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2015 election

  • When students succeed, everyone benefits – please vote

    To the Editor: Dear Voters of Norwalk, The Center for Public Education provides a good overview of the role of Boards of Education, and recommends qualities and experience that you should look for in a school board candidate. Please reference attached/included document as a guide to help you determine which candidate you consider to be…

  • Time to choose: Norwalk heads to the polls

    NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk voters go to the polls Tuesday to choose who they want to run their city for the next two years and who to represent their districts on the Board of Education for the next four. In some cases, there is no way voters can lose. In others, there are stark differences…

  • Meek decries ECS, HUD, says Norwalk schools can be ‘special’

    NORWALK, Conn. — Republican Bryan Meek says he’s looking forward to the next four years on the Board of Education and the challenges that are ahead. “I like the challenge of having to optimize our buildings and fighting for what is fair for Norwalk to get the right funding for either some new buildings or…

  • Norwalk Council’s votes reviewed

    NORWALK, Conn. — There was only one appointment voted down in the 2014-15 Norwalk Common Council term: the reappointment of Nora King to the Zoning Commission. That is one little factoid obtained by NancyOnNorwalk in compiling a list of Council members votes. Also notable is the emergence of the racial divide and that four legal…

  • A NoN voter guide

    A NoN voter guide

    Updated 6:09 p.m. Monday with link to Bryan Meek profile. NORWALK, Conn. — Looking for information about candidates? There’s a lot of information on NancyOnNorwalk, including videos in which you can watch the people who are running for office. We also have links to a sample ballot, where to vote and a voting district map.…

  • Feigenbaum pitches fiscal responsibility, civility, in Norwalk Council run

    NORWALK, Conn. — Jim Feigenbaum wasn’t planning to run for Common Council but now he is all in, with promises to bring the fiscal responsibility and civility from the Board of Estimate and Taxation to the Council chambers. Feigenbaum, a Republican running at large, would bring a West Norwalk sensibility but said he is also…

  • RTC member Enrique Santiago dedicated to public service, wants at-large Council berth

    NORWALK, Conn. – Enrique Santiago is not the typical poster boy for the Republican Party. The 30-year-old pharmacy technician at Norwalk Hospital and Norwalk native is of Puerto Rican descent, is bilingual and is a member of an ethnic group that, nationally, has polled overwhelmingly as Democratic Party supporters. But Santiago is a Republican. He…

  • Opinion: It’s (almost) all over but the voting

    NORWALK, Conn. – Some musings as Norwalk enters the home stretch and heads for the electoral finish line… Over the past few weeks we have tried to provide NancyOnNorwalk readers with a look at the candidates who are challenging incumbents for Common Council and Board of Education seats. In addition, we have kept up our…

  • Rilling defends his record as Norwalk mayor

      See the complete interview in the video below. NORWALK, Conn. — Misinformation has been “spread around for whatever reason,” Mayor Harry Rilling said Friday, sitting down for an interview with NancyOnNorwalk. Rilling addressed criticisms levied at him by Republican challenger Kelly Straniti and her running mates as he seeks re-election, from the hiring process…

  • At-large Council candidate King would apply lessons learned to benefit Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — It’s a broken record for Laoise King: Norwalk needs a comprehensive plan. Sitting in Penny’s Diner – where the Westport native often came with her family as a young child – King, a Democratic at-large Common Council candidate, came back to the topic over and over again as she answered questions from…

  • Democrat Sacchinelli wants to bring outside-the-box thinking to Norwalk Council

    NORWALK, Conn. – Nick Sacchinelli is making his second run for Common Council. Two years ago, he lost his bid for a District D seat to Jerry Petrini and Shannon O’Toole Giandurco. This time the “rapidly approaching 32”-year-old newlywed is running for an at-large seat. Sacchinelli is a voting member of the Democratic Town Committee,…

  • AFSCME endorses Metsopoulos in District C Council race

    NORWALK, Conn. – The American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has endorsed the candidacy of John Metsopoulos for Common Council. Metsopoulos, a Democrat, is running for a seat in District C alongside incumbent Democrat John Kydes. The other seat is currently held by Republican Michelle Maggio, who is running or re-election. Her…

  • Norwalk candidates take case to West Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — The mosque issue isn’t dead for West Norwalk – at least not as candidates search for votes. That issue and several others were touched upon at Thursday’s West Norwalk Association meeting at Fox Run Elementary School, where the contestants in the hot District E Common Council race took their search for votes to…

  • Norwalk Guardians Association votes to support Rilling

    NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Guardians Association, an organization of minority Norwalk Police officers, has announced its endorsement of Mayor Harry Rilling. The Norwalk Guardians have more than 30 members dedicated to ensuring equal opportunity and non-discrimination throughout the Norwalk Police Department. The followed followed a committee vote this week, according to a press release.

  • BoE candidate Haroldo Williams: Number of under-performing minority students ‘unacceptable’

    NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk District D Democratic Board of Education candidate Haroldo Williams knows what the immigrant experience is like, something he feels will come in handy given that the Latino enrollment in Norwalk schools is approaching 50 percent. Williams, 65, was born and raised in the Panama Canal Zone, where his grandparents had moved…

  • Zoning frustration, civility issues fuel Tom Livingston’s District E Council run

    NORWALK, Conn. – Attorney Tom Livingston has been living in Rowayton for 28 years and is making his first run for public office, a District E seat on the Common Council, because he is frustrated. “I know the city. I’ve been doing volunteering, paying more attention to things going on in town, and, more and…