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Norwalk waits for news from Hartford

Norwalk Board of Education member Heidi Keyes, left, and BoE Vice Chairman Mike Barbis confer Monday during the Democratic Town Committee meeting in the South Norwalk Community Center. Keyes is seeking reelection.

NORWALK, Conn. – The state budget was on numerous minds Monday, even if there are not yet any concrete answers for Norwalk.

If Gov. Dannel Malloy rules the state by executive order come Oct. 1, Norwalk Public Schools will be decimated, Board of Education Vice Chairman Mike Barbis said to the Democratic Town Committee in the evening, while BoE Chairman Mike Lyons said he still didn’t know the local impacts of the Republican budget passed by the legislature. Continue reading Norwalk waits for news from Hartford

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Norwalk Fire Department provides high wind safety tips ahead of Jose

NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in a slightly altered format from which it was sent:

(Norwalk, September 18, 2017) As Jose makes its way north, our area remains in a tropical storm watch. The impacts associated with Jose should be winds. Winds are expected to increase out of the northeast Tuesday morning and Western Coastal CT locations can expect winds of 20-25 mph with gusts to 35-40 mph during the day Tuesday through Wednesday. There may be some immediate coastline flooding but this is due to an astronomical high tide cycle however; the flooding should not be major at all. High winds can cause downed trees and power lines, flying debris and building collapses, which may lead to power outages, transportation disruptions, damage to buildings and vehicles, and injury or death. Continue reading Norwalk Fire Department provides high wind safety tips ahead of Jose

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Malloy plans veto but seeks ‘frank, constructive discussions’

Gov. Dannel Malloy. (File photo)

NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in the format in which it was sent:

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy delivered the following prepared remarks regarding the state budget during a news conference this afternoon at the State Capitol building in Hartford:

This year has offered many twists and turns.  Yet even in unpredictable times, I have attempted to keep certain ideas consistently at the forefront of our discussions when it comes to the budget. Continue reading Malloy plans veto but seeks ‘frank, constructive discussions’

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Oak Hills restauranteurs seek to sell business

The new view of the Oak Hills Park restaurant from the golf course’s first tee, which was recently renovated.

NORWALK, Conn. — Amar Haouri and Vincent LaForte will be out of the Oak Hills Park restaurant business by Jan. 15, by the latest.

However, their Oak Hills Restaurant on the Green is not behind on its rent, as some have suggested. Continue reading Oak Hills restauranteurs seek to sell business

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Rilling’s ‘assistant’ is more effective than he is

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What does our mayor do all day?

After a few recent letters I have read, the thought popped into my head.  I can’t imagine what Harry Rilling does all day.  He effectively hired someone (however inexperienced in Norwalk and municipal functions outside legal issues) to do the job of the mayor, and by all accounts, just by showing up, she is doing a better job than he is able to.  Even BOE Chair Mike Lyons complimented the deputy mayor, or assistant to the mayor, or whatever the title is, and all she did was walk back and forth between the BOE and union groups while the mayor was off flip-flopping on school repair policies. Continue reading Rilling’s ‘assistant’ is more effective than he is

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Thank you, Norwalk

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It was a very difficult decision not to run for re-election this year. So many people helped me during my first run for office that I initially felt that not running was a disservice to the folks that dedicated time to my campaign. That being said, midway into my council term, my career path changed and in my new role, I’m now required to travel out of state on a just about a weekly basis. While this presented an exciting opportunity for me professionally, I’ve struggled with my ability to dedicate (what I believe is) the appropriate amount of time to my council position. Continue reading Thank you, Norwalk

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Conroy pledges education projects will be  ‘A Top Priority’

The election is Nov. 7.

NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in the format in which it was sent:

NORWALK – Mayoral candidate Andrew Conroy (R) today staked out his goals for the city’s public education system, starting with a vow to take seriously the mayor’s role as an ex-officio member of the Board of Education (BOE), paving the way for them to complete school projects.   Continue reading Conroy pledges education projects will be  ‘A Top Priority’

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News Junkie Opinion:  Democratic leaders finally sink their own ship

Susan Bigelow

Susan Bigelow is a columnist and the founder of CTLocalPolitics. She lives in Enfield with her wife and their cats.

Only the inept leaders of the majority party of the General Assembly could make a budget so bad that even Connecticut Democrats couldn’t support it. Continue reading News Junkie Opinion:  Democratic leaders finally sink their own ship

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Norwalk Finance Director: ‘I don’t know what to tell you’

An excerpt from the Norwalk Public Schools 2017-18 budget documents.

Updated, 12:28 p.m.: Comments from Mike Lyons and Mike Barbis; story rearranged.

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk officials are still in the dark about funding from the state.

“I don’t know what to tell you.  We have a Senate and House backed plan that the Governor has indicated that he will veto so that leaves us still uncertain as to the level of funding for Norwalk,” Norwalk Finance Director Bob Barron said Saturday afternoon, after being asked about the Republican-backed budget passed yesterday by the legislature. Continue reading Norwalk Finance Director: ‘I don’t know what to tell you’

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News Junkie Opinion: New study finds influence of bogus news outlets increasing

Barth Keck.

Barth Keck is an English teacher and assistant football coach who teaches courses in journalism, media literacy, and AP English Language & Composition at Haddam-Killingworth High School. 

Amid the many stories surrounding Hurricane Irma as it approached the United States last week were these inane and downright preposterous items:

• Approximately five hours before the storm surge turned Miami streets into rivers and knocked out power, Ann Coulter tweeted this: “HURRICANE UPDATE FROM MIAMI: LIGHT RAIN; RESIDENTS AT RISK OF DYING FROM BOREDOM.” Continue reading News Junkie Opinion: New study finds influence of bogus news outlets increasing

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Pedestrian killed in MLK collision

NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in the format in which it was sent:

 

Fatal Crash

On September 15, 2017, at 9:14 pm officers responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Lowe Street. Arriving officers found a male pedestrian lying in the street suffering from life threatening injuries.  The vehicle that had struck the pedestrian fled the scene prior to officers arriving. The pedestrian was transported to the Norwalk Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Officers later located the suspect vehicle at an address on Ely Avenue. Continue reading Pedestrian killed in MLK collision

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State legislators finally have a budget – that Malloy has promised to veto

State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-25) talks to reporters Friday in an interview broadcast on CT-N.

NORWALK, Conn. — The Democratic-dominated state legislature passed a Republican budget Friday.

It has “more gimmicks in there than I think should be allowed in any kind of a budget,” State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-25) said in an interview broadcast on CT-N, repeating assertions made earlier this week that Gov. Dannel Malloy will never sign the budget. Continue reading State legislators finally have a budget – that Malloy has promised to veto

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About Nancy

Nancy came to Norwalk in September 2010 and, after reporting on Norwalk for two years for another company, resigned to begin Nancy On Norwalk so she engage in journalism the way it was meant to be done. She is married to career journalist Mark Chapman, has a son, Eric (the artist and web designer who built this website), and two cats – a middle-aged lady and a young hottie who are learning how to peacefully co-exist.