I took this photo of King Industries from the Yankee Doodle Bridge Thursday.
NORWALK, Conn. – So now it’s Norwalk Police looking into my activities.
OK, not now. Couple of weeks ago, actually. I’ve gotten over the trauma, and I’m ready to talk about it.
That’s right, I was traumatized – exactly one week after being notified that I was off the hook on my highly publicized heinous “crime,” I looked out the door and saw a Norwalk Police cruiser sitting at the bottom of the porch stairs.
Norwalk Board of Education Chairman Mike Lyons is the only person talking about the superintendent search, and he’s not saying much. (Photo by Flickr user Martin Wichary)
NORWALK, Conn. – There will be no news to report on in Norwalk’s superintendent search until about a month from now when – voilá! – the Board of Education will reveal the new leader of Norwalk Public Schools.
NORWALK, Conn. – With his latest letter, Norwalk Republican Town Committee Chairman Art Scialabba has served notice that any former city employee running for office on the Democratic ticket can expect the full force of the GOP organization, no matter how exemplary the previous service. Many wonder why Mayor Moccia himself doesn’t rise to the occasion and take his former police chief to task rather than using a convenient surrogate? Does Mr. Scialabba speak for Mayor Moccia? And does Mayor Moccia approve of the vitriol? We’d like to know. Continue reading Who is in charge of Norwalk GOP?
Updated at 10:08 p.m. with information and link to a second CTMirror.com story.
NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk resident and state House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr. was among a group of state legislators taped by the FBI in its effort to secretly gather audio and video evidence of political corruption, according to a report by the CT Mirror.
The government says an FBI cooperator, who has pleaded guilty, led a group of smoke-shop operators in a conspiracy to bribe then-House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan (D-Meriden), Cafero and others in 2012 to ensure that their business would stay free of Connecticut’s steep taxes on tobacco, the story said.
Neither Caero nor Donovan has been charged or accused by the government of being aware of the effort to bribe them.
Norwalk Police Chief Thomas Kulhawik, left, says he has taken a cue from the Sacremento (Calif.) Police Department and is ordering officers to get out of their vehicle at random intervals.
NORWALK, Conn. – If you’re one of those people who think Norwalk Police need more feet on the street you’re in luck – Chief Thomas Kulhawik is taking a step in that direction.
Warmer weather has brought the debut of Hot-Spot Patrols, an idea Kulhawik got from the Sacramento (Calif.) Police Department, he said. The enhanced community policing initiative means that police patrols are going to be less predictable, thus giving those with criminal activity on their minds something else to think about. Continue reading Norwalk cops begin fighting crime with their feet
NORWALK, Conn. – Intelligent use of taxpayer funds to rebuild Washington Village requires that construction be elevated enough to safely clear not only recent flood levels, but also the 3-6 feet higher sea levels expected later this century.
The burning of oil, coal and gas has raised the carbon dioxide ( CO2) level in the atmosphere to 400 parts per million. During the last million years, 10 ice ages came and went as CO2 ranged from 180 and 280 ppm. The low number held during ice ages, when sea levels were much lower than today, allowing humans to walk from Asia to present day Alaska and populate the Americas. The higher CO2 figure came when variations in Earth’s orbital tilt brought warmer summers to the poles every 100,000 years. As snow and ice melted, less sunlight reflected back to space. Oceans warmed, and rose. And just as warm soda releases CO2, the oceans released CO2, trapping infrared heat and pulling Earth out of an ice age – until orbital tilt changed back and the cycle reversed. Continue reading Rebuilding in a flood plain? Let’s use stilts and divest fossil fuels
NORWALK, Conn. – Having a late lunch outside at Oak Hills today reminded me of how delightful the park facility can be on a warm day with vibrant colors, sweet smells, birds unafraid to visit – a true hidden gem. Yet few other diners and reportedly business is slow for the restaurant team despite a much improved menu. Maybe all those in favor of building a driving range in this magnificent setting should be required to have a meal here to fully appreciate the sheer beauty and tranquility of this unique park. How could sentient beings vote to destroy this oasis of grandeur with a driving range ? It’s utter madness.
A model of the proposed Brightview at Norwalk assisted living center sits in the packed Common Council chambers at City Hall Wednesday evening for a meeting of the Norwalk Zoning Commission.
NORWALK, Conn. – Members of a Norwalk neighborhood sat in the packed council chambers for five hours Wednesday night, there to argue against a plan to put a “gargantuan” assisted living center in their midst on New Canaan Avenue. About 10 minutes after they left, Zoning Commissioner Joe Santo helped to inform the surprised developers of the plan of the results with a quip: “OK, go build it, guys.”