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  • Council to vote on Milligan option for library, NLT purchase and Lockwood Mathews upgrade

    Council to vote on Milligan option for library, NLT purchase and Lockwood Mathews upgrade

    Land Use items abound in Tuesday’s Common Council agenda, with a vote expected on the option to buy Jason Milligan’s property next to the Norwalk Public Library and a greenlight expected on $1.25 million to finish upgrades to the Lockwood Mathews Mansion. Also likely to be approved is $200,000 to help the Norwalk Land Trust…

  • Mayor’s Ball, College Bowl Sunday and Lockwood Mathews Mansion events

    10:34 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – Beneficiaries for the Mayor’s Ball, scheduled for Jan. 25; College Bowl Sunday at NCC; Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum’ writers awards and holiday events.   The Mayor’s annual gala It’s a seasonal tradition: every year we get to talk about the Mayor’s Ball for two or three months. This…

  • Two join Lockwood-Mathews’ Board of Trustees

    NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in the format in which it was sent:   New Trustees Join the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s Board Norwalk, CT, June 6, 2018- The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is pleased to announce that Miklos P. Koleszar and Sallie Marsico have joined the Board of Trustees.

  • Norwalk political notes: Science matters, Himes and Blumenthal say

    Correction, 1:28 a.m. Feb. 15: Kimmel said “have been briefed already.” NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s what we have for you in political notes this Monday:   Darwin Day marked by Himes, Blumenthal, with pleas for courage Lockwood Matthews Mansion Board: Let there be light Norwalk Finance Director weighs in on Malloy’s budget Duff fights for SpEd…

  • Victorian Splendor: Tour the architectural gems of Norwalk’s Gilded Age

    NORWALK, Conn. – The splendor of the Gilded Age will be on display this fall during a bus tour of some of Norwalk’s homes, churches and monuments. The tour will take place from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, with re-enactors who will revive the late 19th century’s atmosphere. There will be four stops along…

  • Museum to explore the 1960s and its battle for preservation

    NORWALK, Conn. – A new multimedia exhibit with photographs, costumes, artifacts, and music will explore the decade of the 1960s, both nationally and locally. Demolish or Preserve: The 1960s at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, curated by Kathleen Motes Bennewitz, will run May 4 through Nov. 20. There will be an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.…

  • Motown and more to aid Save the Children’s mission May 16

    NORWALK, Conn. – Motown at the Mansion: That’s what’s happening from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 16, in a throwback evening intended to raise money and awareness for Save the Children, an internally focused charity that is currently responding to the victims of the devastating earthquake in Nepal. See the video and event site…

  • Norwalk DPW uses Mathews Park as storage, sans Parks and Rec permission

    NORWALK, Conn. — Mounds of possibly hazardous waste were recently dumped behind the Lockwood Mathews Mansion by the Norwalk Department of Public Works without the knowledge or assent of the Recreation and Parks Department, the overseer of what is a city park. “We were unaware of the park being used for storage until I spoke…

  • Once Around the City: Road redux, school talks, the environment and all that jazz

    NORWALK, Conn. – You know how it’s so hard to get over to South Norwalk and Brookside from Connecticut Avenue and I-95? Well, it’s about to get harder for a few weeks, as Scribner Avenue gets a makeover before the temps drop and the snow flies. Got kids? There’s a helpful forum planned to address…

  • Once Around the City: WPA art tours, Mansion tours and events

    NORWALK, Conn. – With the recent completion of docent guide training, Norwalkers once again have the opportunity to learn about the treasure hidden in plain sight at their City Hall. Norwalk has one of the largest collections of restored Works Progress Administration (WPA) murals in the country, according to a Norwalk Arts Commission press release.…

  • Once Around the City: Mayor’s Night Out is April 29

    NORWALK, Conn. – When Mayor Harry Rilling and his band of department heads and other city officials had to cut their last Mayor’s Night Out gathering short, Rilling pledged to return to South Norwalk within the month to continue what had been a productive, and earnest, meeting at Columbus Magnet School. True to his word,…

  • Few citizens turn out for public hearing on budget

    NORWALK, Conn. – A smattering of citizens showed up in Concert Hall for Wednesday night’s Board of Estimate and Taxation public hearing on Norwalk’s proposed $317.9 million 2014-15 operating budget. There were few speakers who chose to address the gathering that included department heads on hand to explain their budget requests. One speaker supported the…

  • Lockwood-Mathews Mansion in a bind

    NORWALK, Conn. – It’s going to be tough for the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion to make it through the summer with a long-awaited construction project bleeding the coffers dry, Historical Commission Chairman David Westmoreland said. Westmoreland, in trying to persuade the Board of Estimate and Taxation to fork over $30,000 in additional funding, said the need to…

  • Seen and Heard in Norwalk: Sweet Sundays

    NORWALK, Conn. – Here are some items of interest that were seen or heard recently in Norwalk: Norwalk is not a trendsetter Norwalk Public Library Director Chris Bradley told the Board of Estimate and Taxation on March 6 that she is “thrilled” that the long hoped-for library Sunday hours are coming to fruition, and gave…