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Lindsay Curtis

  • Barbis rejects discussion of Norwalk BoE/NAACP standoff, blames Curtis

    Barbis rejects discussion of Norwalk BoE/NAACP standoff, blames Curtis

    NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Board of Education Chairman Mike Barbis has reversed course and refused to meet with Norwalk Branch NAACP President Brenda Penn-Williams to discuss their differences. “An unfortunate series of events created more of a problem in trying to arrange a meeting,” Mayor Harry Rilling said Thursday. “I am hoping that with a…

  • Responses to McCarthy’s one-year more range from support to indignation

    NORWALK, Conn. — A pair of South Norwalk ministers expressed confidence Thursday that Norwalk Fire Chief Denis McCarthy can improve racial relations in his department even while McCarthy’s most outspoken critic vowed to expose the chief as a “liar” and called the decision to keep him on “appalling.” “He should have never gotten a contract…

  • Rev. Curtis named to state Judicial Selection Commission

    Rev. Curtis named to state Judicial Selection Commission

    NORWALK, Conn. – The Rev. Dr. Lindsay Curtis has been named to the state’s Judicial Selection Commission effective immediately. The appointment expires April 9, 2018. “The Judicial Selection Commission has a substantial task and it is one Dr. Curtis is well-suited for, said Sen. Bob Duff (D-Norwalk/Darien), who announced the appointment Wednesday, in a press release. “He will…

  • City Hall rally: Pastors call on Norwalk to ‘undo racism’

    NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk needs help, the Rev. Raymond Dancy said Tuesday in a rally held at City Hall. “I would like to strongly recommend that the Norwalk ACTS general body sponsor a community conversation on undoing racism,” said Dancy, the co-chairman of the Norwalk ACTS Social Justice and Equity Task Force.

  • NAACP breaks Norwalk silence regarding racial protests

    NORWALK, Conn. – The silence from Norwalk minority community leaders ended Tuesday with a statement from the Norwalk branch NAACP, expressing “heartfelt condolences” to the families of two slain New York City police officers and emphasizing that recent protests are a fight against police brutality, not against police officers. Norwalk Branch NAACP President Darnell Crosland,…

  • Norwalk faithful Stand for Justice and look for answers

    Correction: The two NYC police officers were murdered in Brooklyn, and Eric Garner died after being choked and subdued by police on Staten Island. The story reversed those boroughs. NORWALK, Conn. – Religious leaders from five Norwalk congregations – and three faiths – spoke Sunday as snow fell on the town green to pray for…

  • NEON out; SoNoCC and Curtis-led group bidding to take over

    NORWALK, Conn. – The door has finally slammed shut on 30-plus years of Norwalk history, as Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now (NEON) has formally filed for its long-delayed Chapter 7 bankruptcy. There appears to be two groups already looking to gain the status NEON once had as the registered Community Action Program (CAP), also called a…