Thanks Jim Himes but there is a problem here.Norwalk needs another $50,000 for running the free fireboat this year,are we expecting an additional check?Thanks for the boat the strings are now the size of barge rope.
The police dept keeps doing a great job without a new boat,when do we get a boat for them?We actually need one no joking on this comment.They do it all with or without the fire boat.
"It's an isolated incident
Another daytime shooting today makes us all wonder whats going on.The Milford Oyster fest is starting to look good.
Isn't it late for Bob Duff to step up and delay any more money for repairs and safety ?Bob knows whats going on he knows its election time he should know he not talking to idiots.
busiest transportation corridor in the United States ?whats the problem with Duff he forgets riders have the resources to look back and see what he has done for transportation and then realize what he hasn't done.
Bob Duff never ever talks crime yet Norwalks stations experience crime all the time.Bike theft seems to be up in Norwalk stations,doesn't Norwalk have a bike task force for that?
Safety and reliability upgrades and improvements doesn't that mean station and train security if it doesn't where is that considered Bob Duff?
Maybe now that we are in election mode Bob can tell us whats on his mind,have him give us more than a pep rally plug for his boss.Be something if he was running again for Norwalks interests instead of his own.
Bob when is a good time to ask for an increase now that the funds were diverted for years by your own votes? View Comment
Rilling has finally talked about the Belle and a few bars being trouble,he is not getting it.We have a lot of businesses who are hurting from this shooting its not fair to them or us customers for a city to ignore crime at its worst.
Imagine the kids at the aquarium they all got to see an eyefull guess they will go home and tell mom and dad what a joke Sono is.
Milford Oyster fest clean safe and yes affordable if you want to get out of the city,all events Norwalk has is effected by this shooting will certainly gain no extra interest after the week of unrest the city has endured.
This is not our officers who came up empty handed its the politicians who have handed us a false sense of security.Its like Moccia never left.
I've talked to a lot of people Norwalks next two fests are going to be without them its not worth the chance that the city can protect us.
don't blame them,blame the politicians that are standing in line tommorrow tell them what you think about the city when you vote.How can anyone with the information available to the council feel good about events like this.If it bothers them what can they do?
Doesn't seem to bother most South Norwalk politicians the additional crime posted on the police website suggests South Norwalk is getting hard hit,where is Rilling? View Comment
Good luck John anyone living here that long knows Norwalk needs leadership.It must hurt to see with your involvement the cities decline over incidents like this morning. We all want to see the city thrive replacing those who are on vacation seems the way to go no matter what party your from.
Fights stabbings and officers who were asaulted in Sono this morning while over 50 officers tried braking it up should send a clear message to the voters those in charge now are not up to the task.This morning was not isolated and anyone here their whole life understands this.
The republicans need to decide things in Norwalk at the polls another reason we need more voters informed but first we need the voters to come out and participate. View Comment
Makes sense Ct has the worst in many standings now we have Connecticut Working Families Party making a bad call.Lower taxes is a great issue yet in Ct the way we spend that money has been an issue.If the rail and roads are not going to change and have been ignored the ones who have been in Hartford this endorsement is worth nothing.
champions of the middle class leaves out most of us poor people who try every day no matter how hard these reps make it for all of us.
Paid Family Sick Leave law just gives the employer another reason to leave the state at this point a tipping point law.
I wish Bruce would concern himself with the crime in his own area,two more steet robberies here in Norwalk is not doing much for the working families here in his own backyard.These were during daylight hours people use move to go to work or come home.
These reps have become a joke look at the condition of the State you have to drive thru it to get to Norwalk.
Lets look at the whole picture and not some pre election kudos that has us all wondering what the reps have been doing all these years.
What I find odd is the crime and the drinking after closing in Norwalk that transpired this weekend never made it to the news that was on land.With any luck the owner of the boat will start video taping bar closing in Sono that will eliminate any meetings Rilling wants.
State Liquor Control Commission has an offense to deal with here in Norwalk on land lets see how the Mayor handles that.I smell task force. View Comment
Good work great organization.Now if Norwlalk could address its own contaminated sites and sources ensuring the goals that MMRF have set it may be a safer city to reside in.St Vincents saved our family for that we are thankful and will support them and MMRF . View Comment
This was a good article one reason why I surf DV its informative and helps connect the dots with other issues that effect us all.Teaching our kids to get out of Ct to achieve is seems to be the goal.This is why endorsements are important.
NORWALK, Conn. - State Rep. Chris Perone of Norwalk has received the endorsement of the Connecticut Education Association in his race for re-election to the 137th House District and was designated as a “CEA Friend of Education.”
The CEA represents 43,000 members in Connecticut.
“You have consistently proven yourself to be an advocate for children, teachers, and public education
AND NOTHING ELSE View Comment
Endorsements are great facts are important
REP. PERONE LAUDS PASSAGE OF BILL CREATING A CONNECTICUT PORT AUTHORITY Rep Perone does mention a container port on his website
This state’s first issue is that the shipping channels are too shallow. The Bridgeport port hasn’t been dredged since 1964. New Haven was dredged in 2004, but the city port authority is calling for another dredging, this time to 42 feet to accommodate larger ships than its current 35-foot depth allows. The New London shipping channel is maintained by the U.S. Department of Defense because of the submarine base in Groton, but the local port authority was reactivated only recently and operates only as a planning agency.
