlein , Nick Bognon and Brian O'Hara for the title at Battle with a Paddle, a platform tennis tournament benefiting AmeriCares on March 7. Twenty-five teams competed in the event at The Country Club of New Canaan -- the first of its kind to benefit the emergency response and global health organization. Players raised more than $7,000 for AmeriCares health programs worldwide.

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  15. Scott Ericson: Darien finally fulfills destiny by finally winning FCIAC titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    Darien High School hockey players Craig Miller , foreground, and Jake Kirby background celebrate a Kirby goal, the fourth and what turned out to be the winning goal of the game for Darien during FCIAC boys hockey championship game between Greenwich High School and Darien High School at Terry Conners Rink in Stamford, Conn., Saturday, March 7, 2015. Darien took the championship with a 5-3 victory.

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  16. FCIAC final between Greenwich, Darien has potential to be a classicRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    Bryan Archino, of Greenwich, left, and Will Massie, of Darien, center, two of the region's best high school goaltenders, shake hands at the Dorothy Hamill Rink in Greenwich on Feb. 3 after their game ended in a 3-3 tie. At right is Kevin Piotrzkowski of Greenwich.

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  17. Darien blanks New Canaan to reach FCIAC championshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    Darien's Jack Pardue, left, jumps into the arms of goalie Will Massie following the Blue Wave's 2-0 FCIAC semifinal defeat of New Canaan at Terry Conners Rink in Stamford, Conn., on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Darien's Brendan Cassidy pressures New Canaan's Tyler Hill during their FCIAC semifinal hockey game at Terry Conners Rink in Stamford, Conn., on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

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  18. Police blotterRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    Darien police arrested a New Canaan woman on Feb. 23 with two counts of violating a protective order, according to Darien Police Detective Mark Cappelli . Goulmara Mansourov, 41, of New Canaan, allegedly violated the conditions of a protective order held by her estranged husband that allowed her to communicate with him about the care of their children, but not other topics, Cappelli said.

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  19. Darien advance to FCIAC girls hockey finalRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    A total of six periods were played between four teams at the Darien Ice Rink Wednesday evening, but two were the difference between advancing to the FCIAC finals and going home. First Ridgefield turned a tie game after two periods into a 6-3 win over New Canaan and Darien followed with a 6-1 win over Stamford/Westhill/Staples, using a four-goal second period.

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    Feb 25, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    The Blue Wave's coach, Katie Lauten , paced behind the bench after her team had defeated New Canaan 61-48 on Feb. 18. Darien needed help to nab the eighth and final spot in the FCIAC tournament. For the Wave to qualify they needed Westhill to upset Ludlowe, who Darien had defeated earlier in the week.

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