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Nate and Mary Yordon, left, attend Mayor Harry Rilling's campaign announcement last month in the Norwalk Inn.

Rilling: ‘Nothing improper’ about Yordons’ involvement

NORWALK, Conn. – Suggestions of a conflict of interest are “absolutely ridiculous,” Mayor Harry Rilling said, when asked about... (Read more)

2 / 21 / 2017

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Duff pushes ‘Fix it First’ as debate rages

Correction, 3:11 p.m.:  Comments made by Mike Barbis were attributed to Mike Lyons; this has been fixed. NORWALK, Conn.... (Read more)

2 / 20 / 2017

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Norwalk education snippets: NFT on insurance; budgets; and process

NORWALK, Conn. – Just a few comments regarding money being spent – or being asked for – by the... (Read more)

2 / 20 / 2017

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Opinion: Norwalk ACTS director’s weekly shout outs

Anthony Allison is the executive director of Norwalk ACTS. Shout Out to O’Neill’s Irish Pub for naming the Norwalk... (Read more)

2 / 19 / 2017

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski, left; Board of Education Chairman Mike Lyons, right.

Lyons still focused on building new schools, ASAP

NORWALK, Conn. – City leaders are studying the Norwalk Board of Education’s capital budget request to see how it... (Read more)

2 / 17 / 2017

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Barbara Meyer-Mitchell speaks to the Norwalk Planning Commission recently about the Board of Education's capital budget request.

Facebook parents’ page criticized as ‘bullying’

Updated, 2:36 p.m., comment from Jessica Garnett NORWALK, Conn. – An intense discussion this week on the Facebook page... (Read more)

2 / 17 / 2017

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‘Fix it First’ is disappointing; support BoE at ‘turning point’

This is an open letter from the PTOC:  The PTO Council was disappointed to hear of an alternate building... (Read more)

2 / 17 / 2017

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Lyons claims big victory as Facebook battle over ‘Fix it First’ churns on

Updated, Feb. 20, PDF added; Updated, 5:40 p.m., Shirley Mosby’s terms on the BoE. NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk parents... (Read more)

2 / 16 / 2017

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‘Baffled’ Columbus Magnet principal doubts job after ‘Fix it First’ announcement

NORWALK, Conn. – The outcry over Monday’s Fix it First news conference includes a plea from the “publicly humiliated”... (Read more)

2 / 16 / 2017

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Teachers support Fix It First

To the editor: The Fix It First Proposal was unveiled this week, an alternative to the Board of Education... (Read more)

2 / 15 / 2017

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Norwalk Council looks askance at BoE request in brief budget discussion

Updated, 4:17 p.m.: Document from Bob Barron inserted, along with clarification. Correction as to BoE increases, and statement about... (Read more)

2 / 15 / 2017

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A Monday press conference next to Jefferson Elementary School.

Norwalk leaders on new schools plan: ‘Fix it First’

Updated, 2:19 a.m., complete story. NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk parents are suffering from a misconception – they think the... (Read more)

2 / 14 / 2017

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State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-25),  center, and Mayor Harry Rilling, right, on Monday alert parents to the facts that the Board of Education's facilities improvement plan would not fix most Norwalk schools for years.

The ‘Fix it First’ proposal

NORWALK, Conn. – Below is the text from the handout provided Monday by Mayor Harry Rilling, State Senate Majority Leader... (Read more)

2 / 14 / 2017

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State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143). (Contributed photo)

Norwalk political notes: Science matters, Himes and Blumenthal say

Correction, 1:28 a.m. Feb. 15: Kimmel said “have been briefed already.” NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s what we have for... (Read more)

2 / 13 / 2017

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Norwalk BoE marks progress in teacher development

NORWALK, Conn. – It’s gone from “chaos” to “really getting straightened out,” Board of Education Chairman Mike Lyons said... (Read more)

2 / 13 / 2017

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Norwalk Board of Education members Erik Anderson, left, and Artie Kassimis at Tuesday's meeting in City Hall.

