Quantcast

Exchange Club of Norwalk plans to honor local heroes

From left: Jacob Street (St. Paul’s on the Green, Pillar of Faith), Bob Giolitto (St. Paul’s on the Green, Pillar of Faith), Joseph Dudek (Exchange Club), Thomas Devine (Devine Brothers, Inc., Pillar of Business), Sister Sally Norcross (Pillar of Education), Sister Catherine Sheehy (Absent- Pillar of Education), James Booth (Exchange Club), David Jaeger (Exchange Club), Curtis Law (Pillar of Lifetime Achievement) and Jim Winn (Representing The American Legion, Pillar of Public Service). (Norwalk Exchange Club)

NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in a slightly altered format from which it was sent:

 

Exchange Club of Norwalk to Honor Local Heroes

The Exchange Club of Norwalk will be hosting its 2nd Annual Pillars of the Community Recognition Dinner on Saturday February 24th at 6PM at the Norwalk Inn. We will be honoring the achievements of everyday citizens and organizations that make a difference in our community. They do this not because they are asked to, but because they believe in giving back and supporting those in need. The honorees have devoted their time, expertise, and energy to making our community stronger and improving the lives of countless citizens. Continue reading Exchange Club of Norwalk plans to honor local heroes

Advertisement

Norwalk Democrats defend new ECS formula to unhappy out-of-towners

State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-25), left, answers questions Thursday during a forum on educational funding. At right is Democrats for Education Reform Connecticut State Director Amy Dowell.

Updated, 2:30 p.m.: Video added, Katie Roy explaining ECS. 

NORWALK, Conn. – Bridgeport residents made their way to Norwalk on Thursday to challenge State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-25) about changes he helped make to education funding in Connecticut.

“We were very disappointed that we were not put into that equation,” said Charles Mebane, decrying no additional funding for charter schools.

The comments came after Connecticut School Finance Project Director Katie Roy detailed changes made during the last legislative session, with a new Educational Cost Sharing (ECS) formula factored into the biennial budget. Continue reading Norwalk Democrats defend new ECS formula to unhappy out-of-towners

Advertisement

Economist offers insights to Norwalk crowd

Peter Gioia, vice president of the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) speaks Wednesday at a Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce in Norwalk. (Harold Cobin)

NORWALK, Conn. — The world economy is booming and Connecticut will benefit, but not as much as it should, an economist said Wednesday.

“We are probably on the cusp of what might be one of the best economic years for the US in 50 years. We are going to have a really, really good 2018 on the national level. The problem for Connecticut is that Connecticut will not fully share in that,” Peter Gioia, vice president of the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) said at a Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce luncheon held in the Doubletree Hotel.

Video by Harold Cobin at end of story. Continue reading Economist offers insights to Norwalk crowd

Advertisement

News Junkie: Supreme Court: Connecticut’s education system is flawed, but not unconstitutional

(CT News Junkie file photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. — The state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Connecticut’s education system is imperfect, but not unconstitutional.

The decision may signal the end of 12 years of litigation over whether the state has been providing enough funding for its poorest school districts. Continue reading News Junkie: Supreme Court: Connecticut’s education system is flawed, but not unconstitutional

Advertisement

Advertisement

Opinion: The American Dream

A United States postal stamp issued in memory of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. (Courtesy of Flikr user US Embassy New Delhi.)

Kristopher Flores, a Roton Middle School student, was named by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) as one of the winners in the annual Martin Luther King essay contest. This is Kristopher’s entry:

The American Dream is something a lot of people talk about but no one knew it better than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and today I will tell you about that dream. Continue reading Opinion: The American Dream

Advertisement

Advertisement

Spinnaker pitches East Norwalk TOD development to P&Z Commissions

The latest artist’s rendering of Spinnaker Real Estate Partners’ plan for 230 East Avenue.

Updated, 1:16 p.m.: Minor edit. 

NORWALK, Conn. – A rooftop restaurant and a celebration of East Norwalk’s hat factory history are among the plans for 230 East Ave.

