Stories By Abigail Brone

  • Norwalk finds new use for half-acre site acquired for school Five years after a Tito Court property was acquired through eminent domain for the South Norwalk school, the site will be repurposed for Rec and Parks parking.
  • Data: School security drives overtime to Norwalk police in 2022 Nine of the 10 highest paid employees in Norwalk in 2022 are on the police force, which saw increased overtime due to added school security. 
  • Norwalk reaches tentative agreement with developer over POKO Nearly five years after the case began, the city of Norwalk reached a tentative settlement with the developer that owns swaths of Wall Street.
  • Norwalk suffragettes honored in national women's history tour Clara, Helena and Elsie Hill, three Norwalk sisters and suffragettes, were honored with a plaque commemorating their efforts for the passage of the Constitution's 19th Amendment. 
  • 136-unit apartment building approved for Norwalk-Westport border Norwalk approved plans for a 136-unit apartment building with one-, two- and three-bedroom units, which are in strong demand, as well as retail space. 
  • Norwalk to distribute $375K in final small biz COVID-19 grants Since January 2021, Norwalk has distributed $520,000 to nearly 70 local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with more grants to come. 
  • Norwalk's only GOP council member refuses to approve spending Council member Bryan Meek said he will not vote to approve any spending "until this city figures out how to conduct public business in public."
  • Norwalk swears in new police chief, deputy chief Chief James Walsh and Deputy Chief Terry Blake were sworn in Wednesday afternoon as the new chief and deputy chief, respectively, of Norwalk Police Department.
  • 1927 building up for demo to grow Norwalk hotel is 'unremarkable' A preservationist hired by developers of the SoNo Residence Inn expansion determined the 100-year-old property at 31-35 South Main St. is not worth restoring.
  • Norwalk hotel expansion plans would demolish historic building Local preservationists oppose plans to expand the Marriott SoNo Residence Inn on South Main Street and demolish a building on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • What the closure of Pepperidge Farm's HQ means for Norwalk Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling recalled childhood field trips to Pepperidge Farm's headquarters on Westport Avenue. Founder Margaret Rudkin opened the first bakery in the city in 1947. 
  • Why are Norwalk schools seeking a 12.7 percent budget increase? Norwalk city officials in 2021 had approved a budget that included no increase to the school board's operating budget, which affects this year's requested increase. 
  • Norwalk developing plans to combat 20-inch sea level rise by 2050 In mockups, the CIRCA team showed what certain areas in South Norwalk would look like with 20 inches of water flooding the roadways.
  • Norwalk BET chair leaves for vacant seat on Common Council The Democratic Town Committee elected Ed Camacho to take over the Common Council seat vacated by Dominique Johnson, who is now the state House.
  • Norwalk to appoint permanent police chief in coming weeks Deputy Chief James Walsh and Lt. Terry Blake were promoted to interim chief and interim deputy chief, respectively, following the retirement of former Chief Kulhawik. 
  • Norwalk begins revaluation process to determine property values For the first time since 2018, Norwalk properties will be appraised as part of the city's state-mandated property revaluation. The process begins this week.  
  • Developers resubmit plans for 77 apartments in East Norwalk The application to build the apartment building at 1 Cemetery St. is the first one proposed within the East Norwalk Village Transit-Oriented Development Zone. 
  • Norwalk OKs rules to allow cannabis shops in residential building As CT begins legal sales of recreational cannabis, but Norwalk will not have a retail outlet until at least March under the new regulation. 
  • Norwalk get $5.5 million in federal funds for Wall Street area In November, the city of Norwalk released preliminary design plans for the area, which includes restructuring the intersection at the main Norwalk Public Library. 
  • Norwalk holds first Christmas tree collection program Norwalk is offering a free curbside collection service for real Christmas trees discarded after the holiday season. Collection will run through January on a schedule.