Stories tagged Bill Collins

Showing 7/31/2022 to 12/14/2013

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Late Norwalk Mayor honored with flag lowering

NORWALK, Conn. — The late Bill Collins is being remembered with flags at half-staff in Norwalk. Plans for a... (Read more)

7 / 31 / 2022


Maritime Aquarium mourns former Mayor Bill Collins

NORWALK, Conn. — The late Bill Collins, Norwalk’s Mayor from 1977 to 1981 and again from 1983 to 1987,... (Read more)

7 / 23 / 2022


Bill Collins dies in car accident

Updated, 3 p.m. Saturday: Thoughts from The Maritime Aquarium. NORWALK, Conn. — Former Norwalk Mayor Bill Collins has died... (Read more)

7 / 22 / 2022


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Connecticut’s rich ain’t goin’ nowhere

Gov. Ned Lamont, our sturdy and steadfast champion against COVID, is unfortunately not quite so heroic on economics. Coming... (Read more)

2 / 15 / 2021


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Opinion: Another scheme for affordable housing

Finding a decent place to live is one of America’s most troubling and enduring problems. Lately the press has... (Read more)

1 / 12 / 2020


Norwalk Conservation Commission considers ‘phony’ Westport request

NORWALK, Conn. – A 14-year-old Westport controversy has made its way to Norwalk in a battle concerning “100 yards”... (Read more)

12 / 12 / 2019


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Opinion: Like a zombie, the Walk Bridge lives on!

Late at night, if you lie awake and listen carefully, you can hear the grinding wheels of bureaucracy, all... (Read more)

9 / 29 / 2019


Norwalk officials downplay lack of wayfinding as mall opening nears

NORWALK, Conn. – With five months till the opening of the SoNo Collection, a citywide initiative to guide visitors... (Read more)

6 / 3 / 2019


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Why on earth would you want to go to Iran?

Many dear friends thought it a bad idea. Wasn’t it dangerous? Aren’t they out to get us? Isn’t it... (Read more)

3 / 25 / 2019


Norwalk political notes: Noise ordinance, an award and Wall Street kudos

Updated, 12:23 a.m., Nov. 27: Information added; 2:12 p.m.: Information added; 7:48 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s... (Read more)

11 / 26 / 2018


Former Norwalk Mayors address question: Is Wall Street cursed?

Correction, 5:51 p.m.: Alex Knopp promised before this article came out to write an op ed. (Correction updated, May... (Read more)

5 / 2 / 2018


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Four-year term would allow Mayor to move Norwalk ahead

To the Editor: Some sincere Norwalkers are reluctant to grant the mayor a 4-year term for fear of losing... (Read more)

11 / 3 / 2016


Collins looks to start a trend on Berkeley Street

NORWALK, Conn. — An idea spawned by Ireland has made its way to Norwalk’s Berkeley Street through the activism... (Read more)

7 / 6 / 2016


South Norwalk TOD plan sparks ideas, genial pushback

NORWALK, Conn. — Helpful suggestions mixed with resident resistance Tuesday as the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency held a public hearing... (Read more)

4 / 13 / 2016


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South Norwalk TOD plan seeks to maintain diversity while spurring development

NORWALK, Conn. — Developments with 12 or more units would be required to devote 10 percent of their units... (Read more)

4 / 12 / 2016


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Norwalk Charter Revision Commission seeks public input – and gets plenty

NORWALK, Conn. — Some say it would be undemocratic to have term limits for Norwalk mayors; other say a... (Read more)

2 / 16 / 2016


Want to be Norwalk mayor? Berkeley or Elm Street might help

  NORWALK, Conn. – Cue the Twilight Zone music. “Must be something in the water,” Mayor Harry Rilling said,... (Read more)

1 / 11 / 2016


Dem former mayors see Norwalk moving in right direction

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk’s Democratic former mayors are optimistic about the future given Tuesday’s landslide victory by Mayor Harry... (Read more)

11 / 6 / 2015


SoNo Task Force looks to draw in tourism dollars — at a price

NORWALK, Conn. — Nobody wakes up in the morning and says they want to go to Norwalk for a... (Read more)

9 / 21 / 2015


‘Dwindled’ SoNo Task Force gets updates, plots moves

NORWALK, Conn. — From hiding trash bins to taking on a new initiative – organizing SoNo merchants on a... (Read more)

9 / 19 / 2015


Norwalk Democrats differ on DTC responsibility to ‘listen to districts’

NORWALK, Conn. — The tradition of the Norwalk Democratic Town Committee following the individual district’s wishes has outlived its... (Read more)

7 / 20 / 2015


South Norwalk is not a ‘slum,’ Rilling says

NORWALK, Conn. — Mayor Harry Rilling isn’t crazy about labeling South Norwalk a “slum.” “I agree with Councilman (Richard)... (Read more)

5 / 12 / 2015


SoNo Task Force chairman gives thumbs up, thumbs down

NORWALK, Conn. – A mixture of disappointment and optimism mark former Mayor Bill Collins’ words when asked about the... (Read more)

3 / 30 / 2015


Collins: Norwalk’s biggest problem is lack of affordable housing

NORWALK, Conn. – Development is coming, Norwalk, whether you like it or not, according to former Mayor Bill Collins.... (Read more)

2 / 24 / 2015


Norwalk charter revision being debated – without a consensus yet

NORWALK, Conn. – While Norwalk’s political party leaders have said there is a consensus supporting Mayor Harry Rilling’s desire... (Read more)

2 / 20 / 2015


Former Norwalk Councilman: P&Z split was largely inspired by inadequate sewage treatment plant

NORWALK, Conn. – While former Mayor Bill Collins talks “big box stores” in relation to the separation of Norwalk... (Read more)

1 / 5 / 2015


SoNo Comeback Task Force reports on its brainstorming, skewers Parking Authority

NORWALK, Conn. – Maybe about a year from now the West Avenue corridor will have been transformed in the... (Read more)

9 / 22 / 2014


Collins: SoNo on upsurge, merchants skeptical of GGP plan

NORWALK, Conn. – Skepticism prevails in SoNo toward the possibility of a mall on the former 95/7 site, former... (Read more)

8 / 4 / 2014


SoNo Task Force looks optimistically to SoNo Ironworks and The Pearl

NORWALK, Conn. – Optimism was the key word uttered Friday for a group of movers and shakers tasked with... (Read more)

4 / 4 / 2014


Rilling: SoNo Task Force will tackle problems

Updated 12:42 p.m., list of members; 2:36 p.m. with additional quotes from Mayor Rilling. NORWALK, Conn. – A task... (Read more)

12 / 14 / 2013