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  • Oak Hills driving range dominates Norwalk Mayor’s Night Out

      Correction: The person who asked about police body cameras was misidentified. It was Mary Oster. NORWALK, Conn. – The continued fight against a golf driving range at Oak Hills Park provided some lively debate at Thursday’s Norwalk Mayor’s Night Out, which also featured comments about city planning, talk about body cameras for the Norwalk…

  • Mayor should be consistent, speak out against driving range

    To the Editor: Editor’s note: This letter to Mayor Harry Rilling was submitted by Paul Cantor as a letter to the editor. Dear Mayor Rilling: I am grateful to you for helping to broker the settlement with the Al Madany Islamic center that prevented a mosque from being built on Fillow Street. The mosque would…

  • Council asked to turn down Oak Hills plan

    To the Editor: The following is a copy of a letter sent to the Common Council and copied to the media by Paul Cantor and signed by several other Norwalk residents. Dear Members of the Common Council: The Oak Hills Park Authority is seeking your approval for a document euphemistically called a Master Plan that…

  • Oak Hills driving range looking like it’s years away

    NORWALK, Conn. – The $4.5 million asking price to renovate Oak Hills Park has been rethought, according to Oak Hills Park Authority Chairman Clyde Mount. The current thinking is to phase in the improvements, with the proposed driving range being last on the list, he said. “The thought is we would do the course renovation-type…

  • Oak Hills chairman defends new ‘Plan A’

    NORWALK, Conn. – The proposed Oak Hills Park master plan could be phased in over several years, like the Veteran’s Park master plan, Oak Hills Park Authority Chairman Clyde Mount said Sunday. The estimated $4.45 million cost of the master plan includes a driving range. Mount said he couldn’t yet provide details but he understood…

  • Proposed Oak Hills changes showcased in tour

    NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk golfers and activists got a look Saturday morning at likely changes to Oak Hills Park with a tour of the location of a proposed driving range. Jim Downing and Mark Curtin of Total Driving Range Solutions showed members of the Oak Hills Park Authority, the Friends of Oak Hills Park and…

  • More than trees at stake in Oak Hills driving range choice

    NORWALK, Conn. – When it comes to a driving range, there is more at stake than trees at Oak Hills Park. The reason the Oak Hills Park Authority is even considering a driving range is money. The OHPA wants to open a new revenue stream, and a driving range is seen as the way to…

  • Oak Hills committee comes out of the woods, picks alternative site

    NORWALK, Conn. – A “better business deal” was selected by the Oak Hills Park Authority Thursday evening – serious negotiations will begin with Jim Downing to put a driving range near the golf course’s cart barn. The bottom line for neighbors of the park and environmentalists: The woods behind the restaurant at the park will…

  • Letter: Stay away from Oak Hills Kool-Aid

    By Scott Kimmich NORWALK, Conn. – Hayden “Bud” Taylor scoffs at the trees in the area where the Oak Hill Park Authority wants to build a driving range, in his July 29 letter to The Hour: “They do little to enhance the environment. Granted there are some wonderful trees that would have to be sacrificed,…