Pie & Politics; St. Patrick’s Day parade honors Maloney; Keystone House selects leader

(League of Women Voters of Norwalk)

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk announcements for you:

  • Pie & Politics
  • Maloney to lead St. Pats parade
  • Keystone House appoints new director

League talks politics

The League of Women Voters of Norwalk’s annual “Pie and Politics Event” will take place via Zoom on Saturday March 12 from 9:30 until 11 a.m. according to a news release.  Invited participants are State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-25), and State Representatives Lucy Dathan (D-142), Chris Perone (D-137), Travis Simms (D-140), Stephanie Thomas (D-143), and Terrie Wood (R-141).  Register to take part at https://bit.ly/3ppz7rU.  For more info, call (203) 394-1710 or email [email protected], or [email protected].


NPD Detective named grand marshal

Norwalk Police Detective William “Bill” Maloney. (Contributed)

Norwalk Police Detective William “Bill” Maloney is named 2022 Norwalk St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal, according to a news release from parade sponsor Norwalk Police Emerald Society.  Maloney is an award-winning certified fraud investigator/examiner who joined the NPD in 1983 after two years on the Greenwich force.  Born of Irish stock, his mother having descended from the Conollys and Morans of Killeshin, and father from the Maloneys and Kellys of Cork, the detective and his wife Yajun Shan have three children: Michael, Meghan, and Kelly.

Maloney said, “I am honored to be Grand Marshal, and excited to celebrate the rich history of the Irish people at the Norwalk Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.  I wish to thank the Norwalk Police Emerald Society for my selection.”

The parade will start at Veterans Park at 11 a.m, on Saturday March 12, and will march through South Norwalk.

The Emerald Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization.


Hoffman leading Keystone House

Nicholas Hoffman. (Contributed)

Nicholas Hoffman is appointed executive director of Keystone House, a Norwalk nonprofit dedicated to enabling independence and self-sufficiency for adults beset with psychiatric disorders.  He succeeds Valerie Williams, who retired in December.

During 18 years spent at various nonprofits, Hoffman served as executive director at Newtown Youth Academy where he cut annual costs by $350,000 via expense analysis and contract negotiations, secured over $1.1 million charitable support for The Trust for Public Land Connecticut Office, and led a $7 million campaign to build a state of the art child guidance center.

In a news release, Keystone House Board Chair/Transition Team Chair Anthony Perrone said, “Mr. Hoffman has dedicated himself to the nonprofit sector and has an intimate understanding of the obstacles faced by organizations that provide mental health in Connecticut and a track record of successfully navigating these challenges. We are confident he will provide the strong leadership and vision Keystone House needs to move into the future.”

Keystone House’s stated mission is to “help individuals adjust to and remain in the community environments of their choosing by providing them with necessary life skills and tools to help them live as independently as possible.”  Their website is https://www.keystonehouse.org.


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