Norwalk BoE moves ahead with West Rocks window replacement

NORWALK, Conn. – Phase I of the surprisingly expensive West Rocks Middle School renovation work was approved Tuesday by... (Read more)

2 / 8 / 2017

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Common Council Finance Committee Chairman Bruce Kimmel (D-At Large), center, begins Monday's joint meeting of the Board of Education and the Council Finance Committee meeting, Monday in City Hall.

Norwalk BoE, Council, discuss ‘challenging’ budget request

NORWALK, Conn. — For starters, think of it as a 5.2 percent increase, Norwalk Board of Education Chairman Mike... (Read more)

2 / 7 / 2017

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski.

Norwalk education notes: SpEd progress, South Norwalk school desires

NORWALK, Conn. – Some education tidbits for your consumption: SpEd parents ‘collaborate’ with Adamowski A South Norwalk charter school?... (Read more)

2 / 7 / 2017

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Malloy targets ECS in upcoming budget proposal

Updated, 4:30 p.m., additional comment from BoE Chairman Mike Lyons, and a comment from NPS finance chief Thomas Hamilton.... (Read more)

2 / 6 / 2017

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Silver Petrucelli & Associates Senior Project Manager John Ireland explains results of the Facilities Feasibility Study in October at Nathaniel Ely School.

Cost of Norwalk Public Schools’ renovation project doubles

NORWALK, Conn. – The cost of the West Rocks Middle School window and door replacements has more than doubled.... (Read more)

2 / 6 / 2017

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Children dash away from a school bus parked in front of the Waypointe development. Other children ran the other way, and into Waypointe.

The statistics of new Norwalk students, and Norwalk development

Updated, 1 a.m. Feb. 7: Cost per student. NORWALK, Conn. – Of the 52 students who swelled the Norwalk... (Read more)

2 / 6 / 2017

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Mosby files new CHRO complaint against Norwalk Board of Education

NORWALK, Conn. – John Mosby has accused the Norwalk Board of Education of discrimination because of a news story... (Read more)

2 / 4 / 2017

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Barbara Meyer-Mitchell addresses the Norwalk Planning Commission on Wednesday in City Hall.

Norwalkers urge funding for new schools

Correction, 2 p.m.: Bryan Meek said $150 million. NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk has been disproportionately investing in its city-side... (Read more)

2 / 2 / 2017

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Norwalk's new ID badge for approved solicitors. (Courtesy Norwalk Police)

Norwalk political notes: Duff to fight for choice; SpEd ‘discrimination; Colarossi’s fizzled FOI battle; and NPD

NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s what we have for you in political notes this Wednesday: Duff promises to defend women’s... (Read more)

2 / 1 / 2017

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski speaks Thursday at a joint meeting of the Planning Commission and the Common Council Planning Committee in City Hall.

Norwalk considers $117 million plan for two new schools

NORWALK, Conn. — The $118 million Norwalk Board of Education capital budget request got its first public review Thursday... (Read more)

1 / 27 / 2017

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Once around the city: Teaching children love, learning about ACA and the ‘pulse of the planet’

MMNORWALK, Conn. – The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Enrichment Program for children, a League of Women Voters’ Meet &... (Read more)

1 / 21 / 2017

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Norwalk BoE moves Ely/Ponus new schools plan forward

Updated, 5:11 p.m.: Mosby and Harris abstained on $118 million capital budget vote.  NORWALK, Conn. — Four Norwalk Board... (Read more)

1 / 18 / 2017

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Norwalk Board of Education Chairman Mike Lyons, Tuesday in City Hall.

Norwalk BoE seeks ‘attention’ with its unheard of requested 10.1 percent budget increase

Correction, 1 p.m. Jan. 19: Total drawdown from the insurance reserve in 16-17 was $3.57 million, according to Mike... (Read more)

1 / 18 / 2017

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Barron lays out ‘pro forma’ challenges with upcoming Norwalk budget

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk ended the last year with $5 million more in its “Rainy Day Fund” than anticipated,... (Read more)

1 / 17 / 2017

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Norwalk Board of Education member Yvel Crevecoeur

Norwalk BoE has big item on plate – decisions regarding new schools

Updated, 3 p.m.: More reasons why a STEAM school is not recommended. NORWALK, Conn. – It’s time for the... (Read more)

1 / 17 / 2017

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