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Finally: Wall Street eyesore expected to become whole

NORWALK, Conn. – Central Norwalk’s most notorious eyesore is expected to lose its blighted status within two months. Full-steam-ahead... (Read more)

3 / 23 / 2017

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Diane Lauricella offers criticisms of Norwalk's government Wednesday in Concert Hall.

Norwalk BET praised for planned schools’ funding

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s budgets moved forward another inch Wednesday, as the Board of Estimate and Taxation greenlighted funding... (Read more)

3 / 23 / 2017

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Norwalk BET lowers expected mill rate increase to 1.8 percent

NORWALK, Conn. — The latest in Norwalk budgetary decision making is proposed expenditures that are $514,736 less than the... (Read more)

3 / 22 / 2017

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Vincent Palumbo, left, expresses his opinion Tuesday in Norwalk City Hall.

Norwalk Council upping ante on noise violators

NORWALK, Conn. – A quick change to Norwalk’s noise ordinance, in response to SoNo complaints of loud music, appears... (Read more)

3 / 22 / 2017

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Norwalk Public Schools Chief of School Operations Frank Costanzo delivers an update Tuesday on the new residency policy.

NPS vigilance turns up six non-resident students

NORWALK, Conn. — There are six Norwalk Public Schools students who don’t live in Norwalk, Chief of School Operations... (Read more)

3 / 22 / 2017

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The audience Monday in City Hall's Council chambers include supporters of Stand Up Norwalk (SUN).

Norwalk Council roundup: SUN, Wall Street Place, and South Norwalk

NORWALK, Conn. –  Norwalk citizens won a concession in their quest to protect immigrant rights, Citibank was greenlighted to... (Read more)

3 / 21 / 2017

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Norwalk expects $1.5 million in savings from solar power

NORWALK, Conn. — Solar panels at two Norwalk schools are expected to save the city nearly $1.2 million over... (Read more)

3 / 21 / 2017

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The seasonal ice rink at Veterans Park.

Norwalk political notes: Possible insurrection, noise and another call for a resignation…

NORWALK, Conn. — Here’s what we have for you in political notes this Monday: Primaries for everyone? Norwalk DPW looks... (Read more)

3 / 20 / 2017

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Al Madany Islamic Center members show off their new Norwalk home

NORWALK, Conn. – The new carpet in what was a Christian sanctuary at the 1 Union Park is plush,... (Read more)

3 / 20 / 2017

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DEEP promises to levy $1K a day fine over Vets Park violations

NORWALK, Conn. – The state is planning to levy a $1,000 a day fine due to violations made by a... (Read more)

3 / 18 / 2017

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Eastern Norwalk Neighborhood Association (ENNA) leader Diane Cece explains East Avenue options at Saturday's meeting held by ENNA,  the East Norwalk Business Association (ENBA) and the Third Taxing District.

East Avenue concept design eliminates crazy turn lane configuration

NORWALK, Conn. — East Norwalk has been heard: the “zig zag” on East Avenue has been removed from the... (Read more)

3 / 17 / 2017

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Mayor Harry Rilling expresses support for Norwalk Public Schools during February's joint meeting of the Common Council Finance Committee and the Board of Education, in City Hall.  Listening at right is Council Finance Committee Chairman Bruce Kimmel (D-At Large).

Rilling’s $120M spending plan would fund two new schools

Updated, 10:18 p.m.: Additional information; 6:12 p.m.: Comment from Bruce Morris. NORWALK, Conn. — Work would begin this summer... (Read more)

3 / 16 / 2017

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Attorney Liz Suchy, left, listens Wednesday as Attorney Joel Green assails the proposal for The Village at 272-280 Main Ave.

