Anthony Allison is the executive director of Norwalk ACTS.
Shout Out to Mary Ann Genuario, Health & Wellness Director of the Riverbrook Regional YMCA, for expanding the Race4ChaseTriathlon Summer Program to 32 students, 23 of which have never participated in a summer program of any kind. The children participating in this free, summer enrichment program — named for Chase Kowalski, a little boy lost in the Newtown tragedy who loved to swim, bike, and run — are ethnically diverse and are from a lower socio-economic population. Continue reading Opinion: Norwalk ACTS director’s weekly shout outs
Projected Tuesday on a screen over Board of Education Finance Committee Chairman Bryan Meek’s head, are, from left, Norwalk Special Education administrator Stacy Heilgenthaler, Fairfield University Reading and Language Development Director Jule McCombes-Tolis, Norwalk Curriculum and Instruction Site Director Janine Goss and Norwalk Director of Technology and Innovations Ralph Valenzisi as they explain plans for Norwalk’s first Dyslexia Clinic.
Correction, 1 p.m.: Side by Side students have always been bused by Norwalk.
NORWALK, Conn. — Some more education news for you:
Graham Stevens, Jessica Van Niel, Meghan Grover and Beatrice Shannon perform in Shakespeare on the Sound production of “Macbeth,” now playing in Pinkney Park. (Maxx Serpica; Courtesy Shakespeare on the Sound)
Norwalk Federation of Teachers President Mary Yordon speaks to the Board of Education on Tuesday in City Hall.
NORWALK, Conn. – Too much money has been spent on needless fights, Norwalk Federation of Teachers President Mary Yordon said Tuesday, expressing hope that proposed budget cuts can be lessened with continuing negotiations.
Mayor Harry Rilling also expressed hope – using the word “optimistic” – at the Norwalk Board of Education meeting, where recommended budget cuts were a topic even if the BoE tabled the matter until next week, as expected. Continue reading Norwalk leaders hopeful that BoE budget cuts can be avoided
A potenial Walk Bridge design, as presented by the Connecticut Department of Transportation to the Norwalk Design Advisory Committee.
NORWALK, Conn. – Plans are being made to build a new IMAX Theater, on the other side of the Maritime Aquarium.
So said Norwalk Economic Development Director Elizabeth Stocker last week, after giving an update to the Redevelopment Agency on developments with the state’s planned reconstruction of the Walk Bridge, the antiquated railroad bridge over the Norwalk River.
Stocker told the Redevelopment Agency that:
The Maritime Aquarium IMAX Theater will be demolished
A very visible upgrade is planned for the Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum
An “issue” with the Pine Island Cemetery: any burial remains need to be handled “carefully”
The aesthetics consensus is: 2-story towers on the bridge
Both the Danbury Dockyard and “CP-243” projects have been moved back to the fall