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  • Norwalk political notes: Mushak exits; Federal thoughts

    Norwalk political notes: Mushak exits; Federal thoughts

    Some Norwalk political notes for you: Familiar face bowing out Planning and Zoning Commissioner Mike Mushak is not seeking another term on the body. His term expires Jan. 1. “After proudly serving our community for 15 years (since 2008) as a volunteer on various land use commissions and task forces, including in 2014 forming the…

  • Norwalk political notes: Dathan, Schantz and a moment of silence

    Norwalk political notes: Dathan, Schantz and a moment of silence

    NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk political notes for you: Dathan on Comey’s accident, intoxication Schantz exits Assistant City Clerk job Mushak honors late Mary Roman, who died from COVID

  • Norwalk Democrats choose 55, rejecting three veteran members

    NORWALK, Conn. —  Some key Democratic Town Committee members aren’t returning for the 2018-20 term, given the vote held Thursday. That’s if they don’t seek a primary to reverse the results. DTC Chairman Ed Camacho said no primaries are expected.

  • Re-elect Rilling, sustain the momentum

    Since Mayor Rilling has been in office, he and his professional and hard-working staff have pulled off a miraculous trifecta: improved services, better management of the city, and lower taxes for most homeowners across the city. That positive trend will only get better if he and fellow Democrats are re-elected next month. Norwalk is doing…

  • Good news about Norwalk

    Updated Feb. 21: Copy edits. Someone once said bad news travels faster than good, so I’d like to share a lot of good news out there about Norwalk, including a lot we don’t often hear about: Grand list is up and taxes are stabilized and even going down for the majority of residents as reported…

  • Opinion: Vote yes for Innovation District

    As a resident and strong supporter of Norwalk for decades, and a small business owner, I strongly support the proposed Innovation District (ID) in the downtown West Avenue-Wall Street corridor, and I hope the Common Council will vote yes for this smart policy change.  It is designed to attract more high-paying jobs, and also increase property…

  • Contrast yesteryear’s Norwalk with modern views, in City Hall exhibit opening Thursday

    NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in the format in which it was sent:   NORWALK (March 20, 2018) On Thursday, March 29 at 5:30 p.m. Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling will welcome the community to view and celebrate the current exhibition in the Mayor’s Gallery, Second Floor, Norwalk City Hall. The Norwalk…

  • Brinton Thomson pushes platform in Facebook discussion

    Updated, 6:13 p.m.: All “Thomson” mentions changed to “Brinton Thomson.” NORWALK, Conn. — There are four candidates in the mayoral election because Mayor Harry Rilling focused on his desire for re-election rather than moving ahead with further, more significant, charter revision, Lisa Brinton Thomson said in a Facebook post, after stating that Rilling offered her…

  • Waypointe discussion turns to West Avenue bike lanes

    Updated, 1:30 a.m., Sept. 15: Two videos added. Updated, 1:43 p.m.: Additional information to clarify which development this is. NORWALK, Conn. — Waypointe developers expressed frustration Wednesday as the Norwalk Zoning Commission said it couldn’t move forward with a vote on the plans for the former Loehmann’s Plaza. Attorney Jackie Kaufman called it critical that…

  • Norwalk Council gives 100 percent approval to slew of appointments

    NORWALK, Conn. — The Bike/Walk Commission is set to “begin” work, as one of its founders moves on to the Planning Commission. Mayor Harry Rilling’s latest round of appointments received unanimous support at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting, with two members of the Republican minority granting former Zoning Commissioner Mike Mushak the honor of amused commentary.

  • Kinol slams King in defending ‘Pinnacle at Waypointe’ to Norwalk Zoning Commission

    NORWALK, Conn. – The current design for the Waypointe south block is virtually identical to that originally presented in 2011, developer Paxton Kinol of Belpointe Capital said. This contradicts comments made by Planning Commissioner Nora King, who on July 18 said the current south block plan is exactly what the Zoning Commission was trying to…

  • Norwalk Bike/Walk Task Force members blame parking for Strawberry Hill Avenue woes

    NORWALK, Conn. — Just about everyone agrees: the bike lanes on Strawberry Hill Avenue, north of Interstate 95, are no good. There’s some dispute over who to blame. “I have been out of office for almost 3 years and they still want to blame me.  I can say that their militancy hurts their cause more…

  • Norwalkers suffer through ’30 percent’ answers from ConnDOT on Walk Bridge

    Correction, April 29, 2018: Headline changed to “30 percent”  NORWALK, Conn. — “Sixty percent design” is a very important phrase when it comes to rebuilding the 120-year old railroad bridge over the Norwalk River – as in, “we can’t tell you anything yet” until they get to 60 percent. “Your answer is, ‘We’ll figure it…

  • Norwalk Historical Commission takes flak over proposal to move possible graves

    Correction 1:12 p.m.: An outdated reference to funeral director Danny Amoruccio’s professional affiliation was removed; 5:41 p.m., part of a sentence removed, as it was inaccurate. NORWALK, Conn. — The merits of digging up the remains of unknown people versus the idea of just continuing to drive over them were debated Monday in Norwalk City Hall.…

  • Offended Norwalker questions ‘deal’ in potential moving of graves

    Offended Norwalker questions ‘deal’ in potential moving of graves

    Updated 3:19 p.m. NORWALK, Conn. — The “very smart” members of the Norwalk Historical Commission will listen to the public and consider what to do with unmarked graves at the Pine Island Cemetery, Chairman David Westmoreland said last week, defending the idea to offended Norwalkers. References to the debacle over a treetop adventure proposed for…

  • NCC said to be dropping idea for bridge over Richards Avenue

    NORWALK, Conn. — A better idea is reportedly brewing for Richards Avenue and the college students that routinely cross it. “We believe at this point Norwalk Community College’s president has withdrawn his request for the (pedestrian) bridge. … He no longer sees that as solution to the security issues he felt were present on Richards…