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Fatal House Fire Leads Norwalk's Week In News

Norwalk firefighters responded to a fire early Sunday morning on Pettom Road, but one of the victims later died from his injuries.
Norwalk firefighters responded to a fire early Sunday morning on Pettom Road, but one of the victims later died from his injuries. Photo Credit: Daily Voice File

NORWALK, Conn. – A house fire that became fatal began Norwalk’s week in news. Here are some more of Norwalk’s top stories from the past week.

  • A fire started in a Pettom Road house early Sunday morning , sending its occupants to the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport for treatment. Michael Ness, 22, died of his injuries two days later.
  • Norwalk’s unemployment rate remained at 6.7 percent for the second straight month in July, according to numbers released by the Department of labor this week.
  • EVEN Hotels announced plans to take over the space formerly occupied by the Four Points by Sheraton on Main Avenue.
  • Connecticut will see another effect of the Affordable Care Act this October, when the state's healthcare exchange, Access Health CT , goes live.
  • Norwalk Public Schools return to session later this week. Here are some tips for a healthy school year from local doctors and nurses.
  • In police news, Norwalk police made an arrest in the robbery of an ice cream truck driver earlier this summer over the weekend.
  • The results of this year’s ACT exams were made public this week, and Connecticut students beat national average in all four subjects.

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