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  • Larry Cafero for Probate Judge

    I am a lifelong resident of Norwalk and have practiced law in our City for the past 38 years.  I first met Larry Cafero approximately 36 years ago when he was admitted to the bar.  During this time I have had the pleasure and good fortune to come to know Larry both personally and professionally. …

  • Opinion: Questions and answers about Probate Court

    On November 6th we will go to the polls to elect our state and federal officials.  We also elect a Judge to preside over the Norwalk/Wilton Probate Court.  Incumbent Judge Anthony DePanfilis, who has served so ably for the past 21 years, is not running for re-election.  Over the several months, while campaigning for the…

  • Stern, Crosland share views on Norwalk/Wilton probate race

    Stern, Crosland share views on Norwalk/Wilton probate race

    Updated, 7:03 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk and Wilton Democrats have the opportunity Tuesday to choose their candidate for Judge of Probate. Attorney Darnell Crosland is challenging Attorney Doug Stern, who won the endorsement at the Democratic caucus this spring. The winner of the contest will square off against Republican Attorney Larry Cafero…

  • Norwalk Republicans endorse Cafero, Page and Flynn for public office

    NORWALK, Conn. — Three Norwalk Republicans received endorsements Thursday in their quest for elected office. Veteran politico Larry Cafero was endorsed to run for Judge of Probate, while newcomers Frank Page and John Flynn were endorsed to run for State Representative. Videos by Harold Cobin at end of story

  • Crosland gets cross after Stern wins Norwalk-Wilton Dem nod for probate judge

    Updated, 1:30 p.m.: Comments from Donna King. NORWALK, Conn. — Doug Stern handily won the Norwalk Democratic Party endorsement Wednesday for Judge of Probate; opponent Darnell Crosland later called the proceedings a “corrupt staged event … lead by incompetence.” Stern, a relative newcomer, won 35 votes to Crosland’s 19, in a Norwalk/Wilton convention that featured…

  • Crosland alleges ‘cronyism’ in League event disappointment

    NORWALK, Conn. – Darnell Crosland has been booted from a prominent role at a political event next month, due to a complaint from a political opponent. Crosland, a Democrat, has announced that he is running for Judge of Probate this year, as has Republican former State Rep. Larry Cafero. Crosland was set to moderate the League…

  • Crosland, Cafero differ over Norwalk League’s upcoming ‘Pie & Politics’

    NORWALK, Conn. — The first shots have been fired in Norwalk’s probate judge race, Darnell Crosland said Wednesday. Crosland was set to moderate the upcoming League of Women Voters’ Pie & Politics event, but Attorney Larry Cafero, who like Crosland has announced an intention to run for probate judge, told League members that they may…

  • Opinion: The bogus booze bottle brouhaha

    Susan Bigelow is an award-winning columnist and the founder of CTLocalPolitics. She lives in Enfield with her wife and their cats. Package store owners and lobbyists descended on the Legislative Office Building Tuesday to rail against a plan to lower alcohol prices, claiming it could shut down stores and cost 2,000 jobs. The state, on…

  • ‘Loss’ of affordable housing decried as Norwalk mall plan pushes ahead

    NORWALK, Conn. – The cry from some quarters to get mall developer General Growth Properties (GGP) to contribute money to create a Norwalk affordable housing fund does not appear to be meeting with success. “This is lost, this is lost,” Mary Therese “Missy” Conrad said Monday as attorney Larry Cafero spelled out GGP’s argument that…

  • Mall developer agrees to 21/25 of Norwalk Redevelopment Agency’s terms

    NORWALK, Conn. — The SoNo Collection is 84 percent of the way there. It’s up to Norwalk Common Council members and the Redevelopment Agency to decide if that is close enough, Redevelopment Agency Tim Sheehan said Tuesday. General Growth Partners, the company seeking to build a SoNo mall dubbed The SoNo Collection, announced at Tuesday’s…

  • Duff to Norwalk: Time to get off the pot and OK the mall

    Duff to Norwalk: Time to get off the pot and OK the mall

    NORWALK, Conn. – The time for talk is over, Norwalk’s State Sen. Bob Duff said Friday, calling on the Redevelopment Agency and the Common Council to move forward with approvals for The SoNo Collection, the proposed West Avenue upscale mall. “I respect the time and effort that members of the Common Council and Norwalk Redevelopment…

  • SoNo Collection concept plan scrutinized at Norwalk joint committee meeting

    NORWALK, Conn. – Connectivity was a buzzword Tuesday as an architect and an executive explained their latest concept for a mall in SoNo. In response to the release of General Growth Properties’ concept, Redevelopment Agency Executive Director Tim Sheehan told Common Council members and Redevelopment Commissioners that there are always concerns with any new development…

  • Norwalk political notes: Rules are rules, Petrini says; so does Alvord; Haselkamp/Hibson; ‘Mr. Norwalk?’

    NORWALK, Conn. — A seemingly innocuous item on the agenda for Tuesday’s Common Council meeting – a discussion about a change in the Council rules – is linked to a comment that prompted a racial response two weeks ago. Council President Jerry Petrini (R-District D) brought up “Rule 23,” which drew a racial rebuke from…

  • Cafero on Foley loss: ‘He was the wrong Republican’

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Republican Tom Foley’s loss to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday and his commentary on the race are not sitting well with outgoing House Minority Leader Larry Cafero. Malloy held on Tuesday through a close rematch with Foley, his 2010 Republican rival. Although the race was expected to be close, Malloy’s victory…

  • Cafero: Dems on campaign reform – ‘We don’t want to follow that law’

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Republican lawmakers called the Democratic Party’s request to federal election regulators a “brazen” attempt to “toss out our state election laws” by allowing donations from state contractors to support statewide candidates. Gathered at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford Tuesday, Republican lawmakers criticized the Democratic Party’s request to use funds donated to…

  • Perone: Oak Hills bond won’t stick if city rejects master plan

      Updated 12:36 a.m. Thursday, July 25, with additional Perone, state comments. NORWALK, Conn. – State Rep. Chris Perone (D-137) got a surprise last weekend, and he was not amused. The five-term legislator, who is facing a primary challenge Aug. 12 from Common Councilman David Watts (D-District A), found out through media reports that Gov.…