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Norwalk’s recommended capital budget includes sidewalk repairs, more paving

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s tax-supported debt would drop ever so slightly with Finance Director Thomas Hamilton’s 2015-15 recommended capital... (Read more)

1 / 30 / 2015

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Norwalk City Hall energy upgrade expected to cut electric bill in half

NORWALK, Conn. – Energy efficiency upgrades to City Hall’s lighting and heating systems are well along and well worth... (Read more)

1 / 30 / 2015

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Norwalk Deputy Superintendent Tony Daddona

Norwalk deputy super calling it quits after 36 years

Update, 3:12 p.m., details of retirement incentive program and additional information about Daddona’s background added.  NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk... (Read more)

1 / 30 / 2015

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Chief Financial Officer Rich Rudl

New Norwalk special education facility will wait until August 2016

NORWALK, Conn. – It’s “very disappointing,” Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Manny Rivera said – the Special Education pre-K facility... (Read more)

1 / 30 / 2015

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy

State to offer $2M to relocate Jarden Corp. execs from NYC to Norwalk

NORWALK, Conn. – The State Bond Commission is about to commit funding to several projects statewide, and included on... (Read more)

1 / 30 / 2015

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Board of Education member Mike Barbis

Council, BET eye Norwalk schools’ condition as budget is scrutinized

NORWALK, Conn. – Schools that are hurting for maintenance dominated the conversation Wednesday in a joint meeting that provided Norwalk’s city-side... (Read more)

1 / 29 / 2015

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Norwalk real estate is rebounding, agent tells BET

  NORWALK, Conn. – Westport’s real estate values have rebounded from the recession, while Norwalk and Wilton are lagging... (Read more)

1 / 28 / 2015

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Board of Estimate and Taxation member Erik Anderson

Anderson sets his sights on Norwalk Board of Education candidacy

NORWALK, Conn. – One passionately active Norwalker isn’t holding back – he’d like to run for the Board of... (Read more)

1 / 28 / 2015

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This building at 45 Wall St. belongs to Ganga Duleep, under the entity Wall Street Associates.

Duleep not there yet, but almost

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk skeptics can take heart – Chief Building Official Bill Ireland thinks work may finally begin... (Read more)

1 / 28 / 2015

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Norwalk snow emergency ends at 5 a.m. Wednesday

Update 1:17 p.m.: Statewide travel ban ends at 2 p.m. NORWALK, Conn. – The citywide snow emergency will be... (Read more)

1 / 27 / 2015

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Councilman David Watts (D-District A)

Watts attempts to police Norwalk Democratic Party, defends ‘fake Dem’ label

Updated 1:50 p.m. Tuesday with comment from Councilman John Kydes (D-District C) NORWALK, Conn. – While Norwalk Republicans try... (Read more)

1 / 27 / 2015

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Norwalk Board of Ed paying $230K for study of school facilities

NORWALK, Conn. – A $230,000 study is expected to help prepare Norwalk Public Schools for the future. “This is... (Read more)

1 / 27 / 2015

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Norwalk Fire Department asks residents and businesses to ‘Adopt-a-Hydrant’

NORWALK, Conn. – Winter storms often bury fire hydrants, making it difficult to locate quickly. If a fire hydrant... (Read more)

1 / 26 / 2015

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Rilling: Norwalkers should heed statewide travel ban; some flooding possible

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk has been under a storm emergency since noon, said Mayor Harry W. Rilling at a... (Read more)

1 / 26 / 2015

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Snow emergency declared in Norwalk effective as of noon today; state institutes travel ban

NORWALK , Conn. – A snow emergency went into effect at noon, Monday, Jan. 26. All vehicles should be... (Read more)

1 / 26 / 2015

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Land Trust, CNNA postpone meetings

NORWALK, Conn. – Due to the blizzard snow conditions predicted for Monday and Tuesday,  the Norwalk Land Trust (NLT)... (Read more)

1 / 26 / 2015

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Consultant: Mall would be a boon to SoNo

NORWALK, Conn. – A properly executed mall design would be a boon to most businesses in SoNo, according to... (Read more)

1 / 26 / 2015

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Norwalk Zoning Task Force set to get going

NORWALK, Conn. – The previously stalled, recently created Norwalk Zoning Task Force has its first meeting scheduled for this... (Read more)

1 / 26 / 2015

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‘Sno kidding: Weather service calling for ‘historic’ storm

NORWALK, Conn. – Are we ready for Snowmageddon? All indications are that, at least to some degree, the region... (Read more)

1 / 25 / 2015

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Building chief says Norwalk Avalons safer than NJ counterpart

NORWALK, Conn. – A massive fire in New Jersey is prompting a meeting in Norwalk next week. “I have... (Read more)

1 / 24 / 2015

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Democratic Town Committee Chairman Ed Camacho

Norwalk DTC plans to let more people in

NORWALK, Conn. – The Democratic Town Committee expects to increase its membership in 2016, after a vote Tuesday to... (Read more)

1 / 23 / 2015

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Planning and Zoning Director Mike Greene

‘Lack of translation’ charge leads to ‘bickering’ on Norwalk Zoning Commission

NORWALK, Conn. – The Planning Commission doesn’t want to meet with the Zoning Commission, Joe Santo said Wednesday. Later,... (Read more)

1 / 23 / 2015

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Norwalk looking into safety of road brine

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk has suspended its practice of pre-treating its roads with brine before snowstorms pending an investigation... (Read more)

1 / 23 / 2015

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Norwalk Zoners vote 5-2 to alert neighbors of proposed construction

NORWALK, Conn. – A small crowd of Norwalk’s coastal residents won a victory Wednesday night as the Zoning Commission... (Read more)

1 / 22 / 2015

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Norwalk Zoning Commission approves Head of the Harbor

NORWALK, Conn. – A long-stalled Wall Street development – so stalled that it appeared to be forgotten before Mayor Harry... (Read more)

1 / 22 / 2015

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POKO Partners’ new look approved by Zoning Commission

Update, 6 p.m.: PDF of plans attached. NORWALK, Conn. – POKO Partners’ long-stalled Wall Street development got its final... (Read more)

1 / 22 / 2015

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Norwalk Fire Chief Denis McCarthy

Norwalk fire chief’s contract renewal denied, but there’s a ‘but’

Updated 1:24 a.m, Thursday, video added.  NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Fire Commission on Tuesday declined to renew Norwalk... (Read more)

1 / 21 / 2015

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Fire chief says New Haven may be a model for Norwalk to follow in pursuit of minority hires

NORWALK, Conn. – A consultant is being called in to help Norwalk get more minority representation on the fire... (Read more)

1 / 21 / 2015

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Planning and Zoning Director Mike Greene briefs the Board of Estimate and Taxation last spring.

Zoning Commissioner, former commissioner charge P&Z director of misleading Planning Commission

NORWALK, Conn. – It’s a strong statement – “Mike Greene lied.” This charge from former Zoning Commissioner Mike Mushak... (Read more)

1 / 20 / 2015

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Who does Norwalk’s P&Z director answer to? No one seems to know

NORWALK, Conn. – The question of who would – or could – do a performance evaluation on Planning and... (Read more)

1 / 20 / 2015

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