In this week's Darien Times: June 14

Firemen dedicating fire engine

Irving Geddes, left, former Darien Fire Chief Kevin Dunn, who died this week, former Darien Fire Chief Bob Szanto, who died last week, Joseph Bohrer, and Robert Buch at a dedication of Engine 41 in 1975.

Here’s a look at what’s inside this week’s Darien Times — the only newspaper and news Web site based in Darien — on newsstands now and in your mailbox by this afternoon. For articles posted on DarienTimes.com before Thursday, click the links below. (Often the articles are updated in the print edition)

News
• Schools slash special ed but staff shortage looms
• Town Forth of July fireworks to be even bigger this year
• Car burglaries continue
• Tip-A-Cop: Darien Police, Goose support Special Olympics
• Darien Road Race starts its 33rd year
• Boy Scout adds beauty to Arts Center entrance
• Girl Scouts help make Darien station more beautiful
• DFD, NHFD compete in barbecue ‘throw down’
• Churches prepare to pack 1,000,000th meal
• Middlesex students sweep tech ed expo
• Property Transfers
• Darien’s ‘Best’ artist trained in Russia
Opinion
• Editorial: Always on duty
• Ryan: ‘Rat patrol’: State legislators stay up late to sneak in some more taxes
• Wilder-Tamme: SideWalk Sales & Family Fun around the corner
• Letters: Speeding down your street, senior housing, lights, elections, paramedics, more
Obituaries
Sports
Happenings
• Flag Day ceremony today;  Boat Club hosts maritime memorial this weekend
• Classic Car Show returns downtown for Father’s Day
• DFD, NHFD compete in barbecue ‘throw down’
• Darien Road Race starts its 33rd year
• Class of ’72 plans summer reunion
• Foodie, author talks at library next week
• At the senior center: Learn more about long-term planning
• Family beach concerts continue next week; Sandcastle contest and movie later this month
• Sunday is run-day in Darien
• Rubber Ducky Regatta kicks off summer at library
• Yale economist speaks here next week
• Churches prepare to pack 1,000,000th meal
• Senior center hosts swing band and lunch
• Learn about amateur radio at library
• DPD talks senior scams
• NFD raffles off boat; but firs there’s Bingo
• See ‘Carnage’ at library
• YW’s Push-n-Pull parade returns downtown July 4th
• Take ‘The Vow’ at library matinee
• Take a ‘Garden walk’ at the senior center
Arts & Leisure:
• Yarrr! “Sparkle Island” makes it world premier this weekend
• “Nunsense” comes to Danbury
• See Lichtenstein, Picasso, Cassatt, Cézanne, Matisse and other in Brigdeport show
• ReelDad: “Moonrise Kingdom” is an ideal start to summer
• 2012 Porsche Cayennne S: Sticker shock and no satellite radio
• Classifieds start on page 6B
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