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Showing 9/29/2021 to 9/7/2021

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Seattle man named Norwalk Recreation and Parks Director

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk’s new Recreation and Parks Director is coming here from Seattle, where he oversaw 180 full-time... (Read more)

9 / 29 / 2021

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Rilling pulls Norwalk Commission on the Status of Women out of hat, appoints 10 members

NORWALK, Conn. — Mayor Harry Rilling has revived the Commission on the Status of Women, a long-forgotten City body... (Read more)

9 / 29 / 2021

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NPD blames ‘staffing shortages’ for cut in NPS school resource officers

NORWALK, Conn. — Staffing shortages have resulted in less Norwalk Police officers staffing the public schools, Chief Thomas Kulhawik... (Read more)

9 / 28 / 2021

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Duff, Haskell tout $175M in local infrastructure work

NORWALK, Conn. — Work has begun on the Merritt Parkway, “the last two legs” of a 25-year project, State... (Read more)

9 / 28 / 2021

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Who will get the bullet points in Dem runoff?

(No one. There are only two candidates.) NORWALK, Conn. — It was unusual to the point of not having... (Read more)

9 / 27 / 2021

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A Norwalk photo #121

NORWALK, Conn. — Paul Cantor took this photo Saturday. “There is just one word to describe the Silver Steel... (Read more)

9 / 26 / 2021

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Consultants unveil new look for Norwalk: concepts to achieve through zoning reform

NORWALK, Conn. — You could, through zoning regulation reform, encourage a research and development facility in Norden Place, bisecting... (Read more)

9 / 24 / 2021

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A Norwalk photo #120

NORWALK, Conn. — Paul Cantor and Yvonne “Myška” Lopaur returned from an overseas trip this week and went for... (Read more)

9 / 24 / 2021

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Ordinance Committee advances plans to merge Planning and Zoning Commissions; moves tree ordinance to public hearing

NORWALK, Conn. — The plans to merge Norwalk’s Planning and Zoning Commission took another step forward Tuesday as the... (Read more)

9 / 23 / 2021

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A Norwalk photo #119

NORWALK, Conn. — The Old School Fence, Wednesday in Rowayton. (Read more)

9 / 22 / 2021

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BoE member Barbis passes away; Rowayton man served City in many areas

NORWALK, Conn. — Board of Education member Mike Barbis has died. The regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting began... (Read more)

9 / 22 / 2021

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Bysiewicz comes to Norwalk to laud city’s COVID-19 response, advocate for extending Governor’s emergency powers

NORWALK, Conn. — Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz visited Norwalk on Tuesday to thank Mayor Harry Rilling and Norwalk Public... (Read more)

9 / 22 / 2021

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A look at the decision to reverse NPS high school start time move, and its ‘complex’ origins

NORWALK, Conn. — Even as Norwalk Public Schools works to revert to its 2019-20 bell time schedule the outcry... (Read more)

9 / 21 / 2021

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Norwalk Council greenlights latest artificial turf field, for BMHS softball players

NORWALK, Conn. — The city is going ahead with artificial turf for the new softball field at Brien McMahon... (Read more)

9 / 20 / 2021

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Norwalk photos: Oyster Fest

NORWALK, Conn. — Tremendous crowds greeted the Oyster Festival after its one-year absence, Norwalk Seaport Association President Mike Reilly... (Read more)

9 / 20 / 2021

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Norwalk Dems begin Get Out the Vote campaign

NORWALK, Conn. — Mayor Harry Rilling knows he’s not a shoo-in, he said Saturday. Norwalk Democrats held a campaign... (Read more)

9 / 20 / 2021

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Recount confirms primary results, District C Dems will vote again

NORWALK, Conn. — The results of Tuesday’s primary have been confirmed. “Jenn McMurrer wins and becomes one of the... (Read more)

9 / 17 / 2021

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Activists, Norwalk business man, urge action on climate change

NORWALK, Conn. — Look at Norwalk and see how much of it is 10 feet above sea level, Martin... (Read more)

9 / 17 / 2021

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Norwalk Republican endorsed by firefighters as Dems work to sort it out

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk firefighters have thrown their support to District C Republican Read Auerbach in his quest to... (Read more)

9 / 17 / 2021

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Eversource plans to underground transmission lines advanced by Norwalk Public Works Committee, Planning Commission

NORWALK, Conn. — As a part of the Walk Bridge project, Eversource has been planning to underground its transmission... (Read more)

9 / 16 / 2021

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Norwalk photos: Half a building?

NORWALK, Conn. — It’s an odd site – half a building faces East Avenue. Bradford Craighead, under BPC Capital... (Read more)

9 / 16 / 2021

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McMurrer and Fairbairn give Kydes a jolt – recount will determine primary winners

NORWALK, Conn. — Nine months ago, John Kydes was thinking maybe he’d run for Mayor this year. Now he... (Read more)

9 / 14 / 2021

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NPS considers ‘cost neutral’ plan to alleviate traffic gridlock

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools’ leadership is proposing that NPS elementary students go to school earlier and middle... (Read more)

9 / 14 / 2021

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A Democratic Norwalk primary in C: ‘It may be a healthy race’

NORWALK, Conn. — It will be an unusual primary Tuesday in Norwalk, as it’s been years since District C... (Read more)

9 / 13 / 2021

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A look at the Democratic primary candidates

NORWALK, Conn. — Four Norwalk Democrats are seeking to be their party’s candidates for District C Common Council on... (Read more)

9 / 13 / 2021

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Working Families Party announces endorsements; Kydes snubbed

NORWALK, Conn. — The Connecticut Working Families Party has announced endorsements, spurning an incumbent Democrat who is seeking to... (Read more)

9 / 12 / 2021

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Norwalk 9/11 ceremony remembers those who were lost, reflects on tragedy

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk marked the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 on Friday with personal details of local residents... (Read more)

9 / 11 / 2021

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Critic’s tip highlights ‘uncommon practice’ by Kydes

NORWALK, Conn. — A Freedom of Information request for City records, inspired by a tip from a City Hall... (Read more)

9 / 10 / 2021

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Norwalk DPW laments Ida flooding as ‘act of God’

NORWALK, Conn. — Tropical Storm Ida dumped 5.56 inches of rain on Norwalk in just three hours last week,... (Read more)

9 / 8 / 2021

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Norwalk Parking Authority looks to COVID recovery

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk’s parking operations are returning to a more normal state, with numbers getting back to their... (Read more)

9 / 7 / 2021

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