Once Around the City: Watts: DTC walkout was overstated

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Norwalk Councilman David Watts (D-District A).

NORWALK, Conn. – Earlier reports of a walkout by all the black members at the Norwalk Democratic Town Committee were apparently overstated.

NancyOnNorwalk was unable to attend and relied on eyewitness accounts of the meeting. Two independent sources reported that “all the African-Americans” walked out after Ed Camacho was elected chairman, edging Brenda Penn-Williams, who had been co-chairwoman.

This week, District A Common Council member David Watts said he did not walk out, nor did Krysten White. This was confirmed by Camacho, who said Lynne Moore and state Rep. Bruce Morris were also present for the continued voting.

Camacho, who was elected chairman by a single vote on the third ballot, said he believes the hard feelings will fade and everyone will come together for the betterment of the Democratic Party and the city.

Local arts groups to get state grants

NORWALK, Conn. – Six local arts organizations will soon receive grants from the state to support their numerous contributions to the culture and economy of lower Fairfield County, according to a press release from state Sen. Bob Duff’s office.

The grants will be awarded through the Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund, which is maintained by the state Department of Economic & Community Development and its Connecticut Office of the Arts.

The Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund was established by the State of Connecticut to stimulate the development of private sector funding for the arts and to help stabilize arts institutions.

The local grants are as follows:

  • Darien Arts Council — $1,615
  • Creative Connections — $1,558
  • Cultural Alliance of Fairfield Co. — $1,737
  • Norwalk Symphony Society — $1,149
  • Norwalk Youth Symphony — $1,843
  • Shakespeare on the Sound — $9,146

Kids’ program gets Mayor’s Ball moolah

Mayor Harry Rilling will hand over the proceeds from the Mayor’s Ball to Room to Grow Early Childhood in a brief ceremony set for 11 a.m. Thursday, March 27. The presentation will take place in Room 231 at City Hall.

The 2014 Mayor’s Ball, held Jan. 24 at the Continental Manor, drew a record crowd of nearly 500 people.

Room to Grow Early Childhood program is one of Norwalk’s premier preschools that will continue to assist families who are in need of support, according to a press release from the mayor’s office.

Housing Authority hiring for Head Start

The Norwalk Housing Authority and Head Start have recently posted some job openings. To find out more, click here to go to the website.


One response to “Once Around the City: Watts: DTC walkout was overstated”

  1. spanner

    Local arts groups to get state grants

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