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Showing 12/10/2019 to 10/20/2019

Duff: ‘Time to think big,’ new Norwalk High School to be built

Updated, 2:08 a.m. Tuesday: Full story. 4 p.m.: quote from Sarah LeMieux. NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk plans to build... (Read more)

12 / 10 / 2019

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Norwalk superintendent search begins with opinions from stakeholders

NORWALK, Conn. – A consensus emerged in a recent online survey: Norwalk’s next Superintendent of Schools needs to foster... (Read more)

12 / 5 / 2019

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Norwalk DTC considers two for Kimmel’s seat as Norwalk BoE prepares to elect new chair

Updated, 2 p.m. Wednesday: More information. NORWALK, Conn. – The effort to fill the void left by Board of... (Read more)

12 / 3 / 2019

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Norwalk Common Council green-lights $1.4 million school appropriation

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools is getting $1 million to deal with an influx of immigrant students, thanks... (Read more)

11 / 27 / 2019

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Kimmel resigns from Board of Education, leaves Democratic Party

NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Board of Education turmoil has escalated: Bruce Kimmel has resigned. “I resigned for political,... (Read more)

11 / 26 / 2019

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FOI request shows no forwarding of Barbis email

Updated, 2:49 p.m. Wednesday: More information. NORWALK, Conn. – A public records request confirms that Mike Barbis’ infamous June... (Read more)

11 / 26 / 2019

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Norwalk, NPS, eyeing cyber security

NORWALK, Conn. — The City’s IT department is set for its first review by an outside agency in 15... (Read more)

11 / 25 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE considers social and emotional learning

Updated, 4 p.m.: PDF added. NORWALK – The notion that empathy, cooperation, self-awareness and similar life skills can count... (Read more)

11 / 22 / 2019

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Barbis weathers NAACP storm, silently refusing to resign

Updated, 3:15 p.m.: Video added. NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk’s new Board of Education began its term Tuesday with members taking... (Read more)

11 / 20 / 2019

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Kimmel takes over helm of Norwalk Board of Education

NORWALK, Conn. — Bruce Kimmel will lead the Norwalk Board of Education, as expected, for the next year. Freshman member... (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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Norwalk seventh grader calls out NPS for ‘boring and repetitive’ math instruction

NORWALK, Conn. — The Teach-to-One math program is “pretty bad,” according to a Nathan Hale Middle School seventh grader. “In... (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 NAACP: ‘Enough is enough’

Updated, 2 p.m.: Comment from Heidi Keyes, more information.  NORWALK, Conn. — The controversy over comments made by Norwalk... (Read more)

11 / 12 / 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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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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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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Meek defends BoE meeting attendance record

NORWALK, Conn. — Bryan Meek has attended 58.5% of full Norwalk Board of Education meetings in 2019, according to... (Read more)

11 / 3 / 2019

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NAACP To NPS: Why weren’t we told about racist slurs?

Updated, 5:44 p.m., Nov. 2: Headline and photo changed. NORWALK, Conn. – A swastika and the “N word” were... (Read more)

11 / 1 / 2019

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Norwalk District D BoE candidates opine

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Board of Education candidates were put on the spot Monday at the League of Women Voters... (Read more)

10 / 31 / 2019

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Rilling: Norwalk is a wonderful community

NORWALK, Conn. — It was a tale of two Norwalks when incumbent Mayor Harry Rilling, a Democrat, and his... (Read more)

10 / 28 / 2019

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Brinton: It’s a problem that the Mayor doesn’t think there’s a problem

NORWALK, Conn. — It was a tale of two Norwalks when incumbent Mayor Harry Rilling, a Democrat, and his... (Read more)

10 / 28 / 2019

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A Norwalk photo #25

NORWALK, Conn. — This photo was submitted by Jefferson Elementary School third grade teacher Shonna Mitchell. “My class had... (Read more)

10 / 23 / 2019

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Norwalk, meet your Board of Education candidates

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk voters are selecting in-district Board of Education members on Nov. 5. Two races are already... (Read more)

10 / 21 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE made right decision on high school start time

The Norwalk Board of Education recently voted to change the high school start time to 8:30 at the recommendations... (Read more)

10 / 20 / 2019

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