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Red Cross and City of Norwalk to offer free smoke alarm installations

NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in the format in which it was sent:

 

NORWALK, Conn. (December 12, 2017) – The American Red Cross in Connecticut and the City of Norwalk are joining together to offer free smoke alarms and installations to residents. The smoke alarm installations are part of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries. Residents can schedule a visit by visiting http://www.redcross.org/local/connecticut/home-fire-safety-visit or by calling 877-287-3327 and choosing option 1 on the menu to request a smoke alarm installation. Teams making visits to homes will share fire safety and preparedness information and install smoke alarms in homes as requested. Volunteers will help families understand the importance of fire safety and help them develop personalized family escape plans to use in the event a fire breaks out in their home.   Continue reading Red Cross and City of Norwalk to offer free smoke alarm installations

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Norwalk mom’s battle for NPS SpEd services continues

A box of documents related to a Special Education due process hearing last week in Norwalk.

NORWALK, Conn. — A Norwalk mother’s legal battle with Norwalk Public Schools goes beyond her grown son’s inability to read.

“How can you graduate somebody from high school without the basic concept of counting money?” Arden Church said last week in City Hall. Continue reading Norwalk mom’s battle for NPS SpEd services continues

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Norwalk set to hire health director, Walk Bridge project manager

Correction, 1:23 p.m.: Laoise King has not been on the BET for a year; Kassimis is pastor of Word Alive Church.

NORWALK, Conn. — New faces are entering in Norwalk government, with two major positions up for a vote at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting:

  • Norwalk set to hire a new health director
  • Walk Bridge project manager chosen
  • Rilling appointing three to Board of Estimate and Taxation
  • Communications manager created to replace grant writer position

Continue reading Norwalk set to hire health director, Walk Bridge project manager

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Norwalk BoE members defend $150,000 settlement of ‘frivolous’ lawsuit

Norwalk Board of Education member Mike Lyons.

Updated, 8 p.m.: Memo in support of motion for summary judgement added 

NORWALK, Conn. – Attorneys for Chrissy Fensore say that Norwalk will pay $150,000 to settle her lawsuit against former Board of Education Chairman Mike Lyons, who described the suit as “frivolous” Saturday and characterized the settlement as cheaper than going to trial.

“Chrissy is only getting $40K; her lawyers are getting most of the money,” Lyons wrote in an email. “That tells you a lot right there (trial would have cost at least $200K according to the mediator – avoiding that cost is the sole reason for the settlement).”  Continue reading Norwalk BoE members defend $150,000 settlement of ‘frivolous’ lawsuit

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Murphy talks GOP tax plan in Norwalk

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) speaks Sunday in the Norwalk High School auditorium.

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) speaks Sunday in the Norwalk High School auditorium.

Updated, 1:31 p.m.: PowerPoint added.

NORWALK, Conn. – U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy on Sunday appealed to his constituents to stand up against the GOP’s “very backward tax bill,” in a town hall held in Norwalk.

“This bill makes absolutely no economic sense,” the Democrat said to more than 300 people in the Norwalk High School auditorium. “It makes absolutely no policy sense. There is a reason for this. Republicans found out how difficult it is to pass really unpopular legislation. …. This bill is constructed to do one thing primarily, which is shift money from states that are represented by Democrats and deliver that to states that are represented by Republicans. It is not national tax policy.”

Video by Harold Cobin at bottom of story Continue reading Murphy talks GOP tax plan in Norwalk

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Opinion: Norwalk ACTS director’s weekly shout outs

(Norwalk ACTS)

Anthony Allison

Anthony Allison is the executive director of Norwalk ACTS.

Shout Out to Norwalk ACTS’ first Board of Directors, which was approved at this week’s Community Convening. Establishing the Board is part of Norwalk ACTS’ ongoing transition process to become an independent 501(c)(3) organization.  Continue reading Opinion: Norwalk ACTS director’s weekly shout outs

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Norwalk Fire Department offers Christmas tree safety tips

“As residents are picking out their trees for the holiday, we just wanted to provide some safety tips,” Michele DeLuca said.

NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in the format in which it was sent:

(Norwalk, CT- 12/6/17) As you deck the halls this holiday season, the Norwalk Fire Department reminds residents to be fire smart. A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly.  The NFPA reports that one quarter of home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems and though not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be serious. For a video showing what can happen when a dry Christmas tree catches fire, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26A-49Wb2F4 Continue reading Norwalk Fire Department offers Christmas tree safety tips

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Let’s have fun, be civil

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“Point of parliamentary procedure” – to quote Otter from the National Lampoon’s Animal House character. Perhaps I can suggest a way to end the contention in NancyOnNorwalk’s comment section.

As we enter this holiday season, let’s find a miracle – a way to turn the vitriol and partisan differences into something positive. For NoN’s next fund raiser, may I suggest a series of dunk tanks, pie in the face stages, and a draw or scrawl your anger on a poster. Perhaps in a nod to requests by the irrepressible John Levin – we add a festivus pole and create a space for the airing of grievances. To that end – we need volunteers. How about this: Continue reading Let’s have fun, be civil

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Murphy expected Sunday in Norwalk for town hall

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)

NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in the format in which it was sent:

 

Murphy will hear Connecticut residents’ concerns & answer their questions

  **Sunday, December 10th at 3pm in Norwalk**

 

WASHINGTON —U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) will hold an open town hall meeting on Sunday on the recently passed Republican tax bill. Murphy – who has heard from many Connecticut residents with questions and concerns about the plan – will discuss the contents of the bill and how it will impact Connecticut residents. Continue reading Murphy expected Sunday in Norwalk for town hall

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Norwalk Fire Department urges preparation ahead of snowstorm

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Fire Department provides winter safety tips

With the first snowfall of the season expected this weekend, the Norwalk Fire Department encourages residents to also take time to prepare for severe weather. While this storm may only bring a few inches of snow, temperatures are expected to drop in our area as this storm moves through. Continue reading Norwalk Fire Department urges preparation ahead of snowstorm

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Norwalk BoE, administrators’ union, seek ‘agreement’ on allegation of unfair labor practice

NORWALK, Conn. — A grievance filed by a Norwalk Special Education administrator did not prompt a hearing Thursday, as had been planned.

The Board of Education Negotiations and Personnel Committee cancelled its hearing on Sara Legister’s grievance at the request of the Norwalk Association of School Administrators (NASA), Committee Chairman Mike Lyons said Thursday afternoon. Continue reading Norwalk BoE, administrators’ union, seek ‘agreement’ on allegation of unfair labor practice

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About Nancy

Nancy came to Norwalk in September 2010 and, after reporting on Norwalk for two years for another company, resigned to begin Nancy On Norwalk so she engage in journalism the way it was meant to be done. She is married to career journalist Mark Chapman, has a son, Eric (the artist and web designer who built this website), and two cats – a middle-aged lady and a young hottie who are learning how to peacefully co-exist.