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Kulhawik explains Norwalk Police overtime to friendly audience

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Norwalk Police Chief Thomas Kulhawik, center, addressed the Board of Estimate and Taxation on Wednesday in City Hall.

 

NORWALK, Conn. – A spike in Norwalk Police overtime this fiscal year may well drop in the next fiscal year, Director of Management and Budgets Bob Barron said Wednesday.

An explanation for that was part of the Board of Estimate and Taxation’s operating budget review, as was an update on school resource officer effectiveness, a mention of police vehicles and the news that the Norwalk Fire Department now has more worker’s compensation claims that the Norwalk Police Department. Continue reading Kulhawik explains Norwalk Police overtime to friendly audience

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Norwalk BoE finalizes superintendent profile, starts search

NORWALK, Conn. – Confidence remains that a new superintendent of schools will be in place on July 1 in spite of the many snow delays, Board of Education Chairman Mike Lyons said in releasing a profile of the hoped-for qualities in a new schools leader.

Six BoE members came out in the snow for an executive session Tuesday to unanimously approve the profile, which is very similar to the one developed two years ago in the search that netted Manny Rivera, Lyons said. The timing   had gotten “close,” Lyons said, passing on an opinion from Norwalk’s superintendent search firm, PROACT, that getting a new super in place for the next fiscal year is “doable.” Continue reading Norwalk BoE finalizes superintendent profile, starts search

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Connecticut keeps 40-person manufacturing company from moving

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy gets of tour of Leipold from its general manager Michael Kraemer. (Christine Stuart photo)

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy gets of tour of Leipold from its general manager Michael Kraemer. (Christine Stuart photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – A visit to its German headquarters by a state official and a $3 million low-interest loan helped convince a manufacturing company that employs 40 people to stay and expand in Windsor.

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Norwalk ‘heated staircase’ gets another committee OK, heads to Council

NORWALK, Conn. – Lessons have been learned in the confusion over a proposed so-called heated staircase, Norwalk Common Council members said Tuesday.

The Council’s Public Works Committee voted 4-1 Tuesday to send the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency’s Transit Oriented Development project – improvements at the end of Clay Street and a new staircase to connect the dead end to Martin Luther King Drive – to the full Council, the second time the item will be on the Council’s agenda.

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Opinion: Adventures in Wonderland

Bruce Kimmel

Bruce Kimmel

Democrat Bruce Kimmel is an at-large Common Council member.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.” In an unanticipated opportunity to commemorate the occasion, last week, while the Common Council debated and voted on an expenditures cap for the 2015-16 fiscal year, I could not help thinking that Carroll would have appreciated what was happening. Despite the seriousness of the issue, a lot of what occurred was straight out of Wonderland. But first some background is in order.

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Tactic of ‘ignore and deflect’ fails to address Norwalk’s issues

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Art Scialabba is the former chairman of the Norwalk Republican Town Committee

To the Editor:

Did you see the comments from a teacher and State Senator Bob Duff that the Republicans are as much at fault as the Democrats for Norwalk Schools Superintendent Rivera leaving?

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CCM announces new executive director

Joseph A. DeLong,  (Connecticut Conference of Municipalities)

Joseph A. DeLong, (Connecticut Conference of Municipalities)

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities hired the head of a state correctional authority and former West Virginia state representative to serve as its third executive director since 1966.

Joseph A. DeLong of West Virginia beat out two in-state candidates and several others from across the country because of his management style and experience, according to South Windsor Town Manager and CCM President Matthew Galligan.

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