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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.

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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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Travis Simms arrested

Minority Leader Travis Simms (D-District B)

Norwalk Minority Leader Travis Simms (D-District B).

Updated, 2 a.m., previous arrest history; 3:15, additional detail. Correction 10:09 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22.

NORWALK, Conn. – South Norwalk Common Councilman Travis Simms has been arrested, sources say.

“Simms was arrested by warrant for failure to register a high-capacity (greater than 10 rounds) magazine. This came to light as a result of his gun being stolen. It’s statute 53-202x, a misdemeanor,” said NancyOnNorwalk contributor Harold Cobin, after talking to Norwalk Police Deputy Chief David Wrinn.

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CDOT, SNEW rebut Norwalk DPW chief’s statements

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Norwalk Department of Public Works Director Hal Alvord explains things at a recent Public Works Committee meeting. (File photo)

NORWALK, Conn. – A statement made by Norwalk Department of Public Works Director Hal Alvord is “far from accurate,” according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT).

NancyOnNorwalk has sought validation of comments made by Alvord at the Oct. 7 Public Works Committee meeting regarding work overseen by the state and work done in conjunction with South Norwalk Electric and Water (SNEW). CDOT spokesman Kevin Nursick said Alvord’s comments as relayed by NoN were “far from accurate.” John Hiscock of SNEW said he found Alvord’s characterization of events involving the utility “curious,” and rebutted the remarks. Continue reading CDOT, SNEW rebut Norwalk DPW chief’s statements

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