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Norwalk officials seek to reassure, prepare Ebola-wary public

NORWALK, Conn. – Hours of training have gone into preparing Norwalk Hospital and Norwalk first responders for a potential case of Ebola here, Norwalk officials said Wednesday.

If you’re getting a routine medical procedure in Norwalk in the near future you can expect to be asked an unusual question – have you been to Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea within the last three weeks? Continue reading Norwalk officials seek to reassure, prepare Ebola-wary public

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Norwalk DPW asked to study Beach Road anew

A memorial marks the area where 27-year-old Norwalker John Soyland was killed in a single-car crash Oct. 4.

A memorial marks the area where 27-year-old Norwalker John Soyland was killed in a single-car crash Oct. 4.

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s Traffic Authority is looking to change the configuration of Calf Pasture Beach Road in the wake of a recent fatal accident.

“The Traffic Authority has asked the Traffic Department staff to review the situation and all of the options mentioned thus far and make recommendations for the best solution,” Mayor Harry Rilling said in an email. Continue reading Norwalk DPW asked to study Beach Road anew

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Once Around the City: Mayor’s night out planned, and bulky waste pickups begin

“A Clemens Christmas” is scheduled for Nov. 12.

“A Clemens Christmas” is scheduled for Nov. 12.

NORWALK, Conn. – You can get something off your mind, something out of your basement, and lead-based paint out of your life, thanks to events and information this week in Norwalk. Also coming up are some special activities at the Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum.

 

Mayor’s Night Out set for Oct. 30

Mayor Harry Rilling will host his next Mayor’s Night Out from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Kendall Elementary School.

Continue reading Once Around the City: Mayor’s night out planned, and bulky waste pickups begin

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Latest poll shows tight governor’s race

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (left) and Republican challenger Tom Foley. (CTNJ file photo)

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

HARTFORD, Conn. – It’s been two weeks since Quinnipiac University polled the three-way governor’s race and there hasn’t been much movement in the tight 2010 rematch between Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley.

Continue reading Latest poll shows tight governor’s race

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Malloy touts his housing record, Foley struggles on policy

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (Hugh McQuaid photo)

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (Hugh McQuaid photo)

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy easily won over a crowd of housing advocates during a candidate forum Wednesday with an interest in the subject and a record of investments in the state’s affordable housing infrastructure.

Continue reading Malloy touts his housing record, Foley struggles on policy

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DEEP official denies saying Norwalk is ‘worst’ on coastal management enforcement

Norwalk Zoning Commissioner Nora King.

Norwalk Zoning Commissioner Nora King.

NORWALK, Conn. – The Zoning Commission battles continue with a Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) official denying that the agency is trying to take over Norwalk.

DEEP Senior Environmental Analyst Marcy Balint also said that she had been misquoted by Zoning Commissioner Nora King at a recent Zoning Committee meeting, that she hadn’t said Norwalk has the most relaxed laws in the state and does not defend its coastline. King said she stands by her version of the conversation.  Continue reading DEEP official denies saying Norwalk is ‘worst’ on coastal management enforcement

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Rodgerson, Lavielle spar at Wilton debate

State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143), left,

State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143), left, and Democratic challenger Keith Rodgerson debate Tuesday in Wilton.

The election will be held Nov. 4.

WILTON, Conn. – Comparisons were drawn and contrasts noted Tuesday as incumbent State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) faced off against Democratic challenger Keith Rodgerson in a League of Women Voters debate.

While state Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) and Democratic challenger Keith Rodgerson agreed during the debate in Wilton on the need to improve Connecticut’s railroad lines, they disagreed sharply on the state’s gasoline tax, the things that should be demanded of health insurance companies, and the approaches to affordable housing. Continue reading Rodgerson, Lavielle spar at Wilton debate

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Ebola information session tonight at City Hall

Norwalk Hospital employees and volunteers have received written protocols. The are attached below.

Norwalk Hospital employees and volunteers have received written policy.

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk residents will have a chance tonight to find out what is being done to help keep the community safe from the arrival in this country of the Ebola virus.

Norwalk Hospital and city officials will hold a joint Ebola information session at 7 p.m. in City Hall, focusing on how city departments and the hospital are preparing, responding and working together to address current Ebola health concerns.

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Department touting business climate in ads just before election

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy tours Penn Global in North Branford (Christine Stuart photo)

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy tours Penn Global in North Branford (Christine Stuart photo)

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s Economic and Community Development Department has been running ads touting Connecticut’s economy during the final month of an election that has seen the state’s economy criticized by Malloy’s political opponent.

Continue reading Department touting business climate in ads just before election

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Foley to Malloy: ‘When I’m governor I won’t be insulting taxpayers’

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley said over the last 10 years he’s paid $2 million in taxes to the state of Connecticut and is a Connecticut tax filer, but he continued to dodge questions Tuesday about whether he would release his state tax returns.

Continue reading Foley to Malloy: ‘When I’m governor I won’t be insulting taxpayers’

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