300 trees on the chopping block in Darien

DARIEN - Some Darien residents are up in arms after town officials have proposed to cut down a section of the woods surrounding Baker Park in order to install a storm water basin.

Sallie Bohrer, who has lived in Darien for 24 years, says the town's plan to remove 300 trees will damage the park's natural beauty.

However, Darien's First Selectwoman Evonne Klein says the $4 million project is necessary because it will improve the drainage of an area that is prone to flooding.

Darien residents will have a chance to speak out on the proposal during a public meeting next Thursday.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police say they are investigating a shooting in 1 Police: 22-year-old shot in Bridgeport
Police have arrested and charged the alleged suspect 2 Police arrest alleged suspect in Bridgeport shooting
News 12 asked viewers what they thought of 3 Connecticut Talks Trump: First 100 Days
Police say a Bridgeport man was shot multiple 4 Man shot multiple times in Bridgeport apartment complex
Every year when the weather turns warm - 5 Bridgeport PD: Warm weather directly linked to spike in shootings

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.