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Showing 11/22/2014 to 11/10/2014

Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Manny Rivera

Norwalk NAACP president: Believe Rivera, ‘a bigger man than that’

NORWALK, Conn. – Manny Rivera’s title is changing soon, as the New London Board of Education has unanimously appointed... (Read more)

11 / 22 / 2014

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Lawmakers during a budget hearing.

Republicans Call For Special Session On Budget Deficit

HARTFORD, Conn. – Republican lawmakers called on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Friday to convene a special legislative session to... (Read more)

11 / 22 / 2014

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Manny Rivera.

Norwalk leaders hint at super’s reasons for departing, say they’ll try again

NORWALK, Conn. – Hours after the news of the resignation of Norwalk’s highly touted superintendent of schools started reverberating... (Read more)

11 / 21 / 2014

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Norwalk citizens pack a City Hall meeting room to hear General Growth Properties (GGP)

GGP wants to build hotel, NCC space into its SoNo mall

Updated 1:30 a.m., complete story. NORWALK, Conn. – The developers of a hoped for-mall in SoNo said Wednesday that... (Read more)

11 / 20 / 2014

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Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling.

Rilling looks back on first year as Norwalk’s mayor

NORWALK, Conn. – It’s been a “quick year,” Mayor Harry Rilling said, looking back on the first half of... (Read more)

11 / 19 / 2014

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Councilman Jerry Petrini (R-District D), left,

Norwalk Council members’ attendance surveyed

Updated, 7:55 a.m., completed list. NORWALK, Conn. – In the year since taking office, some Norwalk Common Council members... (Read more)

11 / 19 / 2014

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Democrat-dominated Norwalk BoE retains Republican leadership

NORWALK, Conn. – Leadership of the Norwalk Board of Education was soundly endorsed as all three key players were re-elected... (Read more)

11 / 19 / 2014

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Norwalk political notes: Petrini pans iPad usage; Kimmel slams Watts, Simms

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk-funded iPads are not helping a pair of Norwalk Common Council members be informed about the... (Read more)

11 / 18 / 2014

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DPW: Norwalk has been overcharged by Third Taxing District

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s years of complaints to the Third Taxing District have finally gotten results – there’s been... (Read more)

11 / 18 / 2014

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Department of Public Works Director Hal Alvord

Burns: Criminal investigation of Norwalk sewage treatment plant turns up nothing

NORWALK, Conn. – The state has found nothing in its investigation into possible wrongdoing at the Norwalk sewage treatment... (Read more)

11 / 18 / 2014

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Zoning Commissioner Nora King.

Norwalk Zoning Commissioner calls Commission chairman ‘a child’

NORWALK, Conn. – It all boils down to a childish “tit for tat,” Norwalk Zoning Commissioner Nora King said,... (Read more)

11 / 17 / 2014

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Construction on extended stay SoNo Hotel expected next summer

NORWALK, Conn. – There will be less rooms in the SoNo Hotel than originally planned under a proposal to... (Read more)

11 / 17 / 2014

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Zoning Commission Vice Chairman Adam Blank

Blank: Norwalk Zoning Task Force hasn’t met yet

NORWALK, Conn. – An effort to reform Norwalk Zoning regulations has not yet lifted off the ground. Zoning Commission... (Read more)

11 / 15 / 2014

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Suikang Zhao

Norwalk West Avenue facelift plans unveiled

NORWALK, Conn. – The competition is over – an artist has been selected for a publicly funded facelift for... (Read more)

11 / 15 / 2014

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Norwalk Common Council Minority Leader Travis Simms (D-District B).

Norwalk Councilman’s trial will begin Tuesday

NORWALK, Conn. – If you were anticipating the start of the Travis Simms trial Friday, you’ll have to wait... (Read more)

11 / 14 / 2014

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Finance Director Thomas Hamilton

Norwalk Council members indicate willingness to forgive Oak Hills debt despite Hamilton’s objections

NORWALK, Conn. – Serious reservations, with “yellow caution flags,” about the financial aspects of the Oak Hills Park Master... (Read more)

11 / 14 / 2014

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Republican Registrar of Voters Karen Doyle Lyons

Norwalk registrars say school’s professional day caused Election Day problem

NORWALK, Conn. – There were voters who could not find parking at Fox Run Elementary School on Election Day... (Read more)

11 / 14 / 2014

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DPW issues snow removal policy refresher

NORWALK, Conn. – The following is a verbatim statement issued by Norwalk Department of Public Works Director Hall Alvord:... (Read more)

11 / 14 / 2014

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Norwalk DPW chief delivers Walk Bridge, East Avenue update, in spite of McCarthy’s objection

NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk woman got the answers she was seeking Tuesday about the East Avenue widening project,... (Read more)

11 / 13 / 2014

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Economic Development Director Elizabeth Stocker

Economic development action plan quietly develops

NORWALK, Conn. – There are brainstorming sessions going on all over Norwalk, under the radar screen of public scrutiny.... (Read more)

11 / 13 / 2014

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Darnell Crosland, left, and Tony DePanfilis have "fun" on Election Day

Norwalk registrars investigating things that ‘might’ have happened

NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Registrar of Voters office is investigating possible irregularities on Election Day by a Democratic... (Read more)

11 / 13 / 2014

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Norwalk marks Veterans Day

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk honored its “national treasures” Tuesday with the traditional rifle volley at the appointed time –... (Read more)

11 / 12 / 2014

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An artist's rendering of the proposed Esplanade at Aventura that is proposed to replace the Big Box Sears store.

Sears looking at a new twist in malls, starting in Florida

NORWALK, Conn. – Consider this in your ruminations about a potential mall in SoNo – Sears, looking to rebound... (Read more)

11 / 12 / 2014

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Brian L. Davis

Aquarium names president to replace departing Herring

NORWALK, Conn. – Brian L. Davis has been chosen the the Board of Trustees to head The Maritime Aquarium... (Read more)

11 / 12 / 2014

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Blight, desirability of new developments, occupy Wall Street Task Force

NORWALK, Conn. – The Wall Street Task Force has been looking backward and outward in an effort to bring... (Read more)

11 / 11 / 2014

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Lightfield: There’s proof that the Norwalk Parking Authority is hurting SoNo

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s restaurant business has increased since 2009 but nearly not as much as that in Fairfield,... (Read more)

11 / 11 / 2014

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Finance Committee Chairman Bruce Kimmel (D-At Large)

Norwalk Council to consider Oak Hills financial status in regard to proposed loan

NORWALK, Conn. – Common Council members will, on Thursday, begin to evaluate the financial soundness of the Oak Hills... (Read more)

11 / 11 / 2014

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Rowayton’s Pine Point again feels massive threat

NORWALK, Conn. – Don’t look now – the view of the waterfront may soon change drastically for Rowayton’s Pine... (Read more)

11 / 10 / 2014

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Ireland: Work stalled on Wall Street hulk

NORWALK, Conn. – No, there is nothing going on inside Ganga Duleep’s burned out Wall Street building, widely considered... (Read more)

11 / 10 / 2014

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Norwalk Bike/Walk Task Force planning ahead

NORWALK, Conn. – The focus turned to walking at a recent meeting of the Norwalk Bike/Walk Task Force, where... (Read more)

11 / 10 / 2014

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