Editor’s note: The following text is a transcription of the Stone Engraving of the parchment Declaration of Independence, which is on display in the Rotunda at the National Archives Museum. The spelling and punctuation reflects the original.
Happy Fourth of July!
In Congress, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. Continue reading In Congress, July 4, 1776
A scene from the 2014 Norwalk fireworks. (Nancy Chapman)
This is a press release, presented in the format in which it was sent:
NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk fireworks and music concert originally scheduled for tonight, July 3, at Calf Pasture Beach has been postponed until Thursday, July 5 due to forecasted thunderstorms. The decision was made early in collaboration with various city departments to ensure the safety of the more than 15,000 people who attend the annual event. Continue reading Fireworks postponed to July 5th
A 2015 rendering of the planned Wall Street Place.
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NORWALK, Conn. – E-mails between Norwalk officials, developers, and a developer’s lawyer reveal tensions around the long-stalled Wall Street Place Phase I project, from a “serious issue” stymying Redevelopment Agency Executive Director Tim Sheehan in 2016 to his recent anger regarding a non-disclosure agreement.
Most of the emails in the two- to three-inch stack of papers obtained by NancyOnNorwalk through a Freedom of Information Act request were terse communications about setting up meetings in Mayor Harry Rilling’s office. A few were more revealing, illuminating the struggle to convert what many call the “Tyvek building” into the living, breathing life of Wall Street envisioned by City planners back in 2007. Continue reading Norwalk emails tell hidden tale of ‘POKO’ restart efforts
NORWALK, Conn. – A developer who has made large campaign donations to Connecticut Democrats said he needs to take over the stalled Wall Street Place Project while Dannel Malloy is still governor, e-mails obtained by NancyOnNorwalk reveal. City officials say that’s because the state is willing to “increase its investment” in the project.
Fostering a healthy spirit for competition inspires students to do their best, while providing valuable skills that will serve them well throughout many aspects of their lives. At NPS, we realize the importance of giving our students the opportunity to enhance critical thinking skills through invention, innovation and entrepreneurship, while encouraging their interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Throughout the 2017-2018 school year, NPS students participated in a variety of academic competitions including Invention Convention, the National Geographic State Bee, and the NPS district STEM Expo. Participation in these events represent the district’s commitment to providing rigorous learning opportunities. Continue reading Opinon: Spotlighting NPS student inventors
NORWALK, Conn. – The Wall Street Place battle continues, with developer Jason Milligan announcing that he’s willing to build “POKO Phase II” as agreed to years ago, and city officials noting that he has presented no formal plans.
“As ill-conceived as Phase II may be, and with the understanding that there are probably better options for Wall Street and the city, I am nevertheless willing to proceed with the development as approved,” Milligan wrote in a Thursday afternoon email to Redevelopment and the City. Continue reading Milligan offers to build 2007-era POKO Phase II
Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling talks to Common Council members Wednesday in City Hall. At left is Assistant to the Mayor Laoise King.
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NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Common Council members on Wednesday moved forward what Nick Sacchinelli (D-At Large) described as a “personnel realignment, not a true reorg.”
The Ad Hoc Committee voted four to one to authorize “option 2” from Mayor Harry Rilling’s proposed reorganization, which would create a new Department of Public Property and Parks, and keep recreation and parks together under a Chief of Public Works and Operations. The committee modified the proposal to omit a Chief of Community Service and a Chief of Economic and Community Development. Continue reading Norwalk ‘reorg’ moves forward, with Parks and Rec under one umbrella