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Showing 2/18/2017 to 2/2/2017

From left, former Board of Education member Rosa Murray, State Rep. Bruce Morris (D-140), State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-25) and Mayor Harry Rilling, at Monday's press conference to announce an alternative plan toward addressing the crumbling state of Norwalk Public Schools, dubbed "Fix it First."

Norwalk political notes: Morris for mayor?

NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s what we have for you in political notes this Saturday: Morris for mayor? Rilling’s 2016... (Read more)

2 / 18 / 2017

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski, left; Board of Education Chairman Mike Lyons, right.

Lyons still focused on building new schools, ASAP

NORWALK, Conn. – City leaders are studying the Norwalk Board of Education’s capital budget request to see how it... (Read more)

2 / 17 / 2017

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Barbara Meyer-Mitchell speaks to the Norwalk Planning Commission recently about the Board of Education's capital budget request.

Facebook parents’ page criticized as ‘bullying’

Updated, 2:36 p.m., comment from Jessica Garnett NORWALK, Conn. – An intense discussion this week on the Facebook page... (Read more)

2 / 17 / 2017

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NAACP honoring ‘black excellence;’ immigration talk at SoNo Branch Library

  NORWALK, Conn. — Awards in honor of Black History Month; a talk about executive orders on immigration; and... (Read more)

2 / 17 / 2017

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Norwalk Council looks askance at BoE request in brief budget discussion

Updated, 4:17 p.m.: Document from Bob Barron inserted, along with clarification. Correction as to BoE increases, and statement about... (Read more)

2 / 15 / 2017

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The Ryan Park plan is explained in December at the Choice Neighborhood Initiative office on Water Street.

DECD grants Norwalk $2 million to clean up Ryan Park

NORWALK, Conn. – The state is awarding Norwalk a $2 million grant to deal with contamination in Ryan Park.... (Read more)

2 / 15 / 2017

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White Barn supporters need $55,000 by Friday to save theater

Updated, 5 a.m.: Clarification. NORWALK, Conn. – Supporters of the historic White Barn Theater have just three days to... (Read more)

2 / 14 / 2017

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A Monday press conference next to Jefferson Elementary School.

Norwalk leaders on new schools plan: ‘Fix it First’

Updated, 2:19 a.m., complete story. NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk parents are suffering from a misconception – they think the... (Read more)

2 / 14 / 2017

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Norwalk Finance Director Bob Barron.

Barron plans for 2 percent mill rate increase; Lyons predicts layoffs

Correction, 7:30 p.m.: A “3” was dropped from “3.1 percent” when the text was copied. NORWALK, Conn. – Taking... (Read more)

2 / 14 / 2017

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State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143). (Contributed photo)

Norwalk political notes: Science matters, Himes and Blumenthal say

Correction, 1:28 a.m. Feb. 15: Kimmel said “have been briefed already.” NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s what we have for... (Read more)

2 / 13 / 2017

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The Norwalk Fire Department would like to help maintain access to fire hydrants.

A memorial service, and NCC marks Black History Month

  NORWALK, Conn. — A memorial service for Dan Godleski; fire hydrants need attention; two early morning traffic alterations;... (Read more)

2 / 11 / 2017

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Norwalk DPW adds Washington Village roadwork to its to do list

NORWALK, Conn. – As if the Norwalk Department of Public Works didn’t have enough to do, it is now... (Read more)

2 / 10 / 2017

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Malloy’s budget promises a $5.7M boost to Norwalk – IF Norwalk Hospital pays property tax

Updated, 3:30 p.m., comment from Bruce Kimmel. NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Hospital could be required to cough up $9... (Read more)

2 / 9 / 2017

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Wall Street Theater expects first show on April Fools Day

NORWALK, Conn. – The Wall Street Theater is on track to offer its first show on April 1, Suzanne... (Read more)

2 / 9 / 2017

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Firetree, Norwalk, getting ready to lock horns over federal prisoner halfway house

NORWALK, Conn. – Expect a legal battle with Firetree, Mayor Harry Rilling said to a Quintard Avenue resident this... (Read more)

2 / 8 / 2017

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Common Council Finance Committee Chairman Bruce Kimmel (D-At Large), center, begins Monday's joint meeting of the Board of Education and the Council Finance Committee meeting, Monday in City Hall.

