Oyster Festival Highlights

The Oyester Festival has always been offering a wide variety of entertainment for all. Here are some highlights of this year’s spread. The Arts & Crafts area will have a new look – with one large tent plus individual booths. There also will be an area where artists can demonstrate their skill at scheduled times. Smart shoppers and savvy collectors will find thousands of creative and practical items that appeal to all tastes, budgets and ages. There will be a wide array of jewelry in all mediums; oil paintings, watercolors, sculpture and photography; decorative and usable pottery; woodcrafts including children’s toys, boxes and furniture; clothing, fabric accessories and wearable art and home décor items. More
Sep 8, 2007 - 9:15:41 AM


Scott Merrell

A veterinarian on sabbatical, Dr. Merrell has worked on many famous racing Thoroughbreds. This job consumed his days, nights and weekends for 20 years. Now, he’s taking a break to run for mayor. Merrell went through the Rowayton public schools and Brien McMahon High School. He then went on to the University of Florida in Ocala where, in 1984, he received his DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine).

His mother, Merlyn Merrell spent 41 years working in the Norwalk public school system. His father, an engineer, worked on the first Lunar Orbiting Photographic Satellite which was developed here in Norwalk.
Aug 30, 2007 - 9:45:40 PM


Richard Moccia

Mayor Richard Moccia is running for his second term as Mayor of Norwalk on the Republican ticket. He was born in Stamford and attended Norwalk Community College and Sacred Heart University, receiving his B.S. in business administration from Marymount College. Mayor Moccia worked at Nash Engineering from 1967 – 1985. He then worked as Constable and City Sheriff. He has been active in Republican affairs, serving on the Norwalk Republican Town Committee and the Connecticut State Central Republican Committee. He has also been elected to the Norwalk Common Council and served on the Fire and Fair Rent Commissions. He is currently a member of the Sons of Italy, the Norwalk Exchange Club and the Maritime Aquarium Authority and Board of trustees.

The 64-year-old mayor served in the U.S. Air Force as a medic and is not married.
Aug 30, 2007 - 9:42:50 PM

MAYOR OF NORWALK ELECTIONS 2007 - the Walter Briggs interview

Walter Briggs

Walter Briggs has been active in the Norwalk community for 32 years. He has been Chairman of the Norwalk Planning Commission since 2002. He’s also a member of the Democratic Town Committee and the District E Committee. He received the Democratic nomination to run for Mayor of Norwalk at the Democratic Town Committee meeting July 23.

His wife Gwen is a Common Council member representing District E. As Chairman of the Norwalk Planning Commission, Briggs initiated the East Avenue Village District. He led the completion of the Norwalk Plan of Conservation and Development and served as chairman of the South Norwalk Study committee, the Mid-Harbor Study Committee and the Industrial Study Committee.

Briggs, 72, delayed his official announcement July because he wanted to be sure he was free of prostrate cancer, for which he was treated earlier this year. He said his doctors have assured him the disease has been eradicated.

Briggs works full time as a stockbroker with Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC, Darien. He is a member of the Rowayton Art Center and serves on the board of directors of the Mid-Fairfield Child Guidance Clinic. He is also a member of the Democratic Town Committee and the District E Committee. He has a B.S. in marketing from Lehigh University. Walter has been married to his wife, Gwen for more than 50 years. They have eight children and 22 grandchildren.
Aug 30, 2007 - 9:38:48 PM

Gearing up for another great season in Norwalk

Norwalk has long been a welcoming home for the arts, and this year is no exception! The 2007-2008 season is full of treats as our innovative artists of all kinds put together shows to entertain, delight, challenge, and stimulate our hearts and minds. “I often brag that Norwalk is a City on the Move. This year the slogan is especially true in the arts and cultural community,” says Mayor Richard Moccia. Here are some of this year’s highlights, put together by the Advisory Commission on the Arts and Culture (ACAC). More
Aug 30, 2007 - 9:33:20 PM

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