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Election audit observers needed

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When you cast your vote, do you ever wonder whether it’s being accurately counted? The League of Women Voters supports election integrity and public confidence in our electoral process. To that end, we applaud the State of Connecticut’s post-election audits and encourage citizens to be volunteer observers when these audits are conducted. For the election that took place on Nov. 7, audits will begin on Nov. 22. Continue reading Election audit observers needed

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Duff seeks explanation from Eversource

State Sen. Bob Duff.

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Senate Majority Leader Duff & Sen. Osten Seek Examination of Eversource’s Storm Response

 

Hartford, CT- Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) and Senator Cathy Osten (D-Sprague) today wrote to the leaders of the General Assembly’s Energy and Technology Committee asking that they convene an informational public forum to examine Eversource Energy’s seeming lack of proper storm preparedness and lack of a quick, effective storm response in advance of and following the damaging windstorm of October 29-30 which left more than 100,000 Connecticut residents in the dark for multiple days – particularly residents of eastern Connecticut. Continue reading Duff seeks explanation from Eversource

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Duff a finalist in national ideas challenge

State Sen. Bob Duff.

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Senator Duff Named Finalist in National Ideas Challenge

 

Work on Occupational Licensing Reform is recognized as one of most innovative/impactful state or local policy proposals in “Future of Business” category

Washington, DC – The NewDEAL announced today that, through his efforts to reform occupational licensing and increase access to good jobs, Senator Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) has been named a finalist in the 2017 New Ideas Challenge – a competition among rising and innovative state and local policymakers to propose the best ideas for expanding opportunity and improving government in the new economy. A full list of finalists is below. Continue reading Duff a finalist in national ideas challenge

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Gravesite tour to illuminate role of women in Revolutionary War

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“REMEMBER THE LADIES” REVOLUTIONARY WAR CEMETERY TOUR OF
MILL HILL BURYING  GROUND

Come hear stories at the gravesites of some of the area’s most interesting women
whose lives were touched by the Revolutionary War Continue reading Gravesite tour to illuminate role of women in Revolutionary War

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Mill Hill marks WWI centennial, Veterans’ Day, with free lecture

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From Lima Beans to Libraries: How Food and Books Helped to Win the Great War

WWI Commemorative Lecture at Mill Hill Historic Park

 

In honor of Veterans Day and the WWI Centennial, the Norwalk Historical Society will be hosting a free lecture: “From Lima Beans to Libraries: How Food and Books Helped Win the Great War” on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2:00pm at the townhouse at Mill Hill Historic Park. Continue reading Mill Hill marks WWI centennial, Veterans’ Day, with free lecture

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Duff: Proud of work on bipartisan budget

State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-25) leads the Norwalk Democratic Town Committee festivities briefly on Election Night at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Andrew Shukovsky, a Wilton resident, is volunteering with NancyOnNorwalk.

Andrew Shukovsky, a Norwalk Community College student majoring in journalism, sat down with State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-25) recently for an interview. Here is a transcript:

Shukovsky: All right. So what specific role did you have in the negotiations for this budget?

 

Duff: Well as majority leader, I was one of the six to eight people in the room for the last few months, negotiating the budget, and working to get to a compromise that the majority of the legislators would agree to and the governor would sign.

Continue reading Duff: Proud of work on bipartisan budget

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AMEC tearing down Loehmann’s Plaza

Demolition of Loehmann’s Plaza continues Thursday.

Updated, Nov. 12: Two photos added. 

NORWALK, Conn. — Loehmann’s Plaza is coming down.

Demolition to make way for the latest (and final) installment of the Waypointe project began weeks ago, though not visible to drivers on West Avenue. AMEC Carting workers first took down buildings between Orchard and Butler Streets, abutting Butler Street, behind the West Avenue storefronts. Continue reading AMEC tearing down Loehmann’s Plaza

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Opinion: Honoring Connecticut’s veterans on Veterans Day

State Sen. Bob Duff.

Saturday is Veterans Day, which gives us the opportunity to thank all the men and women who served in the armed forces for the sacrifices they made so that we may preserve our democratic way of life here in America.

