Lets not forget our own Bob Fluff who is seen on the shirt tails of Dan all the time.Explain what Darien got from Bob in terms of Metro North help on the rail system when all Bob has done in the last four votes is divert money form the special transportation fund into what Norwalk Schools and fluff? Dan is a problem but those helping him along the way have been with us longer.Sharpen your pencils vote this next election with facts not FLUFF. View Comment
Great article Norwalk has a great stamp club.
Chris A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Art, where he studied illustration and design, Chris Calle has earned an international reputation as a stamp designer. He has created more than 200 stamps for the United Nations program and for countries as diverse as Sweden and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. His outstanding work also appears in many publications and is represented in corporate, private, and museum collections throughout the world. During his first year as a professional illustrator, he was commissioned to create the first of his 31 designs for U.S. postage stamps.
1928 - 2010
Paul Calle also created stamps and was a master of both the oil painting and the pencil drawing. His drawings — often very large — showed incredible control and sensitivity; they had the quality of fine etchings. Few contemporary artists had attained greater mastery of the pencil than Calle, who shared his skills in his book, The Pencil, a record of his odyssey as "an artist with a pencil." It has been translated into French, Chinese and Russian. Calle's oil paintings, finely detailed panoramic landscapes of the majestic West, often took several years to complete. Another book of his art, Paul Calle: An Artist's Journey was awarded the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award for Fine Arts in 1993.
Here was an Artist whose career strongly reflected the dramatic era in which he lived and worked. Paul lived in Connecticut, but when he was chairman of the Department of Interior's 'Artist in the Parks' program, Paul traveled widely throughout the West. According to Paul, "The portrayal of Western Art is not a romantic adventure, but a realistic challenge - a personal commitment to portray America’s past."
This show is well worth the trip
Norwalk Senior Center on Saturday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Good move Chris,didn't your State reps the three stooges tell you its been going on in Norwalk for over a year.Must be hard to find things to do when you have been out of touch.We notice Blumey has a lot to say about everything that effects us any chance of you talking on the way back to Ct?Suppose a fund raiser before any office hours will happen back here in Ct see what you can do to help us out and back Blumey on the issues I'm sure he would like the support and maybe find an issue you can grasp and run with.We need help in Ct don't promise just deliver its what we expected not this crap subject that has been on going for a year. View Comment
Good thing no one in Norwalk uses the train,so far our State reps have not been seen or heard on the issue.They have been busy working at Norwalk city hall Hartford seems so far away. Not even Dan the man has much to do with them and any use for them until the next election.
We can only trust Darien has noticed this as well no real concern or anger over the trains right before the election.Has anyone else felt we have errant stste reps? View Comment
Good luck Carl we are drowing in Himes ignorance,his team in Norwalk are the three stooges Duff Perone and Morris.Himes stint with Homeland security has left our emergency repsonders without tools in the tools box.Smoking mirrors and grants shower us all leaving a sticky film of payback when its our money and pleas for help.
Jim has failed us thinking when he ran his State reps would be able to deliver needs in the district all has come of it is fund raisers asking for more money,it was suppose to be us getting the money and receiving a fair shake.
I know you have heard this in the past promise us nothing deliver us something and we will bring up the rear and meet you on solid ground.Be the American you are and leave the politics to those who think a handshake and a smile will bring votes.We were lied to,concern was only for the time spent patronizing and working the room,the real work was in washington while Jim was here grasping for straws.
This is grant season watch what gets passed out and if it was priorities that were met or just pie in the sky grants that made no sense at all.
Jim got Norwalk a free fire boat that has cost the city so far almost a $100,000 grand.What was free? View Comment
Stephanie Pelletier makes a great pitch but what seems to be missing?Shopping?Security?Parking?Rilling?Collins?Stephanie's employer is who?
Nightclub Noise,constant fire alarms with no key holders,trash rats and homeless there is plenty of.
The arts? Those traffic signal boxes are great a little bit of NY city thrown in.
By the time it all gets done construction and building a great team it will be time to replace the Washington st bridge has anyone planned on that?
Communication,planning,parking and many other things have been customized for whom?Singles, young couples, empty-nesters and commuters screw the elderly they complain too much about the noise the bar room brawls.
Number of delays...yes fighting those who were here first and the longest that earned respect.The wrenches were thrown the people lost.
Th street was cleaned up nicely when Linda ran Dick took care of that now its downhill all the way.
Granted the advantage is close to the police station so when you become a victim its easy to make the report and quickly go home.Crime at the Sono Station continues Metro police can verify its not a Norwalk problem,a crime this week has taken place each day.
The nice stores the friendly shops the conveniant spots to grab something nice have dried up bars have replaced the 1980s,up keep of the buildings have been ignored plans to increase the size of the building are kept secret that goes hand in hand its a shame Norwalk has lost its destination for those Norwalk wanted back in the 1980s.
Shame the folks at Washington Village were never invited to make washington st thier home all those old timers long time Norwalkers would of been a plus in Sono they would of brought pride and security to the street but that would of made sense.Kick Norwalkers to the curb make a profit and destroy our seaside community that once was.
