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NPS losing Chief Academic Officer Conner

Norwalk Public Schools Chief Academic Officer Michael Conner begins an update on middle school redesign recently in City Hall.

Updated, 1:39 p.m.: Statement from Norwalk Public Schools.

NORWALK, Conn. — Michael Conner, credited with helping Norwalk Pubic Schools make great strides forward, is leaving the district.

Conner, NPS Chief Academic Officer, has been selected to be the new Middletown Superintendent of Schools. Continue reading NPS losing Chief Academic Officer Conner

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NPS touts food service grant, explains breakfast program phase in

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

Norwalk, Conn. (September 18, 2017) – Norwalk Public Schools has been awarded a $52,000 grant from the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). The grant money will fund equipment needed to expand a “grab ‘n go” breakfast program piloted last year at Brookside Elementary School to a majority of schools across the district. Continue reading NPS touts food service grant, explains breakfast program phase in

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News Junkie: Bad things will happen Oct. 1, but a cash flow problem won’t be one of them

HARTFORD, Conn. — Wall Street analysts found that even though Connecticut hasn’t been able to pass a two-year budget, its cash position in the short-term is fairly healthy.

Connecticut has a more than $2 billion cash balance and revenue appears to be conforming to the forecast so far this fiscal year, according to Marcia Van Wagner, vice president and senior credit officer, and Dan Seymour, vice president and senior analyst with Moody’s Investors Service. Continue reading News Junkie: Bad things will happen Oct. 1, but a cash flow problem won’t be one of them

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Republican mayoral candidate Conroy talks education, development

Norwalk Republican mayoral candidate Andy Conroy talks with the press Monday at Harbor Harvest in East Norwalk.

The election is Nov. 7.

NORWALK, Conn. — Republican mayoral candidate Andy Conroy offered criticisms of Democratic Mayor Harry Rilling on Monday as he met with the press to give a campaign update, stressing education issues but also talking about development.

The Board of Education needs “good guidance from the mayor about what the mayor will support,” Conroy said, later explaining, “I do find some of his statements confusing.” Continue reading Republican mayoral candidate Conroy talks education, development

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Norwalk election notes: More campaign sign woes; Cavallo alleges partisan enforcement

Republican Steve Tessier files to run for the Norwalk Board of Education last week in the Town Clerk’s office.

The election is Nov. 7.

Updated, 2:44 p.m.: Comment from Victor Cavallo, response from Bruce Chimento and Mayor Rilling, headline adjusted to reflect new content; clarification on right of way. Updated, 1:50 p.m., quote from Mayor Rilling added. Correction, 1:30 p.m.: James Cahn quote repaired.

NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s what we have for you in election notes this Tuesday:

  • DPW warns candidates: no signs on city property
  • Republican Tessier seeks BoE seat
  • Thomson has campaign headquarters
  • Rilling is tops on Facebook
  • Serasis unaffiliated as of Aug. 1
  • Kassimis on leaving the Board of Ed
  • Ballot arrangement set

Continue reading Norwalk election notes: More campaign sign woes; Cavallo alleges partisan enforcement

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Norwalk waits for news from Hartford

Norwalk Board of Education member Heidi Keyes, left, and BoE Vice Chairman Mike Barbis confer Monday during the Democratic Town Committee meeting in the South Norwalk Community Center. Keyes is seeking reelection.

NORWALK, Conn. – The state budget was on numerous minds Monday, even if there are not yet any concrete answers for Norwalk.

If Gov. Dannel Malloy rules the state by executive order come Oct. 1, Norwalk Public Schools will be decimated, Board of Education Vice Chairman Mike Barbis said to the Democratic Town Committee in the evening, while BoE Chairman Mike Lyons said he still didn’t know the local impacts of the Republican budget passed by the legislature. Continue reading Norwalk waits for news from Hartford

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Norwalk Fire Department provides high wind safety tips ahead of Jose

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

(Norwalk, September 18, 2017) As Jose makes its way north, our area remains in a tropical storm watch. The impacts associated with Jose should be winds. Winds are expected to increase out of the northeast Tuesday morning and Western Coastal CT locations can expect winds of 20-25 mph with gusts to 35-40 mph during the day Tuesday through Wednesday. There may be some immediate coastline flooding but this is due to an astronomical high tide cycle however; the flooding should not be major at all. High winds can cause downed trees and power lines, flying debris and building collapses, which may lead to power outages, transportation disruptions, damage to buildings and vehicles, and injury or death. Continue reading Norwalk Fire Department provides high wind safety tips ahead of Jose

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Malloy plans veto but seeks ‘frank, constructive discussions’

Gov. Dannel Malloy. (File photo)

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

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy delivered the following prepared remarks regarding the state budget during a news conference this afternoon at the State Capitol building in Hartford:

This year has offered many twists and turns.  Yet even in unpredictable times, I have attempted to keep certain ideas consistently at the forefront of our discussions when it comes to the budget. Continue reading Malloy plans veto but seeks ‘frank, constructive discussions’

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Oak Hills restauranteurs seek to sell business

The new view of the Oak Hills Park restaurant from the golf course’s first tee, which was recently renovated.

NORWALK, Conn. — Amar Haouri and Vincent LaForte will be out of the Oak Hills Park restaurant business by Jan. 15, by the latest.

However, their Oak Hills Restaurant on the Green is not behind on its rent, as some have suggested. Continue reading Oak Hills restauranteurs seek to sell business

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Rilling’s ‘assistant’ is more effective than he is

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What does our mayor do all day?

After a few recent letters I have read, the thought popped into my head.  I can’t imagine what Harry Rilling does all day.  He effectively hired someone (however inexperienced in Norwalk and municipal functions outside legal issues) to do the job of the mayor, and by all accounts, just by showing up, she is doing a better job than he is able to.  Even BOE Chair Mike Lyons complimented the deputy mayor, or assistant to the mayor, or whatever the title is, and all she did was walk back and forth between the BOE and union groups while the mayor was off flip-flopping on school repair policies. Continue reading Rilling’s ‘assistant’ is more effective than he is

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Thank you, Norwalk

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It was a very difficult decision not to run for re-election this year. So many people helped me during my first run for office that I initially felt that not running was a disservice to the folks that dedicated time to my campaign. That being said, midway into my council term, my career path changed and in my new role, I’m now required to travel out of state on a just about a weekly basis. While this presented an exciting opportunity for me professionally, I’ve struggled with my ability to dedicate (what I believe is) the appropriate amount of time to my council position. Continue reading Thank you, Norwalk

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Conroy pledges education projects will be  ‘A Top Priority’

The election is Nov. 7.

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

NORWALK – Mayoral candidate Andrew Conroy (R) today staked out his goals for the city’s public education system, starting with a vow to take seriously the mayor’s role as an ex-officio member of the Board of Education (BOE), paving the way for them to complete school projects.   Continue reading Conroy pledges education projects will be  ‘A Top Priority’

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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.