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Duff defends ‘backing in’ new NHS as ‘political heat’ burns

NORWALK, Conn. — Political games are being played with the proposal to build a new Norwalk High School, Mayor... (Read more)

2 / 12 / 2020

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New Norwalk CFO details ‘grave’ concerns with NPS

Updated, 4:30 a.m. Thursday: Information about scaffolding added. NORWALK, Conn. – In public meetings on back-to-back days, Norwalk Chief... (Read more)

2 / 12 / 2020

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Dachowitz slams ‘sneaky’ NPS, proposes $8 million Rainy Day drawdown

Updated, 1:55 p.m.: Statement from Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski. NORWALK, Conn. — Mayor Harry Rilling and his... (Read more)

2 / 11 / 2020

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NPS wrestles with enrollment growth

NORWALK, Conn. – When the Ponus Middle School expansion/renovation is complete this year, it will be short of space... (Read more)

2 / 7 / 2020

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Norwalk parents seek funding for school projects

NORWALK, Conn. – The Planning Commission’s public hearing on Norwalk’s 2020-21 capital budget drew a crowd of roughly 150... (Read more)

2 / 6 / 2020

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Developing Jefferson concept includes possible glass-walled gymnasium

NORWALK, Conn. — Renovation efforts to transform Jefferson Elementary School into a like-new building should be beginning about a... (Read more)

2 / 4 / 2020

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NPS tops state cities in NextGEN results – third consecutive year

Updated, 2:06 p.m.: Comment from Norwalk Public Schools. NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s a familiar statement: Norwalk Public Schools has... (Read more)

1 / 31 / 2020

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New Norwalk High School details emerge, are scrutinized

NORWALK, Conn. – The new Norwalk High School concept has been fleshed out: it’s thought it would feature a... (Read more)

1 / 30 / 2020

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Norwalk political notes: NPS budget ask, Christopher for RTC chairman

Updated, 12:45 p.m.: Correction made, Dickens info added. NORWALK, Conn. – Some Norwalk political notes: Norwalk CFO: NPS is... (Read more)

1 / 30 / 2020

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Norwalk Dem statehouse crew fields questions ahead of legislative session

NORWALK, Conn. — There was a hot topic at Monday’s Democratic legislative town hall forum – school vaccinations. State... (Read more)

1 / 28 / 2020

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Norwalk drag queen event for children draws protestors

NORWALK, Conn. – Most days, the Norwalk Public Library is a quiet place. Sunday afternoon was a different story.... (Read more)

1 / 27 / 2020

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Norwalk Council takes on big topic: bullying

NORWALK, Conn. — It’s one of parents’ biggest fears and children’s biggest problems. And now that it’s reached epidemic... (Read more)

1 / 27 / 2020

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Unaccompanied minors are moving to Connecticut in record numbers

For several long hours, Francisco, then 15, sat on the bank of the Rio Grande River in Mexico trying... (Read more)

1 / 26 / 2020

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Norwalk BoE approves Adamowski’s $14M ask

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Board of Education members on Tuesday approved a request for a 7 percent budget increase,... (Read more)

1 / 24 / 2020

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Lo: Norwalk needs to acquire South Norwalk land to end new school delay

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk is going to start looking to acquire land in South Norwalk, to satisfy the state... (Read more)

1 / 23 / 2020

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Adamowksi issues enrollment update

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski released an updated Norwalk Public Schools enrollment report Tuesday. NPS... (Read more)

1 / 23 / 2020

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Norwalk BoE looks for ways to ‘manage itself when things go wrong’

NORWALK, Conn. – Two months after NAACP members packed a Norwalk Board of Education meeting demanding Mike Barbis’s resignation... (Read more)

1 / 21 / 2020

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NCC offers new career training programs

NORWALK, Conn. –  Three new non-credit career training programs are being rolled out by Norwalk Community College’s Division of... (Read more)

1 / 17 / 2020

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Norwalk political notes: Mediation for Morris, NPS; Council approves NHS designer; DiGangi denies drought data

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk info for you: Morris, NPS, heading for mediation NHS architect tapped; LAZ parks contract... (Read more)

1 / 15 / 2020

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Rilling advises deep thought on Adamowski’s ask for NPS budget hike

NORWALK, Conn. — Both sides need to do some soul searching when it comes to the Norwalk Board of... (Read more)

1 / 10 / 2020

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Adamowski lays out reasoning behind proposed $14 million NPS budget increase

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski began making his pitch Tuesday for a $14.3 million increase... (Read more)

1 / 8 / 2020

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Opinion: Center For Global Studies students commended in National Merit Program

This is a statement included in the packet for the Board of Education meeting planned for Dec. 17 but... (Read more)

12 / 22 / 2019

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NPS, Morris, prepare for January jury trial

Updated, 10:30 p.m.: Court date appears to be postponed until May.  NORWALK, Conn. – The lawsuit filed by former... (Read more)

12 / 20 / 2019

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Norwalk Dems appoint Hosten to serve out Kimmel’s BoE term

NORWALK, Conn. — Colin Hosten will replace Bruce Kimmel on the Norwalk Board of Education. Norwalk Democrats voted 33-15... (Read more)

12 / 17 / 2019

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Norwalk presented ‘very preliminary’ budget figures

NORWALK, Conn. — Contractual demands are set to make the 2020-21 Norwalk Public Schools budget $5.6 million more that... (Read more)

12 / 17 / 2019

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Scenes from Nov. 19 Norwalk BoE meeting – Will there be a repeat Tuesday?

Updated, 2:30 a.m. Tuesday: Brenda Penn-Williams said she is not expecting a huge crowd Tuesday.  NORWALK, Conn. — Get... (Read more)

12 / 16 / 2019

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Norwalk ACTS quarterly convening: focus on social justice and equity for Norwalk’s children

NORWALK, Conn. — At the quarterly “convening” of Norwalk ACTS held on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at Stepping Stones Museum,... (Read more)

12 / 16 / 2019

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Adamowski details reasons behind proposal for new Norwalk High School

NORWALK, Conn. – The surprise proposal to build a new Norwalk High School was vetted publicly for the first... (Read more)

12 / 13 / 2019

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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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