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Martha Dumas

  • 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 Housing Authority loses School Readiness program

    NORWALK, Conn. — The Norwalk Housing Authority has been notified that it will not continue to offer the  School Readiness program. The notification comes five months after losing Head Start. This was discussed in a contentious NHA Board meeting Wednesday, as about 40 people packed a conference room and shouted questions and protests at Norwalk…

  • SoNoCC ‘ecstatic’ that Dumas’ turkey dinner is back on schedule

    To the Editor: The South Norwalk Community Center Board of Directors are ecstatic that Mayor Rilling and SoNoCC Executive Director, Kelly Robertson were able to work with Ernest and Martha Dumas to host a Thanksgiving Dinner for the residents of our community. This collaborative effort ensures 200 plus individuals a warm meal throughout the Thanksgiving…

  • Contentious vote makes it official: Norwalk DTC will expand to 55 members next year

    Corrections 4/26: The original story identified Vinny Mangiacopra as Democratic District D chairman. He is the former chairman. Also, Haraldo Williams was not the only person of color in the room after the others walked out. DTC Chairman Ed Camacho and Eloisa Melendez also remained. We have removed the reference altogether. NORWALK, Conn. — There…

  • Norwalkers line up to query Rilling, department heads at Mayor’s Night Out

    NORWALK, Conn. – A plea for more athletic space for low income Norwalk children and complaints that varied from not enough dog parks to unhappy feelings about a Norwalk Traffic Authority decision that was made without input from the residents who will be affected marked Mayor Harry Rilling’s latest Mayor’s Night Out on Wednesday, the…

  • South Norwalk residents: Norwalk Police need to approach youth in more friendly way

    NORWALK, Conn. – Talk of dangerous traffic conditions, affordable housing and the need to maintain Norwalk’s diversity gave way Tuesday night to concerns about Norwalk Police officers, with the department’s young blood being given a poor review by South Norwalk residents at the latest Mayor’s Night Out. “We’re hearing this a lot, our young African-American…