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  • League of Women Voters encourages voting in January party caucuses

    League of Women Voters encourages voting in January party caucuses

    The League of Women Voters of Norwalk wants all voters to know that on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 7:30 p.m., the city’s Democratic and Republican parties will hold their caucuses to choose the voting members of their respective town committees. The Democratic caucus locations will be announced by Common Council district (A, B, C, D,…

  • Consilience is key

    Consilience is key

    This year in January, Amina J. Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, noted that the world is facing the highest number of violent conflicts since the Second World War; in March, the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Russia’s President Vladimir Putin; in September, Chileans marked the 50th anniversary of the overthrow of their democratically…

  • The Norwalk Green: A Community Space

    The Norwalk Green: A Community Space

    In this time of hope and goodwill, Norwalk boasts a wonderful community space, the Norwalk Green. Dating back to the 1800s, the Norwalk Green was the center of all community activity in Norwalk. Just up the hill from the commercial hub around the head of the Norwalk Harbor, it was a public common space where…

  • Two sides to the backpack blower ban!

    Two sides to the backpack blower ban!

    As a local resident for 55 years and owner of a landscape company here in Norwalk for 25 years, I feel compelled to present our side of the story on the leaf blower issue.   First, let me say it was only brought to our attention because a customer of mine who works in City…

  • New CT vehicle standards mean economic opportunity, better health

    New CT vehicle standards mean economic opportunity, better health

    Connecticut is at a crossroads. Pollution from transportation is wreaking havoc on the health of the state I’ve called home for most of my life. Cars, trucks, and other vehicles are responsible for 40% of our state’s climate pollution and 70% of nitrogen oxides, which lead to smog. That’s meant poor air quality, more heart…

  • Sending congratulations and wishing strength 

    Sending congratulations and wishing strength 

    We would like to extend our congratulations to Norwalk’s new Board of Education members. We wish them strength and courage to address the difficult issues that are now laid before them. We each ran to be members of consequence and hope that our new members will find the time in their busy lives to both…

  • What’s in store for NancyOnNorwalk?

    What’s in store for NancyOnNorwalk?

    Phew, elections are over. We worked hard to bring you the information you needed – via streaming video, Q+As with candidates, and coverage of debates. Everyone in Norwalk had access this information – for free, regardless of which candidate they favored. Now, we are asking you for another vote – in support of local news.…

  • Democracy thrives with your respectful participation

    Democracy thrives with your respectful participation

    The League of Women Voters of Norwalk would like to thank all who participated in the November 7 elections: poll workers and election officials, all who worked on campaigns, all who voted, and especially those who took the risk of offering themselves to the community as candidates. We express our gratitude to those who did…

  • Sustainable Streets lauds reponses to candidate Q&A

    Sustainable Streets lauds reponses to candidate Q&A

    In the upcoming election, growth is the #1 issue. People differ on what kind of growth they want to see, or how much, but everyone agrees we need to manage our growth intelligently. Our group – Sustainable Streets Norwalk – was founded on the idea that Norwalk can continue to grow while ensuring environmental, societal,…

  • Why John Levin deserves your vote for Norwalk At Large Common Council

    Why John Levin deserves your vote for Norwalk At Large Common Council

    First full disclosure, I am John’s wife of 32 years though I have kept my family name and show no signs of a blue beard, except by association. Many might be tempted to write John off because of his appearance – don’t do it. This is the first time John Levin has run for public…

  • The Blue Beard Guy

    The Blue Beard Guy

    I first met John Levin in August of 1995. I was six years old and I’d just spent the last few years living in Croatia as a refugee from Bosnia, where I was born. I remember he had this loud laugh and perhaps most importantly for me at the time, he had a pool at…

  • Norwalk needs political diversity

    Norwalk needs political diversity

    What do national political personalities or issues have to do with Norwalk’s local elections? Nothing, they simply distract, so local issues never see the light of day. Such has been the case for nearly a decade. The increased polarization of our two-party system has resulted in states dominated by Republican or Democrat governments. Connecticut is…

  • Remember to vote Tuesday

    Remember to vote Tuesday

    The League of Women Voters Of Norwalk wants to remind everyone to vote next Tuesday, Nov. 7. Voter turnout rates are notoriously low for local (aka municipal) elections in Connecticut. In the most recent one, 2021, only 32% of eligible voters turned out to vote in their local election. Local elections have a much more…

  • Vote Paladino for City Sheriff

    Vote Paladino for City Sheriff

    I think Ron Paladino would make an excellent Norwalk City Sheriff. He is kind, honest, hard-working, and reasonable. A good person who cares about people and our city, a lifelong resident of Norwalk for almost 65 years. For the four years I have known him and the 56 years my husband Bryan has known him, we have witnessed Ron’s concern and…

  • Vote Yes for Charter Revision

    Vote Yes for Charter Revision

    From September 2022 through the Common Council’s adoption of the final version this summer, the nonpartisan Charter Revision Commission worked its way through each line of Norwalk’s jumbled, outdated charter in order to present the City with a document intended to be more relevant, transparent and accessible.  We heard from elected and appointed City officials;…

  • Be kind and respectful no matter who you vote for

    Be kind and respectful no matter who you vote for

    When I was growing up, I was taught to be kind and respectful to everyone. My mom often repeated the adage, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” These are lessons that my husband and I have passed down to our own children and talk about often. We talk…