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Just weeks after passing an austerity budget, in a stunning display of “let them eat cakery” the State Bonding Commission is set to vote on a $22 million grant to Bridgewater Associates, one of the world’s largest hedge funds run by Ray Dalio, who is ranked 29th on the Forbes 400 and ninth in the Forbes 2016 list of highest earning hedge fund managers.
Terry Cowgill lives in Lakeville, blogs at ctdevilsadvocate.com and is news editor of The Berkshire Record in Great Barrington, Mass. Follow him on Twitter @terrycowgill.
Do you think you deserve a raise but your boss doesn’t or says s/he can’t afford it? Who doesn’t? The best way to get a raise would be to convince your boss of your worthiness. If all else fails, there is the government.
Hugh Sebastian, a 94-year-old World War II vet, walks in the 2015 Memorial Day parade.
NORWALK, Conn. – Summery temperatures, sporadic rain showrs and – sigh! – “likely” showers with a threat of a Monday thunderstorm, are expected this Memorial Day weekend. Still, all the traditional activities are planned, including parades in Rowayton and East Norwalk and the art festival in Pinkney Park.
As for trash: No pickups will be made Monday, as Norwalk goes to the holiday schedule.
Mayor’s Energy & Environment Task Force Chairman John Kydes wants Norwalkers to save their energy.
NORWALK, Conn. – The South Norwalk Community Center is reaching out to local children to keep them active this summer, while the city is working on helping adults their energy. Also, local kids will benefit from some corporate largess with a one-day Junior Achievement program at Jefferson Elementary.
XtremePulse at SoNoCC
A free program for boys and girls ages 6 to 11 starts today at the South Norwalk Community Center. XtremePulse Fitness offers “Kids Xtivities,” a program that offers, according to the press release, “fitness and teamwork fun.” Each class is a competitive game, with age-appropriate exercises combined with health and fitness. Every class is different, the release assures.
Bond Commission approves borrowing for hedge fund: Over the objections of Rep. Chris Davis, R-East Windsor, and state Comptroller Kevin Lembo, the state Bond Commission approved $22 million in loans and grants for the world’s largest hedge fund Friday.
Medical examiner to towns: Any ‘unclaimed’ body is your responsibility: Two weeks ago, Chief Medical Examiner Dr. James Gill warned that his office could lose accreditation due to budget cuts and an increase in overdose deaths. On Thursday, Gill sent a letter to municipalities to tell them that any “unclaimed” dead person will now be their responsibility.
Norwalk Redevelopment Agency Chairman Felix Serrano (center) and Redevelopment Agency Attorney Marc Grenier listen Thursday as Steve Cecil from The Cecil Group offers his thoughts on The SoNo Collection.
12:30 p.m., May 28: amendments for design review added
NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Zoning Commission is poised to approve the SoNo Collection on June 1, with a blessing from the Redevelopment Agency in hand.
The addition of “fins” to the parking garage and the definition of the northwest corner changed the whole feel of the project, said Commissioner Lori Torrano on Thursday before voting as part of a unanimous whole to approve a Cecil Group design review and send it to the Zoning Commission.
Norwalk Charter Revision Commission Chairman William Fitzgerald explains the Commission’s decisions to the Common Council on Tuesday in City Hall.
Correction: The recommended Council salary equals 2 percent of the mayor’s salary, not 20 percent.
NORWALK, Conn. — The choices made for a proposed charter revision this fall were questioned Tuesday to no avail, with the planned changes set to be sent to the public for a vote as is despite the best efforts of Common Councilman Doug Hempstead (R-At Large).
NORWALK, Conn. — The state Bond Commission is expected to authorize $1.3 million in funding for physical improvements at Norwalk Public Schools on Friday, State Sen. Bob Duff (D-25) said Monday.
In addition, $850,000 is expected to fund a Norwalk Redevelopment Agency program encouraging home ownership in the area of the South Norwalk train station, said Duff, who took the time to rebut a headline in The Hour claiming a $2 million cut in state funding to Norwalk Public Schools. Continue reading Duff touts $2.2 million in funding for Norwalk