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Lavielle, Dathan, Haskell object to school regionalization proposals

Two proposals that would force school district regionalization have ignited a storm of protest in some communities, as well... (Read more)

1 / 29 / 2019

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Norwalk ‘moonshot’ would expand library, add public media center

Updated, 10:02 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – Plans to expand the Norwalk Public Library are moving forward with an... (Read more)

1 / 29 / 2019

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Norwalk planners hear feedback on 10-year POCD

NORWALK, Conn. – The “optimal size for a city like Norwalk” is one of many questions residents have regarding a... (Read more)

1 / 28 / 2019

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Officials: Draft POCD’s SoNo water shortage is ‘completely false’

NORWALK, Conn. – An alarming passage in the newly drafted Norwalk city-wide master plan is totally wrong, Second Taxing... (Read more)

1 / 28 / 2019

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Congrats to Norwalk youth carrying on service aspect of MLK’s dream

Updated, Jan. 29: Correction made at the writer’s request; the celebration was organized by the Dr. Martin Luther King Day Community... (Read more)

1 / 26 / 2019

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Uninsured up nationwide; CT ACA enrollments dip

New polling from Gallup shows that the percentage of uninsured Americans inched up last year, but there’s no evidence... (Read more)

1 / 26 / 2019

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Norwalk political news: Bill seeks to help injured officers; Melendez goes statewide; Flynn aims at Blumenthal

Updated, 9:34 p.m.: More information. 7:47 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s a roundup of Norwalk political news:... (Read more)

1 / 25 / 2019

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Barron ‘quits in huff,’ NPS Finance Officer to assist in City budget

Updated, 10:09 a.m.: Copy edits; 8:45 a.m.: Copy edits, added statement from Steven Adamowski NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Chief... (Read more)

1 / 24 / 2019

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Norwalk to focus on MLK Boulevard with ‘Corridor Initiative’

Updated, 9:19 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – Nationwide, streets named after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. have... (Read more)

1 / 24 / 2019

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Rilling announces reelection bid

Updated for the last time at 3:45 a.m. Jan. 23.  NORWALK, Conn. – Mayor Harry Rilling is seeking a... (Read more)

1 / 22 / 2019

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MLK speaker addresses King’s legacy, asks Norwalkers to do more

Updated, 8:23 a.m.: Copy edits, revised headline NORWALK, Conn. – A new civil rights movement is needed, Lawrence Hamm... (Read more)

1 / 22 / 2019

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Opinion: Schools are economically segregated – and MLK would disapprove

Five decades after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., many carry on his legacy through the struggle for... (Read more)

1 / 21 / 2019

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How Trump and Dems could both end the shutdown with a win

Donald Trump and congressional Democrats are stuck in a negotiation stalemate that is preventing an end to the government... (Read more)

1 / 19 / 2019

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Norwalk reorg gets off to slow start

Updated, 11:43 a.m., 9:07 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – City officials will soon hold interviews to fill key top... (Read more)

1 / 17 / 2019

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Norwalk political notes: Lamont, Tracey, state reps and federal workers

Updated, 8:51 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – Some Norwalk announcements for you: Lamont visits Tracey to help Dalio... (Read more)

1 / 17 / 2019

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‘POKO’ news: Lawsuit(s)

Updated, 8:52 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – There have been some significant developments related to “POKO,” a.k.a. Wall... (Read more)

1 / 16 / 2019

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Norwalkers weigh in on next decade of development

Correction, 1:30 p.m.: New plan every 10 years. Updated, 8:20 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – Criticisms of the... (Read more)

1 / 16 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE will tout successes in request for $12.9 million boost

Updated, 8:35 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – Board of Education members are taking a new tone as they plan... (Read more)

1 / 15 / 2019

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Fedor hopes ‘The Barnacle’ will reduce towing of illegally parked cars

Correction, 6 a.m. Jan. 16: Kevin Dougherty; copy edits. NORWALK, Conn. – Allen Fedor hopes to drastically reduce the... (Read more)

1 / 14 / 2019

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Norwalk political notes: Calf Pasture Beach; Brinton hacked; meters coming back to Wall Street

Correction, 1:11 p.m.: Norwalk First is Debora Goldstein’s domain. Reference removed.  NORWALK, Conn. – Some Norwalk political developments for... (Read more)

1 / 14 / 2019

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Lamont to CT legislators: ‘Let’s fix the damn budget’

Connecticut’s new governor showed himself Wednesday to be affable, straightforward, optimistic, playful — and even slightly goofy — in... (Read more)

1 / 12 / 2019

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Third Taxing District presented with plans to change East Avenue

Updated, 9:39 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – Plans to redo East Avenue from the Interstate 95 interchange to... (Read more)

1 / 10 / 2019

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Norwalk political notes: TTD, POCD, bag ban, and new council members

Updated, 4:15 p.m.: Attribution changed, more explanation added;  2:07 p.m.: Correction, Pam Parkington nominated Johnnie Mae Weldon to serve as... (Read more)

1 / 10 / 2019

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Redevelopment Agency hearing on Norwalk Center plan draws critical crowd

Updated, 5:22 p.m.: NancyOnNorwalk’s first poll added. Correction, 1:47 p.m.: Bobbie Kinn. Updated, 9:39 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn.... (Read more)

1 / 9 / 2019

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Plastic bag ban called ‘first step’ for Norwalk

Updated, 5:49 p.m.: Poll added. Vote yes or no, do you approve of the ban? 8:46 a.m.: Copy edits... (Read more)

1 / 9 / 2019

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Norwalk political notes: Meetings

Updated, 10:24 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – Some Norwalk political notes for you: Council looks to automate parks’... (Read more)

1 / 8 / 2019

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Norwalk ‘Rainy Day’ fund grows to $57.7 million

Correction, 4:22 p.m.: Rainy Day Fund is $57.7 million, according to Bob Barron. Updated, 10:07 a.m.: Bob Barron confirmed... (Read more)

1 / 7 / 2019

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Norwalk Council, Zoners review West/Wall Neighborhood Plan

Updated, 1:52 p.m.: Photo and PDF added; 8:53 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – Common Council members and Norwalk Zoning... (Read more)

1 / 7 / 2019

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CT ballot access laws deprive voters of choice

There is much discussion right now about making it easier for Connecticut residents to vote; proposals center around no-excuse... (Read more)

1 / 6 / 2019

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Legislators eye changes to state education aid

The leadership of the legislature’s Education Committee will be almost completely new this session, but many of the committee’s... (Read more)

1 / 5 / 2019

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