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Showing 10/21/2014 to 10/13/2014

Minority Leader Travis Simms (D-District B)

Travis Simms arrested

Updated, 2 a.m., previous arrest history; 3:15, additional detail. NORWALK, Conn. – South Norwalk Common Councilman Travis Simms has... (Read more)

10 / 21 / 2014

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CDOT, SNEW rebut Norwalk DPW chief’s statements

NORWALK, Conn. – A statement made by Norwalk Department of Public Works Director Hal Alvord is “far from accurate,”... (Read more)

10 / 21 / 2014

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Gail Lavielle

Retired teachers, ex-state senator endorse Lavielle in 143rd

WESTPORT, Conn. – Former 26th district State Sen. Judith G. Freedman on Monday endorsed two-term Republican state Rep. Gail... (Read more)

10 / 21 / 2014

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Keith Rodgerson

First responders endorse Rodgerson in 143rd

WILTON, Conn. – The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association (UPFFA) have endorsed Democratic candidate Keith Rodgerson in his run... (Read more)

10 / 21 / 2014

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GGP to Norwalk: Reports of the death of malls are greatly exaggerated

NORWALK, Conn. – The hottest trend in online marketing these days is to open up an old-fashioned bricks and... (Read more)

10 / 20 / 2014

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Oak Hills ‘Friends’ have sights set on Norwalk Council’s statements in continuing fight

NORWALK, Conn. – The battle may have been lost, but the Friends of Oak Hills Park insist that the... (Read more)

10 / 20 / 2014

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Duleep: Work being done inside burned-out Wall Street eyesore

NORWALK, Conn. – Appearances are deceiving in the case of a haunted house-like Wall Street building, according to its... (Read more)

10 / 19 / 2014

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Former Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia, right,

Moccia says his heart is in golf game now, not political slam game

NORWALK, Conn. – Dick Moccia says he’s retired, that’s it. No mayoral aspirations, no sirree. This in spite of... (Read more)

10 / 19 / 2014

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City, state have been formulating Ebola response.

City, hospital to hold joint Ebola info session Wednesday

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Hospital and city officials are planning a joint Ebola information session to be held at... (Read more)

10 / 19 / 2014

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Once Around the City: NCC happenings, school budget talks, and privacy and the police

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Community College students will take part in a nationwide program this week, and an expert... (Read more)

10 / 19 / 2014

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The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Political notes: No Norwalk debate in 143rd, but pols still going head to head

Updated 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, with a statement from Keith Rodgerson’s communications director. NORWALK, Conn. – We’re scratching... (Read more)

10 / 18 / 2014

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Doug Adams of GGP (General Growth Properties), left, and state Rep. Larry Cafero explain their concept for a South Norwalk mall to the West Norwalk Association.

West Norwalk hears mall talk, political stump speeches

Correction: Fred Wilms was misquoted regarding the mount of state liabilities. The proper figure, he said, is $70 billion.... (Read more)

10 / 17 / 2014

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Greene: ‘SoNo Hotel’ headed for construction

NORWALK, Conn. – A plan for a South Norwalk hotel that was approved in April 2009 appears likely to... (Read more)

10 / 17 / 2014

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Dirty dirt on way out of South Norwalk

NORWALK, Conn. – Contaminated soil is being removed from a South Norwalk parking lot in a plan revealed to... (Read more)

10 / 17 / 2014

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Keith Rodgerson

Rodgerson gains mental health workers endorsement

WILTON, Conn. – The National Association of Social Workers Connecticut Chapter (NASW-CT) has given its endorsement to Keith Rodgerson for... (Read more)

10 / 17 / 2014

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Kimmel says he’s back with Norwalk Republicans; Dems say otherwise

NORWALK, Conn. – A move to redistribute the power on Norwalk’s Common Council is based on a misconception, Councilman... (Read more)

10 / 16 / 2014

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AMEC will wait, Santo carries on at Norwalk Zoning Commission

NORWALK, Conn. – Joe Santo was re-elected as Norwalk Zoning Commission chairman, waterfront construction in Rowayton was approved with... (Read more)

10 / 16 / 2014

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Norwalk zoners say Spinnaker’s Maritime Village regulation change leading TOD district shift

NORWALK, Conn. – The approval of a relatively small South Norwalk development Wednesday brings with it a change in... (Read more)

10 / 16 / 2014

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Court grants joint motion to settle mosque suit

NORWALK, Conn. – It appears the settlement agreement between Norwalk and the Al Madany Islamic Center that will keep... (Read more)

10 / 15 / 2014

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Norwalk Council delays vote on new Maritime Aquarium $1 lease – again

Updated, 12:51 p.m.: Comment from Tom Hennick. NORWALK, Conn. – The Maritime Aquarium is still waiting for an answer... (Read more)

10 / 15 / 2014

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Paul Cantor, a vocal opponent of the plan to put a driving range at Oak Hills Park, speaks to the Common Council Tuesday in City Hall.

Norwalk Council approves $4.3 million Oak Hills master plan

NORWALK, Conn. – The Oak Hills Park Master Plan was approved Tuesday night by the Norwalk Common Council over... (Read more)

10 / 15 / 2014

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Norwalk Parking Authority launches state’s first smart parking

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk is the first city in Connecticut to offer residents and visitors instant access to parking... (Read more)

10 / 15 / 2014

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DPW: ‘Unfunded mandate’ would cost Norwalk millions

NORWALK, Conn. – Protecting Norwalk’s rivers in a new way outlined by the state would be prohibitively expensive, according... (Read more)

10 / 14 / 2014

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Spinnaker’s Maritime Village up for a vote Wednesday

NORWALK, Conn. – A proposed South Norwalk development that carries with it a request to amend the affordable housing... (Read more)

10 / 14 / 2014

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Bike lane installed on Norwalk’s Belden Avenue

NORWALK, Conn. – Bike lanes have been installed on Belden Avenue in a plan agreed to by the Norwalk Traffic... (Read more)

10 / 14 / 2014

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The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Rodgerson defends education, work record after Wilton GOP chief’s comments

NORWALK, Conn. – Keith Rodgerson, the Democratic candidate challenging Republican incumbent Gail Lavielle for the 143rd District seat in... (Read more)

10 / 14 / 2014

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The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Local veterans endorse Himes for reelection to House

NORWALK, Conn. – U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-D4) has received the endorsement of Fairfield County veterans in his reelection... (Read more)

10 / 14 / 2014

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Bike/Walk task force drawing up a plan for Norwalk

NORWALK, Conn. – A comprehensive plan for bike routes in Norwalk is being prepared for the November Traffic Authority... (Read more)

10 / 13 / 2014

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New owners of Rowayton building may face parking challenges

NORWALK, Conn. – Concrete action on easing Rowayton’s parking requirements has been pushed to January for several reasons, including... (Read more)

10 / 13 / 2014

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Mosque suit settlement court OK could come after Tuesday phone conference

NORWALK, Conn. – Court acceptance of the suit settlement between Al Madany Islamic Center and the city of Norwalk... (Read more)

10 / 13 / 2014

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