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Rodgerson’s passion: neighborhood building

Keith Rodgerson

District 143 state representative candidate Keith Rodgerson, a Democrat, talks about urban planning while meeting Nancy On Norwalk at Orem’s Diner in Wilton.

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

NORWALK, Conn. – When Keith Rodgerson was a child, his family left Bridgeport because it was “just kind of so bad,” although the family’s history there went back decades. Now 39, Rodgerson has devoted his life to urban planning, speaking with endless passion about ways to revitalize urban areas.

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Oak Hills driving range dominates Norwalk Mayor’s Night Out

Paul Cantor

Paul Cantor talks to Mayor Harry Rilling at the Norwalk Mayor’s Night Out on Thursday in Kendall Elementary School.

NORWALK, Conn. – The continued fight against a golf driving range at Oak Hills Park provided some lively debate at Thursday’s Norwalk Mayor’s Night Out, which also featured comments about city planning, talk about body cameras for the Norwalk Police Department and an indication from Councilman David Watts that he might run again.

Not too many people attended the event at Kendall Elementary School, which gave Paul Cantor the opportunity to put Mayor Harry Rilling on the spot. Continue reading Oak Hills driving range dominates Norwalk Mayor’s Night Out

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Norwalk fishermen, pols talk lobster at press conference

NORWALK, Conn. – Norm Bloom of Norm Bloom & Sons Copps Island Oysters and longtime Norwalk lobsterman Mike Kalaman were joined by state Sen. Bob Duff (D-25), state Rep. Chris Perone (D-137), state Rep. Bruce Morris (D-140) and others Thursday for a press conference in Norwalk about lobster harvests and recent measures taken by the General Assembly to reduce the use of certain mosquito pesticides, which some fishermen believe have adversely affected lobster harvests in Long Island Sound.

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CBIA backs Lavielle for re-election as 143rd District rep

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

WILTON, Conn. – The Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) on Thursday endorsed Republican Gail Lavielle for re-election to the state House of Representatives, representing the 143rd District, comprising parts of Norwalk, Wilton and Westport.

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Mayor should be consistent, speak out against driving range

Send signed letters to news@nancyonnorwalk.com

Send signed letters to news@nancyonnorwalk.com

To the Editor:

Editor’s note: This letter to Mayor Harry Rilling was submitted by Paul Cantor as a letter to the editor.

Dear Mayor Rilling:

I am grateful to you for helping to broker the settlement with the Al Madany Islamic center that prevented a mosque from being built on Fillow Street. The mosque would have generated traffic and undermined the residential quality of the AAA zoned residential neighborhood through which Fillow Street runs.

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Advocates identify flaw, call for greater trust in Trust Act

Alok Bhatt outside the governor’s office . (Christine Stuart photo)

Alok Bhatt outside the governor’s office .
(Christine Stuart photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Members of the Connecticut Immigrant Rights Alliance dropped off a letter Thursday at Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s capitol office to call attention to a “flaw” in the Correction Department’s policy on Immigration and Custom Enforcement detainer requests.

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Northlight Capital Partners signs office lease at 64 Wall St.

64 Wall St.

64 Wall St. Loft Offices (The Austin McGuire Company)

NORWALK, Conn. – Northlight Capital Partners, a real estate debt and equity investment manager, has located its office at 64 Wall Street in downtown Norwalk.

The move represents the success of the company in raising its latest institutional fund to invest in distressed commercial mortgage loans and real estate owned properties and portfolios held by banks and non-bank financial institutions, according to a press release from Austin McGuire Real Estate Advisors, the company that negotiated the deal.

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Opinion: Is Connecticut enjoying a sustained recovery?

Fred Carstensen

Fred Carstensen

Fred V. Carstensen is a professor of Finance and Economics and director of the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis.

Many were startled by the report of 11,500 new jobs in Connecticut in September, the fastest rate of job creation in more than 20 years. Given the timing, coming shortly before the election, many will cynically discount the importance of this information. We do so at our peril.

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Lavielle learned diplomacy while globe trotting

State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143)

State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) hails from Texas and loves classical music and reading books. One of her favorite authors is Henry James and a favorite book is ” Harriet the Spy.”

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

This is one of a series of candidate profiles designed to tell voters something about the person rather than the politician. Previous stories have looked at candidates Andy Garfunkel (D-142nd), Bill Dunne (R-25), Fred Wilms (R-142nd) , and Chris Perone (D-137th),  Next, we will profile Keith Rodgerson (D-143rd).Sen. Bob Duff was the lone contested candidate to choose not to respond to Nancy on Norwalk.

NORWALK, Conn. – Gail Lavielle has spent much of her life diving head first into things she didn’t know anything about, with the strength of a strong foundation behind her.

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Rowayton parents pepper Rivera with questions

NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk Public Schools budget forum Wednesday in Rowayton turned into a forum with the superintendent as Manny Rivera fielded questions about everything from school schedules to the importance of the arts.

About 30 people attended the budget forum at Roton Middle School, a spike from the two people at a forum the night before and the four at the first forum last week. Continue reading Rowayton parents pepper Rivera with questions

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