Opinion: Long Island Sound resurgence; Norwalk’s Teacher of the Year; Norwalk history

From left, Norm Bloom and State Sen. Bob Duff (D-25) survey Long Island Sound last week in Bloom’s boat. (Contributed)

State Sen. Bob Duff.

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.

As I’ve said many times, Long Island Sound is our farm. Not the traditional type on land, but one that requires extra diligence and stewardship from all of us.

I am pleased to see the oyster industry doing well and the lobster industry bouncing back, albeit slowly. This resurgence is the result of the care and investments we’ve made over many decades.

It’s always great to visit small businesses in the district, but this one is one of my favorites.


Norwalk’s Teacher of the Year

I want to extend congratulations to Roton Middle School special education teacher Robert Seferian, Ph.D., on his selection as Norwalk’s Teacher of the Year. Dr. Seferain will represent Norwalk Public School teachers in Connecticut’s 2018 Teacher of the Year program, which celebrates excellence in public education.

Norwalk is truly lucky to have so many talented and dedicated educators.


Over Here: Norwalk in the First World War Bus Tour

“Over Here: Norwalk in the First World War” is a bus tour that will visit the homes, monuments, and memorials that tell the story of Norwalk during the Great War and its participation in the expansive industrialization that fueled America’s growth as a world power 100 years ago. Costumed re-enactors will bring the historic period to life and an architectural historian will provide insight into the areas of Norwalk that the tour visits. Tour attendees will travel in comfortable buses and enjoy a reception at the conclusion.

For ticket information, visit: www.norwalkpreservation.org.


Rick August 14, 2017 at 5:14 pm

Hey Bob this is what the Lobster board said

Connecticut lobstermen have fallen from 2.6 million pounds in 1999 to about 127,000 pounds in 2014. Rhode Island lobstermen fell from 8.1 million pounds to 2.4 million pounds in that time. The declines have caused fishermen to flee a fishery that is a part of the region’s identity as well as fuel for a major summer tourism draw.

New regulations will be developed over the coming months and fully phased in by June 2019, the lobster board said. The board’s motion stated that its goal is to help increase egg production in a way that would not be possible without management measures.

Is this true Bob?

Who is on first Bob?

Just Another Norwalk Voter August 15, 2017 at 3:54 am

Hey Senate Majority Leader, how about taking the lead to make sure Norwalk doesn’t lose any state funding?

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