Stories By Raga Justin

  • Zoning gives first nod to proposed Darien chicken eatery Darien Hot Chicken, an expansion of a West Hartford fast-food restaurant, would offer “home-style” Southern-type chicken, its owners say.
  • Longtime Darien Arts Center dance instructor retires Bonnie Gombos, the longtime dance director at the Darien Arts Center, is stepping down after nearly three decades teaching Darien students.
  • CT women in NBA, NFL front offices say, you ‘have to be gutsy’ Renie Anderson and Amy Brooks, both Darien residents, serve in high-profile roles in the nation’s top sports leagues.
  • Hartford police investigate shooting on Colonial Street Hartford police said the male victim was alert and in stable condition after receiving a gunshot wound.
  • One teen dead, three injured in Shelton stabbing, police say Police said Sunday that detectives have spoken to the three surviving victims and that two have been released from the hospital. 
  • Tornadoes possible in CT on Monday, weather service says “Large hail and a tornado or two are not out of the question” Monday in Connecticut, according to the National Weather Service.
  • Fire breaks out at West Conn residence hall in Danbury The Friday night fire began in a trash compactor and filled the fourth floor cockloft with smoke from the trash chute, officials said.
  • Darien marchers rally in support of abortion rights The participants marched nearly 2 miles to Town Hall, carrying signs in support of continued abortion rights for all.
  • Bridgeport, New Haven nonprofits get $200K from Greenwich group During its annual meeting earlier this month in Darien, Impact Fairfield County awarded thousands of dollars to local nonprofit organizations.
  • Darien planning board gives OK to study $100M Great Island buy The planning Commission’s part in the project is to see whether the purchase is consistent with the town’s 2016 conservation and development plan.
  • RTM approves ‘biggest budget in the history of’ Darien The Representative Town Meeting approved the 2022-23 town budget and mill rate proposed by the finance committee without making any cuts.
  • One dead, one arrested in stabbing in New Fairfield, police say Police said both men were brought to the hospital Saturday night after the altercation where one of the men died.
  • Waterbury police investigating reported armed carjacking One man had his car stolen by two armed suspects. No one was injured in the Saturday night incident, police said.
  • One dead after Waterbury shooting early Sunday, police say Police identified the victim as a 32-year-old Waterbury man and said the shooting happened on Willow Street overnight.
  • At least 10 cars smashed overnight in Naugatuck, police say Police said two people were likely responsible for damaging at least 10 cars’ windows around Millville Avenue early Sunday.
  • Officials believe missing Middletown mom, baby in Hartford area The last time Brigette Wood, 32, and her five-month-old son Zion were seen was Friday afternoon, law enforcement officials said.
  • Chilly Mother’s Day gives way to warm, sunny week Sunday’s temperatures are below normal, but the rain will likely clear up throughout the day and temperatures inch higher this week, according to the National Weather Service.
  • Looking for a bargain in Darien? There’s now an app for that After a trial run, the Darien Chamber of Commerce is promoting its new app, which will give Darienites the town’s offerings right in their phone.
  • Darien’s summer sidewalk sales return Local vendors and business-minded teenagers are invited to participate in the popular annual retail event. This year’s sidewalk sales will run from July 14-16.
  • Darien schools want to expand lights, games at HS field The five-year deal that restricts lights and games at the field is coming to an end and the district wants to change what it negotiated.