Facing a Lawsuit, Developer in Darien Opts for 8-30g Housing

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...the Darien Planning and Zoning Commission created a Designed Office Multi-Family Residential Overlay Zone that allows multi-family dwellings in areas previously zoned for office buildings. The Parklands developer, Bob Gillon, applied for the designation, and the commission approved it, said Jeremy Ginsberg, Darien’s planning and zoning director. Gillon then presented...

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Effective Public Policy Must Bring all Stakeholders to the Table

...bills will permanently change the landscape of Connecticut. Further with state elections coming in November, Connecticut residents must demand better from legislative leaders and vote for legislators that will work collaboratively to enact real, workable solutions.  Alexis Harrison, Fairfield Peter McGuinness, Darien Tara Restieri, Greenwich Maria Weingarten, New Canaan Harrison, McGuinness,...

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The Corporate Interests Behind Desegregate CT.

...a connector to some of the state’s most prosperous and wealthy communities. New Canaan, Darien, Westport, Greenwich and others have traditionally been the most attractive places in CT to live and a significant driver of our state economy for decades, not to mention the biggest contributor to the state’s tax...

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Jayme Stevenson of Darien Announces Candidacy for Congress

DARIEN — Republican Jayme Stevenson, a former first selectman of Darien, announced her candidacy Sunday to unseat Congressman Jim Himes, a Democrat, in the 4th district. Himes has held the seat since 2009.  “I’ve actually thought about it for a couple of years. I’m just really displeased with the discourse that...

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Terrie Wood Makes Her Case for Secretary of the State

...the State’s major function is overseeing and administering state elections, working in concert with town clerks across the state to ensure the contests are fair and impartial.  “I just don’t see that the election was stolen,” Wood, a 7-term State Representative for Norwalk and her hometown of Darien, said in...

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Transportation Tidbits

...The experiment furthers Boston Mayor Michele Wu’s dreams of free transit city-wide and is being paid for with $8 million in COVID relief money from DC.  (NYC already offers 50% discount on MetroCards for low income residents.) CRUMBLING CONCRETE: Darien’s train station saw 200 feet of the NY-bound platform closed...

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What Are PUMAs and Why Do They Matter?

...of the population requirements for PUMAs, the fit is easier than in others.  Some regions present additional questions in need of answers, and public input – particularly among data users – is extremely useful.  For example, when we’re looking at aggregated regional data: In the Western planning region, should Darien...

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Reader Questions the Need to Vaccinate Young People

...on your children. Every parent needs to decide this on their own, but this is one grandfather (not a doctor) who strongly suggests, outside of necessary medical circumstances, to Just Say No to vaccinating kids. Tom Joyce Darien, CT Editor’s Note: In fact checking this letter, the Connecticut Examiner reached...

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