NASH surprises Zoning with two rebuttals to ‘BJ’s’ traffic study

NORWALK, Conn. — A one-two punch was delivered to the Main Avenue big box store proposal Wednesday with not... (Read more)

3 / 16 / 2017

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A picture posted Wednesday on Facebook by Norwalk Public Schools custodian Mark

Cold storm prompts hot comments

NORWALK, Conn. — Sidewalks were the issue Wednesday for many people, in the wake of Tuesday’s less-than-blizzard. Parents on... (Read more)

3 / 16 / 2017

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State Rep. Bruce Morris (D-140). (File photo)

Morris, in CHRO complaint, seeks better pension, improved diversity efforts

Updated, 12 p.m.: Story edited. NORWALK, Conn. — State Rep. Bruce Morris (D-140) was denied $79,740 in wages since... (Read more)

3 / 15 / 2017

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Community conversation rescheduled; Republican town hall and a Walk Bridge meeting

NORWALK, Conn. —  Anderson community conversation rescheduled, a town hall with Norwalk’s Republican legislators, a meeting on Walk Bridge... (Read more)

3 / 15 / 2017

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Norwalk leader agrees with Malloy: Homelessness is on the decline

NORWALK, Conn. – Connecticut’s housing efforts are leading the nation in eliminating chronic homelessness, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced recently.... (Read more)

3 / 14 / 2017

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‘BJs’ opponents press on in Norwalk Zoning battle

NORWALK, Conn. — Opposition continues to the application for a big box store on Main Avenue, with work underway... (Read more)

3 / 13 / 2017

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Norwalk political notes: Wall Street Place foreclosure; Morris lands a Committee role

Updated, 1:53 p.m.: John Kydes’ comment on Wall Street Place added. 2:09 p.m., statement from Chris Murphy.  NORWALK, Conn.... (Read more)

3 / 11 / 2017

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District B Dems to BoE member Anderson: RESIGN

Updated, 11:41 p.m: Anderson’s meeting now scheduled for March 15; PDF of email added. 4:30 p.m.: Number of people... (Read more)

3 / 10 / 2017

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Norwalk political notes: A ‘shining star’ of a library; school issues and a disdain for experts

Updated, 6:18 p.m., clarification about objections to the library master plan; Correction, 4:23 p.m.: Michael Intrieri is TTD Treasurer.... (Read more)

3 / 9 / 2017

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Joshua Lehman, 17, a Norwalk Pathways Academy at Briggs student, speaks to the Norwalk Board of Education on Tuesday in City Hall.

Norwalk Pathways high school students decry potential move to NHS

NORWALK, Conn. – Preliminary investigations into the need to cut $1.3 million from the Norwalk Public Schools budget resulted... (Read more)

3 / 8 / 2017

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Simms, Bowman oppose South Norwalk school plan

NORWALK, Conn. – Resistance to a new South Norwalk school continues to come from South Norwalk’s representatives on the... (Read more)

3 / 7 / 2017

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‘Divided’ Norwalk Democrats wrestle with local turmoil in wake of national election

NORWALK, Conn. — The “big tent” is in danger of rupturing, some Norwalk Democrats say. “I think we learned... (Read more)

3 / 6 / 2017

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Common Council member Doug Hempstead (R-At Large) reacts with anger during last week's Council meeting in City Hall.

Norwalk Republicans kick back at Democratic domination

NORWALK, Conn. – Republicans have been iced out, Common Council member Doug Hempstead said last week, in response to... (Read more)

3 / 6 / 2017

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An audience that wishes they were at Holstien’s comedy instead, according to the Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County (HFFC). (Contributed)

TTD to chew on library progress; humanists offer a comedy show

  NORWALK, Conn. —  The Third Taxing District is having its annual meeting, a comedic turn for the humanists... (Read more)

3 / 4 / 2017

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A rendering of "The Village."

Norwalk neighbors decry ‘BJ’s’ application for Main Avenue

Updated March 4: Photos added; Correction: Quote attribution changed to Leigh Grant. Updated, 8:52 p.m.: Photo added of plans, to... (Read more)

3 / 2 / 2017

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Norwalk Council takes risk to move schools forward

Updated, 9:26 p.m.: PDF added to compare compensation of BoE management to city management. NORWALK, Conn. – It’s worth... (Read more)

3 / 1 / 2017

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A panoramic photo of a news conference held Tuesday before the Common Council meeting in Norwalk City Hall: From left,

Norwalk budget battle comes to halt – BoE ‘happy’

Updated, 1:32 a.m., full story. NORWALK, Conn. – An agreement has been reached between the Norwalk Common Council and... (Read more)

3 / 1 / 2017

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White Barn Theater hits ‘milestone’

NORWALK, Conn. — There’s hope for the White Barn Theater, supporters said Tuesday, announcing that a contract has been... (Read more)

3 / 1 / 2017

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