Norwalk BoE, Council, discuss ‘challenging’ budget request

NORWALK, Conn. — For starters, think of it as a 5.2 percent increase, Norwalk Board of Education Chairman Mike... (Read more)

2 / 7 / 2017

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A full house participates in an interfaith service Monday at the First Congregational Church on the Green. (Photo by Harold Cobin)

Beleaguered Muslims ‘get whole lot of love’ at Norwalk interfaith service

NORWALK, Conn. — Muslims around the country are living a very hard time, Imam Azzeim Mahmoud said Monday.  ... (Read more)

2 / 7 / 2017

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A New York City theater student holds up a sign last year

White Barn Foundation scores major support, as deadline looms

NORWALK, Conn. — Time is short but a just-announced supporter can help save the White Barn Theater if others... (Read more)

2 / 7 / 2017

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Malloy targets ECS in upcoming budget proposal

Updated, 4:30 p.m., additional comment from BoE Chairman Mike Lyons, and a comment from NPS finance chief Thomas Hamilton.... (Read more)

2 / 6 / 2017

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Silver Petrucelli & Associates Senior Project Manager John Ireland explains results of the Facilities Feasibility Study in October at Nathaniel Ely School.

Cost of Norwalk Public Schools’ renovation project doubles

NORWALK, Conn. – The cost of the West Rocks Middle School window and door replacements has more than doubled.... (Read more)

2 / 6 / 2017

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President Donald Trump has threatened to withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities.

Norwalk political notes: CAP agency, sanctuary cities, Murphy award

NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s what we have for you in political notes this Monday: Two outfits vying to replace... (Read more)

2 / 6 / 2017

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Children dash away from a school bus parked in front of the Waypointe development. Other children ran the other way, and into Waypointe.

The statistics of new Norwalk students, and Norwalk development

Updated, 1 a.m. Feb. 7: Cost per student. NORWALK, Conn. – Of the 52 students who swelled the Norwalk... (Read more)

2 / 6 / 2017

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Mosby files new CHRO complaint against Norwalk Board of Education

NORWALK, Conn. – John Mosby has accused the Norwalk Board of Education of discrimination because of a news story... (Read more)

2 / 4 / 2017

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Fort Point lane closure, Shea-Magrath Memorial, Freese Park, anti-drug activities and a new group for emerging leaders

NORWALK, Conn. —  A slow down on a tricky curve, more ideas about Freese Park, a plan to upgrade... (Read more)

2 / 4 / 2017

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GGP CEO expresses confidence in market as company seeks to build The SoNo Collection

NORWALK, Conn. — GGP is looking to start construction on The SoNo collection this spring or summer, GGP Sandeep... (Read more)

2 / 3 / 2017

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Norwalk tax sale nets $4.25M

NORWALK, Conn. — The results are in on Norwalk’s tax sale – seven properties and 41 marina slip units... (Read more)

2 / 3 / 2017

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Norwalk Finance Director's recommendation on the Board of Education request for capital funds to build a new school at Ponus Ridge Middle School.

Norwalk Finance Director’s opinion: BoE can have half, still build Ponus magnet

Updated, 1:44 p.m.: Barron’s thinking on the Ponus reduction; 3 p.m. Lyons response. NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s Finance Director... (Read more)

2 / 2 / 2017

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Barbara Meyer-Mitchell addresses the Norwalk Planning Commission on Wednesday in City Hall.

Norwalkers urge funding for new schools

Correction, 2 p.m.: Bryan Meek said $150 million. NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk has been disproportionately investing in its city-side... (Read more)

2 / 2 / 2017

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Norwalk looks to build SoNo ‘gateway’ at 50 Washington St.

NORWALK, Conn. — A $500,000 upgrade would turn the city-owned plaza at 50 Washington St. into a “ focal... (Read more)

2 / 2 / 2017

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Merritt 7 train station construction funded by state

NORWALK, Conn. — The state has approved funding for a new train station at Merritt 7, on the Danbury... (Read more)

2 / 2 / 2017

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