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Oak Hills Authority touts ‘stunning’ business in seasonable May

NORWALK, Conn. – Business has been brisk this month at Oak Hills Golf Course, making up for revenue lost... (Read more)

5 / 22 / 2015

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Former Fox Run libary aide accuses Bruce Morris of abusing power

    Correction: The original post misstated Ms. Hall’s end date as a Norwalk Public Schools employee. She was... (Read more)

5 / 22 / 2015

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Today: Jazz with NoN, City Hall job fair; baseball and a parade highlight holiday weekend

NORWALK, Conn. – You need work. Maybe you recently graduated from high school and college is not in your... (Read more)

5 / 22 / 2015

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Expected Norwalk mall proposal has a name: The SoNo Collection

NORWALK, Conn. — The quiet progress being made by the developers who want to build a mall in SoNo... (Read more)

5 / 21 / 2015

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Porta potties have been burning in Rowayton

NORWALK, Conn. — Rowayton’s been having a problem lately – burning Porta Potties. Sounds funny, but Sixth Taxing District... (Read more)

5 / 20 / 2015

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Interim Norwalk DPW director begins work

Updated 2:20 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 7th paragraph: Adds Alvord severance, pension figures. NORWALK, Conn. – Bruce Chimento returned... (Read more)

5 / 20 / 2015

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Norwalk Schools losing another top administrator

NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk school system is losing Rich Rudl as its chief financial officer. The Weston Board... (Read more)

5 / 19 / 2015

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Shellfish bed closures stir concerns about Norwalk sewage treatment plant

NORWALK, Conn. – An unusual number of shellfish bed closures this winter brought an unusual number of people to... (Read more)

5 / 19 / 2015

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New Norwalk app lets you make complaints fast, monitor your neighborhood

NORWALK, Conn. – The next time you smell an odor from Norwalk’s sewage treatment plant, you are encouraged to... (Read more)

5 / 19 / 2015

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Jazz up your weekend and support Nancy on Norwalk

NORWALK, Conn. – There’s a long weekend coming – Memorial Day weekend – and a great way to start... (Read more)

5 / 18 / 2015

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Connelly: Norwalk is not alone in Special Education ‘crisis’

Updated, 4:43 p.m., comment from DCF spokesman Gary Kleeblatt NORWALK, Conn. – It’s not just a crisis in Norwalk,... (Read more)

5 / 18 / 2015

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South Norwalk given HUD slum/blight designation

NORWALK, Conn. — It’s official – the Common Council bit the bullet and has designated South Norwalk as a... (Read more)

5 / 18 / 2015

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Mayor names interim DPW director

Updated 3:52 p.m. Friday, May 15, with extra details, photo NORWALK, Conn. – Former Norwalk Commissioner of Public Works... (Read more)

5 / 15 / 2015

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Connecticut activist: Deck stacked against minorities

NORWALK, Conn. – Connecticut is excelling in unpleasant ways – it’s one of the most racially, ethnically and economically... (Read more)

5 / 15 / 2015

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Norwalk Parking Authority upgrade means good news, bad news

NORWALK, Conn. – A move to upgrade the Norwalk Parking Authority’s equipment is expected to result in easier, more... (Read more)

5 / 15 / 2015

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In Norwalk, music and medal-winners, book drive and a job fair

Updated 3:15 p.m. Friday with American Legion item. NORWALK, Conn. – The classic sounds of Motown will ring through... (Read more)

5 / 15 / 2015

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3-way stop sign OK’d for corner of Highland and McKinley avenues

NORWALK, Conn. – A dangerous intersection near a Norwalk elementary school will get what Mayor Harry Rilling calls an important... (Read more)

5 / 14 / 2015

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Norwalk Department of Public Works Director Hal Alvord discusses potholes at the recent East Norwalk Mayor's Night Out.

Sources: Alvord out as DPW director

Updated 4:36 p.m. Thursday, May 14, comments from Common Councilman David McCarthy (R-District E) NORWALK, Conn. – Longtime Norwalk Department... (Read more)

5 / 14 / 2015

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Ideas for South Norwalk zoning revisions presented by Cecil Group

NORWALK, Conn. – Zoning regulations for parking requirements and building height maximums in part of South Norwalk would be rejiggered... (Read more)

5 / 14 / 2015

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Norwalk Kiwanis takes shot at serving community as new CAP agency

NORWALK, Conn. – A dark horse has emerged in the contest to offer anti-poverty services to the greater Norwalk area... (Read more)

5 / 14 / 2015

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Norwalk Common Council Minority Leader Travis Simms (D-District B) pleads his case Tuesday in City Hall.

Simms hurls more accusations as CDBG budget – with $80K for SoNoCC – is approved

NORWALK, Conn. — A parade of people passionately spoke the virtues of the new after-school program at the South... (Read more)

5 / 13 / 2015

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Things get frisky on fiscal issues at Chamber breakfast

NORWALK, Conn. – The audience for this year’s Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast was treated to an... (Read more)

5 / 13 / 2015

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Simms, Stewart allege SoNoCC ‘manipulated’ CDBG process with Norwalk officials’ blessing

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk officials gave the South Norwalk Community Center an inside track in its quest for federal funds,... (Read more)

5 / 12 / 2015

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South Norwalk is not a ‘slum,’ Rilling says

NORWALK, Conn. — Mayor Harry Rilling isn’t crazy about labeling South Norwalk a “slum.” “I agree with Councilman (Richard)... (Read more)

5 / 12 / 2015

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‘Angst’ marks Dreamy Hollow battle as deadline looms

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk housing co-operative residents are mulling new offers for their property, but opponents of the attempted buyout are... (Read more)

5 / 11 / 2015

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SoNo to get blighted/slum designation

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Common Council members are again prepared to swallow a bitter pill and apply an unflattering... (Read more)

5 / 11 / 2015

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GGP Senior Development Director Charles Tapia outlines traffic management ideas for the developing SoNo mall plan, during a February Joint Committee meeting in City Hall.

Expect SoNo mall proposal in June, Sheehan says

NORWALK, Conn. — Concerns about the look of the developing SoNo mall plan appear to be in the forefront... (Read more)

5 / 9 / 2015

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Norwalk Police Sgt. David Orr speaks at  Friday's Norwalk Police memorial service.

Norwalk Police honor fallen officers

NORWALK – On the day New York City police laid to rest a brother officer, Brian Moore, who died... (Read more)

5 / 9 / 2015

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Mayor’s Youth Council speaks the minds of Norwalk High kids

Updated, 3:30 p.m., video added. NORWALK, Conn. — Three Norwalk teenagers made their presence known to the Board of... (Read more)

5 / 9 / 2015

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Bill to change Workers Comp law for firefighters, backed by Norwalk Local 830, assailed by municipal leaders

HARTFORD, Conn. – The leaders of several municipalities visited the state Capitol Thursday to warn lawmakers of the fiscal... (Read more)

5 / 9 / 2015

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