Whether through a personal conversation, a phone call, a greeting card sent in the mail, or by observing your own moment of silent reflection, please take the time on Saturday give a special “thank you” to those who have served in America’s armed forces. Continue reading Opinion: Honoring Connecticut’s veterans on Veterans Day

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Norwalk Tomorrow wants your opinion, Nov. 18

A drafted logo for the Norwalk Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) effort.

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City Invites Public Input For Citywide Plan

Visioning Forum To Be Held November 18

 

Norwalk, CT (November 8, 2017)  – The City of Norwalk invites Norwalk residents, visitors and other stakeholders to share their vision for the city’s future at a public forum on Saturday morning, November 18. The forum will guide the Citywide Plan, the state-required 10-year plan, also known as the Plan of Conservation & Development. The Vision Forum will be held on Saturday, November 18, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Center for Global Studies at Brien McMahon High School, 300 Highland Avenue.  The City is looking for input from everyone who has a stake in Norwalk’s future, whether you’ve lived in Norwalk all your life or set down roots here in recent years.  Continue reading Norwalk Tomorrow wants your opinion, Nov. 18

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Some cite Trump, others study numbers in Norwalk Democratic rout

Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, left, and Barbara Smyth, newly-elected to the Common Council, celebrate Tuesday in the Hilton Garden Inn.

Update 1 p.m.: Copy edit, additional information.

NORWALK, Conn. – Opinions vary regarding Tuesday’s Democratic domination of Norwalk electoral victories.

While Democratic Town Committee Chairman Ed Camacho said that Democrats won nearly every seat available because of, “Excellent candidates and hard work,” others cited a variety of reasons, including a weak top of the Republican ticket combined with a strong independent mayoral candidate, positive opinions about the direction the city is headed in under Democratic Mayor Harry Rilling and a backlash against President Donald Trump. Continue reading Some cite Trump, others study numbers in Norwalk Democratic rout

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Opinion: My economic plan is essential for Norwalk

State Rep. Bruce Morris (D-140) speaks to supporters in October, as part of his bid to be Norwalk mayor. His platform including a switch to public/private partnerships to help fund city needs.

NancyOnNorwalk reached out to State Rep. Bruce Morris, who fell short Tuesday in his bid to become Norwalk’s next mayor, for a reaction to the election. This is his response. 

I am with my father who was placed in hospice care on yesterday. He has hours or no more than a day or two left. My remaining time with him is my priority right now, as I could not be with him often in these last weeks of the campaign. As you know, he is my political and public service inspiration. Continue reading Opinion: My economic plan is essential for Norwalk

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Norwalk registrar updates totals, confirms recount in D

Norwalk Democrats took nearly all elected positions Tuesday.

Correction, 1 p.m.: Registrar’s office had error in Third Taxing District.

NORWALK, Conn. — Updated results released by the Norwalk Registrar’s Office on Wednesday afternoon change the voting tallies just a bit.

Republican Council incumbent Doug Hempstead is now ahead of Democratic newcomer William Pappa by 15 votes, instead of the six votes reported a 1 a.m. Wednesday. Continue reading Norwalk registrar updates totals, confirms recount in D

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Norwalk Dems take charge in resounding victory, across the board

Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, center, and other victorious Democrats are presented with a cake from Forever Sweet as they celebrate the results of Tuesday’s voting in the Hilton Garden Inn.

Correction, 1:53 p.m.: Vote percentages. Updated, 4:20 a.m.: Complete story

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Democrats cruised to a resounding victory Tuesday, winning every top post in Norwalk government, save one Common Council seat – and a recount is expected on that sole survivor.

Mayor Harry Rilling won reelection with 56 percent of the vote, according to the Norwalk registrars office. Lisa Brinton Thomson, an unaffiliated activist, came in second with 22.4 percent of the vote while Republican Andy Conroy received 15.2 percent. State Rep. Bruce Morris (D-140) received 6.3 percent.

Video by Harold Cobin at end of story Continue reading Norwalk Dems take charge in resounding victory, across the board

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