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Showing 9/18/2019 to 8/29/2019

Norwalk business owner asks: Is this a mistake?

Updated, 1:43 p.m.: Comment from Kieran Dorney. NORWALK, Conn. — Efforts to alert the public to a major shift... (Read more)

9 / 18 / 2019

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Norwalk Council moves to ban plastic stirrers

NORWALK, Conn. — Plastic straws are set to become an “opt in” situation in Norwalk, in a proposal moving... (Read more)

9 / 18 / 2019

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Some Norwalk photos #2

NORWALK, Conn. — Today we bring you photos taken Tuesday in South Norwalk, showing the state of the Ryan... (Read more)

9 / 18 / 2019

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Norwalk looks to address long-standing ‘pain point’

NORWALK, Conn. — A $28,000 expenditure would end the “onerous process” citizens face when they attempt to arrange a... (Read more)

9 / 17 / 2019

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Norwalk plans nationwide search for tax assessors as ‘uncertain’ appeal processes wear on

NORWALK, Conn. — Given the historically low salaries and small pool of potential applicants, Norwalk faces an uphill battle... (Read more)

9 / 16 / 2019

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Norwalk political roundup: Dollars and sense

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk political information: Rainy Day Fund untouched, Norwalk has 2018-19 budget surplus Clarifications on the... (Read more)

9 / 16 / 2019

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Wood & Lavielle slam ‘meals tax passed by majority Democratic legislators’

Updated, 1:44 p.m.: Comment from Norwalk Democratic legislators Bob Duff, Lucy Dathan and Chris Perone. NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s Republican... (Read more)

9 / 15 / 2019

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A Norwalk photo

NORWALK, Conn. – Paul Cantor’s latest: a view from the Stroffolino Bridge, taken Friday. The bridge is open and... (Read more)

9 / 14 / 2019

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NPS ‘wage theft’ lawsuit moves to federal court

NORWALK, Conn. – The lawsuit accusing Norwalk Public Schools of wage theft has been revised, expanded and shifted to... (Read more)

9 / 13 / 2019

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A Norwalk photo

NORWALK, Conn. – The Stroffolino Bridge on Wednesday evening. On Thursday afternoon, the sign said the bridge will be... (Read more)

9 / 12 / 2019

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Council roundup: Styrofoam ban coming, flooding work to begin

NORWALK, Conn. — On Tuesday, the Norwalk Common Council: Agreed to spend up to $429,000 to begin working on... (Read more)

9 / 12 / 2019

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A Norwalk photo

NORWALK, Conn. – This photo of Isaac Street, submitted by Jason Milligan, was taken by a reader Wednesday. (Read more)

9 / 12 / 2019

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Norwalk remembers 9-11

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk marked the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with a ceremony early... (Read more)

9 / 11 / 2019

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Jogging for trash, Naragote sister project & an environmental film series

Updated, 2:37 p.m., Sept. 12: Plogging registration information made current. NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk doings for your consideration:... (Read more)

9 / 11 / 2019

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Norwalk Council green lights ‘rainbow crosswalk’ for West Avenue intersection

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Common Council members on Tuesday voted to spend $76,780 on what they say will be... (Read more)

9 / 11 / 2019

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Stamford judge rules against Milligan: ‘POKO’ lawsuit to continue

NORWALK, Conn. — Jason Milligan’s request to have the lawsuit filed against him dismissed has been denied. Judge Charles... (Read more)

9 / 10 / 2019

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Norwalk roundup: NPS lawsuit; a hunting ban opinion; shocking arrests…

NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s a roundup of Norwalk newsy items: Lawsuit against NPS withdrawn – but ‘far from over,’... (Read more)

9 / 10 / 2019

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Norwalk looks to ban Styrofoam

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Common Council members are poised to on Tuesday ban the use of Styrofoam by retail... (Read more)

9 / 9 / 2019

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A Norwalk photo

NORWALK, Conn. – This was taken Wednesday at Calf Pasture Beach. (Read more)

9 / 8 / 2019

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Waterfowl hunting banned at Calf Pasture Beach and other Norwalk areas

NORWALK, Conn. – Waterfowl hunting has not been allowed at Calf Pasture Beach since May, Norwalk officials said Friday.... (Read more)

9 / 6 / 2019

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Barbis accused of owing $1 million in outstanding personal income taxes

Updated, 9:30 p.m. Saturday: PDF added. NORWALK, Conn. – Mike Barbis, chairman of the Board of Education, which carries responsibility... (Read more)

9 / 6 / 2019

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Norwalkers opine on 10-year City-wide master plan

NORWALK, Conn. – The newly drafted 300-page 10-year City-wide master plan is now under consideration by Norwalk Common Council... (Read more)

9 / 6 / 2019

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Barbis publicizes NFT ‘arbitration’ document

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Board of Education Chairman Mike Barbis took a break early Thursday from a lengthy contract... (Read more)

9 / 6 / 2019

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42nd Annual Oyster Festival kicks off Saturday

Updated, 6:20 p.m. Friday: Oyster Festival has been cancelled for Friday and is expected to open Saturday. NORWALK, Conn.... (Read more)

9 / 5 / 2019

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Norwalk political notes: ‘POKO’ school kids, Isaac Street work and a Milligan oddity

NORWALK, Conn. – Some Norwalk Center political notes for you: Questioning Barbis on his prediction of more kids due... (Read more)

9 / 5 / 2019

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Turtle art promotes recycling

NORWALK, Conn. – The newly-installed artwork at Calf Pasture Beach encourages visitors to take care of their trash responsibly.... (Read more)

9 / 5 / 2019

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Norwalk pair decry ‘millions of pounds of this stuff in the environment’

Update, Sept. 5: Danbury Airport is not in the Norwalk River Watershed. NORWALK, Conn. If you’re worried about the... (Read more)

9 / 3 / 2019

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Norwalk political notes: NPS calendar draws outrage, Dias lawsuit works toward trial date, Lavielle scores 100

NORWALK, Conn. – Some Norwalk political notes for you: NPS calendar shift inspires dueling petitions The ‘other’ POKO lawsuit... (Read more)

9 / 3 / 2019

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Kunkel announces new future for Norwalk Harbor

——————————————+++++   NORWALK, Conn. — A newly-designed catamaran, capable of transporting 20,000 pounds of cargo and 50 people, will... (Read more)

8 / 29 / 2019

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Norwalk’s next POCD draws few opponents in public hearing

NORWALK, Conn. — A modicum of people turned out Wednesday to weigh in on Norwalk’s vision for the next... (Read more)

8 / 29 / 2019

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