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  • Opponents to O&G’s expansion gear up for P&Z public hearing

    Opponents to O&G’s expansion gear up for P&Z public hearing

    As the Planning and Zoning Commission awaits additional information from O&G Industries before scheduling a public hearing, citizens’ groups are lining up in opposition to the company’s proposal to expand the use of its property along the Norwalk River. O&G is seeking approval to manufacture and store construction materials at its Smith Street location. The…

  • I-95 fully re-opens in both directions

    I-95 fully re-opens in both directions

    Traffic is moving in both directions on I-95. Earlier, Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto announced that Interstate 95 in Norwalk would fully reopen to traffic in both directions by 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2024. Following the major motor vehicle collision that occurred during the morning of Thursday, May 2,…

  • Northbound I-95 has reopened

    Northbound I-95 has reopened

    Northbound lanes of Interstate 95 will reopen by 8 p.m. Saturday, Gov. Ned Lamont said. Southbound will remain closed through Sunday. The State’s livestream showed that traffic resumed at 7:42 p.m. This follows a fiery crash Thursday morning among three vehicles, including a fuel tanker, which exploded in flames, heavily damaging the Fairfield Avenue overpass.…

  • State posts live feed of bridge demolition

    State posts live feed of bridge demolition

    The Connecticut Department of Transportation has installed a webcam providing the public with a real-time, live video feed of the ongoing demolition of the Fairfield Avenue Bridge here. You can visit it here. “There is significant interest in this ongoing emergency project, and this live video feed will help in our mission of keeping the public…

  • State hopes to reopen I-95 Monday, rebuild overpass in a year

    State hopes to reopen I-95 Monday, rebuild overpass in a year

    State officials continue to predict that the Fairfield Avenue overpass can be rebuilt within a year, even if the central pier was damaged beyond repair by Thursday morning’s fiery inferno on Interstate 95. They stand by their prediction that I-95 can reopen ahead of Monday’s rush hour. Norwalk officials said fire and police response times…

  • NPD arrests Norwalker in Friday afternoon SoNo stabbing

    NPD arrests Norwalker in Friday afternoon SoNo stabbing

    A Norwalk man is accused of stabbing another man Friday afternoon in South Norwalk and inflicting serious injuries. Westport Police helped Connecticut state troopers quickly apprehend him on Interstate 95 after Norwalk Police developed a description of his escape vehicle, a news release said. Police were called to 129 South Main St. at 3 p.m.…

  • Miami man charged in reported sexual assault

    Miami man charged in reported sexual assault

    A Norwalk Police investigation into a sexual assault complaint netted results this month with Fran Garcia-Pineda being extradited from Florida and charged in the assault, a news release said. Arrested: Fran Rene Garcia-Pineda, 31, of 781 NW 112th St., Miami, Florida Charges: Sex Assault in the Third Degree Bond: $150,000 Court: April 17 Detective Patrick…

  • Wilton man heading to federal prison after allegedly selling counterfeit art in Norwalk

    Wilton man heading to federal prison after allegedly selling counterfeit art in Norwalk

    A Wilton man has been sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for fraudulently selling works of art he falsely said were created by Peter Max, United States Attorney Vanessa Roberts Avery said. Nicholas P. Hatch, 29, owner of Hatch Estate Services LLC, an estate sales company based in Norwalk, sold 145 counterfeit Peter Max…

  • Norwalk Police arrest two NY residents in smokehouse bust

    Norwalk Police arrest two NY residents in smokehouse bust

    Two smokehouse workers were arrested Thursday when the Norwalk Police Special Services Division and the State of CT Department of Consumer Protection (Drug Control Division) executed a search warrant at the store they work in, in accordance with an ongoing investigation into Norwalk smokehouses. Smoke House 1, located at 108 Connecticut Ave., is not licensed…

  • ‘Bridge Strike’ at SoNo briefly delays Metro-North Rail service

    ‘Bridge Strike’ at SoNo briefly delays Metro-North Rail service

    Metro-North Railroad said Friday afternoon that New Haven Line riders could expect travel delays of up to 15 minutes “because of a speed restriction resulting from a bridge strike near South Norwalk.” The sevice alert posted on X, formerly Twitter, shortly after 4 p.m. was followed by another alert at about 5:30 p.m. stating that…

  • Join NoN at The Norwalk Art Space, Thursday, April 25

    Join NoN at The Norwalk Art Space, Thursday, April 25

    One of the many reasons we love Norwalk is that there’s always something to talk about. It could be a building coming down while another one goes up. Or maybe it’s a debate on the local budget or the use of federal funding for infrastructure improvements. Aquariums both big and small always get our attention,…

  • Norwalk photos: Easter on the Green

    Norwalk photos: Easter on the Green

    Norwalk’s Easter Egg Hunt was a big success, according to photographer John Levin. “TONS of families and people enjoyed a beautiful early Spring morning and the Free Easter Egg Hunt {Sunday} morning on the Norwalk Green,” he wrote.

  • Odeens wins five year commitment for Oak Hills Park restaurant

    Odeens wins five year commitment for Oak Hills Park restaurant

    Odeens has been selected as the next operator of the Oak Hills Park restaurant. The company operates a restaurant at Ridgefield’s public golf course and in Spin Caramel, N.Y. “Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Odeen’s will cater to Oak Hills Park golfers, tennis players, hikers, and the general public,” a news release said. The long-embattled…

  • Fairfield CFO hired to lead Norwalk’s Finance Department

    Fairfield CFO hired to lead Norwalk’s Finance Department

    Mayor Harry Rilling has hired Jared Schmitt as Norwalk’s new Chief Financial Officer. Schmitt has been Fairfield CFO for more than three years. He replaces Henry Dachowitz, who resigned in December. Schmitt will begin work April 2, a news release said. “We are excited to welcome Jared Schmitt as our new CFO,” Rilling is quoted…

  • Concord School Principal Medard Thomas to Return from Leave

    Concord School Principal Medard Thomas to Return from Leave

    Medard Thomas, the popular principal of Concord Magnet School, will return to work Thursday after more than three months of unexplained administrative leave, Norwalk school officials announced. “Superintendent Dr. Alexandra Estrella is pleased to announce that Mr. Medard Thomas will be returning to his position as principal of Concord Magnet School on Thursday, March 21,”…

  • 3rd Police Officer Arrested, Chief Vows Investigation

    3rd Police Officer Arrested, Chief Vows Investigation

    Officer David Vetare