News Briefs: Police warn residents of telephone scam, Tax payment history
Police warn residents
of telephone scam
DARIEN — Police are warning residents about a bill-collector telephone scam. Police said they have received several recent reports from residents in which a caller purports to be a bill collector from a local utility company.
The caller demands payment over the phone for a past due bill and threatens to terminate power to the home.
Police advise if you receive such a call, hang up and contact your utility company. Do not provide anyone you don’t know with personal informat ion or credit card or banking information, police said.
DARIEN — Resident histories of property tax payments made to the town of Darien during 2017 are available online.
The information may be helpful when filing federal and state income tax returns and may be accessed on the town of Darien website home page, darienct.gov. For taxpayers who are due a refund as a result of paying property taxes directly to the tax office in December, in addition to the escrowing bank submitting payment in January, refunds will be issued to the bank. For information, call the Tax Collector’s Office at 203-656-7314.
Darwin Day Dinner explores human uniqueness
DARIEN — “What, if anything, makes humans unique?” is the subject of the presentation by Yale University professor Mark Sheskin at the 10th annual Darwin Day Dinner, an event which includes cocktail hour, dinner and science quiz, on Saturday. Information and registration can be found at darwindayct.org.
The event is taking place at the Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s in Darien.
Sheskin is a researcher and lecturer in cognitive science at Yale.
The event is sponsored by the Bartlett Arboretum, Earthplace, the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, the Norwalk Public Schools Science Department, the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, the Wilton Quaker Meeting, the Unitarian Church in Westport, and the Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County.
Darwin Day is an international celebration of science and humanity held around Charles Darwin’s Feb. 12 birthday, celebrating the discoveries and life of the man, and expressing gratitude for the enormous benefits that scientific knowledge, acquired through human curiosity and ingenuity, has contributed to the advancement of humanity.