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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Newly Established Norwalk Charter Revision Commission Begins Comprehensive Review of Charter

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, September 19, 2022, the City of Norwalk announced that after more than 100 years since the adoption of its Charter, a comprehensive revision is underway, beginning this week.

In August, the Norwalk Common Council formally e...

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Posted on: September 11, 2022

Statement from Mayor Rilling Condemning Violent Attack on Police Officer at Oyster Festival

“I unequivocally condemn the violent actions that occurred last night when two individuals attacked an on-duty police officer and sent him to the hospital. We demand accountability and will do everything possible to identify and charge any perso...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Mayor Rilling Invites the Community to Norwalk's Annual Open House and Touch-A-Truck Event

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, September 9, Mayor Rilling announced that the City's annual free Open House and Touch-a-Truck event will be on Saturday, October 1, from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. The event will take place at the Public Works Center and...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Shady Beach Bathrooms Close for the Season; Calf Pasture Bathrooms Remain Open until October 15

Following Labor Day, September 5, 2022, the City of Norwalk officially closed the bathroom building at Shady Beach for the season.

The main restrooms at Calf Pasture Beach will remain open until October 15, and the bathrooms next to the softball field near...

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Posted on: August 26, 2022

Mayor Rilling Announces Small Business and Entrepreneur Support Program

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, August 26, 2022, Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling announced the launch of the City’s first-ever Kiva Hub through its partnership with Kiva. Kiva is a global nonprofit organization that provi...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2022

Norwalk Shares Information on How to Identify and Report Spotted Lanternflies

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) has indicated that Spotted Lanternflies, technically referred to as Lycorma Delicatula, and commonly referred to as "SLF," have been detected in Connecticut. Established populations were det...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2022

The City of Norwalk is Hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, August 27

The City of Norwalk will host a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event next Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at Norwalk High School, located at 23 Calvin Murphy Drive.

Additionally, New Canaan will be hosting an upcoming HHW collec...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2022

All Three Major Credit Rating Agencies Have Reaffirmed Norwalk's Bond Raitng

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, August 16, 2022, Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling announced that the City of Norwalk received confirmation that all three major rating agencies, Moody's Investors Service, S&P Global Ratings and Fitch Rati...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Mayor Rilling Directs City Building Flags to Return to Full-Staff

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, August 12, 2022, Mayor Rilling announced that he is directing City of Norwalk buildings to return their flags to full-staff by sunset this evening. 

City building flags are currently at half-staff, following Mayor Rilling&a...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2022

The City of Norwalk Transitions its Bi-weekly COVID Reports to a Virtual COVID Data Hub Format

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, August 5, 2022, Mayor Rilling announced that the City of Norwalk will transition from its Bi-weekly COVID Reports to a virtual COVID Data Hub format that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“We want to ...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2022

The City of Norwalk Shares Preventive Information and Resources to Prevent the Spread of Monkeypox

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, August 2, 2022, Norwalk's Health Department shared critical preventive health care information and local resources to help mitigate the spread of monkeypox.

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection ...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2022

Mayor Rilling Directs Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Mayor Bill Collins

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, July 26, 2022, Mayor Rilling announced that he is directing flags in the City of Norwalk to be lowered to half-staff in honor of Mayor Bill Collins, who passed away on July 21 in an automobile accident in...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2022

Joint Investigation Classified the Cause of the Nelson Avenue House Fire as Undetermined

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, July 26, 2022, Norwalk's Fire Marshal's Office announced the outcome of the joint investigation of the Nelson Avenue house fire that occurred on May 14, 2022, and led to the tragic fatality of 7-year-old Summer Fa...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Mayor Rilling Issues an Extreme Heat Advisory and Activates Cooling Centers for the City of Norwalk

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, July 18, 2022, Mayor Rilling issued an extreme heat advisory for the City of Norwalk, beginning July 19th through Sunday, July 24th and shared details on cooling centers that will be available throughout the commu...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Mayor Rilling Issues a Drought Advisory for the City of Norwalk

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, July 15, 2022, Mayor Rilling issued a Drought Advisory for the City of Norwalk in partnership with the First District Water Department and the South Norwalk Electric and Water Company (SNEW). This announcement follows Gove...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2022

Residents have until August 1, 2022, to Pay their Property Tax and Sewer Use Bills

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, July 6, 2022, the City of Norwalk announced that residents will have until Monday, August 1, 2022, to pay their property tax bills and sewer use charges. Property tax bills include real estate, motor vehicles and business personal ...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Mayor Rilling Announces the Reopening of the Rowayton Avenue Bridge Ahead of Fourth of July Weekend

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, July 1, 2022, Mayor Rilling announced that the Rowayton Avenue Bridge has been paved and reopened to two-way traffic just in time for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

“Since Tropical Storm Elsa caused damage to the Rowa...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Norwalk Offers Safety Tips for Fireworks and Grilling Ahead of the Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, July 1, 2022, the City of Norwalk offers fireworks and grilling safety tips ahead of the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Fireworks can be dangerous and the City asks residents to please leave them to the professionals. The safest w...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Statement from Mayor Rilling on the Supreme Court's Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

"It is a sad moment for our nation and infuriating that the U.S. Supreme Court has moved to overturn Roe v. Wade, which has been the law of the land for nearly 50 years. In 1973, Roe granted women across our nation the right to make personal...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2022

The Next Free Recycling of Mattresses and Box Springs Collection Event is Saturday, June 25

Next Saturday, June 25, the City of Norwalk will be accepting mattresses and box springs for free. The free collection program will recycle the mattresses and box springs through the Mattress Recycling Council’s Connecticut Bye Bye Mattress Prog...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2022

The City of Norwalk Recognizes Juneteenth as a Holiday and will be Closed Monday, June 20

 

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, June 17, 2022, Mayor Rilling announced that the City of Norwalk recognizes Juneteenth as a holiday and will be closed on Monday, June 20, 2022, in its honor. 

