Gathering of the pols will highlight Walk Bridge plan

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

NORWALK, Conn. – With just about a month to go before the Nov. 4 election, politicians are become a common sights in Norwalk.

Today, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, U.S. Rep Jim Himes (D-CT4) and state Sen. Bob Duff (D-25) – all up for reelection – will join Sen. Richard (Blumenthal D-Conn.) and Mayor Harry Rilling (neither up for reelection this year) for some bridge talk.

We suspect Republican Gail Lavielle (R-143), also up for reelection, might be there as well, but the event was announced by Malloy and Himes. (Update 2:45 p.m. Thursday: Lavielle informs us the governor’s office did invite her. She was not listed on the press release announcing the event.)

The Democratic quintet will be joined by Department of Transportation Commissioner James P. Redeker, and commuter advocate Jim Cameron to officially announce the planned replacement of the Walk Bridge, the 118-year old bridge that serves on Metro-North’s New Haven Line, and the $161 million award from the Federal Transit Administration that will get the project underway. The federal grant was announced by Malloy’s office in mid-September.

The gathering will be held from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the Maritime Aquarium Dock, 10 North Water St.

After the event, Duff will head for the Norwalk Senior Center at 11 Allen Road to answer questions from seniors and constituents starting at 11:45 a.m. Duff will serve lunch and later meet with the center’s patrons.

Friday, Himes will be at Rowayton Elementary school from 2 to 3 p.m. to join students, teachers and supporters for the annual Steps for Our School walk-a-thon. Funds raised by this year’s student-driven even will be used to purchase new technology for the school.


2 responses to “Gathering of the pols will highlight Walk Bridge plan”

  1. Piberman

    Isn’t it wonderful. The politicos who failed to oversee the well functioning of the ancient bridge now seek the limelight for its rebuild just ahead of the election. We do elect the best people to represent us !

  2. Kevin Di Mauro

    I applaud Gov. Malloy’s attention to CT’s coastline and waterways. The fact that he would attend the re-launch of the Charles W. Morgan, the world’s last remaining wooden whale ship, in Mystic Seaport on his own birthday speaks for itself.

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