NORWALK, Conn. — Hyperlocal watchdog journalist Nancy Chapman celebrated her birthday Wednesday, surrounded by friends and well-wishers.
Chapman took the night off — a well-earned break from writing until 5 a.m. to deliver vital Norwalk news you won’t find elsewhere.
Please enjoy these birthday greetings she received from Norwalk newsmakers.
From Bob Duff:
I don’t yet have a position on your birthday because there are still many unanswered questions. But I do support birthdays under some circumstances, and I am working very, very hard to increase the amount of cake we receive from Hartford.
p.s. Come by anytime for free ice cream and face-painting.
From Mike Barbis (email obtained via FOIA):
Sorry, not sorry, I couldn’t attend this so-called birthday party. I urge all BOE members to skip this event. I never said that. But seriously, skip this event. That’s ridiculous! I don’t have the bandwidth to tell Board members what events to boycott. I’m too busy building new schools and helping students as an interpersonal skills mentor. Today’s lesson: how to tell people what events to attend. NOT this one!!!
From Mike Lyons (also obtained via FOIA):
What he said. This can’t be FOIA’d, right?
From Jason Milligan:
Happy Birthday! I’m here. You just can’t see me because I’m wearing camo to blend in with the shrimp. Also, when I said I wanted a seat at the table, I meant the grownups’ table. Anyway, Harry is a @#%*&! swamp creature and I plan to subpoena his entire family. Much, much, much, much more to come and it’s going to be huge. Mario’s yard plus five cases of t.p. equals… WOW! Please cover it. But first, enjoy a birthday smoothie on me. They’re delicious! I’ll be waiting at the intersection of slum and blight.
From Mayor Harry Rilling:
I am Harry Rilling and I have the privilege of being a mayor of a city with no parking whatsoever, a city juggling two potentially disastrous projects. I love being mayor! I haven’t paid for a drink in seven years. I’m the man to see if you’re looking for tax abatements to build something ugly. Oh, what’s that? Laoise tells me it’s your birthday. I know nothing about that, and it’s all Jason Milligan’s fault.
p.s. Hope you enjoy these gift certificates to Garden Cinemas — soon.