Ernie Dumas

  • Norwalk Democrats appoint Révolus to Common Council

    NORWALK, Conn. — Diana Révolus is assuming the Norwalk Common Council seat formerly held by Ernie Dumas. Norwalk Democrats on Monday appointed Révolus to replace Dumas, who has resigned. She was chosen by District B earlier this month. Dumas has been ill. He got a flu shot before going to Arizona in February and has…

  • Norwalk political notes: Pursuing Eversource, considering retirement

    NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk political notes for you: City to PURA: Penalize Eversource Potential City Hall retirements Dumas absent due to illness

  • Simms and Dumas endorse Brinton for Mayor

    NORWALK, Conn. – Two Democratic elected officials have endorsed unaffiliated voter Lisa Brinton in her drive to unseat Democratic incumbent Mayor Harry Rilling. Brinton, who has the Republican Mayoral endorsement, announced Friday that State Rep. Travis Simms (D-140) and Common Council member Ernie Dumas (D-District B) are supporting her candidacy.

  • Norwalk political notes: TTD, POCD, bag ban, and new council members

    Updated, 4:15 p.m.: Attribution changed, more explanation added;  2:07 p.m.: Correction, Pam Parkington nominated Johnnie Mae Weldon to serve as Chair.  9:14 a.m.: Copy edits, information added. NORWALK, Conn. – Some Norwalk political notes for you: Third Taxing District ‘historic moment’ – it’s all-female Drafted city-wide master plan (POCD) topic of upcoming meetings Livingston: No worries…

  • Opinion: It’s time to publicly discuss use of $3.5 million from GGP

    It was with great interest that I read Mayor Rilling’s letter titled “Building purchase will lead to a community center for all,” where the Mayor discussed the role the GGP money has played in the purchase of half of 98 South Main Street, formerly also home to NEON. While there is still some controversy about whether…

  • Norwalk Council greenlights deal with new/old SoNoCC

    Norwalk Council greenlights deal with new/old SoNoCC

    Updated, 1:25 p.m.: Comments from Warren Penã and Thomas Livingston; 6:19 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. — Hard feelings remain for one South Norwalk Common Council member, even after a lengthy discussion behind closed doors Tuesday, as the City moves forward with buying back half of 98 South Main St. The Council voted 13-2 Tuesday…

  • Opinion: Voting no on the SoNoCC deal

    Travis Simms and Ernie Dumas are Democrats representing District B on the Common Council. We have concerns, comments and questions about the City’s dissolution plan for the South Norwalk Community Center(SoNoCC). Nearly two years ago, through bankruptcy court, the City purchased Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now/NEON’s interest in the 98 South Main Street building for $125,000.…

  • Norwalk political notes: Brinton registers as Republican, FOI tiff

    Norwalk political notes: Brinton registers as Republican, FOI tiff

    Updated, 6:17 a.m., 6:43 a.m.: copy edits, information added, revised headline NORWALK, Conn. – Here are your latest Norwalk political items of note: Cavallo hopes Brinton aims for 2019 Republican Mayoral candidate Dumas chosen to replace Bowman Melendez new Dem vice chair; Roberts falls short Asmani’s tenure brief – he’s flying the coop Burney to…

  • Norwalk political notes: Dumas favored by District B; Walk Bridge this and that

    Norwalk political notes: Dumas favored by District B; Walk Bridge this and that

    Updated, 3:25 p.m.: Comment from Mayor Harry Rilling. NORWALK, Conn. — Here’s a roundup of interesting tidbits: District B recommends Dumas Ironworks topic of bet between Bowman and Rilling Footpath planned under Walk Bridge Two other lift bridges SoNoCC purchase moves to Council

  • South Norwalk Dems seek Bowman’s Common Council seat

    South Norwalk Dems seek Bowman’s Common Council seat

    NORWALK, Conn. – More than one person is hoping to get the Norwalk Common Council seat Faye Bowman will leave behind if she moves out of Norwalk, as she says she is going to do. Bowman, a District B Democrat, said she’d like to see the seat go to South Norwalk activist Ernie Dumas. Manny…

  • Norwalk political notes: A candidate; GGP needs a new HQ

    Norwalk political notes: A candidate; GGP needs a new HQ

    NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s what we have for you in political notes this Tuesday: Kassimis running – for Council GGP’s Chicago headquarters being redeveloped…   Goldstein’s public comment stuck in transit BoE blamed for Ely fire Malloy assigns resources to New Haven line A McQuaid in government – someone new

  • South Norwalk cleanup called a great success

    NORWALK, Conn. — South Norwalk is looking mighty spiffed up, volunteers say. “It went swell,” Ernie Dumas of the South Norwalk Citizens for Justice said, of the cleanup he organized for Saturday morning. “I was surprised to see so many people. It was really, really nice.”

  • Norwalk cracking down as AMEC presses ahead with request for contractor yard

    Updated 2:55 p.m. June 14: Copies of the injunction applications are now attached; Videos at bottom of story.   NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk took steps Monday to toughen up its enforcement of a cease and desist order issued to AMEC Carting, which is attempting to legitimize its Chestnut Street-area operation with an application currently before…

  • Why has AMEC Carting been allowed to operate in a residential area?

    To the Editor, We hope the City of Norwalk will soon reform its zoning regulations. Concerns are popping up all over the city, South Norwalk included.  We have an issue with AMEC Carting being able to co-exist in a residential area.  They say the area is zoned as Industrial 1, which some call heavy industrial.…

  • Norwalk Zoning to begin levying fines on ignored ‘cease and desist’ orders

    NORWALK, Conn. — The big hope for ending chronic Zoning violations rests in the hands of a volunteer hearing officer, who will soon begin to impose fines, according to Acting Planning and Zoning Director Mike Wrinn. “We are trying to get through that fining process and get that off the ground because when we do…

  • Court rejects Friends of Ryan Park appeal of DEEP Washington Village decision

    Updated 9:10 p.m. with comment from FORP attorney. NORWALK, Conn. – The Superior Court Judicial District of New Britain, in a decision dated today (April 19) has tossed an appeal by Friends of Ryan Park (FORP) that has held up a $30 million federal grant to help pay for the rebuilding and redevelopment of Washington…