Darien High School Football Player Arrested Following Assault of New Canaan Juvenile Seeks a Form of Parole

One of the Darien High School seniors arrested following the widely discussed assault of a New Canaan juvenile one night last month is seeking a form of parole to address criminal charges leveled against him, officials said Wednesday. An attorney for 18-year-old Brian Minicus said during an appearance at state Superior Court that that his client is applying for accelerated rehabilitation or ‘AR.’ Continue Reading →

New Plan for Downtown Darien Redevelopment Project: Less High, Less Deep, Less Large, Yet With Bigger Footprint

One of the conceptual drawings in the new plan, showing what part of the project could look like. These buildings mostly have three stories and pitched roofs above them.

In Darien, the big downtown redevelopment proposal for Corbin Drive and the Post Road, with its huge underground parking garage, some high buildings and a showcase “Village Green” park in the center of town, is being scrapped by the developer.

The new proposal, being presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday night: Much more above-ground parking — made more discreet behind buildings and along the highway — one building near the highway that’s four stories high, and a winding, green public space that snakes into the project to take the place of the larger “Village Green” idea. Continue Reading →