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Vote Thomas for District 143 State Rep

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There is so much work to do to fight for what is right, stand up for progressive values and Democratic ideals, and make our voices heard here in Norwalk and in Hartford. Stephanie Thomas will fight for us, stand up for the values we share, and make our voices heard on the issues that will change our lives for the better. The 143rd District needs a leader like her at the table in Hartford. Continue reading Vote Thomas for District 143 State Rep

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Protect and respect for all

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It takes courage to make a stand, speak out, and do the right thing.  As a longtime citizen of Norwalk, I’m taking the time to write this of my own volition because I believe this is the most significant part of your recent stories about Bob Duff and the incident that occurred at the police department.  We want and need public servants who can get things done and are willing to speak out and speak up to help make corrective, positive change. Continue reading Protect and respect for all

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Republican lawsuit to overturn the ACA is as inexplicable as it is unforgivable

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)

America is in the midst of unprecedented public health and economic crises that have shaken the foundations of our nation. Nearly 200,000 Americans are dead because of COVID-19, millions have contracted the virus, and unemployment levels rival the Great Recession. And our national emergency isn’t likely to be over anytime soon.

Yet, even amid a pandemic that has made access to healthcare more important than ever, President Donald Trump and Republican state attorneys general are moving forward with their lawsuit to strike down the Affordable Care Act in its entirety. This assault on the healthcare of millions, at this moment of crisis, is as inexplicable as it is unforgivable. Continue reading Republican lawsuit to overturn the ACA is as inexplicable as it is unforgivable

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Kousidis to Duff: Apologize

Republican District 25 State Senate hopeful Elisavet “Ellie” Kousidis left; incumbent State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-25) right. Both photos were taken during April virtual meetings.

The 2020 election is scheduled for Nov. 3.

NORWALK, Conn. — State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-25) should apologize for “exaggerating” the July 24 situation with Norwalk Police, his Republican opponent in the fall election said.

Elisavet “Ellie” Kousidis released the statement in response to police headquarters security camera footage being made available to the public, after a Freedom of Information request from NancyOnNorwalk. Continue reading Kousidis to Duff: Apologize

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Rilling denies blocking ‘Back the Blue’

Norwalk Police supporters stand next to Ripka’s, Thursday at Calf Pasture Beach.

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk Republicans say that Mayor Harry Rilling and State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-25) tried to stop their “Back the Blue” event last week, and they held it anyway.

“There would be absolutely no reason I would ever cancel an event that was designed to support our police officers,” said Rilling, former Norwalk Police Chief. Continue reading Rilling denies blocking ‘Back the Blue’

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Norwalk Democrats appoint Révolus to Common Council

Diana Révolus, at last month’s RBG flag raising in Heritage Park. (John Levin)

NORWALK, Conn. — Diana Révolus is assuming the Norwalk Common Council seat formerly held by Ernie Dumas.

Norwalk Democrats on Monday appointed Révolus to replace Dumas, who has resigned. She was chosen by District B earlier this month.

Dumas has been ill. He got a flu shot before going to Arizona in February and has been feeling poorly since, he said Monday. Continue reading Norwalk Democrats appoint Révolus to Common Council

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Norwalk sailboat up for auction

Swany, being cleaned up in August at Norwalk Cove Marina. (Jeffry Spahr)

NORWALK, Conn. — Swany, a 72-foot double masted sailboat that was moored to the Veterans Park visitors dock without permission, is being auctioned by the City of Norwalk.

The online auction is slated to end Tuesday at noon. The high bid at 11:30 p.m. was $7,600, up from $7,500 at 5:30 p.m. There have been five bids and the first offer was $5,000. Continue reading Norwalk sailboat up for auction

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Norwalk photos: Drought update

“When the reservoir is full you don’t see the rocks,” Paul Cantor said. (Paul Cantor)

NORWALK, Conn. — Paul Cantor took these photos of the South Norwalk reservoir Saturday.

“The water level in the reservoir is lower by the day, the rivers feeding it are trickling down, wells in the area are beginning to run dry according to the technician who we called to service ours, and today was another spectacular cloudless day,’ Cantor wrote. Continue reading Norwalk photos: Drought update

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Norwalk health center recognized, a virtual concert and blood drives

Belinda Ofilos, collection specialist, takes blood from Kimberly Walker of Wellesley, Mass., during a blood drive by the American Red Cross held at Ferrari of New England on March 31, 2020 in Norwood, MA. Walker hadn’t given blood in 10 years but felt this was the time to start again. (Nancy Lane/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk announcements:

  • Norwalk Community Health Center recognized nationally with ‘Gold Seal’
  • Rowayton plans virtual concert
  • Give blood

Continue reading Norwalk health center recognized, a virtual concert and blood drives

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Estrella reflects on joining NPS, next steps

Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Alexandra Estrella meets with NancyOnNorwalk, Thursday in City Hall.

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Alexandra Estrella, just two months into her new job, sat down with NancyOnNorwalk to discuss starting work here during a pandemic and the Board of Education’s strategic approach to defining new goals for the future.

Estrella, former superintendent for Community School District Four in East Harlem, described herself as hands on, making it a priority to visit every school and have in-depth conversations with each principal in the weeks prior to the schools reopening, so she could get to know them. She also sought information about the district and advice on what she should continue doing or keep in mind as she transitions into her new role.

Video by Harold F. Cobin at end of story Continue reading Estrella reflects on joining NPS, next steps

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Comments Policy: 2020 Edition

NoN reader reacts to recent “dialogue” in the comments section. (Edvard Munch)

Many readers of NancyOnNorwalk will recall that last year we contemplated killing our comments section as the tone and tenor of reader comments and interactions had taken a nosedive.

It’s happening again, in full force and with the kind of vitriol and disrespect that, sadly, have become pervasive in public discourse. Continue reading Comments Policy: 2020 Edition

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Connecticut needs Republican leadership

Every now and then Democrats and Republicans agree, it should be noted.

When Norwalk Democratic Party Chair Eloisa Melendez wrote to NancyOnNorwalk, “Norwalk and Connecticut’s future require thoughtful leadership as we look to invest in and improve our local economy, address local challenges, and move through a global pandemic,” she spoke not only of her party but our party priorities. Continue reading Connecticut needs Republican leadership

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COVID-19: Four NPS ‘members’ infected; Lamont frets over small-but-steady increase in positive test results

A Calf Pasture Beach swing set Thursday. The beach playgrounds have been reopening, Mayor Harry Rilling’s Saturday update said.

NORWALK, Conn. — Three “members” of the Norwalk Public Schools “community” have tested positive for COVID-19, and a fourth member is presumed positive, Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Alexandra Estrella announced Saturday.

Indications are they’re connected to P-Tech (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) and Silvermine Dual Language Magnet School. “The last day these persons were in the district was Tuesday, September 15 and Thursday, September 17,” Estrella said. They’ve been asked to stay in 10-day quarantine “and have been provided with additional instructions to follow prior to returning to school.” Continue reading COVID-19: Four NPS ‘members’ infected; Lamont frets over small-but-steady increase in positive test results

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