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Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff: Your Voice

May 27, 2016

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Investing in Our Schools and Housing

Norwalk Public SchoolsThis week, I was happy to join Mayor Harry Rilling, Rep. Chris Perone and Rep. Bruce Morris to announce that Norwalk is slated to receive new state funding for school renovations and a program creating homeownership opportunities

Norwalk's public schools will receive nearly $1.4 million for general improvements to school buildings. Healthy and safe modern school facilities are critical to a productive learning environment. This funding can be used to improve and replace windows, doors, boilers, heating and ventilation systems, communications/technology systems, roof repairs and installation, or upgrade of security equipment along with numerous other possibilities

The State of Connecticut will also invest $850,000 for the South Norwalk Homeownership program. The program will create homeownership opportunities through the purchase, rehabilitation and resale of single and multifamily properties in the area near the South Norwalk train station.

Additionally, Norwalk stands to receive an additional $2 million in state aid over last year's levels.

Memorial Day Parade Schedule

Memorial Day parade

The annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Sunday, May 29, 2016. Starting at Noon at the Rowayton Community Center, the parade will end at the Civil War cannon at the intersection of Rowayton and Wilson Avenues.


The annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 30, 2016. Starting at 10:00 A.M. at Veterans Park in Norwalk, the parade will end at the Town Green on East Avenue.

Bands participating in past years include the Norwalk Fire Department Pipe Band, the Norwalk High School Marching Bears, the Brien McMahon High School Marching Senators, and bands from West Rocks, Roton, Ponus Ridge and Nathan Hale Middle Schools.


The Town of Darien Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 30, 2016.

The parade will step off from Goodwives Shopping Center on Old Kings Highway North at 10 A.M., proceeding up Brookside Road and turning left onto the Post Road. The parade will continue westbound on the Post Road and end in the area of Spring Grove Cemetery.

Norwalk Refuse Collection Schedule

Monday, May 30, 2016 (Memorial Day), garbage and recycling collection services will follow the holiday schedule.

Both garbage and recycling normally collected on Monday, May 30th will be picked up on Tuesday, May 31st. Tuesday routes will be collected on Wednesday, June 1st, and so on until Friday routes are collected on Saturday, June 4th.

The Norwalk Transfer Station, located at 61 Crescent Street, and the Yard Debris Site, located at 15 South Smith Street, will both be CLOSED on Monday, May 30th (Memorial Day) and will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, May 31st.

April a Good Month for Connecticut's Economy

jobsConnecticut employers added 3,500 jobs in April, according to a new report. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates there were 20,100 jobs added in Connecticut over the last year, which is a solid pace for job growth.

According to realtors, area home sales and prices rose in April. The Greater Hartford Association of Realtors said that, last month, closed sales of single family dwellings in the Hartford region rose 26 percent and median home prices grew nearly 3 percent, to $216,000, as compared to $210,000 a year ago.


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