Stories By Abigail Brone

  • City clears POKO development hurdle, but legal battle continues A judge has denied developer Jason Milligan’s appeal, ending one of three lawsuits involving the POKO development in Norwalk.
  • How bystanders tried to rescue couple from drowning at CT beach The rescuers who brought Mauricio Rodas-Garcia and his wife Martha to shore last week in Norwalk include a Navy corpsman, a pediatric nurse and two teenagers.
  • Where to stay cool in Norwalk as temperatures soar again With temperatures expected to reach nearly 100 degrees this week, Norwalk has opened its cooling centers.
  • Nearly $5 million turf field project gets new life in Norwalk New state funds will restart Norwalk’s plan to construct three turf baseball fields and a concession stand at Broad River Park.
  • Monkeypox vaccine clinic opens in Norwalk at Circle Care Center With 35 confirmed monkeypox cases in Connecticut, Norwalk’s Circle Care Center is one of 15 state-sponsored clinics administering the vaccine to eligible people.
  • The Marvin’s new leader spent decades as a forensic psychologist Hal Smith, who spent decades as a forensic psychologist, is the new executive director of Norwalk’s older adult assisted living community and early child education center.
  • NTSB joins probe of CT’s ‘rare’ electric bus fire The National Transportation Safety Board has joined state and manufacturing officials into determining the exact cause of the e-bus fire at the Hamden depot.
  • Plan would add 8 apartments at Stiles Curtis House property The project includes preserving the historic Stiles Curtis House and adding two new structures on the Norwalk property.
  • One year later, some city residents still rebuilding after Ida About 85 feet of retaining wall along the Five Mile River in Norwalk will need to be replaced following damage caused by Hurricane Ida last year.
  • After massive bus fire, CT pulls electric fleet from service One day after officials touted a plan to add more electric vehicles and buses to the road, a lithium battery sparked CTtransit’s first bus fire.
  • CT enacts clean air law to shift state vehicles to electric The Clean Air Act requires Connecticut to transfer all state vehicles to electric models by 2030 and offers incentives for consumers to seek zero-emission cars and trucks.
  • How Norwalk used COVID relief funds for library upgrades The soundproof pod and solar charging station were funded through a $26,000 American Rescue Plan Act grant administered by the CT State Library.
  • Norwalk has no plans to mitigate rising car taxes, officials say The motor vehicle mill rate in Norwalk remaining unchanged, but car values and taxes in the city increased over the past year.
  • How Norwalk is preparing for this week’s hot weather Norwalk has opened three cooling centers as Connecticut is expected to face its first heat wave of the season.
  • Masks are required on Metro-North. Why aren’t they being worn? The last time a summons was administered for mask noncompliance on Metro-North was Oct. 1, 2021, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
  • Three new bus routes and several bus route changes were added to the state’s CTTransit system following an equity study conducted by the Department of Transportation.
  • Why a Norwalk sidewalk was ripped up days after being installed A subcontractor was fired after improperly installing about 80 feet of sidewalk at the corner of East Avenue and Wall Street, a Norwalk official said.
  • Social worker to help Norwalk police in mental health emergencies A social worker will be embedded in the Norwalk Police Department to help respond to mental health and addiction emergencies.
  • Crossing the CT River? Work begins on new trail for hikers,... The trail, when completed in fall 2023, will be one of four connections in a 30-mile radius for nonmotorists to safely cross the Connecticut River.
  • Lifelong city resident takes over as lone GOP council member Lifelong city resident Bryan Meek has replaced Tom Keegan as the lone Republican on the Norwalk Common Council.