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Showing 3/5/2015 to 2/23/2015

A new Norwalk Police vehicle on Quintard Street Wednesday.

Kulhawik explains Norwalk Police overtime to friendly audience

  NORWALK, Conn. – A spike in Norwalk Police overtime this fiscal year may well drop in the next... (Read more)

3 / 5 / 2015

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Third Taxing District meeting canceled

NORWALK, Conn. – The Third Taxing District 2015 annual Meeting of the Electors scheduled for Wednesday, March 4, has... (Read more)

3 / 4 / 2015

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Norwalk ‘heated staircase’ gets another committee OK, heads to Council

NORWALK, Conn. – Lessons have been learned in the confusion over a proposed so-called heated staircase, Norwalk Common Council... (Read more)

3 / 4 / 2015

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Bruce Kimmel

Opinion: Adventures in Wonderland

Democrat Bruce Kimmel is an at-large Common Council member. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of... (Read more)

3 / 4 / 2015

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Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling

Norwalk Democrats split on racial lines when it comes to Rilling

NORWALK, Conn. — With the 2015 local elections looming, fissures in Norwalk’s Democratic Party are becoming more pronounced. The... (Read more)

3 / 3 / 2015

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POKO’s default clock ticking away

NORWALK, Conn. — Expect a battle should POKO Partners not provide evidence of a construction loan for its Wall... (Read more)

3 / 3 / 2015

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Proposed White Barn development on Norwalk/Westport line may be revised

NORWALK, Conn. – An application to build on the old White Barn Theater property at the Norwalk/Westport line is... (Read more)

3 / 3 / 2015

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Andy Garfunkel

Garfunkel joins LMMM’s Board of Trustees

NORWALK, Conn. – Former Norwalk Town Clerk Andy Garfunkel has joined the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Board of Trustees. “I... (Read more)

3 / 3 / 2015

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Proposed SoNo mall concept moves ahead with ‘significant’ improvement of Norwalk process

  NORWALK, Conn. – SoNo’s proposed mall cleared its first hurdle Saturday as the Joint Committee agreed on recommendations... (Read more)

3 / 2 / 2015

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Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling.

Rilling backs mall plan, says existing circumstances changed his mind

NORWALK, Conn. – They say a leopard can’t change is spots, but no one ever said a mayor can’t... (Read more)

3 / 2 / 2015

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Manny Rivera.

Norwalk partisans continue to play blame game over Rivera’s exit

NORWALK, Conn. – There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to the exit of Norwalk Superintendent of... (Read more)

3 / 2 / 2015

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Norwalk interim Superintendent of Schools James Connelly.

Norwalk super took a header, but not at City Hall

NORWALK, Conn. – A rumor that Norwalk interim Superintendent of Schools James Connelly was injured in a fall on... (Read more)

3 / 2 / 2015

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Norwalkers quiz state legislators, no pie thrown

  NORWALK, Conn. – Four Norwalk state legislators fielded questions Saturday from members of the public in the League... (Read more)

3 / 1 / 2015

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SoNo will be crawling with lit lovers; Giving Day is on the way

Correction: Community Conversations takes place at South Norwalk Branch Library. NORWALK, Conn. – There’s still snow on the ground... (Read more)

3 / 1 / 2015

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The existing staircase at Martin Luther King Drive, top; an artist’s rendering of its proposed replacement, bottom.

Norwalk Council members taking on ‘heated staircase’ Tuesday

NORWALK, Conn. – An alternative to a heating element for the proposed Martin Luther King Drive staircase would encourage... (Read more)

2 / 28 / 2015

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Chief Denis McCarthy

Opinion: Norwalk Fire Department has high hiring standards and diversity goals

Denis McCarthy is chief of the Norwalk Fire Department. Although steeped in tradition, we are also a progressive department.... (Read more)

2 / 28 / 2015

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With Nordstrom on board for proposed SoNo mall, Norwalk officials think ‘jobs’

NORWALK, Conn. – The die has been cast for SoNo’s expected mall, according to at least one potential Common... (Read more)

2 / 27 / 2015

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Rilling offers to meet with concerned Norwalk residents before ‘Don’t Block the Box’ moves forward

NORWALK, Conn. – Neighbors of a proposed traffic alteration will have a chance to meet with Norwalk officials before... (Read more)

2 / 27 / 2015

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The Norwalk Police Department plans to purchase 35 of these body cameras. (Photo courtesy of Taser)

Norwalk Police pass first Council hurdle on way to body cameras

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Police moved a step closer Thursday night to outfitting all of its patrol officers with... (Read more)

2 / 27 / 2015

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Norwalk fire chief defends effort to increase department’s diversity

NORWALK, Conn. – No one in the Norwalk Fire Department wants to see unqualified people get hired to be... (Read more)

2 / 26 / 2015

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Norwalkers line up to query Rilling, department heads at Mayor’s Night Out

NORWALK, Conn. – A plea for more athletic space for low income Norwalk children and complaints that varied from... (Read more)

2 / 26 / 2015

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Watts bashes Rilling, operating budget, as Council sets spending cap

  NORWALK, Conn. – The Common Council voted 11-4 Tuesday night to set a 2015-16 operating budget cap after... (Read more)

2 / 25 / 2015

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Rilling decries Connecticut practice of property taxes

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling spent part of his Tuesday workday in Hartford, pleading his case for... (Read more)

2 / 25 / 2015

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Project manager updates Norwalk crowd on plans for Walk Bridge project

NORWALK, Conn. – Residents and business owners filled City Hall’s Community Room Tuesday night to hear a presentation on... (Read more)

2 / 25 / 2015

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Norwalk DTC does a Monday night Kumbayah

  Correction: DTC District C member John Hauter’s name was misspelled in an earlier version. NORWALK, Conn. – The... (Read more)

2 / 24 / 2015

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Collins: Norwalk’s biggest problem is lack of affordable housing

NORWALK, Conn. – Development is coming, Norwalk, whether you like it or not, according to former Mayor Bill Collins.... (Read more)

2 / 24 / 2015

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Mushak calls cycle enthusiasts to Norwalk railroad bridge meeting, more

NORWALK, Conn. – It’s certain that when the Connecticut Department of Transportation holds its “Public Scoping/Informational Meeting” regarding the... (Read more)

2 / 24 / 2015

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Norwalk budget recommends $355K for NHA’s Head Start

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s grant to fund Head Start is expected to jump dramatically with the next fiscal year... (Read more)

2 / 24 / 2015

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GGP pushes to move forward in SoNo mall approval process

  NORWALK, Conn. – Efforts to create a land use document that will withstand the test of time –... (Read more)

2 / 23 / 2015

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Councilman Rich Bonenfant (R-At Large)

Some Norwalk Council members to mall developer: Not so fast

NORWALK, Conn. – While it’s true that a SoNo mall would cost the city money, as would any development,... (Read more)

2 / 23 / 2015

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