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Upbeat Norwalk Republicans endorse new town committee members

Republican Town Committee Vice Chairman Victor Cavallo shows off District E’s list of endorsed new RTC members, Wednesday in the Norwalk Inn.

Updated, Jan. 15: Minor edit. Updated, 7 p.m.: More information. Correction, 12 p.m.: Theresa Quell.

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Republicans worked to set a new course Wednesday as veteran Town Committee members welcomed newcomers in an upbeat caucus at the Norwalk Inn.
Newbies winning endorsements included Norwalk Police Detective Mark Suda, Josh Jewett and Marilyn Knox. Continue reading Upbeat Norwalk Republicans endorse new town committee members

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Norwalk Police seek burglary suspect

Norwalk Police say this man stole credit cards and jewelry. (Norwalk Police)

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

 

 Burglary Suspect 

Detectives are investigating a motor vehicle burglary that occurred on January 6, 2017 at the Fitness Edge on Westport Avenue. Credit cards and jewelry were stolen. The credit cards were subsequently used in Bridgeport. Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the pictured suspect. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Bell at 203-854-3183. Anonymous tips can be left at any of the following:  Continue reading Norwalk Police seek burglary suspect

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Malloy puts hold on ConnDOT projects

Gov. Dannel Malloy on Wednesday announced that many Connecticut Department of Transportation projects, including the proposed work at the Route 7/Merritt Parkway interchange, have been put on hold.

Updated, 6:48 p.m.: Walk Bridge. Updated, 5:54 p.m.: PDF added, additional information.  

NORWALK, Conn. – The Merritt Parkway/Route 7 interchange is on a list of state projects that have been postponed indefinitely by Gov. Dannel Malloy.

Also put on the shelf is the proposed Merrit 7 train station upgrade and repairs to the Stroffolino Bridge. Continue reading Malloy puts hold on ConnDOT projects

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Norwalk Council tables Fensore payment because it was already paid

Norwalk Common Council member Michael Corsello (D-At Large) moves to table the Fensore settlement payment Tuesday in City Hall.

Update, 7 p.m.: Minor edit.

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s Common Council Democrats professed surprise Tuesday that payment had already been made to settle former Special Education Department Director Chrissy Fensore’s lawsuit against former Board of Education Chair Mike Lyons.

The Council was set to approve the$150,000 settlement, but after a brief executive session voted unanimously to table the item indefinitely. Continue reading Norwalk Council tables Fensore payment because it was already paid

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Norwalk rowers given conditional nod of approval – futilely

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk rowers who are being displaced by the state’s Walk Bridge project were on Tuesday given a green light to use the Veteran’s Park visitors dock for six months – if they can get all the necessary approvals.

“They wanted to start doing this on Feb. 1 and from my information that’s an impossibility to obtain all the necessary approvals, if they are able to obtain them at all. I want everybody to know the significance of this amendment, but it’s the law,” Council member Michael Corsello (D-At Large) said. Continue reading Norwalk rowers given conditional nod of approval – futilely

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Norwalk Police ID accident victims, seek witnesses

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Police have released the names of the two men killed Monday in a Connecticut Avenue car crash, and are seeking witnesses to aid in their investigation.

Stamford residents Frank Peterson III, 50, and Anthony Johnson, 40, were killed in a head on collision at 10:11 p.m. Monday at 789 Connecticut Ave., right at the Darien line, police say. Continue reading Norwalk Police ID accident victims, seek witnesses

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Barron predicts insurance fund to alleviate 18-19 budget woes

Norwalk Finance Director Bob Barron talks to Board of Estimate and Taxation members Monday in City Hall.

Correction, 4:47 p.m.: Norwalk Finance Director Bob Barron said Tuesday that draw would be from insurance fund.

NORWALK, Conn. – Expect another draw down from the insurance fund surplus, Norwalk Finance Director Bob Barron said Monday to Board of Estimate and Taxation members.

The 2017-18 operating budget features a $5.5 million draw from the city’s insurance fund surplus and it looks like another $2-3 million can be used for 2018-19, he said, in presenting a review of the city’s 2016-17 audit. Continue reading Barron predicts insurance fund to alleviate 18-19 budget woes

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Penn-Williams rebuts rumor, professes pride in first year as NAACP president

Norwalk Branch NAACP President Brenda Penn-Williams, at the Freedom Fund Banquet held in October in Darien.

NORWALK, Conn. – A rumor that membership in the Norwalk Branch NAACP has dropped stems from an executive session discussion that’s been twisted, Brenda Penn-Williams said Monday.

Penn-Williams said she’d learned a lot in her first year as NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Norwalk Branch president. But former President Darnell Crosland said he’s heard there are problems and he’s considering leadership options, and possibly a return to the presidency. Continue reading Penn-Williams rebuts rumor, professes pride in first year as NAACP president

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Two men killed in Connecticut Avenue collision

(Norwalk Fire Department)

Updated, 1 p.m.: Police press release added.

NORWALK, Conn. – These are press releases, presented in a slightly altered format from which they were sent:

Norwalk Fire responded to a two car MVA on 789 Ct Ave. at 10:11 pm. Fire fighters extricated two male passengers who were pronounced dead at the scene. The other car had one occupant who was injured and was transported to Norwalk Hospital. Continue reading Two men killed in Connecticut Avenue collision

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Norwalk Board of Ed prepares capital request to include repairs at two schools

A screengrab from the Cranbury Elementary School website.

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk High School and Cranbury Elementary School are targeted for repairs in the capital budget request under consideration by the Board of Education.

The drafted request, a topic for Tuesday’s workshop meeting, includes $7.5 million for Cranbury and $5 million for NHS, to fund a variety of practical improvements. Also in the request is $1 million for technology. Continue reading Norwalk Board of Ed prepares capital request to include repairs at two schools

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Norwalk firefighters rescue woman run over by car

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

The Norwalk Fire Department responded to a woman who was run over by a car at 205 Main St. The women was trapped under the vehicle and firefighters quickly used tools and cribbing to raise the car and remove her. She was transported to Norwalk Hospital with severe injuries. Continue reading Norwalk firefighters rescue woman run over by car

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Thanking those who helped make progress with Norwalk library parking issue

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To the Editor:

As we enter the New Year and as newly-selected residents take their seats on Norwalk’s elected and appointed governing entities, I would like to thank the wide range of members of the Norwalk community for their support in 2017 for the Norwalk Public Library’s efforts to obtain property options both for expanded on-site parking and for facility expansion. Continue reading Thanking those who helped make progress with Norwalk library parking issue

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