One of Pelletier’s primary roles is to acquire tenants for the retail, office and restaurant space for whom? Thats ok I guess we pay for city services that taxes don't cover for those who don't mind supporting private developers.
Norwalk had many choices one was to lock into a contract they didn't,now we wait for a delivery sat morning between 7 and 4 for salt that has arrived in port down the coast here in Ct.Poor planning by our DPW is no excuse yes others have the same problem yet Norwalk had choices and made the wrong ones.Maybe the new Mayor will step in and make sure the DPW is run better.Mixing sand with the salt worked for many years only reason salt was not as popular was storm drains needed maintenance and our city opted to be lazy and dump more product into the water via treated salt.Sand was and has been short money and with storms with 6 inches or more still coming a wake up call should be taken.Over 70,000 pounds on a truck can be given but what about the bridge over load facts thats a article in itself. View Comment
Your correct but after the department voted no confidence in McCarthy in the past until he is removed I doubt if any course will change the future as we all know the history of the appointments.Maybe hiring has been all about the quality of leadership, Surrounding depts have filled their ranks without any problem woman have a challenge in Norwalk as well a course won't cure that.So maybe in hindsight minorities will be hired and may not satisfy Andre a great firefighter may I add.Those who are coming out of the service also have an advantage as well spending money like this seems more political than anything else.I agree its what Norwalk needs not what the majority wants and that seems to be the problem. View Comment
Hamilton's recommended budget includes funding in fiscal year 2013-14; the establishment of a Fire Cadet Program,maybe this is why I ask if its costing Norwalk money.One time Norwalk firefighters were one of the highest paid in the state and when tests were given there were plenty of candidates why are we spending money on programs and not the fire dept itself? View Comment
Whats does this cost the city and is this what most cities do?Offering Spanish for firefighters seem to be the norm has Norwalk set up a course at NCC for our full time firefighters as well? View Comment
Hope the driver is doing well thats the kind of thing that shouldn't happen at all.As far as contracted to clear snow from the Norwalk Parking Authority’s Webster Lot that seems to be odd when we have so many plows sanders and people hired by the Authority to do the job.They do sidewalks they do parking garages they do most places in the city as a private contractor taking away from Norwalks own.Its sad to see how many Norwalk people they have replaced over the years costing the city much more than what it would cost if Norwalk ran their own show.Be interesting to see if the city has to pay for city employess to park Figure Norwalk built the garage before they gave it away to LAZ be nice to know Norwalk PD doesn't have to rent space during the storms for something that once was ours.Maybe this last rage had sometning to do with hiring their own and not Norwalk people to remove snow.The attack was not right having LAZ charge the city for a what appears to be a exclusive hold on Norwalk isn't right as well.Of course watching LAZ remove snow usually starts on overtime leaving it a hazard during regular business hours but what do I know.Until a year or so back all the trucks LAZ used had city plates on them then one got into a accident and questions starting to fly why was the truck so far from Norwalk with Norwalk plates without a working Norwalk employee? Thank Moccia for that LAZ had it made when he was mayor.Maybe while Riling is making an honest effort to break the same ole same ole he looks into Parking Auth and see if he can wrestle some of its perks back to Norwalk people,maybe that segway was given to them by the police dept after all, maybe he is in on it or thats the tip for parking cars in the garage.The notion to use Boy Scouts to shovel is great but didn't Norwalk kick them to the curb with paper drives and give that to city carting? It never ends does it no matter who is in charge. View Comment
cleaning brownfield sites where contamination is stalling development Now that has Norwalk written all over it wonder what our reps and developers have planned for us now? A good real estate agent could probably tell us. View Comment
Why would he have to shave he doesn't have to be versed with a full face resp when tear gas is deployed and not part of the dive team as long as he can do the job without breaking the dress code he is fine.If you notice its been a pr program launched on Harry,s watch,the condition of the cruisers,police boats and medical equipment the police dept maintains hasn't been brought up yet buying time is an art Norwalks taxpayers understand this.Then when the time comes the wish list first then the want list then the need list shortly after if the pattern is to be the same as years past.Hal always is first this time of year next we will hear about snow removal expense before anything else I bet. View Comment
Tough to make a comment when you don't care for Duff and get called down on not supporting great programs and the Mayor.Thats not the case I support Harry.I'm sure someone else could do as well if not better for these great things offered in Norwalk.Maybe Bob can continue doing good for Norwalk by working at the State level for the rest of us.Election time antics shows us all the rest of the term not much happens.I write with cautios keys. View Comment
Your right asking our state reps to do anything is acting high,join the club.The man stepped down thats progress now we are left with the same crime around all train stations beyond Metro Norths reach.That reach in some stations is the platform what would you suggest at this point wait for a change?Now that various things have been pointed out where in the scheme of things do our State reps stand,not by strap on the trains where the rest of us are going to work and school daily.That was brillant throw something against the wall and see if it sticks I did and I was rewarded with are you high.Thanks for the laugh.Look around at most transit systems the things you mentioned exist in other transit systems that are usually corrected by our elected leaders thay in fact have a bigger bite than us.Unless you know a better way to confront the problems pass that back to me for another hit. View Comment