HARTFORD, Conn. – Despite some recent “rocky days” for President Barack Obama, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told MSNBC’s “The Morning Joe” Wednesday the president is still welcome to come to Connecticut and campaign for his re-election.
“The president’s had some rocky days, there’s no doubt about it. But I think fundamentally, and certainly people in Connecticut, understand hard work, diligence and that he’s handling some tough issues,” the governor said during the Wednesday morning appearance.
Continue reading Malloy on MSNBC: Obama welcome to campaign in Connecticut
Karen Jarmoc (Hugh McQuaid photo)
HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut has averaged 14 domestic violence murders a year since 2000. It’s a statistic advocates said Tuesday they hope to drive down with greater public awareness of the warning signs of intimate partner violence.
Continue reading Advocates seek to curb domestic violence murders with public awareness
Norwalk Land Trust President John Moeling. (Contributed photo.)
NORWALK, Conn. – There will be no Norwalk Land Trust bird sanctuary on the old trolley line in Rowayton, the Norwalk Land Trust said in a statement.
The Land Trust voted to terminate its contract with architect Bruce Beinfield to acquire the half-acre property at 2 Nearwater Road on the Farm Creek peninsula in Rowayton as a public bird and nature sanctuary. John Moeling has been elected Land Trust president, filling the unexpired term of Kathy Siever, who resigned recently in the midst of the Farm Creek controversy. Continue reading Norwalk Land Trust terminates contract for Rowayton nature preserve expansion; elects new president
Norwalk’s Mike Camacho will lead a jazz trio at Thursday night’s NoN fundraiser.
NORWALK, Conn. – If you are a NancyOnNorwalk reader, you are used to hot topics.
Now get ready for some hot jazz.
Mike Camacho and friends – a jazz trio featuring guitar, bass and Camacho on drums – will perform Thursday, July 31, at the next NancyOnNorwalk fundraiser gathering.
The event will be from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 560 Main Ave. (near the Dept. of Motor Vehicles), and include free food and a cash bar. Suggested donation is $25.
Continue reading NancyOnNorwalk needs your support – but it’s not the same old tune!
Robin DePaiva, center, cradles her 5-week-old son Patrick as she is surrounded by dignitaries Tuesday, in the ribbon-cutting for Gini’s House. Around DePaiva are, from left, Mayor Harry Rilling, Liberation Programs President and CEO Alan Mathis, New Neighborhoods President and CEO Ross Burkhardt, Gov. Dannel Malloy and Bob Battle, son of Lou and Virginia “Gini” Battle.
NORWALK, Conn. – Young mothers in recovery from substance abuse joined Norwalk and Connecticut politicians Tuesday to celebrate the opening of their new place to live: Gini’s House.
Liberation Programs’ new $7.2 million affordable housing development on Elmcrest Terrace is home to 18 families. Gov. Dannel Malloy was among those trumpeting the importance of such facilities: The lack of supportive housing is the one of the biggest barriers for women with children, jeopardizing their recovery, according to a press release. Continue reading Moms celebrate their new home, with help of Norwalk pols
Mayor Harry Rilling, left, offers affection to former Mayor Richard Moccia Tuesday at Gini’s House.
NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s current mayor shared the spotlight – and a quick hug – with his vanquished predecessor Tuesday in a moment described as “magnanimous” by the Rev. Lindsay Curtis.
The occasion was the ribbon cutting for Gini’s House, an affordable housing project with supportive services for mothers recovering from substance abuse.
The community room is named after former Mayor Richard Moccia. Continue reading Moccia honored at Gini’s House ribbon-cutting
HARTFORD, Conn. – The Insurance Department denied requests by two insurance companies to boost their rates by more than 12 percent for 2015.
The department denied Anthem’s request to increase its rates on average by more than 12.5 percent. In its decision, the department called the increase “excessive.” Continue reading Insurance regulators turn down requests for rate increases in 2015
Kenneth Ireland (right) with attorney William Bloss. (Hugh McQuaid Photo)
HARTFORD, Conn. – For most of his adult life, Kenneth Ireland said he believed he would die in a Connecticut prison, serving time for a vicious crime he did not commit.
Continue reading Exonerated man describes decades in prison, seeks compensation
The general election will be held Nov. 4.
HARTFORD, Conn. – The Working Families Party endorsed Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman Tuesday, ensuring the governor will appear on two ballot lines during the November election.
Continue reading Working Families Party backs Malloy again
Primary election is Aug. 12; general election is Nov. 4
HARTFORD, Conn. – The Independent Party has the ability to endorse a candidate for governor, but if two factions within the party can’t stop litigating each other or come to an agreement on a candidate, then no one will get the ballot line in November.
Continue reading Litigation between Independent Party factions threatens ballot access for 2014
The view from the Oak Hills Restaurant on the Green patio Monday included this woman hitting golf on the 13th hole.
NORWALK, Conn. – The good news is pouring in at Oak Hills Park – revenues continue to be up, the restaurant is doing better and renovations to the 45-year-old golf course appear to be set, with the approval last week of a $1.5 million no-strings-attached gift from the state.
“We will be doing a lot of the renovations, fixing and moving tee boxes, bunkers, cart paths, nature trail markings and school set-up, new welcome center/pro shop … tennis renovation and looking to make sure all the mechanicals that we have not fixed are updated, like the boiler in the restaurant,” Oak Hills Park Authority (OHPA) Chairman Clyde Mount said.
Continue reading It’s all good at Oak Hills: Players are happy, restaurant is busy and the state check’s (almost) in the mail
Department of Public Works Director Hal Alvord speaks to the public at a recent Mayor’s Night Out.
NORWALK, Conn. – It comes as no surprise to Hal Alvord that many people in Norwalk don’t believe the things he says.
“I have a credibility problem with a lot of people,” said Alvord, the director of Norwalk’s Department of Public Works, Friday. “I look at 10 years that I have been here and I have had to make a case for how under-resourced the city’s infrastructure and this department have been for decades,” he continued, explaining why that is, in response to this reporter’s question. Continue reading Embattled Alvord proud of Norwalk DPW’s accomplishments
Susan Bigelow is an award-winning columnist and the founder of CTLocalPolitics. She lives in Enfield with her wife and their cats.
The governor’s race may have just come unknotted, if a new poll is to be believed.
Continue reading Opinion: Now might be a good time to press that panic button, Dan