The Board of Selectmen won't make the documents they see for their meetings available on the town website (or anywhere online), and the majority won't say why. Nor will First Selectman Jayme Stevenson's office regularly email documents that are created electronically.
Instead, documents, many of which were created electronically within town government, are printed out and then hand-delivered to selectmen at their homes and made available in paper form to news organizations. Here's part of what they'd force you to go to Town Hall during normal business hours to find out.
This is a selection of most of the documents in the "packet" for the Monday, March 25 meeting of the Darien Board of Selectmen. The agenda is online at the town's website.
Editor's note: This article originally was published on Friday.