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  • City of Norwalk Meetings- Accessible at Your Fingertips: Week of February 19th

    City of Norwalk Meetings- Accessible at Your Fingertips: Week of February 19th

    Fair Housing Advisory Commission February 20, 2024, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Location: Norwalk Health Department Fire Commission February 20, 2024, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM LINK: https://norwalkct-org.zoom.us/j/86425372675#success Water Pollution Control Authority February 20, 2024, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM LINK: https://norwalkct-org.zoom.us/j/84312646064#success Ordinance Committee of the Common Council February 20, 2024, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM LINK: https://norwalkct-org.zoom.us/j/83880537065#success Zoning Citation Hearings February 21,…

  • Norwalk Public Schools names Jules Douge as a New Assistant Principal

    Norwalk Public Schools names Jules Douge as a New Assistant Principal

    The Norwalk Board of Education has approved the appointment of Jules Douge as a new assistant principal at West Rocks Middle School. He will join the administrative team led by Principal Adam Reynolds and work alongside current assistant principal Beth Amaral. Douge transfers to West Rocks from Kendall College & Career Academy where he has…

  • On Nancy: A Message from the Board of Directors

    On Nancy: A Message from the Board of Directors

    Most journalists aren’t comfortable with being the subject of the story. NancyOnNorwalk’s Nancy Chapman is no exception. When you have spent an entire career writing in the third person, reporting on yourselfdoesn’t come naturally. For that reason, Nancy has asked fellow Board members to share the news that she is currently battling colon cancer. Those…

  • A Norwalk photo #190

    A Norwalk photo #190

    Paul Cantor submitted this photo of a sign announcing an Islamic natural burial area in West Norwalk. He said, “The formerly undeveloped plot of land off Richards Avenue between Saint John’s and Temple Israel cemeteries to the north and Connecticut State Community College (formerly Norwalk Community College or NCC) has now become the Al-Noor Gardens Islamic Natural Burial Section raising…

  • Common Council At-Large: Josh Goldstein

    Common Council At-Large: Josh Goldstein

    At-Large, Democrat As a plaintiff’s attorney and a trial lawyer, it is my job to be an advocate for people who have been injured due to negligent and reckless actions. As a council member, I also feel it is a job all about advocacy for constituents and policy priorities that are important to them. As…

  • Q&A With Common Council Members By District

    Q&A With Common Council Members By District

    NancyOnNorwalk recently sent out questions to all candidates for Common Council. In the last of our 3-part series covering Board of Education and Common Council elections here are the responses from those seeking elections to represent specific districts in Norwalk. Questions were sent via email and the answers have not been edited or copy-edited other…

  • Common Council, District A: Nicol Ayers

    Common Council, District A: Nicol Ayers

    District A, Democrat I have 20 years in human services which has afforded me the opportunity to connected with people facing both social and economic barriers in the community. This gives me both insight and passion with my work on both Ad Hoc Sustainability and community Services Committee. As a person in executive leadership in…

  • Common Council, District A: Tricia Massucco

    Common Council, District A: Tricia Massucco

    District A, Republican, Independent As the Director of Elementary School Based Programs for The Carver, I possess a unique perspective into the everyday challenges that families face. This role has provided me with an understanding of the needs of the Norwalk community. As a council member, this understanding will be invaluable in ensuring that the…

  • Common Council, District A: Jalin Sead

    Common Council, District A: Jalin Sead

    District A, Democrat I have been working for Hocon Gas for 8 years, and I am currently the Sales Manager where we sell comfort solutions with fireplaces and other propane products. I have also served on the Fair Housing Commission for over six years, and I am currently the Chair; as well as serving on…

  • Common Council, District B: Donna Smirniotopoulos

    Common Council, District B: Donna Smirniotopoulos

    District B, Republican/Independent I have dedicated my entire adult life to community service.  I can think of no better preparation for public service than a three decade history as an unpaid community advocate with a track-record of success.  Example 1: In 2017, I learned that a private prison contractor, Firetree, was looking to open up…

  • Common Council District B: Dajaun Wiggins

    Common Council District B: Dajaun Wiggins

    At-Large, Democrat In my role as the Executive Director of the Youth Business Initiative (YBI), I am well-positioned to serve Norwalk in several impactful ways. YBI’s mission is centered on empowering underprivileged youth with essential workforce readiness and business development skills, aligning perfectly with the goals of the Community Service Committee I aspire to join.…

  • Common Council, District C: Read Auerbach

    Common Council, District C: Read Auerbach

    District C, Republican As a retired fire captain of the Norwalk community, I’ve dedicated the best years of my life ensuring the safety and well-being of our families and homes. I believe that this rich history of public service equips me uniquely to serve our community in a broader capacity. 1. In-Depth Understanding of Public…

  • Common Council, District C:  Melissa Murray

    Common Council, District C: Melissa Murray

    District C, Democrat I am a former marketing communications professional. I believe regular outreach to our constituents is an essential component of the Council Member’s role. I have years of expertise in Training & Development, website creation, e-newsletters, and digital promotion. I will regularly report on Council updates through an e-newsletter with my running mate,…

  • Common Council, District D: Jan Degenshein

    Common Council, District D: Jan Degenshein

    District D, Democrat From 1975 through 2017, I lived and worked in nearby Rockland County, NY. The lessons learned there translate to a solid experience base I bring to Norwalk. My “day job” is as an architect-planner. As the principal of my firm for the past 48 years, responsible for the firm’s financial and spiritual survival…

  • Common Council, District D: Bryan Meek

    Common Council, District D: Bryan Meek

    District D, Republican, Independent 1. A. Being a CPA has prepared me well with the ability to comprehend balance sheets, fund positions, the implications of long term debt, and their operational impact.  Our debt service is climbing to $45 million next year and will skyrocket in the years to come due to this administration’s spend…

  • Common Council, District D: Douglas Sutton

    Common Council, District D: Douglas Sutton

    District D, Democrat I, Douglas W. Sutton, am a Retired Science Teacher from the New Canaan Public School System. My wife, Edna, and I have resided in Norwalk for 40+ years and have raised three (3) Adult-Offsprings: Karen, Craig, and Brian.  As a Public School Teacher, I was a Civil/Public Servant for 35-years and sought…