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Showing 11/21/2019 to 11/3/2019

NPS enrollment swells; additional new school possible

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk’s growing school enrollment might necessitate another new school. Enrollment is up 215 students as of Oct.... (Read more)

11 / 21 / 2019

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Smyth elected Norwalk Council President

Updated, 3:30 p.m. Friday: Barbara Smyth is the third female Council president in Norwalk history. Rev. Phyllis Bolden was Council... (Read more)

11 / 21 / 2019

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A Norwalk photo #33

NORWALK, Conn. — Savannah McQuaid, 6, Tuesday in Norwalk City Hall. Savannah watched her father, Town Clerk Rick McQuaid, be... (Read more)

11 / 20 / 2019

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Rilling begins fourth two-year term

Correction, 2:37 p.m.: Rick McQuaid is beginning a fifth term.  NORWALK, Conn. — Mayor Harry Rilling and Town Clerk Rick... (Read more)

11 / 20 / 2019

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Norwalk Democrats censure Barbis

Updated, 1 p.m.: More information, correction. NORWALK, Conn. — The Norwalk Democratic Committee voted unanimously (with one abstention) to censure... (Read more)

11 / 19 / 2019

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East Norwalk weighs in on recommended development guidelines

NORWALK, Conn. — East Norwalk Transit Oriented Development (TOD) recommendations, presented by Boston-based urban design firm Harriman, drew muted skepticism... (Read more)

11 / 19 / 2019

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Barbis pledges to work on anger issues as Norwalk NAACP fights to oust him

NORWALK, Conn. – As the NAACP keeps the pressure on, demanding that Norwalk Board of Education Chairman Mike Barbis... (Read more)

11 / 18 / 2019

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Norwalk Zoning reform begins with feedback from public

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk’s Zoning regulations need to be easier to read, with simpler words and better organization, Glenn Chalder,... (Read more)

11 / 18 / 2019

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A Norwalk photo #32

NORWALK, Conn. – Harold Cobin took this photo of Veterans Park, Thursday. (Read more)

11 / 18 / 2019

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Milligan defies City threat of new lawsuit

NORWALK, Conn. – It looks like a new lawsuit will be filed against real estate broker and Wall Street... (Read more)

11 / 16 / 2019

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Norwalk looks to seize ‘unique opportunity’ in tax assessor vacancies

NORWALK, Conn. – Beefing up the Norwalk Tax Assessor’s Office would likely bring in more revenue, Chief Financial Officer... (Read more)

11 / 15 / 2019

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Bloomingdale’s set to open during disturbing week for The SoNo Collection

NORWALK, Conn. – The SoNo Collection’s “rolling opening” hits a major milestone today with the long-awaited Bloomingdale’s debut. Bloomingdale’s... (Read more)

11 / 14 / 2019

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Milligan blocks traffic through former Norwalk parking lot

NORWALK, Conn. – You can’t drive down Isaac Street and exit through the former Leonard Street municipal parking lot... (Read more)

11 / 13 / 2019

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Final results of Norwalk election show Rilling won with 55.5% of the vote

NORWALK, Conn. – Predictions of a close Mayoral election have fallen short: Mayor Harry Rilling won victory with 55.48... (Read more)

11 / 13 / 2019

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A Norwalk photo #31

NORWALK, Conn. – Political footwear, take II: the Norwalk Common Council poses for a group photo, Tuesday in City... (Read more)

11 / 13 / 2019

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Norwalk Republicans consider ‘tough times’

NORWALK, Conn. – Among Norwalk’s beleaguered Republicans, struggling to come to terms with an election in which they were... (Read more)

11 / 12 / 2019

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Norwalk election notes: Waiting for results

Updated, 4:14 p.m.: More information. NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk electoral numbers for you: Glitch holds up final election... (Read more)

11 / 11 / 2019

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A Norwalk photo #30

NORWALK, Conn. – Political footwear: at left, Democratic Town Committee Chairman Ed Camacho’s; at right, the shoes of Republican... (Read more)

11 / 9 / 2019

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Duff calls on Barbis to ‘do the right thing’

NORWALK, Conn. – State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-25) has released a statement calling on Norwalk Board of... (Read more)

11 / 8 / 2019

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‘Vile’ Barbis email inspires NAACP promise to march on Norwalk

Updated 2:24 p.m: Duff statement added; 1:34 p.m.: Video of entire meeting added. NORWALK, Conn. – Two days after... (Read more)

11 / 8 / 2019

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Norwalk election roundup: Brinton concedes; constable consternation and BoE ‘quality’

Updated, 12:32 p.m.: Romano concedes; Absentee ballots counted; Nov. 8, photo added.  NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk election notes: Brinton accepts... (Read more)

11 / 7 / 2019

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Meek seeks to oust Norwalk Republican Registrar

Updated, 3:45 p.m.: Comments from Bryan Meek. NORWALK, Conn. — Republican Registrar Karen Doyle Lyons is again under fire from... (Read more)

11 / 7 / 2019

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A Norwalk photo #29

NORWALK, Conn. — Chapman Hyperlocal Media Board Chairwoman Claire Schoen took this photo Monday: it’s the James Street Bridge,... (Read more)

11 / 7 / 2019

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Rilling wins reelection; Democrats crush Republicans again

(Updated, 4:40 a.m.: Complete story.) NORWALK, Conn. — Mayor Harry Rilling has defeated Republican-endorsed challenger Lisa Brinton and won... (Read more)

11 / 5 / 2019

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2019: Getting out the vote

  Editor’s note: This story also includes a list of the candidates and other information. Updated at 1:50 p.m.,... (Read more)

11 / 5 / 2019

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Rilling endorsement; a BoE policy and a ‘jobs report’

NORWALK, Conn. – Some Norwalk electoral news for you: Rilling announces endorsement by Murphy, Blumenthal, Himes and Tong No,... (Read more)

11 / 4 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE & Mayoral candidates CONECT with racial, gun issues

NORWALK, Conn. – From racial disparities to religious accommodations, Norwalk Board of Education candidates have been put on the... (Read more)

11 / 4 / 2019

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South Norwalk Democratic leaders endorse Rilling

Updated, Nov. 8: Video added. NORWALK, Conn. — Three South Norwalk leaders endorsed Mayor Harry Rilling for reelection Sunday,... (Read more)

11 / 4 / 2019

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Norwalk NAACP leader condemns Barbis anew; Barbis apologizes, accuses Rilling camp

Editor’s note: this story includes the content of an offensive email and references to offensive language. NORWALK, Conn. –... (Read more)

11 / 3 / 2019

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District D Common Council candidates opine

NORWALK, Conn. – District D voters have tough choices to make Tuesday. “I think District D is a very... (Read more)

11 / 3 / 2019

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