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Vincent of the Center for the Study of Economics in Philadelphia

Philadelphia man pushes Norwalk to consider tax shift

NORWALK, Conn. – Scott Kimmich is trying to raise awareness of an idea he says might be useful in... (Read more)

10 / 26 / 2014

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Norwalk Planning Commissioner Bill Dunne.

Dunne’s attempt to unseat Duff inspired by deeply held conservative beliefs

NORWALK, Conn. – Bill Dunne describes himself as a “pretty logical and practical” guy. “I appreciate what works,” said... (Read more)

10 / 26 / 2014

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Gail Lavielle

Former 125th GOP rep backs Lavielle in 143rd race

NORWALK, Conn. – Former 125th District Republican State Rep. John Hetherington announced Saturday his endorsement of State Rep. Gail Lavielle... (Read more)

10 / 26 / 2014

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Th Common Council may vote on a tax break for senior Tuesday night.

Senior tax relief proposal headed to Norwalk Council

NORWALK, Conn. – Low-income Norwalk seniors would be eligible for increased property tax relief under a change that is... (Read more)

10 / 25 / 2014

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Gail Lavielle and Keith Rodgerson

Lavielle, Rodgerson state their cases in LWV Wilton debate

WILTON, Conn. – Pitches for votes were made Tuesday as two battling candidates for state representative – one an... (Read more)

10 / 25 / 2014

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Norwalk Council moving ahead despite worrying about being bullied by neighboring towns

Updated 1:26 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, with links to bill and link to Andy Garfunkel opinion. NORWALK, Conn. –... (Read more)

10 / 24 / 2014

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Keith Rodgerson

Rodgerson wins support of service workers’ union in 143rd race

WILTON, Conn. – One of the state’s largest labor unions threw its support behind Democratic challenger for State Representative... (Read more)

10 / 24 / 2014

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Norwalk officials seek to reassure, prepare Ebola-wary public

NORWALK, Conn. – Hours of training have gone into preparing Norwalk Hospital and Norwalk first responders for a potential... (Read more)

10 / 23 / 2014

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A memorial marks the area where 27-year-old Norwalker John Soyland was killed in a single-car crash Oct. 4.

Norwalk DPW asked to study Beach Road anew

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s Traffic Authority is looking to change the configuration of Calf Pasture Beach Road in the... (Read more)

10 / 23 / 2014

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Once Around the City: Mayor’s night out planned, and bulky waste pickups begin

NORWALK, Conn. – You can get something off your mind, something out of your basement, and lead-based paint out... (Read more)

10 / 23 / 2014

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Norwalk Zoning Commissioner Nora King.

DEEP official denies saying Norwalk is ‘worst’ on coastal management enforcement

NORWALK, Conn. – The Zoning Commission battles continue with a Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) official... (Read more)

10 / 22 / 2014

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Rodgerson, Lavielle spar at Wilton debate

WILTON, Conn. – Comparisons were drawn and contrasts noted Tuesday as incumbent State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) faced off... (Read more)

10 / 22 / 2014

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Ebola information session tonight at City Hall

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk residents will have a chance tonight to find out what is being done to help... (Read more)

10 / 22 / 2014

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Minority Leader Travis Simms (D-District B)

Travis Simms arrested

Updated, 2 a.m., previous arrest history; 3:15, additional detail. Correction 10:09 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22. NORWALK, Conn. – South... (Read more)

10 / 21 / 2014

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CDOT, SNEW rebut Norwalk DPW chief’s statements

NORWALK, Conn. – A statement made by Norwalk Department of Public Works Director Hal Alvord is “far from accurate,”... (Read more)

10 / 21 / 2014

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Gail Lavielle

Retired teachers, ex-state senator endorse Lavielle in 143rd

WESTPORT, Conn. – Former 26th district State Sen. Judith G. Freedman on Monday endorsed two-term Republican state Rep. Gail... (Read more)

10 / 21 / 2014

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Keith Rodgerson

First responders endorse Rodgerson in 143rd

WILTON, Conn. – The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association (UPFFA) have endorsed Democratic candidate Keith Rodgerson in his run... (Read more)

10 / 21 / 2014

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GGP to Norwalk: Reports of the death of malls are greatly exaggerated

NORWALK, Conn. – The hottest trend in online marketing these days is to open up an old-fashioned bricks and... (Read more)

10 / 20 / 2014

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Oak Hills ‘Friends’ have sights set on Norwalk Council’s statements in continuing fight

NORWALK, Conn. – The battle may have been lost, but the Friends of Oak Hills Park insist that the... (Read more)

10 / 20 / 2014

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Duleep: Work being done inside burned-out Wall Street eyesore

NORWALK, Conn. – Appearances are deceiving in the case of a haunted house-like Wall Street building, according to its... (Read more)

10 / 19 / 2014

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Former Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia, right,

Moccia says his heart is in golf game now, not political slam game

NORWALK, Conn. – Dick Moccia says he’s retired, that’s it. No mayoral aspirations, no sirree. This in spite of... (Read more)

10 / 19 / 2014

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City, state have been formulating Ebola response.

City, hospital to hold joint Ebola info session Wednesday

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Hospital and city officials are planning a joint Ebola information session to be held at... (Read more)

10 / 19 / 2014

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Once Around the City: NCC happenings, school budget talks, and privacy and the police

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Community College students will take part in a nationwide program this week, and an expert... (Read more)

10 / 19 / 2014

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The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Political notes: No Norwalk debate in 143rd, but pols still going head to head

Updated 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, with a statement from Keith Rodgerson’s communications director. NORWALK, Conn. – We’re scratching... (Read more)

10 / 18 / 2014

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Doug Adams of GGP (General Growth Properties), left, and state Rep. Larry Cafero explain their concept for a South Norwalk mall to the West Norwalk Association.

West Norwalk hears mall talk, political stump speeches

Correction: Fred Wilms was misquoted regarding the mount of state liabilities. The proper figure, he said, is $70 billion.... (Read more)

10 / 17 / 2014

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Greene: ‘SoNo Hotel’ headed for construction

NORWALK, Conn. – A plan for a South Norwalk hotel that was approved in April 2009 appears likely to... (Read more)

10 / 17 / 2014

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Dirty dirt on way out of South Norwalk

NORWALK, Conn. – Contaminated soil is being removed from a South Norwalk parking lot in a plan revealed to... (Read more)

10 / 17 / 2014

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Keith Rodgerson

Rodgerson gains mental health workers endorsement

WILTON, Conn. – The National Association of Social Workers Connecticut Chapter (NASW-CT) has given its endorsement to Keith Rodgerson for... (Read more)

10 / 17 / 2014

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Kimmel says he’s back with Norwalk Republicans; Dems say otherwise

NORWALK, Conn. – A move to redistribute the power on Norwalk’s Common Council is based on a misconception, Councilman... (Read more)

10 / 16 / 2014

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AMEC will wait, Santo carries on at Norwalk Zoning Commission

NORWALK, Conn. – Joe Santo was re-elected as Norwalk Zoning Commission chairman, waterfront construction in Rowayton was approved with... (Read more)

10 / 16 / 2014

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