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The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America…

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
POLITICS

Stew Leonard’s begins renovation work

NORWALK, Conn. — Removal of the bright orange Stew Leonard’s sign began Friday morning at the famous Westport Avenue store as preparations began for a major renovation of the building. When it’s done, shoppers won’t be walking through tented areas to get into the store; instead, the “hoe...
NORWALK, CT

Norwalk reopens Rowayton Avenue bridge

NORWALK, Conn. — The Rowayton Avenue bridge has reopened, City officials say. “Since Tropical Storm Elsa caused damage to the Rowayton Avenue Bridge, our engineering team in the Department of Public Works has worked tirelessly to repair it,” Mayor Harry Rilling is quoted as saying. “I want to thank them for completing this project in record time and fulfilling our promise to residents that this bridge would reopen by the Fourth of July weekend. I also want to thank the Common Council who approved the funding we needed to expedite this project.”
NORWALK, CT

Fire safety tips; art classes; ‘CT Summer at the Museum’

Most home fires and fire casualties result from cooking, heating equipment, electrical distribution and lighting equipment, intentional fire setting, and smoking materials, according to the National Fire Protection Association. With that in mind, the Fire Marshal’s Office shared fire safety tips to protect lives and property over this holiday weekend,...
PUBLIC SAFETY

NPS lays out ‘comprehensive’ goals for coming school year

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk’s schools superintendent and her staff are said to have exceeded their goals for the 2021-22 school year. Now, the Board of Education has approved six overall goals for the upcoming year, each with a set of specific benchmarks, from rewriting four curriculum plans to developing five-year facilities plan in coordination with the City.
NORWALK, CT

Norwalk Council passes pesticide ban

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk has banned pesticides on public properties, with certain exceptions, as of Jan. 1. “We hope that the practices adopted by the city … will inspire our residents to stop the use of pesticides on their own private properties and to maintain their lawns and gardens more sustainable ways that minimize the harm to creatures that live in our yards and our beloved Sound,” Ordinance Committee Chairwoman Lisa Shanahan (D-District E) said Tuesday, before the Common Council voted unanimously to approve a new ordinance titled, “Healthy Outdoor Public Spaces.”
NORWALK, CT

Youth programs; NPD offers $50K rewards; Darien golfers held fund Maritime Aquarium

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk announcements for you:. Sports Business Institute (SBI) offers summer courses. Golf tourney brings in $200,000 for Maritime Aquarium. The third annual Youth Business Initiative (YBI) Basketball Tournament and Community Day is planned for Saturday July 23rd from 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Veterans Park, 42 Seaview Ave. in Norwalk.
NORWALK, CT

Himes makes pitch for federal digital currency

The following article was originally published on Inside Investigator. The effort to get the U.S. Government into the cryptocurrency market has a new proponent. On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (CT-4) issued a white paper calling on Congress to enact legislation that would establish a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) for the U.S. Federal Reserve.
CONGRESS & COURTS

Norwalk BoE adds another year to Estrella’s contract

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Alexandra Estrella’s contract was extended another year Tuesday, minutes after Norwalk Federation of Teachers President Mary Yordon said most Norwalk teachers “do not feel that the district cares about providing excellent service to students.”. Norwalk Board of Education members voted...
NORWALK, CT

South Norwalk school application goes to State

NORWALK, Conn. — The drive to build a new South Norwalk school has passed another milestone, with an application submitted to the state, officials said Tuesday. “This is the single largest investment made by the city in the South Norwalk area, ever,” Mayor Harry Rilling said during a news conference held at Columbus Magnet School.
NORWALK, CT

A modest proposal

In view of last Friday’s Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade as well as its ruling Thursday regarding the already sparse restrictions on guns, I have a modest proposal: Every person who wants to buy a gun that can take a life should be subject to the same restrictions and humiliating treatment a woman endured if she wanted an abortion.
U.S. POLITICS

Norwalk P&Z considers private school application for LaKota Oaks property

NORWALK, Conn. — Event venue LaKota Oaks would be transformed into a K-12 private school in a proposal up for a Planning and Zoning public hearing Tuesday. It would provide a welcome alternative to Norwalk Public Schools, five city parents wrote to P&Z. On the other hand, West Norwalk Association President Anthony Carrano reported in April that more than 100 neighbors oppose the application.
NORWALK, CT

‘A revolutionary ruling – and not just for abortion’: A Supreme Court scholar explains the impact of Dobbs

The Supreme Court’s decision to reverse 50 years of constitutional protection for the right to get an abortion is more than 200 pages long. Morgan Marietta, a political scientist at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and editor of the annual SCOTUS series at Palgrave Macmillan, studies the ideas and ideology of the court. We asked him to illuminate the thinking that lies behind the momentous decision.
CONGRESS & COURTS

East Norwalk apartment plan presented to P&Z; area traffic needs highlighted

NORWALK, Conn. — It would be a big change in a high-profile location. In place of a little bank plopped down like an island in a sea of asphalt, investors seek to fill much of the expanse opposite the East Norwalk cemetery with a large mixed-use building, camouflaged by a façade intended to mimic several smaller constructions. A second, smaller building would be on the curve leading to Gregory Boulevard.
NORWALK, CT

Norwalk photos: Abortion rights rally on the green

NORWALK, Conn. — More than 100 people met Saturday morning on the Norwalk town green to protest in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn 1973’s landmark abortion decision Roe v. Wade. Protest signs included these comments:. “Nine people appointed for life by political...
NORWALK, CT

The James Webb Space Telescope is finally ready to do science – and it’s seeing the universe more clearly than even its own engineers hoped for

NASA is scheduled to release the first images taken by the James Webb Space Telescope on July 12. They’ll mark the beginning of the next era in astronomy as Webb – the largest space telescope ever built – begins collecting scientific data that will help answer questions about the earliest moments of the universe and allow astronomers to study exoplanets in greater detail than ever before. But it has taken nearly eight months of travel, setup, testing and calibration to make sure this most valuable of telescopes is ready for prime time. Marcia Rieke, an astronomer at the University of Arizona and the scientist in charge of one of Webb’s four cameras, explains what she and her colleagues have been doing to get this telescope up and running.
ASTRONOMY