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Norwalk’s recommended capital budget includes sidewalk repairs, more paving

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s tax-supported debt would drop ever so slightly with Finance Director Thomas Hamilton’s 2015-15 recommended capital... (Read more)

1 / 31 / 2015

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Norwalk Deputy Superintendent Tony Daddona

Norwalk deputy super calling it quits after 36 years

Update, 3:12 p.m., details of retirement incentive program and additional information about Daddona’s background added.  NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk... (Read more)

1 / 30 / 2015

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Chief Financial Officer Rich Rudl

New Norwalk special education facility will wait until August 2016

NORWALK, Conn. – It’s “very disappointing,” Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Manny Rivera said – the Special Education pre-K facility... (Read more)

1 / 30 / 2015

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Board of Education member Mike Barbis

Council, BET eye Norwalk schools’ condition as budget is scrutinized

NORWALK, Conn. – Schools that are hurting for maintenance dominated the conversation Wednesday in a joint meeting that provided Norwalk’s city-side... (Read more)

1 / 29 / 2015

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Board of Estimate and Taxation member Erik Anderson

Anderson sets his sights on Norwalk Board of Education candidacy

NORWALK, Conn. – One passionately active Norwalker isn’t holding back – he’d like to run for the Board of... (Read more)

1 / 28 / 2015

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Norwalk schools opening on 2-hour delay

NORWALK, Conn. – All Norwalk Public Schools will reopen Wednesday, but on a 2-hour delay. Also, with the schools... (Read more)

1 / 27 / 2015

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Norwalk Board of Ed paying $230K for study of school facilities

NORWALK, Conn. – A $230,000 study is expected to help prepare Norwalk Public Schools for the future. “This is... (Read more)

1 / 27 / 2015

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Council Finance Committee Chairman Bruce Kimmel vets the school budget request with BoE's Rich Rudl.

Q&A: Council’s Kimmel questions BoE about proposed school budget

NORWALK, Conn. – (Editor’s note: The following is a question-and-answer exchange between Common Council Finance Committee Chairman Bruce Kimmel... (Read more)

1 / 26 / 2015

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Norwalk interim Superintendent of Schools James Connelly, left, and

Rivera offers words of wisdom at his last Norwalk BoE meeting

NORWALK, Conn. – Manny Rivera offered inspirational words of encouragement Tuesday in his last Norwalk Board of Education meeting,... (Read more)

1 / 21 / 2015

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Lyons defends Silvermine Elementary, says school always had soap

NORWALK, Conn. – Clear soap is part of the reason for a report that there has been no soap... (Read more)

1 / 19 / 2015

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Silvermine parents warned, reassured about contagious disease as angry Norwalk parents spread the word

NORWALK, Conn. – A “clarifying letter” sent to parents of Silvermine Elementary School students has been called “BS” by... (Read more)

1 / 16 / 2015

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Alvin Mosby

Alvin Mosby’s labor complaint against BoE dismissed by state

NORWALK, Conn. – A complaint filed with the State Board of Labor Relations by school custodian Alvin Mosby, Tony... (Read more)

1 / 8 / 2015

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Manny Rivera

Norwalk BoE approves 2015-16 budgets, discusses Briggs, management structure

NORWALK, Conn. – The proposed Norwalk Public Schools budgets were approved Tuesday by the Board of Education after encouraging... (Read more)

1 / 7 / 2015

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Board of Education member Shirley Mosby

Norwalk BoE reverts to contention over ‘$1,000 a day’ interim’s contract

NORWALK, Conn. – The phrase “$1,000 a day” is worthy of freaking out, Board of Education member Jack Chiaramonte... (Read more)

1 / 7 / 2015

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Norwalk BoE seems less contentious

NORWALK, Conn. – It appears, as the new year comes in, that members of the Norwalk Board of Education... (Read more)

1 / 1 / 2015

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James Connelly

Norwalk BoE to vote on $965 a day contract for temporary superintendent

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s next interim superintendent would be paid $965 a day in an agreement effective through June... (Read more)

1 / 1 / 2015

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Norwalk’s schools are moving forward

Letter to the Editor: Rodney Dangerfield might have put it this way: “In Norwalk, nothin’ comes easy, nothin’!” But... (Read more)

12 / 30 / 2014

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Norwalk Branch NAACP members

NAACP President Crosland accuses BoE Chairman Lyons of failed leadership

NORWALK, Conn. – A perception of “continued harassment” led to two Board of Education members making a controversial charge... (Read more)

12 / 25 / 2014

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Norwalk Board of Education Chairman Mike Lyons

Norwalk BoE again chooses PROACT for superintendent search

Update, 12:24 Dec. 20, story is complete. NORWALK, Conn. – PROACT is returning for another Norwalk superintendent search, this... (Read more)

12 / 20 / 2014

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Norwalk's new interim superintendent of schools, James Connelly.

Norwalk Board of Ed names interim superintendent

Update, 12:46 a.m., Wednesday, full story; 1:14 a.m. resume added Correction 3:34 p.m. 12/17: The meeting Sherelle Harris attended... (Read more)

12 / 17 / 2014

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Board of Education member Mike Barbis

Norwalk BoE expects to choose superintendent search firm Friday

Update, Dec. 18 – time of meeting changed. NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Board of Education appeared set to... (Read more)

12 / 17 / 2014

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Helene Becker, Norwalk Public Schools instructional specialist in ELL education

Norwalk BoE approves $181K for ‘surge’ in ELL students

NORWALK, Conn. – Problems resultant from a surge in English Language Learners (ELLs) will be addressed with the creation... (Read more)

12 / 17 / 2014

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Briggs High School.

Rivera asserts Briggs would be better off in another location

NORWALK, Conn. – The best thing to do with Briggs High School would be to rebrand it and move... (Read more)

12 / 16 / 2014

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Norwalk BoE to name interim superintendent Tuesday night

NORWALK, Conn. – The selection of an interim superintendent of schools is on the agenda for Tuesday’s Board of... (Read more)

12 / 16 / 2014

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Manny Rivera.

Rivera’s plan to hire special ed teachers would save money

NORWALK, Conn. – Bringing special education in-house will result in a savings of $1.5 million in next year’s Norwalk... (Read more)

12 / 15 / 2014

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Norwalk is part of  suit to change the ECS formula.

Monday night ECS suit presentation cancelled

Update, 9:13 a.m.: The meeting has been cancelled.   NORWALK, Conn. – Due to a trial date delay for... (Read more)

12 / 14 / 2014

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School budget first look: 2.74 percent increase

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Public Schools salaries are going up 4.75 percent, but the overall school budget would increase... (Read more)

12 / 11 / 2014

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Board of Education member Jack Chiaramonte

Norwalk Republicans: Chiaramonte’s words ‘inappropriate’

NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Republican Town Committee sympathizes with Board of Education member Jack Chiaramonte but does not... (Read more)

12 / 10 / 2014

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Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling

Rilling backs transparency in Norwalk superintendent search

NORWALK, Conn. – Mayor Harry Rilling said Monday that he stands by comments that he made during his 2013... (Read more)

12 / 9 / 2014

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Norwalk Board of Education members Shirley Mosby, left, and Rosa Murray listen to speakers at Tuesday's meeting in City Hall.

Norwalk politicos point fingers at BoE meeting

NORWALK, Conn. – A murmur of discontent drowned out one Norwalk Democratic Town Committee member Tuesday as she accused... (Read more)

12 / 7 / 2014

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