DARIEN, Conn. - Here are some of the stories that topped the news in Darien this week:
- Sue Gamm, an independent investigating attorney, released a report on Darien's special education issues highlighting special education problems that date back before the 2012-13 school year.
- Two purses, containing a $45,000 diamond ring and an iPad, were reported stolen in a pair of car break-ins in at Darien.
- A possible tragedy was averted as a Metro-North train stopped within 10 feet of a Norwalk school bus stalled and sitting on the tracks with about 40 children on board.
- Herbert B. Van Sciver, a lifelong resident of Darien died at age of 91.
Mary Margaret Farren of New Canaan was awarded $28.6 million in damages after being beaten by her husband, J. Michael Farren, a former White House deputy counsel for President George W. Bush.