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Lembo, in Norwalk, promotes state healthcare for small business owners

NORWALK, Conn. — Small business owners were given an opportunity Wednesday to question Connecticut State Comptroller Kevin Lembo about... (Read more)

5 / 23 / 2019

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Separated by design: How wealthy CT towns fight affordable housing

This article was produced through a partnership between ProPublica and the Connecticut Mirror, which is a member of the ProPublica Local... (Read more)

5 / 22 / 2019

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Norwalk Republicans set to lose heavy-hitter incumbents, work to line up candidates

Updated, 5:05 p.m., May 22: recording added; 10 a.m.: More information. NORWALK, Conn. — The Norwalk Republican lineup on... (Read more)

5 / 21 / 2019

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‘POKO’ lawsuit legal fees now at $468K+

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Redevelopment Agency legal bills have topped $468,000 in a lawsuit against real estate broker Jason... (Read more)

5 / 18 / 2019

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CT Senate sends $15 minimum wage bill to Lamont

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut’s minimum-wage workers will see their hourly wages rise from $10.10 to $15 over the next... (Read more)

5 / 18 / 2019

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Farricker’s ‘POKO’ proposal would create Norwalk arts district, save Garden Cinemas

Updated, 3:42 p.m.: Bill Collins comment added.  NORWALK, Conn. – An alternative proposal for Wall Street Place phase I,... (Read more)

5 / 17 / 2019

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Kinol: Tear ‘POKO’ down

NORWALK, Conn. – Developer Paxton Kinol on Thursday shared some thoughts on “POKO,” the stalled Wall Street development sometimes... (Read more)

5 / 17 / 2019

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Norwalk political notes: Brinton touts master’s degree; Morris divulges ‘terrible trip’

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk political notes for you: Brinton on par with Rilling in master’s degree department Team... (Read more)

5 / 16 / 2019

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Norwalk Council greenlights Community Services Department

Correction, 4 p.m. May 16: Fair Housing Officer does not move to the City.  NORWALK, Conn. — Mayor Harry... (Read more)

5 / 15 / 2019

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Norwalk political notes: Columbus, NPD incident info and Duff bill

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk news for you: Meek makes pitch to demolish Columbus Number-less police incident reports to... (Read more)

5 / 15 / 2019

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CNNA talks open space, Pollinator Pathway; learns park pesticides ‘all but stopped’

Correction, May 15: Elsa Peterson Obuchowski is not an OHPA member. NORWALK, Conn. — If everyone followed the lead... (Read more)

5 / 14 / 2019

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‘POKO’ pushback includes alternative plan

Updated, 1:40 p.m.: additional information; 11:25 a.m.: additional information NORWALK, Conn. —Changing the “POKO” project to make it 100% affordable... (Read more)

5 / 13 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE answers Morris’ claims, asks judge to toss lawsuit

NORWALK, Conn. — Mike Lyons’ words might be “tartly put” but their meaning was merely to put Norwalk Public... (Read more)

5 / 13 / 2019

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Once Around the City: Talks, youth classes, dogs, and plants

Update, 5/13: corrected registration contact info for Oyster Shell park cleanup NORWALK, Conn. — Talks on secular groups, parks,... (Read more)

5 / 12 / 2019

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D’Amelio withdraws lawsuit against reporter

NORWALK, Conn. — A lawsuit brought by unsuccessful state Senate candidate Marc D’Amelio against journalist Nancy Chapman was withdrawn... (Read more)

5 / 10 / 2019

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Norwalk DPW claims progress already made in flooding problems

NORWALK, Conn. – A consultant should be lined up to help Norwalk with its flooding issues on June 4,... (Read more)

5 / 10 / 2019

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Brookfield’s tenant hunt for The SoNo Collection yields work for Norwalk P&Z

NORWALK, Conn. – A large beer-centric restaurant titled Yard House is planned for the corner of North Water Street... (Read more)

5 / 9 / 2019

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Milligan sues Citibank, claims ‘leverage’ over Wall Street Place

NORWALK, Conn. – A real estate broker has filed a lawsuit that he says will give him a say... (Read more)

5 / 8 / 2019

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Fairfield County urged to take action on climate change

NORWALK, Conn. – Local votes are having statewide effects, according to a group of environmentalists. “People’s grassroots organizing and... (Read more)

5 / 6 / 2019

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Black communities will lose most from legalizing recreational pot

If Connecticut legalizes recreational marijuana, it is the black community that will suffer most. I understand that lawmakers are... (Read more)

5 / 5 / 2019

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Coppola slams Milligan after preliminary ‘POKO’ plans are revealed

Updated, 6:41 p.m.: PDF added NORWALK, Conn. —Preliminary plans to restart “POKO” became public Friday, through a Freedom of... (Read more)

5 / 4 / 2019

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Norwalk Council denies BoE request for new school on Chestnut Street

NORWALK, Conn. — Common Council members on Wednesday denied the Norwalk Board of Education’s request to demolish the existing... (Read more)

5 / 2 / 2019

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Former Norwalk NAACP head ‘100% committed to Republican Party’

NORWALK, Conn. — Darnell Crosland, a lifelong Democrat, told Republicans last week that if they’d endorse him as their... (Read more)

5 / 1 / 2019

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Norwalk roundup: Future of retail, a climate change forum and a tree celebration

NORWALK, Conn. —A little roundup for you: Bloomberg: Today’s youth like malls Climate change forum scheduled for Friday in... (Read more)

5 / 1 / 2019

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Morris seeks to continue lawsuit against Norwalk, BoE

Updated, 1:19 p.m.: PDF added. NORWALK, Conn. — A Stamford Superior Court judge has been asked to rule on whether the facts... (Read more)

4 / 30 / 2019

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Norwalk political notes: Plastic, Walk Bridge expertise, Duff and Wheels2U

NORWALK, Conn. – Some Norwalk political notes: Banning plastic straws? From the Walk Bridge project to Harbor Management Commission... (Read more)

4 / 29 / 2019

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Wall-West Neighborhood Plan relies on misleading claims

The recent article on NoN about the Norwalk Ethics Committee has been very instructive.  I learned that a person... (Read more)

4 / 27 / 2019

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Council greenlights ‘good start’ noise ordinance

NORWALK, Conn. – Common Council members on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a revised noise ordinance that several called a “good start.” The complicated... (Read more)

4 / 24 / 2019

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‘POKO’ restart proposal will be made public ‘soon,’ Rilling says

Updated, 10:40 a.m.: Information added NORWALK, Conn. – A deal to restart the stalled Wall Street Place development, commonly called “POKO,”... (Read more)

4 / 24 / 2019

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Rilling names new Norwalk CFO

NORWALK, Conn. – Three months after Norwalk’s CFO resigned abruptly, the City has a new head number-cruncher. New Chief... (Read more)

4 / 24 / 2019

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