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Eman...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2022

Norwalk Installs Heat Sensors to help Address Climate Vulnerabilities

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, June 10th, 2022, Mayor Rilling announced that the City has partnered with the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) to install 13, non-invasive temporary wireless heat sensors across Norwalk t...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2022

Today Marks the Start of Hurricane Season and the City of Norwalk Urges Residents to be Prepared

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, June 1, 2022, is the official start of hurricane season and the City of Norwalk urges residents to get prepared now. The City announced several ways residents can prepare for unpredictable severe summer weather an...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2022

The City of Norwalk's 2022 Dog Licensing Renewal will begin Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, May 31, 2022, the Norwalk Town Clerk’s Office announced that 2022 dog license renewals will be available beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1, 2022.  State law mandates that all dogs o...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2022

The Norwalk Fire Department Presents Grilling Safety Tips Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, May 27, 2022, ahead of Memorial Day Weekend, what is often considered an unofficial kick-off to summer, the Norwalk Fire Department shared safety tips for grilling and celebrating safely.

According to research from the National Fire...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2022

The City of Norwalk Announces Several Events to Honor Veterans during and following Memorial Day

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, May 26, 2022, the City of Norwalk announced several upcoming events to honor our veterans during and following Memorial Day Weekend. Beginning Monday, May 30 at 10:00 AM, Norwalk will host its annual Memo...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2022

The City of Norwalk Reaches an Agreement for South Norwalk Neighborhood School

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, May 26, 2022, Mayor Rilling announced that after more than 40 years, students in the South Norwalk community will finally have a neighborhood school. The City, through friendly negotiation, has reached an agreement in principle to ...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Mayor Rilling Announces the Nonprofit Organizations Selected for the Norwalk Community Recovery Fund

 (Norwalk, Conn.) Today, Monday, May 16, 2022, Mayor Rilling announced the local nonprofit organization recipients selected to receive one-time grant funds from the Norwalk Community Recovery Fund Program. The City of Norwalk created this program...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2022

The City of Norwalk Identifies the 7-year-old Girl who Tragically Died in a House Fire on Saturday

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, May 16, 2022, the City of Norwalk announced that the 7-year-old girl who tragically died early Saturday, May 14, after succumbing to her injuries from a house fire on Nelson Avenue has been identified as Summer Fawcett. 

Su...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2022

City, State, and Community Leaders Share Commitment to Strengthening Mental Health for Norwalkers

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, May 12, 2022, Mayor Rilling issued a proclamation designating May as Mental Health Awareness Month in Norwalk. He was joined by Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, Dr. Thomas McBryde, Norwalk Deputy Superintendent of Excellence, Equit...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Norwalk Earns Gold Standard, the Highest Distinction in Best Practices in Economic Development

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, Mayor Rilling announced that the City of Norwalk was selected as a 2022 Gold Level Certified Community in Best Practices in Economic Development & Land Use Planning on behalf of the Connecticut Economic Development Association ...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2022

The City of Norwalk and Community Leaders Performed a Tree Planting Ceremony at Naramake Elementary

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, April 29th, city and community leaders joined Principal Jane Wilkins and students of Naramake Elementary School to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Arbor Day. Arbor Day is led by the Arbor Day Foundation, which ...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Norwalk Invests Federal Funds in Small Businesses Impacted by the Pandemic

(Norwalk, Conn.) Yesterday, April 27th, the City of Norwalk announced the small business lottery winners for the first phase of the COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Program. The program allocates nearly $800,000 in grant funding of the City&...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2022

COVID-19 Testing Location to Move to Lower Parking Lot of Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Beginning Today

(Norwalk, Conn.) – Today, April 18th, Mayor Rilling announced that its COVID-19 community testing location will move from Shady Beach to the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion lower parking lot (295 West Avenue) starting today. Testing at this si...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2022

The City of Norwalk Announces New Property Alert Service

(Norwalk, Conn.) – Today, April 8th, the City of Norwalk announced that it's offering an added layer of security for property protection that Norwalk's Town Clerk, Richard McQuaid will manage. The service is free and w...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2022

The City of Norwalk Hosts Special Collection Events: Free Recycling of Mattresses and Box Springs

The City of Norwalk will be accepting mattresses and box springs for free. 

The free collection program will recycle the mattresses and box springs through the Mattress Recycling Council’s Connecticut Bye Bye Mattress Program. 

The mattres...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Yard Waste Site Spring/ Summer/ Fall

The Yard Waste Site, located at 15 South Smith Street, will be OPEN for the Spring, Summer, and Fall Seasons on Monday, March 28, 2022. The Site will be open on Saturday, April 2.  

During the Season (April – December); the hours of opera...

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Announcements & Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2022

Mayor Rilling Announces the Completion of the Efficiency Study of the City and School Operations

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(Norwalk, Conn.) – Today, March 22nd, Mayor Harry Rilling announced the completion of the comprehensive Efficiency Study of the City and Norwalk Public Schools that he and the Common Council initiated in February of 2020. Mayor Rilling&...

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