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Norwalk Republicans on Trump: some do, some don’t

Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C.

Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Flickr user Gage Skidmore)

Election 2016

Correction, 1:42 p.m.: Three Republicans responded instantly; updated, 12:39 p.m.: Karen Doyle Lyons supports Trump.

NORWALK, Conn. – Vocal support for Donald Trump is hard to find among Norwalk Republicans, with most of the people contacted by NancyOnNorwalk declining to respond.

NoN reached out to 15 elected Republicans; three responded instantly by email to support their party’s endorsed presidential candidate and two, contacted Friday by telephone, said they weren’t sure about it. One emailed Saturday to say she supports Trump. Continue reading Norwalk Republicans on Trump: some do, some don’t

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Opinion: Norwalk ACTS director’s weekly shout outs

Anthony Allison

Anthony Allison

Anthony Allison is the executive director of Norwalk ACTS

Shout Out to Mary Kate Locke, Director of Adoption & Family Support Prevention Services for Norwalk’s Family  & Children’s  Agency, for taking ​a​ lead role on the Prenatal to Eight ​Strategy Workgroup. It’s goal is to create an Action Plan and implementation strategies to support providers serving children and families in the areas of language and literacy, professional development, early childhood health and development, as well as increase family access to home visiting programs. Locke and the team​’s work on these critical areas will lay the groundwork for a better system of care to improve kindergarten readiness and third grade reading outcomes.

Continue reading Opinion: Norwalk ACTS director’s weekly shout outs

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Norwalk DPW collecting on ‘backlog of permits’

Vincent Penna of A.J. Penna and Sons, left, speaks his mind last week in City Hall as his wife, Robin Penna, and

Vincent Penna of A.J. Penna and Sons, left, speaks his mind last week in City Hall as his wife, Robin Penna, and Yan Vengerovskiy listen.

NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Department of Public Works is catching up on collecting fees for permits, to the consternation of at least one contractor.

“Believe it or not we are getting billed for some kind of permit five years ago,” Vincent Penna of A.J. Penna said.

Not only that, but the First Taxing District owes about $380,000 because of what DPW Operations Manager Lisa Burns called “a backlog of permits that wasn’t processed.” Continue reading Norwalk DPW collecting on ‘backlog of permits’

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Trump will rally with supporters Saturday at Sacred Heart University

(CTNewsJunkie file photo)

(CTNewsJunkie file photo)

Election 2016HARTFORD, Conn. – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a rally at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield Saturday, according to his campaign.

It will be his fourth visit over the past few months to the state where he used to own a home. Trump visited Hartford, Bridgeport, and Waterbury before the April 26 primary.

Continue reading Trump will rally with supporters Saturday at Sacred Heart University

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Editor’s note: We’re still here – sort of

Mark Chapman

Mark Chapman

Dear readers:

There seems to be a rumor making the rounds that we have “relocated” to New Jersey.

The truth is that we are temporarily in New Jersey while we try to find an apartment that fits our needs – my needs, primarily, as I have some mobility issues – and that we can afford (and that allows two cats). In the interim, we are splitting time between family in South Jersey and our son in Brooklyn, which is a base for commutes to Norwalk.

Continue reading Editor’s note: We’re still here – sort of

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Quintard neighbors hope Norwalk turns down halfway house for prisoners

A display put out Tuesday to attract Quintard Avenue neighbors to a meeting with Mayor Harry Rilling and Acting Planning and Zoning Director Mike Wrinn features the news that two felons escaped a Firetree halfway house in Pennsylvania. (Contributed photo)

A display put out Tuesday to attract Quintard Avenue neighbors to a meeting with Mayor Harry Rilling and Acting Planning and Zoning Director Mike Wrinn features the news that two felons escaped a Firetree halfway house in Pennsylvania. (Contributed photo)

Updated, 3:22 p.m.: Information from Fire Marshal Broderick Sawyer; Correction, 1:30 p.m.: Although it was announced that Acting Planning and Zoning Director Mike Wrinn would meet with Quintard Avenue residents Tuesday along with Mayor Harry Rilling, he did not make the meeting.

NORWALK, Conn. — Quintard Avenue residents have the impression that there will be no just-released federal prisoners moving into their neighborhood despite the plans of a Pennsylvania non-profit.

The residents, fresh from a Tuesday meeting with Mayor Harry Rilling are expressing confidence that Norwalk will not grant Firetree LTD a certificate of occupancy (CO) for the renovated building at 17 Quintard Ave., the former Pivot House. Continue reading Quintard neighbors hope Norwalk turns down halfway house for prisoners

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Council green lights Washington Village tax deal

NORWALK, Conn. — Washington Village inched toward its hoped-for October start of construction with the Common Council’s approval Tuesday of a 15-year “tax fixing” deal.

This comes a full two years after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded Norwalk a $30 million Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI) grant in support of Washington Village and the neighborhood around it. The development was held up by a legal challenge from the Friends of Ryan Park. Continue reading Council green lights Washington Village tax deal

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The STEM revolution

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Letter to the Editor:

Public education reform efforts, often focusing on testing, core curriculums, accountability, SPED, improving outcomes especially for disadvantaged students, have long been perennial features of public school discussions across America. Yet limited attention has been given to two related issues: a) career preparation for students not securing college degrees, and b) securing STEM-focused curricula (science, technology, engineering and math).

Continue reading The STEM revolution

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About this site

NancyOnNorwwalk.com was conceived as the place to go for Norwalk residents to get the real, unvarnished story about what is going on in and around their city. NancyOnNorwalk does not intend to be a print newspaper online; rather, it exists to pull the curtain back and shine a spotlight on how Norwalk is run and what is happening regarding issues that have an impact on taxpayers’ pocketbooks and safety. As an independent site, NancyOnNorwalk’s first and only allegiance is to the reader.

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.