An artist’s rendering of Waypointe Pinnacle, on the corner of Orchard Street and West Avenue.
NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Zoners are holding a public hearing Wednesday on what is billed as the completion of the Waypointe block.
Developer Paxton Kinol is seeking approval of a building that looks much different from what was originally approved for the Loehmann’s plaza, according to Planning Commissioner Nora King, a former Zoning Commissioner. He is also requesting a text change to allow a fitness gym to meet the retail square footage requirements that have been approved for the property. Continue reading Waypointe’s latest request, rejected by Norwalk Planning Commission, up for a vote from Zoning
Norwalk Board of Education member Shirley Mosby. (File photo)
Updated 3:55 p.m.: Explanation from Stuart Wells, headline changed
NORWALK, Conn. —Board of Education member Shirley Mosby has fallen short in her drive to force a Democratic primary, Democratic Town Committee Chairman Ed Camacho said Monday.
Democratic Registrar Stuart Wells on Tuesday explained that he is giving Mosby a chance to help him find names that are indecipherable on the petitions. If she is still short, Mosby will nevertheless be on the ballot as a Working Families Party candidate. Continue reading Camacho: Mosby is short in drive to force primary
Drew Todd speaks to the Common Council in February, as Jessica Garnett, right, and Barbara Meyer-Mitchell, center, listen.
Correction, 1:36 p.m.: Drew Todd is not a BoE candidate.
NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk education activist Drew Todd thinks Gov. Dannel Malloy is a dumbass and he isn’t afraid to say so.
Todd, on the Facebook page Norwalk Parents for Education, drew a rebuke from moderator Barbara Meyer Mitchell for his use of the phrase, but succeeded in drawing out information from Assistant to the Mayor Laoise King about the current budget crisis. Continue reading Norwalk seeks answers as $4.4 million cut threat looms
Mayor Harry Rilling has been endorsed by the Working Families Party.
NORWALK, Conn. —The Connecticut Working Families Party has officially endorsed 17 candidates for Norwalk elected office, all of them Democrats.
They are: Continue reading Working Families Party announces its Norwalk endorsements
State Rep. Bruce Morris (D-140).
NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s what we have for you in political notes this Tuesday:
- Morris cites ‘grassroots victory’ in mayoral candidacy
- Groundbreaking for The SoNo Collection
- Rilling: Boys & Girls Club not interested
Continue reading Norwalk political notes: Morris touts milestone
From left, Norm Bloom and State Sen. Bob Duff (D-25) survey Long Island Sound last week in Bloom’s boat. (Contributed)
This week, I joined local oysterman Norm Bloom on a tour of Long Island Sound oyster beds and discussed recent environmental protection efforts that directly impact the Sound’s aquaculture industry. Continue reading Opinion: Long Island Sound resurgence; Norwalk’s Teacher of the Year; Norwalk history
Former Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Manny Rivera is retiring from his post in New London.
NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s what we have for you in political notes this Monday:
- Planning Commission quietly begins POCD process
- Former Norwalk Superintendent Rivera has retired
- Arts Commission formalized
- Planning and Zoning Commission slots filled
Continue reading Norwalk political notes: POCD, fleeing superintendent, appointments
A screengrab from Niche.com.
NORWALK, Conn. – Factor in socioeconomics and Norwalk Public Schools are doing just fine, Board of Education Chairman Mike Lyons said.
This, after a disparaging ranking by Niche.com sent ripples through the community. Continue reading Norwalk parents cast aspersions on ‘for-profit’ Niche ratings
A fire on Flax Hill Road. (Norwalk Fire Department)
NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in the format in which it was sent:
The Norwalk Fire Department responded to its second structure fire within 24 hours, this morning just after 1 am, at 259 Flax Hill Road. All occupants were out of the 3 story, 2 family home upon arrival of Firefighters and heavy fire was burning to the rear of the 2nd floor apartment. The fire destroyed a kitchen and bath/laundry area of the apartment, while the rest of the apartment and 3rd floor sustained high heat and smoke damage. Continue reading Fire damages Flax Hill apartments
I am confused and disturbed by the Mayor’s published reaction to the state DOT’s “Finding of No Significant Impact” on the Walk Bridge project.
Last fall, under the direction of the City Corporation Counsel, a major effort was made to prevent such a conclusion from being reached. It involved many city departments testifying at a public hearing, followed by a 109 page report to the DOT Commissioner asking the state transportation officials to study the project further before moving forward with the next step in the review process. At the time, he wrote: Continue reading Another failure to protect the city and its citizens
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)
The foreign policy that President Trump previewed as a candidate – lots of rhetorical bluster with no actual policy ideas behind it – has metastasized as advertised during the first six months of his administration. Nowhere is that more apparent than in Trump’s approach to the growing nuclear weapons capability of Kim Jong Un’s despotic regime in North Korea. This week, Trump promised to rain “fire and fury” down on Pyongyang if Kim continued to threaten North America with a possible future ICBM-mounted nuclear warhead. As per usual, this threat had no specifics behind it, and was immediately backtracked by Trump’s Secretary of State, who feared an escalation of words that could spin into an escalation of actions. Continue reading Opinion: How to be tough and sensible on North Korea (at the same time!)
Anthony Allison is the executive director of Norwalk ACTS.
Shout Out to Norwalk ACTS’ member, Person to Person (P2P) and its Campership Program, which expanded to Norwalk this year with the help of investors such as Norwalk-based Datto and hundreds of individual donors who supported the 2017 Campership Appeal. This summer, 22 students are attending camp at Odyssey Early Learning & Enrichment Program in Norwalk, and three students attended Camp Aspetuck (operated in Weston by Girl Scouts of Connecticut). Next year, P2P plans to grow the Norwalk Campership Program to reach even more children. Over the years, P2P’s program has sent hundreds of Stamford elementary school children to summer camp, providing an invaluable learning experience. Continue reading Opinion: Norwalk ACTS director’s weekly shout outs
Scott Bates was Senior Policy Advisor for the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee, President of the Truman Center for National Policy, and taught at the National Defense University in Washington, DC. Bates has taught at the University of Tokyo and met with national security officials across Asia. He lives in Stonington, CT and currently serves as Connecticut’s Deputy Secretary of the State.
For 25 years, America has sought to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of one of the world’s most brutal regimes. We worked to ensure that North Korea would never have the ability to launch a nuclear warhead that could reach the American homeland. Those efforts have been unsuccessful, and now judgment day is at hand. Continue reading News Junkie opinion: Ending the threat from North Korea