The Darien Times is a weekly newspaper published by Hersam Acorn and distributed on Thursdays. The paper covers Darien news, politics, sports, schools and feature stories and publishes a monthly section on arts and entertainment, as well. It also includes columns from local voices. Subscriptions are free to Darien residents and are mailed to their homes Thursdays. It costs $1 at newsstands.
Hersam Acorn Newspapers is a traditional and new media firm, which includes printing facilities and local papers, specialty publications and websites in more than 20 communities in southwestern Connecticut, Lewisboro, N.Y., and Vermont. This gives our readers easy access to regional news and events as well as exposure to advertisers from across the region.
The Darien Times newsroom is located at 10 Corbin Drive, Floor 3, Darien, CT 06820. It can be reached at 203-656-4230.
Susan Shultz, Editor
Susan has been with The Darien Times for almost 7 years. She became assistant editor in 2010 and editor in August 2012. She’s covered the town side of Darien government, including Board of Selectmen and the Representative Town Meeting, court cases, Diocese of Bridgeport, affordable housing and state statute 8-30g, features, and personality profiles. She’s won three New England Press Association awards while at The Darien Times, one with Joshua Fisher. Susan has a bachelor’s degree from Wagner College, Staten Island, N.Y. and a masters’s degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University, Hamden. Use the form below to contact Susan.
David DesRoches, Assistant Editor
David covers the environment, crime, government, business and features. He’s originally from Richmond, Va., and has a bachelor’s degree in media studies from the College of Charleston. David is the recipient of three state and regional level awards for coverage of crime and courts, government writing, and general news writing. He lived in Ethiopia for one year working on a non-profit media project he co-founded called Project Image Ethiopia. Use the form below to contact David.
Steve Buono, Sports Editor
Steven Buono has been Darien Times Sports Editor since 2000. Three years prior to that, he left the fantasy world of movies for the real life play of sports, covering games for his hometown paper The Hour. Sports writing being a second career, he was in film postproduction from 1982-97, in London, New York and L.A. Before the movie business, it was a post grad diploma in film from Croydon School of Art and Design, New England College BA, Trinity Pawling PG year, and good old Norwalk High. Never getting over blissfully playing hockey as a kid in Fairfield County in the age of Bobby Orr, he is happy in his work.
Use the form below to contact Steve.
Melvin Mason, Reporter
Melvin Mason covers Darien for the Darien Times.
Prior to working in Darien, Melvin covered New Canaan and Wilton for The Daily Voice. He also covered communities in Connecticut’s Naugatuck Valley for the Connecticut Post and the Valley Independent Sentinel. He’s also worked for the Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg, Va.
Melvin is a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. and a proud graduate of Syracuse University.