The proposal to “spot Zone” a transit oriented development on one property next to the East Norwalk train station has been a topic on back-to-back nights for the Planning and Zoning Commissions. On Tuesday, Clay Fowler of Spinnaker Partners shared with Planners his vision of creating an “exciting, creative place” at the former factory outlet, and on Wednesday, architect Seelan Pather Leed told Zoners that Spinnaker has learned about place making and wants to continue the streetscape of East Avenue with its storefronts. Continue reading Spinnaker pitches East Norwalk TOD development to P&Z Commissions

Advertisement

Norwalk BoE advocates for $10M increase in operating budget

Norwalk Public Schools have not been treading water due to a lack of state funding, they have been slowly sinking, Board of Education member Bruce Kimmel said Tuesday in City Hall.

NORWALK, Conn. — The Norwalk Board of Education on Tuesday gave a unanimous blessing to the 2018-19 budget requests that have been drawn up.

“Whoa, this is a big deal here guys,” new member Bruce Kimmel said, expressing surprise as Chairman Mike Barbis moved on without fanfare after the $194 million 2018-19 operating budget request and the capital budget request for $15 million in 2018-19 were approved.

“Another day on the ‘Board of Ed,’” former Chairman Mike Lyons quipped in reply. Continue reading Norwalk BoE advocates for $10M increase in operating budget

Advertisement

Adamowski: Longer elementary school day provides opportunities

Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski offers thoughts about a fourth specials teacher for six elementary schools, Tuesday in City Hall.

 

 

 

Correction, 12:52 p.m.: LeMieux said School Governance Councils.

NORWALK, Conn. — Longer elementary school days will allow for exciting teaching opportunities, Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski said Tuesday.

The 2018-19 operating budget request includes $693,366 to fund a fourth specials teacher at six of Norwalk’s 12 elementary schools, as part of the Board of Education’s agreement with the Norwalk Federation of Teachers to lengthen the elementary school day. This means that Norwalk can branch out beyond the three traditional specials of art, music and physical education, he said. Continue reading Adamowski: Longer elementary school day provides opportunities

Advertisement

Join our forum and discussion on our local education funding

Send signed letters to [email protected]

Please join me on Thursday, January 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue, for a forum and panel discussion on changes to state funding for local education. I will be joined on the panel by Connecticut School Finance Project Director Katie Roy, Democrats for Education Reform Connecticut State Director Amy Dowell, Norwalk Federation of Teachers President Mary Yordon, and Board of Education member Barbara Meyer-Mitchell. Continue reading Join our forum and discussion on our local education funding

Advertisement

Duff raises Haitian flag in show of support

NORWALK, Conn. — The Haitian flag is flying over Bob Duff’s house, right under the stars and stripes.

Duff, State Senate Majority Leader, hoisted the flag Tuesday morning as a show of solidarity with the Haitian-American community and the people of Haiti, rejecting comments said to have been made by the President Donald Trump. Continue reading Duff raises Haitian flag in show of support

Advertisement

Norwalk Health Department urges protection against flu

(Norwalk Health Department)

NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in a slightly altered format from which it was sent:

 

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO VACCINATE!

GET YOUR FLU SHOT AT THE NORWALK HEALTH DEPARTMENT

You Can Take Steps to Protect Yourself and Your Family Continue reading Norwalk Health Department urges protection against flu

Advertisement

About this site

NancyOnNorwwalk.com was conceived as the place to go for Norwalk residents to get the real, unvarnished story about what is going on in and around their city. NancyOnNorwalk does not intend to be a print newspaper online; rather, it exists to pull the curtain back and shine a spotlight on how Norwalk is run and what is happening regarding issues that have an impact on taxpayers’ pocketbooks and safety. As an independent site, NancyOnNorwalk’s first and only allegiance is to the reader.

About Nancy

Nancy came to Norwalk in September 2010 and, after reporting on Norwalk for two years for another company, resigned to begin Nancy On Norwalk so she engage in journalism the way it was meant to be done. She is married to career journalist Mark Chapman, has a son, Eric (the artist and web designer who built this website), and two cats – a middle-aged lady and a young hottie who are learning how to peacefully co-exist.