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Showing 2/8/2016 to 1/21/2016

The Norwalk Public Library requested $25,000 in this year's capital budget, and $2.6 million in the 2017-18 capital budget, to address its lack of parking.

Norwalk capital budget full of sleepers

NORWALK, Conn. — Sure, you’ve heard about the request for $3 million for an Oak Hills Park driving range... (Read more)

2 / 8 / 2016

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Jan. 31-Feb. 6

Top 10: This week’s most read, most commented-on stories

NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s a look at the most-read and most commented-on stories on Nancy on Norwalk for the... (Read more)

2 / 7 / 2016

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South Norwalk redevelopment plan humming along

  Updated, 3:14 p.m., clarification regarding “booming Boston.” NORWALK, Conn. — The focus, in a plan being prepared for... (Read more)

2 / 6 / 2016

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The latest and greatest artists rendition of The SoNo Collection: note the squared off corner in front.

Norwalk Council gives thumbs up to latest ‘SoNo Collection’ plans

NORWALK, Conn. — Reviews were positive Thursday evening as changes, or “improvements,” to the plans for The SoNo Collection... (Read more)

2 / 5 / 2016

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From left, Norwalk Board of Education Finance Committee Chairman Bryan Meek, Norwalk Public Schools Chief Financial Officer Thomas Hamilton, Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski and NPS Chief Academic Officer Michael Conner address Common Council members Wednesday in City Hall.

Norwalk BoE defends 3.9 percent ask, explains special ed

NORWALK, Conn. – The talk turned to special education Tuesday night during a discussion of the 2016-17 Norwalk Public... (Read more)

2 / 4 / 2016

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Former Common Councilman David McCarthy (R-District E), center, speaks at Tuesday's Public Works Committee meeting in City Hall.

Republicans, Dems assign credit, blame at Norwalk DPW Committee meeting

NORWALK, Conn. – It’s February, the presidential election has finally inspired voters and Norwalk politicians are sharpening their barbs... (Read more)

2 / 3 / 2016

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Barron recommends building Norwalk schools, not driving range

Updated, 1:40 p.m., comment from Planning Commission Chairman Torgny Astrom. NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Board of Education would get... (Read more)

2 / 2 / 2016

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CHRO dropping John Mosby’s complaint of Norwalk BoE discrimination

NORWALK, Conn. – John Mosby’s most recent complaint of discrimination on the part of Norwalk Public Schools is being... (Read more)

2 / 2 / 2016

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Norwalk Zoning reg amended to suit developer

Correction, 11:22 a.m.: Walter McLaughlin not Walter Ferguson NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk has tweaked a zoning regulation to cover... (Read more)

2 / 1 / 2016

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BLT on hook to build Norwalk River Valley Trail segment with its development

NORWALK, Conn. – Stamford-based BLT will be forced to pay for improvements on state-owned land should it decide to... (Read more)

1 / 30 / 2016

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The Norwalk Board of Education is set to vote Tuesday on a resolution regarding charter revision.

Norwalk BoE weighing in on charter reform

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk’s Board of Education is set to resist efforts to change their positions in any way... (Read more)

1 / 30 / 2016

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Norwalk Police mourn death of retired Lt. Timothy Murphy

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Police are mourning the death Friday morning of retired Lt. Timothy James Murphy, a member... (Read more)

1 / 29 / 2016

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(Photo by Geoff Steadman for the Norwalk Harbor Management Commission)

Norwalk Harbor Management folks: Expect ‘extreme destruction’ everywhere as state rebuilds railroad bridge

NORWALK, Conn. – Residents of Norwalk’s swankiest new apartment building will have to find somewhere else to live while... (Read more)

1 / 29 / 2016

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State Rep. Fred Wilms (R-142)

Wilms again takes aim at state ECS formula

NORWALK, Conn. – State Rep. Fred Wilms (R-142), who filed papers to open his 2016 re-election campaign committee last... (Read more)

1 / 29 / 2016

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Norwalkers go ape over Cranbury Park zipline

  Updated, 6 p.m. Friday, 1/29: link to Go Ape! plan; Updated 8 p.m. Thursday, 1/28, to make zip... (Read more)

1 / 28 / 2016

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Norwalk tax payment deadline Monday, Feb. 1

  NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk taxpayers have until Monday, Feb. 1, to pay their property tax bills for real... (Read more)

1 / 28 / 2016

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Council echoes East Norwalk, sends message to ConnDOT: No tractor trailers, please

Updated, 1:11 p.m., video added. NORWALK, Conn. – The debate over lowering East Avenue continues, but a majority of... (Read more)

1 / 27 / 2016

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The Norwalk Fire Commission, from left, Mayor Harry Rilling, the Rev. Oscar Destruge and the Rev. Curtis Langley, considers firefighter entry level testing during Tuesday's meeting in Norwalk Fire headquarters.

