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Showing 8/1/2021 to 6/10/2021

The Fitch Files: Connecticut’s eviction moratorium prompts constitutional questions.

‘I’ve never felt more hated by my government.’ This is the second of a three-part series looking at the... (Read more)

8 / 1 / 2021

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Restaurant owner closes Fairfield location after struggling to find workers, blames extended unemployment benefits

After eight months of trying to hire staff, the owner of the small sandwich and burger joint Blue Cactus Grill closed... (Read more)

7 / 29 / 2021

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The Fitch Files: As eviction moratorium ends, property owners reckon with losses.

‘I’ll never buy property in Connecticut again’ This is the first of a three-part series looking at the eviction... (Read more)

7 / 29 / 2021

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Norwalk tax sale, August concerts and grants for women’s businesses

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk announcements for you: Tax Sale set for Sept. 20 Sunday concerts in Mathews Park... (Read more)

7 / 29 / 2021

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Unprecedented surplus in new CT budget may be even larger than legislators thought

When lawmakers adopted a new, two-year state budget in early June, some observers blinked at the unprecedented, $2.3 billion... (Read more)

7 / 27 / 2021

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More children are being vaccinated, but rate of COVID cases continues to climb in Connecticut

More than 50 percent of Connecticut’s population between the ages of 12 and 15 have now been vaccinated, according... (Read more)

7 / 22 / 2021

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How effective is the first shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine? (Part II)

Maybe you’ve postponed your second COVID-19 vaccine appointment, whether because of scheduling hassles or general reluctance. But how safe... (Read more)

7 / 20 / 2021

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US intelligence report on UFOs: No aliens, but government transparency and desire for better data might bring science to the UFO world

On June 25, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a much-anticipated report on UFOs to Congress.... (Read more)

7 / 17 / 2021

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Lamont’s final tally: 235 bills signed, four vetoed

Gov. Ned Lamont has vetoed three more bills,  including a measure that would have conveyed property in Wolcott for... (Read more)

7 / 16 / 2021

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Lamont’s emergency powers extended through September

The General Assembly voted Wednesday for a 44-word resolution extending Gov. Ned Lamont’s emergency powers through Sept. 30, making... (Read more)

7 / 16 / 2021

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Trump can’t beat Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in court – but the fight might be worth more than a win

From condo salesman to reality TV host to leader of the free world, Donald Trump has occupied several lifetimes’... (Read more)

7 / 13 / 2021

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NancyOnNorwalk cruises into the sunset, July 19

No – we are not shutting down. (Got your attention though, didn’t we?) On Monday, July 19th NancyOnNorwalk is hosting... (Read more)

7 / 11 / 2021

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Benjamin Franklin’s fight against a deadly virus: Colonial America was divided over smallpox inoculation, but he championed science to skeptics

Exactly 300 years ago, in 1721, Benjamin Franklin and his fellow American colonists faced a deadly smallpox outbreak. Their... (Read more)

7 / 5 / 2021

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The Declaration of Independence wasn’t really complaining about King George, and 5 other surprising facts for July Fourth

Editor’s note: Americans may think they know a lot about the Declaration of Independence, but many of those ideas... (Read more)

7 / 4 / 2021

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A $100K scholarship; time to pay your taxes; Lockwood Mathews talk; golf tournament

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk announcements for you: NHS grad gets a $100k scholarship from Kevin’s Fund How to... (Read more)

7 / 3 / 2021

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Increased State funding to Norwalk touted: no tax increase this year

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk officials gathered Wednesday to draw attention to increased funding for Norwalk via the biennial State... (Read more)

7 / 1 / 2021

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Adapting to an uncertain climate future, Connecticut auditions new forests

At 9:30 on a morning in late May, it was already hot and promising to get hotter as a... (Read more)

6 / 30 / 2021

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Florida condo collapse – searching for answers about what went wrong in Surfside can improve building regulation

The collapse of a huge condominium building near Miami, Florida was shocking news to wake up to on the... (Read more)

6 / 29 / 2021

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A Norwalk photo #107

NORWALK, Conn. — Paul Cantor took this photo of a COVID-19 vaccination station Sunday at Calf Pasture Beach. “Only... (Read more)

6 / 28 / 2021

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Electric heat pumps use much less energy than furnaces, and can cool houses too – here’s how they work

To help curb climate change, President Biden has set a goal of lowering U.S. greenhouse gas emissions 50%-52% below... (Read more)

6 / 26 / 2021

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Art festival in the park; online talk on racial health inequities; a private tour of seals’ new home

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk announcements for you: Norwalk Art Festival is this weekend Unitarians offer webinar on racial... (Read more)

6 / 23 / 2021

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Humanist party; dog parade scheduled; golfers support Maritime Aquarium

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk announcements for you: HFFC holds solstice party Dog parade scheduled for Wall Street Maritime... (Read more)

6 / 18 / 2021

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House, Senate tensions evident in budget implementer bill

House deletes Duff’s data privacy measure The General Assembly concluded its special session Thursday with passage of a budget... (Read more)

6 / 18 / 2021

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On 50th anniversary of war on drugs, Connecticut legalizes marijuana

The Senate voted 16-11 Thursday for final passage of a bill legalizing the production, sale and adult use of recreational marijuana... (Read more)

6 / 18 / 2021

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NancyOnNorwalk is an Amazon Smile beneficiary

Shopping on Amazon? You can also donate to NancyOnNorwalk, without spending an extra dime. Just make Chapman Hyperlocal Media... (Read more)

6 / 17 / 2021

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Why nobody will ever agree on whether COVID lockdowns were worth it

As an increasingly vaccinated world emerges from lockdowns, lots of people are talking about whether the fight against the... (Read more)

6 / 16 / 2021

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Employees are feeling burned over broken work-from-home promises and corporate culture ‘BS’ as employers try to bring them back to the office

As vaccinations and relaxed health guidelines make returning to the office a reality for more companies, there seems to... (Read more)

6 / 13 / 2021

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Spreading vaccine fears — and cashing in

Meet the influencers making millions by dealing doubt about the coronavirus vaccines. Heather Simpson never thought to question vaccines.... (Read more)

6 / 12 / 2021

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Sports camps, Juneteenth and annual LMMM gala

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk announcements for you: Basketball camp and other NPS offerings NPL offers Juneteenth concerts Lockwood-Mathews... (Read more)

6 / 11 / 2021

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New CT budget has an unprecedented built-in surplus of $2.3 billion

State poised to make historic deposit to mitigate massive long-term pension debt Question: When was the last time a... (Read more)

6 / 10 / 2021

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