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  • Norwalk political notes: Mayoral campaigns, ‘moving’ development, and state funding

    NORWALK, Conn. – Some political news for you: RTC rebrands with new website, raises money Tax agreement tabled Rilling touts development State funds NPD body cams  

  • Consultant needed in Norwalk’s proposed reorganization

    This is an open letter to members of the Common Council, Mayor Harry Rilling and Assistant to the Mayor Laoise King.  Harry Rilling’s suggested reorganization is one of the most exciting ideas I’ve ever heard as a Norwalk resident. He has made good on his election night commitment in listening to both supporters and detractors and…

  • Thomson announces bid to be Norwalk mayor

    Thomson announces bid to be Norwalk mayor

    Updated, 6:18 p.m.: Comment from Mayor Harry Rilling; updated 5:15 p.m.: Comment from James Cahn; deadline for signatures. NORWALK, Conn. – Lisa Thomson’s Norwalk mayoral campaign will “focus on protecting neighborhoods, growing the grand list, and professionalizing city government.” “A firm believer that partisanship is getting in the way of governance, she will petition onto…

  • Norwalk political notes: Morris for mayor?

    NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s what we have for you in political notes this Saturday: Morris for mayor? Rilling’s 2016 BoE meeting attendance record Cahn: no interest in political games Nine firefighters being sworn in Latest round of appointments Barron on grand list King snipes at Morris

  • Lyons claims big victory as Facebook battle over ‘Fix it First’ churns on

    Lyons claims big victory as Facebook battle over ‘Fix it First’ churns on

    Updated, Feb. 20, PDF added; Updated, 5:40 p.m., Shirley Mosby’s terms on the BoE. NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk parents may be pleased to hear the latest from Board of Education Chairman Mike Lyons. Mayor Harry Rilling, according to Lyons, has been swayed to support new school construction. “The challenge is to come up with a…

  • Vote no, send political class a message

    There’s a big election coming up and the political class in Norwalk are all excited to push hard for their “Charter Revision.” As an aside, it’s always an interesting case-study to me when they demonstrate, visibly, where there is and is not the existence of “political will.” Frankly, I can’t say that I blame them.…

  • Norwalk Council decision brings on ‘The Wrath of Cahn’

    Updated, 12:36 p.m.: Comment from Steve Serasis. Correction: Shannon O’Toole Giandurco is minority leader, not majority leader. NORWALK, Conn. — James Cahn is not letting his non-appointment to the Norwalk Zoning Commission go without a fight. Cahn, a District A Republican, sent an email to every Common Council member last week asking for direct answers…

  • Rilling pulls Cahn, Cossuto from consideration as Norwalk zoning commissioners

    NORWALK, Conn. – No one is talking about the reasons why, but the two Republicans nominated to be appointed as Norwalk Zoning Commissioners are now out of contention. Mayor Harry Rilling withdrew the appointments of James Cahn and Cindy Cossuto at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting without offering any explanation. There was no discussion.

  • Norwalk political notes: Cahn, Cossuto up for a vote again; Ehlers hits milestone

    NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s what we have for you in political notes this Monday: Thomson: Council’s ‘stalling’ on P&Z is ‘appalling’ Ehlers ‘fully funded to take on Duff’ Norwalk gets first ‘Don’t block the box’

  • About those appointments: Not so fast — Republican zoners tabled

    Updated, 9:44 p.m.: Results of Council meeting; 10:52 p.m., reporting by Harold Cobin; final update 2:15 a.m. NORWALK, Conn. — Tuesday’s appointments to the Norwalk Zoning Commission – which appeared to be a sure thing – have hit a snag. Although almost all of Mayor Harry Rilling’s appointments have sailed through to confirmation on unanimous…

  • Norwalk political notes: BoE ignorance, DTC slip up, RTC question mark

    Norwalk political notes: BoE ignorance, DTC slip up, RTC question mark

    NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s what we have for you in political notes this Monday: Did BoE know about Lyons’ Fensore move? Camacho takes responsibility for DNC delegate racial gap Where did RTC Facebook page go? DTC plans HQ; RTC mum Norwalk set to hire new purchasing agent ‘Wood’ Stuart Wells be Little? A few thoughts…

  • Norwalk political notes: National news, odds and ends

    NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s what we have for you in political notes this Saturday: James Cahn takes ironic look @ national politics Mergers, millennials and the changing mall market David Orr talks extra duty Kimmel on penny wise, pound foolish approaches Tax sale ‘rescheduled’

  • Republican Cahn rues party politics, looks to improve Norwalk

    Correction, 3 p.m., Cahn did not use the word “government” in reference to helping people; misstatement in quote fixed. NORWALK, Conn. — Don’t worry about James Cahn – that 5 o’clock shadow is because it’s No-shave November, not a reaction to losing the election, as in, “just crawled out from under a bridge.” “The comment was…

  • Election Day: Confusion over polling places; votes for Hillary and Wendell Willkie

    Updated 6:04 p.m., with input from candidates and voters at West Rocks and Marvin; 6:25 p.m., more photos. NORWALK, Conn. – Kendall or Tracey? Very slow or sorta slow? Voting for Hillary? Wendell Willkie??? Indeed, there was confusion about polling places and maybe which election this is, but there were also voters with myriad different…

  • Republican Cahn would bring energy, enthusiasm and humor as District A Council rep

    Correction, 2:38 p.m.: The Cahns bought their house in 2003, they say. NORWALK, Conn. — There’s tremendous potential in District A, James Cahn said. “The strip between (Union Avenue) and the Lockwood Mathews Mansion is already one of the coolest neighborhoods, and we have been all over the world. I mean, it’s potentially one of…

  • GOP District A Council hopeful: Candidates should provide resumes, bios

    Updated, April 23, 2018: resume removed at Mr. Cahn’s request. Updated 6:06 p.m. to add résumé link. To the editor: I am a candidate for Common Council in District A. First, however, I am a resident and a voter in District A. Those facts are actually what informed my choice to run in the first…