Norwalk Fire Commission strives for ‘equal’ treatment in firefighter hiring

NORWALK, Conn. – More than 500 would-be Norwalk firefighters will take oral exams in February, members of the Fire... (Read more)

1 / 27 / 2016

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Norwalk BoE told it should build new school on Nathaniel Ely site

NORWALK, Conn. —A new, two-story building behind Nathaniel Ely School would immediately relieve overcrowding at Norwalk Public Schools and... (Read more)

1 / 26 / 2016

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The intersection of William and King Streets is slated to become a 3-way stop.

Norwalk Traffic Authority talks stop signs, trucks

NORWALK, Conn. – Two new stop signs will be installed on the busy Norwalk intersection of King and William... (Read more)

1 / 26 / 2016

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The Times takes note, Black History Month, free tax help and Bundle Up

NORWALK, Conn. – In case you missed it, The New York Times took note Sunday of the battle going... (Read more)

1 / 25 / 2016

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Tuesday is last chance to switch party and vote in primary

NORWALK, Conn. – The Democratic and Republican presidential preference primaries are on April 26 in Connecticut. To vote in... (Read more)

1 / 25 / 2016

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Norwalk Common Council Finance Committee members, from left, John Igneri (D-District E), Chairman Bruce Kimmel (D-At Large) and Travis Simms (D-District B) tackle issues in their recent City Hall meeting.

Norwalk Council looks to tweak senior tax relief, again

Updated 2:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, with link to WalletHub.com’s “Best and Worst States to Retire.” NORWALK, Conn. —... (Read more)

1 / 25 / 2016

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Jan. 17-23

Top 10: This week’s most read, most commented-on stories

NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s a look at the most-read and most commented-on stories on Nancy on Norwalk for the... (Read more)

1 / 23 / 2016

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An aerial photo shows the proximity of the Maritime Aquarium's IMAX theater to the Walk Bridge, which the state is working to replace. The aquairum is the oddly shaped building to the right of the tracks. Across the water is Coastwise Marina, which the state is purchasing as part of the project. (Photo by Geoff Steadman for the Norwalk Harbor Management Commission)

ConnDOT considering rail spur where Maritime Aquarium sits

NORWALK, Conn. — It might be necessary to remove part of the Maritime Aquarium to rebuild Norwalk’s ancient and... (Read more)

1 / 23 / 2016

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Norwalk Finance Director Bob Barron discusses the developing 2016-17 operating budget with Common Council members recently.

Norwalk financial odds and ends: A 3 percent tax hike?

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk’s department heads exceeded the budget projection made by the Finance Department in October by $5... (Read more)

1 / 23 / 2016

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A Norwalk pedestrian makes do in the absence of a cleared sidewalk on West Avenue during a 2014 storm. A snow emergency is in effect as of 8 p.m. Friday.

Snow emergency in effect in Norwalk

Updated 12:40 a.m. with snow parking regulations, cancellations NORWALK, Conn. – Mayor Harry Rilling has declared a Snow Emergency... (Read more)

1 / 22 / 2016

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East Norwalk speaks ‘loud and clear': We don’t want tractor trailers down East Avenue

NORWALK, Conn. – East Norwalk residents got their chance to query state officials Thursday about a project they have... (Read more)

1 / 22 / 2016

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Norwalk Board of Education Chairman Mike Lyons.

Lyons: Norwalk high schools were omitted from study after discussion at committee level

NORWALK, Conn. — As a budgetary decision it made sense to omit two of Norwalk’s high schools from the... (Read more)

1 / 22 / 2016

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Norwalk Housing Authority commissioners dig into Head Start suspension, with brief public fireworks

NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Housing Authority considered its efforts to get back its Head Start program behind closed... (Read more)

1 / 21 / 2016

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