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Showing 1/20/2022 to 12/17/2021

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Norwalk P&Z Commission OKs plan for Cranbury Elementary

NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Planning & Zoning Commission has greenlighted the plans for a new Cranbury Elementary School,... (Read more)

1 / 20 / 2022

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Unhappy surprise for District E ‘insurgents’ – ‘insider’ Dems seek primary

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Democrats are working toward forcing a primary to determine who will represent District E on... (Read more)

1 / 19 / 2022

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Norwalk Republicans elect Town Committee members

NORWALK, Conn. — The Republican Town Committee has elected new members. Diana Paladino Christopher, RTC Corresponding Secretary, provided this... (Read more)

1 / 19 / 2022

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Estrella’s $301K earnings top City Hall’s 2021 list

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Alexandra Estrella tops the list of City Hall paychecks for 2021, but... (Read more)

1 / 18 / 2022

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Marking religious freedom; LMMM news

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk announcements for you: Sunday proclaimed Religious Freedom Day Hempstead to lead Lockwood Mathews Board... (Read more)

1 / 15 / 2022

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Non-Norwalk photos #2

NORWALK, Conn. – Someone asked if I’d been joking when I said I was headed for Hawaii, given the... (Read more)

1 / 14 / 2022

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Surprise District E Dems win 8 of 11 DTC seats, but may face primary

Updated 1:33 p.m.: More information, clarification. NORWALK, Conn. – Four of five Norwalk municipal voting districts elected Democratic Town... (Read more)

1 / 12 / 2022

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Norwalk’s looking for a new communications director

NORWALK, Conn. — Josh Morgan is leaving the City’s employ, nine months after getting a new title denoting more... (Read more)

1 / 11 / 2022

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Norwalk Public Library goes ‘fine free’

NORWALK, Conn. – Library fines have been permanently abolished at Norwalk Public Library. Previous late fees have been waived.... (Read more)

1 / 11 / 2022

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Norwalk DTC to elect members Monday; District E has surprise candidates

NORWALK, Conn. – The often-sleepy election of Democratic Town Committee members has a sly surprise twist this year in... (Read more)

1 / 10 / 2022

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Norwalk Zoners approve Sikhs’ plan for gurudwara on Richards Avenue

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Zoning Commission members defied a community outcry Thursday evening to greenlight a Sikh religious center... (Read more)

1 / 7 / 2022

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A quiet exit: Hurwitz left NPS in September

NORWALK, Conn. — Scott Hurwitz has left Norwalk Public Schools. He’s working as an English teacher at Westhill High... (Read more)

1 / 6 / 2022

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A Norwalk photo #129

NORWALK, Conn. – John Levin took this photo Wednesday on Chestnut Hill Road, near Pumpkin Lane. Vehicles had stopped... (Read more)

1 / 6 / 2022

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Norwalk political notes: Events, including a Zoning hearing

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk political notes for you: A virtual Jan. 6 ‘Vigil for Democracy’ Sikh temple hearing... (Read more)

1 / 6 / 2022

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Norwalk photos: Rapid-test giveaway

NORWALK, Conn. — Claire Schoen submitted these photos of Tuesday’s City distribution of free rapid at-home COVID-19 tests to... (Read more)

1 / 5 / 2022

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Norwalk to hand out COVID-19 tests, masks; Vets Park testing called a ‘challenge’

NORWALK, Conn. — The City is planning to distribute free rapid at-home COVID-19 tests to residents at 6 p.m.... (Read more)

1 / 4 / 2022

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Norwalk Finance Department: Two hires, positive report on tax collections

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk Finance Department news for you: Tom Ellis hired as new Norwalk Director of Management... (Read more)

1 / 4 / 2022

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Combatants detail accusations in latest Milligan/Norwalk Redevelopment Agency legal battle

NORWALK, Conn. — The war of words between real estate broker Jason Milligan and the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency has... (Read more)

1 / 3 / 2022

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Milligan submits Norwalk photo showing harmonic convergence

NORWALK, Conn. – Real estate broker Jason Milligan submitted this photo recently with the words, “caption this.” Milligan is... (Read more)

1 / 3 / 2022

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The ‘runner’s high’ may result from molecules called cannabinoids – the body’s own version of THC and CBD

Many people have experienced reductions in stress, pain and anxiety and sometimes even euphoria after exercise. What’s behind this... (Read more)

12 / 29 / 2021

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A Norwalk photo #128

NORWALK, Conn. – These cars were sitting Tuesday on Quintard Avenue because their drivers were lined up to get... (Read more)

12 / 29 / 2021

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Norwalk photos: Firefighters extricate injured driver, who later died at Norwalk Hospital

NORWALK, Conn. — The Norwalk Fire Department provided these photos of a two-car collision it said happened 11:20 p.m.... (Read more)

12 / 27 / 2021

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Norwalk visuals: City Hall Christmas

NORWALK, Conn. — Above, a photo of the City Hall lobby Christmas tree, outfitted with gifts. Below, a Town... (Read more)

12 / 25 / 2021

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Rilling reinstates mask mandate

NORWALK, Conn. — The Omicron variant is prompting an unhappy holiday gift for your stockings: Norwalk’s mask mandate has... (Read more)

12 / 24 / 2021

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Norwalk Council members tackle outdoor dining nuances in attempt to help small businesses

NORWALK, Conn. — Outdoor dining can remain a thing in Norwalk even after the COVID-inspired permissions expire in March,... (Read more)

12 / 23 / 2021

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Norwalk photos: Christmas-loving tax collector

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Tax Collector Lisa Biagiarelli loves Christmas – she came to City Hall over the Thanksgiving... (Read more)

12 / 21 / 2021

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Norwalk BoE eyes security as $500,000 expense in developing capital budget request

NORWALK, Conn. — Security cameras, door surveillance mechanisms and mobile metal detectors are on the Norwalk Board of Education’s... (Read more)

12 / 20 / 2021

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Norwalk CFO Hamilton presses City to keep it up, invest in school buildings

NORWALK, Conn. — Everyone knows Norwalk’s school buildings have been neglected, Norwalk Public Schools Chief Financial Officer Thomas Hamilton... (Read more)

12 / 20 / 2021

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Council roundup: ‘Expedited’ and long awaited work; COVID-inspired help for businesses; P&Z merger

NORWALK, Conn. — Here’s a round up from Tuesday’s busy Common Council meeting: A shortcut to expedite Rowayton Avenue... (Read more)

12 / 17 / 2021

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Norwalk photos: The SoNo Collection

NORWALK, Conn. – Brookfield Properties’s new mall in Norwalk, The SoNo Collection, “is having a fantastic holiday season, with... (Read more)

12 / 17 / 2021

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