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Showing 2/18/2020 to 1/22/2020

Knopp paints portrait of ‘partisan gerrymandering’

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk has been victimized for two decades, “chopped up left and right” in violation of the... (Read more)

2 / 18 / 2020

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Norwalk BoE Committee moves NHS plan forward

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk High School “Ed Specs” will be up for a vote at Tuesday’s Board of Education... (Read more)

2 / 14 / 2020

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Norwalk political notes: Noise ordinance greenlighted; Bloomberg, Thomas seek votes

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk political news: Noise ordinance a go Bloomberg looks to organize in Norwalk Thomas seeks... (Read more)

2 / 14 / 2020

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Hamilton fires back at ‘wrong, wrong, wrong’ Norwalk CFO statements

NORWALK, Conn. — Normally calm and professional Norwalk Public Schools Chief Financial Officer Thomas Hamilton was animated and emotional... (Read more)

2 / 13 / 2020

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Duff defends ‘backing in’ new NHS as ‘political heat’ burns

NORWALK, Conn. — Political games are being played with the proposal to build a new Norwalk High School, Mayor... (Read more)

2 / 12 / 2020

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New Norwalk CFO details ‘grave’ concerns with NPS

Updated, 4:30 a.m. Thursday: Information about scaffolding added. NORWALK, Conn. – In public meetings on back-to-back days, Norwalk Chief... (Read more)

2 / 12 / 2020

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Dachowitz slams ‘sneaky’ NPS, proposes $8 million Rainy Day drawdown

Updated, 1:55 p.m.: Statement from Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski. NORWALK, Conn. — Mayor Harry Rilling and his... (Read more)

2 / 11 / 2020

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Norwalk political notes: Recycling, ECS and election bids

Updated, 4:21 p.m., 1:40 p.m.:More information. NORWALK, Conn. – Some Norwalk political developments: Help for Norwalk’s part of the... (Read more)

2 / 10 / 2020

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Dickens looks to lead Norwalk Republicans

NORWALK, Conn. – Jason Christopher has backed out, leaving Carl Dickens as the only known candidate to lead the... (Read more)

2 / 10 / 2020

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Recreation and Parks commenters step up to the plate at capital budget hearing

NORWALK, Conn. – It was Wednesday in City Hall, and what looked like the line at the DMV was... (Read more)

2 / 7 / 2020

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Norwalk Council DPW roundup: It’s all in a name

Updated, 7:51 p.m.: More information; two tiers of disposal passes, not three. NORWALK, Conn. – Some important doings in... (Read more)

2 / 6 / 2020

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Norwalk parents seek funding for school projects

NORWALK, Conn. – The Planning Commission’s public hearing on Norwalk’s 2020-21 capital budget drew a crowd of roughly 150... (Read more)

2 / 6 / 2020

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Norwalk capital budget features school projects, transportation studies and question marks

Update, 3 p.m. Feb 6: Capital budget info is on city website. Correction, 3:46 p.m.: Silvermine driveway is slated... (Read more)

2 / 5 / 2020

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Developing Jefferson concept includes possible glass-walled gymnasium

NORWALK, Conn. — Renovation efforts to transform Jefferson Elementary School into a like-new building should be beginning about a... (Read more)

2 / 4 / 2020

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A Norwalk Zoning complaints primer

NORWALK, Conn. — Your next-door neighbor routinely parks two big dump trucks and a front loader in his driveway.... (Read more)

2 / 3 / 2020

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Council hires assessor, OKs $1 million for SoNo community center; set to tackle ‘sensitive’ topic

NORWALK, Conn. – Some Common Council news for you: Norwalk approves 30-year lease on YMCA community center in old... (Read more)

2 / 3 / 2020

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A Norwalk photo #43

NORWALK, Conn. — Here we have a photo taken from the roof of The SoNo Collection on Jan. 22,... (Read more)

2 / 2 / 2020

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Summer camp registrations Monday; ‘South Pacific’ next weekend; library events

NORWALK, Conn. – Some Norwalk announcements: Expanded summer camp will cost more, replace PF camp ‘South Pacific’ to be... (Read more)

2 / 1 / 2020

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Planning Commission hears Vet’s Park welcome center plan, and other capital budget requests

NORWALK, Conn. – Tentative plans to build a new facility at Veteran’s Park, combining a welcome center, a police... (Read more)

1 / 31 / 2020

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New Norwalk High School details emerge, are scrutinized

NORWALK, Conn. – The new Norwalk High School concept has been fleshed out: it’s thought it would feature a... (Read more)

1 / 30 / 2020

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Norwalk political notes: NPS budget ask, Christopher for RTC chairman

Updated, 12:45 p.m.: Correction made, Dickens info added. NORWALK, Conn. – Some Norwalk political notes: Norwalk CFO: NPS is... (Read more)

1 / 30 / 2020

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Norwalk to Westport developer: No.

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Conservation Commissioners rebuffed a Westport developer Tuesday, saying no to a request for vehicle access... (Read more)

1 / 29 / 2020

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Norwalk Dem statehouse crew fields questions ahead of legislative session

NORWALK, Conn. — There was a hot topic at Monday’s Democratic legislative town hall forum – school vaccinations. State... (Read more)

1 / 28 / 2020

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Norwalk drag queen event for children draws protestors

NORWALK, Conn. – Most days, the Norwalk Public Library is a quiet place. Sunday afternoon was a different story.... (Read more)

1 / 27 / 2020

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Norwalk Council takes on big topic: bullying

NORWALK, Conn. — It’s one of parents’ biggest fears and children’s biggest problems. And now that it’s reached epidemic... (Read more)

1 / 27 / 2020

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Norwalk political notes: Events and an appointment

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk political notes for you: Norwalk Dem legislators hosting town hall meeting Monday ‘A real... (Read more)

1 / 25 / 2020

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Norwalk political roundup: Discuss ‘civilly;’ Mayor’s Ball in Stamford?

NORWALK, Conn. – Some Norwalk odds and ends, mostly political: ‘Discuss Norwalk’ looks to provide ‘civil conversations about key... (Read more)

1 / 24 / 2020

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Norwalk BoE approves Adamowski’s $14M ask

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Board of Education members on Tuesday approved a request for a 7 percent budget increase,... (Read more)

1 / 24 / 2020

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Lo: Norwalk needs to acquire South Norwalk land to end new school delay

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk is going to start looking to acquire land in South Norwalk, to satisfy the state... (Read more)

1 / 23 / 2020

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Norwalk hires new tax assessor

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk has a new tax assessor, who is experienced in Massachusetts and New York, not Connecticut.... (Read more)

1 / 22 / 2020

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