Norwalk

Social Services
6:47 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Four more board members leave embattled NEON

Four more board members of Norwalk's embattled anti-poverty agency NEON have resigned this week.  Exiting members point to deficits in management and financial reporting. 

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Jewish Life
2:32 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Maritime Aquarium hosts first public sukkah in area for Jewish holiday

A sukkah at the Maritime Center in Norwalk.
Kaomi Goetz.

 Tonight at sundown marks the beginning of the Jewish  holiday, sukkot, or  Feast of the Tabernacle. For 7 to 8 days, Jews traditionally eat and rest in a temporary shelter called a sukkah. The first public sukkah in Fairfield County is already up at the Maritime Center in Norwalk. 

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Norwalk Oyster Festival ride accident
6:19 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Amusement ride victim released from hospital; investigation into malfunction continues

The ride at the Norwalk Oyster Festival that malfunctioned Sunday.
Credit Craig LeMoult

An eight year old boy was released Monday from Norwalk Hospital after being injured on Sunday when a ride malfunctioned at a carnival in Norwalk, Connecticut. The boy was one of 13 people who were sent to the hospital after a rotating swing ride abruptly stopped, causing the riders to crash into one another and into the ride. The other 12 patients were treated and released Sunday. State Police say they have determined the accident was caused by a mechanical failure. The owner of Stewart Amusement Company, Richard Stewart,  said Monday that the drive system of the swing ride locked up for some reason. He says workers will disassemble the equipment to see if they can determine what happened. Stewart says the 30 year old ride had no previous problems and authorities inspected it before the fair began Friday.

WSHU's Mark Herz

Norwalk Oyster Festival ride accident
2:19 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Thirteen sent to hospital after malfunction on Norwalk Oyster Festival amusement ride

Twelve children and one adult were sent to the hospital Sunday after a ride at the Norwalk, Conn. Oyster Festival malfunctioned. None of the injuries were life-threatening.
Credit Craig LeMoult

Twelve children and one adult were sent to the hospital Sunday after a ride at the Norwalk, Conn. Oyster Festival malfunctioned. None of the injuries were life-threatening. State and local officials are investigating the cause of the incident.

Superstorm Sandy Recovery
9:35 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Conn. will start collecting applications for federal Sandy relief no later than Sept. 1

Gov. Dannel Malloy briefing HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan at Washington Village public housing in Norwalk
Credit Ebong Udoma

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says the state will begin collecting applications for federal Superstorm Sandy assistance no later than Sept 1. The governor visited a beach in Milford and a public housing complex in Norwalk damaged by the storm with US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan on Monday.

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