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  • Construction of new Norwalk High School Is Officially Underway

    Construction of new Norwalk High School Is Officially Underway

    Construction of the new Norwalk High School got a ceremonial start Monday, with local officials, joined by Gov. Ned Lamont, tossing shovelfuls of dirt in the air for its official groundbreaking. Construction workers, well along in demolishing the existing athletic field – the site for the new school — temporarily silenced their machines for the…

  • First district’s labor practices faulted by state legislators

    First district’s labor practices faulted by state legislators

    NORWALK – As contract negotiations proceed with its new union bargaining units, the First Taxing District is being criticized by Norwalk’s five Democratic state legislators for its labor practices. In a letter dated March 21 to the district’s commissioners, the group says district employees “continue to work in fear of retaliation and termination.” It says…

  • Case suspended against Norwalk Police Officer Delgado

    Case suspended against Norwalk Police Officer Delgado

    NORWALK – Criminal prosecution of Norwalk Police Officer Hector Delgado was suspended Monday by a state prosecutor, according to Police Chief James Walsh. Delgado was arrested by warrant in February by Bridgeport Police on charges of third-degree stalking and second-degree harassment. Walsh said the State’s Attorney’s office in Bridgeport “nolled” the charges during a court appearance there by…

  • Water Department cited for 17 hazardous workplace violations

    Water Department cited for 17 hazardous workplace violations

    First District’s John E. Riordan Treatment Plant, 270 Valley Rd., New Canaan. | Credit: Harold Cobin

  • Norwalk police sergeant arrested after fatal collision investigation

    Norwalk police sergeant arrested after fatal collision investigation

    A Norwalk Police sergeant has been arrested by warrant on criminal and motor vehicle charges following a ten-month investigation by State Police of a two-vehicle collision that resulted in a fatality. Shannon James Sherry, 48, of Fairfield, turned himself in Thursday at Troop H in Hartford and was charged with Misconduct with a Motor Vehicle…

  • Driver’s fatal river plunge appears intentional, Police say

    Driver’s fatal river plunge appears intentional, Police say

    The man found dead inside a car submerged in Norwalk River Thursday afternoon apparently drove off the road and into the river intentionally, Norwalk police said after a preliminary investigation. They identified him as Aren Craft, 24, of Norwalk. Craft was the vehicle’s lone occupant, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police…

  • Driver pronounced dead after car enters Norwalk River and sinks

    Driver pronounced dead after car enters Norwalk River and sinks

    The driver and lone occupant of a car that entered the Norwalk River Thursday afternoon was pronounced dead at the scene after divers recovered his body from the sunken vehicle. Police were notified of a car floating in the river, partially submerged, at 12:16 p.m., with the initial location given as near the intersection of…

  • Parents, students protest school principal’s extended absence

    Parents, students protest school principal’s extended absence

    Parents and students held a rally outside Norwalk City Hall Tuesday night to protest the lack of information about the leave of absence that has kept  Concord Magnet School Principal Medard Thomas off work since late November. “We have no timeline and no information,” said parent Nicole Chu about Thomas’ absence on paid leave since…

  • Norwalk news roundup: Illegal apartments, Republican candidate, primary shift and NPD

    Updated, 4:11 p.m, minor copy edit; 5:54 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s some recent Norwalk news: Talk of joint inspections of suspected illegal apartments Republican gubernatorial hopeful Stemerman speaks to Norwalk Rotary Primary voters will be re-directed from West Rocks to All Saints NPD officers save life with Narcan Harold Cobin video of David Stemerman…

  • Norwalk Police honor own

    Updated, 3:20 p.m.: NPD list of honorees. NORWALK, Conn. – The fourth annual Norwalk Police Department Awards Ceremony honored 25 officers Monday evening in City Hall. “The officers here put themselves in harm’s way every time they put on a uniform,” Mayor Harry Rilling said. “It gives us great pleasure to be able to recognize…