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New gun safety PAC endorses candidates

Ron Pinciaro, chairman of CT Voters for Gun Safety, announces the endorsements Thursday. (Ellen Delisio photo)

Ron Pinciaro, chairman of CT Voters for Gun Safety, announces the endorsements Thursday.
(Ellen Delisio photo)

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Determined not only to maintain Connecticut’s status as home to some of the toughest gun laws in the nation but also to continue to promote gun safety, a new political action committee made its endorsements Thursday on the steps of the state Capitol.

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Jury finds Rowland guilty on all 7 counts; attorney vows appeal

Former Gov. John G. Rowland walks into court last week with his daughter. (Douglas Healey file photo)

Former Gov. John G. Rowland walks into court last week with his daughter.
(Douglas Healey file photo)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A jury convicted former governor John G. Rowland of campaign corruption Friday for conspiring to hide his involvement in two congressional campaign cycles. The jury returned guilty verdicts on all seven charges alleged by prosecutors.

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Rilling lays out State of the City, plans for the future

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk is a city on the move, a city where things are looking up, a city getting its house in order in preparation for greater things to come.

That was the message Mayor Harry Rilling delivered to some 200 people Thursday in his State of the City speech hosted by the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce at the DoubleTree Norwalk hotel.

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Waypointe south block, with iPic and Container Store, given a go by Norwalk Zoning Commission

NORWALK, Conn. – The last piece of the West Avenue transformation puzzle was greenlighted Wednesday by the Norwalk Zoning Commission.

The south block of the Waypointe project, the last portion to get zoning approval, is planned to include a luxurious iPic movie theater, The Container Store, a fitness facility and restaurants. Added to the plan by zoning commissioners will be a decorative walkway to visually connect the development to the Stepping Stones Museum for Children and shuttle buses to the South Norwalk train station on the weekend, at least temporarily. Continue reading Waypointe south block, with iPic and Container Store, given a go by Norwalk Zoning Commission

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Short extension granted in mosque case

NORWALK, Conn. – The judge in the Al Madany Islamic Center suit against Norwalk and the Zoning Commission has granted a short extension in the deadline for trial preparations while the two sides try to hash out an agreement that would settle the case out of court.

Al Madany wants to build a mosque and activity building on a 1.5-acre property at 127 Fillow St. in West Norwalk. Neighbors have expressed vehement opposition to the plan and to the suit settlement agreement.

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SoNo task force debates South Norwalk mall concept

NORWALK, Conn. – If you want to get a feeling for what the would-be mall in South Norwalk would be like, take a trip to White Plans, one member of the SoNo Comeback Task Force suggests.

Another thinks that if General Growth Properties (GGP), the current owner of the former 95/7 site on West Avenue at the intersection with I-95, sold the air rights above the current mall concept to be used for another purpose, it would be a home run for the city.   Continue reading SoNo task force debates South Norwalk mall concept

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Closing argument: Rowland targeted wealthy political newcomers

Former Gov. John G. Rowland enters court Thursday for closing arguments (Hugh McQuaid / ctnewsjunkie)

Former Gov. John G. Rowland enters court Thursday for closing arguments. (Hugh McQuaid / ctnewsjunkie)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – In closing arguments, prosecutors said former governor John G. Rowland entered into a conspiracy to hide his involvement in congressional campaigns because he could not sell his “most valuable” political assets in public based on his prior felony conviction.

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Hartford entrepreneur crunching numbers for the greater good

Entrepreneur Christopher Brechlin makes his pitch for support for Blueprint for Impact.  (www.blueprintimpact.com)

Entrepreneur Christopher Brechlin makes his pitch for support for Blueprint for Impact.
(www.blueprintimpact.com)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Data is vitally important to most nonprofits. It is a key component for seeking grant funds, gives a clear picture of community needs, and informs the strategic decisions agencies make about how to tackle social issues like hunger and homelessness.

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Kimmel leaves GOP caucus, wants ‘situation’ remedied

Councilman Bruce Kimmel (D-At Large)

Councilman Bruce Kimmel (D-At Large).

Updated 7:54 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, with remarks from Republican Town Committee Chairman Pete Torrano, other informtion.

NORWALK, Conn. – Bruce Kimmel has been looked at as the swing vote on the Common Council for the past two years. His next swing could cause a major change in the makeup of the Council.

Kimmel, an at-large Democrat caucusing with the Republicans, said Wednesday night he will not participate with the GOP caucus going forward unless a situation involving another Council member is remedied.

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