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  • Meek cites NPD HQ shortcomings in criticism of new Norwalk High School plan

    Meek cites NPD HQ shortcomings in criticism of new Norwalk High School plan

    If you want a glimpse into the possible future of the new Norwalk High School, look at the state of Norwalk Police headquarters showers, Common Council member Bryan Meek (R-District D) said Tuesday. “Clearly, shortcuts were taken, right, on design and quality. And it just gives me a lot of pause when I see us…

  • Norwalk High School project still within $239M budget, manager says

    Norwalk High School project still within $239M budget, manager says

    An assertion Wednesday that the new Norwalk High School construction budget has surely escalated $80 or $90 million since it was first presented was denied by construction managers. But lone Council Republican Bryan Meek’s allegation that teachers will not have homerooms turned out to be on target.

  • P&Z Commission greenlights new Norwalk High School plan

    P&Z Commission greenlights new Norwalk High School plan

    Gets an earful about solar energy, Net Zero NORWALK, Conn. — Plans for the new Norwalk High School were unanimously approved by the Norwalk Planning and Zoning Commission after a detailed presentation about renewable energy options and the strategies chosen to heat and cool the building. Wednesday’s vote came two weeks after Diane Lauricella, an…

  • Planning and Zoning Commission delays approval for Norwalk High School plans

    Planning and Zoning Commission delays approval for Norwalk High School plans

    Seeks more information on solar energy NORWALK, Conn. — The Planning and Zoning Commission is asking the Board of Education and city staff to gather more information about how other schools have handled solar and other “energy-optimization” projects before they officially vote to approve the plans for the new Norwalk High School. “My sense of…

  • State adds $50 million to new NHS budget

    NORWALK, Conn. – The State has committed another $50 million to the Norwalk High School project. In addition, the City can get 50% reimbursement for construction of a new pool facility, up from the 40% the City’s construction manager predicted in March. “The pool was always going to be built no matter what. The pool…

  • NHS ‘Option B’ moves forward as Council members defend consultant

    NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Council Committee members on Wednesday advanced the “Option B” layout for the planned new Norwalk High School, sending it to the full Council for a vote. Questions stemming from a State scandal and talk of escalating costs were major factors in the discussion. The City will go to the State and…

  • Norwalk BoE goes for plan ‘B,’ NHS along King Street

    NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Board of Education members have chosen “Option B” as their preferred plan for a new Norwalk High School. Two members voted against both plans. The vote came Tuesday after an extensive conversation about how athletics would be handled as the school is built on what is now the football field, and…

  • Duff outlines reasons to replace Norwalk High School

    NORWALK, Conn. – With the Norwalk Board of Education deliberating options for a new Norwalk High School, State Sen. Bob Duff has taken to social media to emphasize why he believes a new NHS/P-Tech facility is needed. Duff, who routinely ignores questions from the news media, has even gone so far as to reply to citizen…

  • Norwalk BoE mulls options for NHS, as City offers reassurances on pool

    NORWALK, Conn. — As Board of Education members take some time to consider the two options for a new Norwalk High School, Mayor Harry Rilling and Council President Tom Livingston (D-District E) are attempting to reassure the community – a pool is in the plan. “We want to be clear, the City and Board of…

  • Norwalk BoE set to choose option for NHS; Rilling ‘confident’ a pool will get built

    NORWALK, Conn. – Board of Education members appear poised to choose which of two options they prefer for a new Norwalk High School/P-TECH Academy. With many Norwalkers asking questions about the uncertainty of a pool in the facility, Mayor Harry Rilling said he’s confident one will be built, it’s just a matter of when. The…

  • FBI investigating projects related to fired state official Kosta Diamantis

    State also releases report on investigation into Chief State’s Attorney Colangelo’s hiring of Diamantis’ daughter The FBI is investigating the state-financed reconstruction of the State Pier in New London and school construction grants overseen by Kostantinos “Kosta” Diamantis before the administration of Gov. Ned Lamont fired him from a top budget post. A federal grand…

  • Architects present two plans for new Norwalk High School

    NORWALK, Conn. — Two options for the planned reconstruction of Norwalk High School were presented for public review Wednesday, in front of the Board of Education Facilities Committee and the Common Council Land Use and Building Management Committee. Architects outlined schemes for a combined facility with a four-story NHS and a three-story P-TECH Academy, detailing the…

  • NPS agenda prompts fear of redistricting

    Rilling promises land acquisition for South Norwalk school NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk is prepared to move forward with its huge investment in school construction, including building two South Norwalk schools on the same property, Mayor Harry Rilling said Tuesday, indicating through his statements that their location won’t necessarily be where Columbus Magnet School is now.…

  • NHS architects approved, promises made for South Norwalk school

    NORWALK, Conn. — Two new schools got nods of approval Tuesday evening, one with financial support and the other with words of endorsement. The Common Council green-lighted a $6 million-plus contract with an architectural firm to design a new Norwalk High School, on a 13-1-0 vote. Recognizing an equity issue, multiple Council members expressed a…

  • City to consider athletic fields as location for new Norwalk High School

    Updated, 3 p.m.: Information added, headline adjusted. NORWALK, Conn. — The City has settled upon an architect to design a new Norwalk High School. And it’s possible the school will be built on the athletic fields. Kaestle Boos Associates Inc. is the winning bidder for the work, a potential $6 million contract to be voted…

  • Norwalk CFO: City has asked BoE to delay capital projects

    Updated 2:24 p.m.: Comments from Mayor Harry Rilling. NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk’s financial chief has advised Common Council members not to fund a new welcome center for Norwalk Public Schools this year. He also recommends saying “no” to funding the Silvermine Elementary School driveway, bathroom renovations and the cafeteria work that’s been planned. Instructional technology…