Today, no Connecticut port is deep enough with adequate facilities to handle a container ship, nor is any set up to handle the larger volumes. That could change.
The New Haven port, for example, wants to reconstruct nearby Waterfront Street for better road access; expand its petroleum pipelines; and have direct rail access to the terminal. To pay for it, the port wanted to apply for federal stimulus funds under the TIGER program, but the local authority couldn’t get support from anyone on the state level,
If the state dredging issue is not addressed in the next 20 years, the Connecticut Maritime Coalition estimates the state will suffer a $1.5 billion loss in business output and more than 10,000 marine-related jobs. This includes $101 million in local, state and federal tax revenues.
Its odd how none of the reps talk trains,yet in order to have a plan trains need upgrading,having the funds diverted all these years may not be hurting teachers but its hurting all of us in Ct,
Instead of helping us out in Hartford someone is asking for an increase in gas tax how absurd is this
Because the Connecticut ports are too shallow, large tanker ships delivering petroleum to the state can’t dock at the ports, leaving them to transfer the liquid to smaller ships or unload part of their cargo before venturing into the shallower waters. Both result in increases to the cost of heating oil and gasoline.
Traffic would be an issue in the Statehouse yet If tankers have to start avoiding Connecticut ports altogether, gasoline and heating oil will have to be brought into the state by truck, putting up to 1 million more trucks on I-95 annually, according to the Connecticut Maritime Coalition.
It is nice to see endorsments but what about Ct problems?They seem to grow and not be an issue only at election time and so far I havn't seen any common sense used by our politicians.Nor have I seen any real effort to tell us what the plan is to save jobs along the coast.
Others have now said containers in Ct wont happen,unless the ports rail and highways are worked on and expanded,again its hard to look forewood for a better term in the Statehouse if all of these things are not on the agenda now.
wonder if any of those teachers take the train that would be an endorsement deal breaker given what Metro North has done with the help of the State reps
shame most of us in the city couldn't of been in Dallas to protest and point out what happens to a city where LAZ and Kathryn Hebert have milked the city dry.
Crime in the parking garages and parking have killed the city and she is running around taking awards only in Norwalk can you screw a city show em some art get an award.
Whats Rillings take on all of this?
waste of money maybe? Train station had plans on a shelf any of those used for this study? CDM sucks the life out of municipal budgets its a shame the streets won
't be safer after the work.Norwalk is not a city it tries and acts like one and it fails most of the time.
Himes couldn't get parking at the post office years ago nothing has changed,crime controls parking as well who wants to file a claim after a night out in Sono.
Negative? Read the police reports even the parking garages are not a safe secure place to park in Norwalk anymore. View Comment
This is great news,now that Wall st has taken the lead in bar fights and assaults South Norwalk has its chance to take back the lead.The Wall st planning group needs to look at what its promoting after last weekend.If South Norwalk intends to create another bar scene maybe a triage unit and sub police station would help win the welcome spirit back to Johnny's.
People who are trying to turn a profit on Wall st should video the night life this last weekend brought in police from all over the city to restore law and order.This was probably one reason to abandon South Norwalk the bars closed leaving the bulk of trouble to Wall st.
Read the policy of Johnny's not your typical family dive now is it?Children are expelled after 9,larger beer glasses and shots are prized just what Norwalk needed.
Wall st this last weekend brought a cost to running the city and the taxpayers paid a great deal. View Comment
Thank you for the update now can we somehow send this message to Norwalk officials.
Crime has increased at the South Norwalk train station,fumes from busses are so bad the Norwalk fire dept has actually responded for the smell of fuel(thnk after the second call someone explained 25 busses on the East bouind side could be the problem) and the traffic in a parking lot where the city removed all cabs all five for regular commuter pickups.Now with busses lining the pickup area its become insane.
The Daily does well better than most medias in Norwalk for timely updates for the rail,could we please get some sort of impact report or article on the quality of life for those who live and commute from this station of horror.
Mayors Rillings environmental task force must be busy setting up information on the continued spills and problems Norwalk experiences on a daily basis leaving the train station issue for the media.
Thnaks again for letting us know about the Danbury line even for those who don't take it living next to the station is enough of an impact to worry that no one cares from the city.
Seems the Norwalk Parking Authority is too busy doing damage control on its operation to notice the problem at the train station as well.Some free parking spots outside the East bound side would help for those waiting for trains that simply don't run on time Those busses take a lot or spaces that once was ours waiting for our loved ones. View Comment
Its a shame Gail cant get the three stooges from Norwalk to back her or at least participate in helping Norwalk out.Saying anything negative at this point is expected at those three but I won't.
Gail is trying she is listening she is speaking out and trying to move in any direction that will help us all out.
Thank you Gail,my familiy depends on the rail and so far you have been the only one vocal enough to calm some of our anger on safety and late trains.