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EAST NOR­WALK

Live in East Nor­walk 06855? Want to get and stay in­formed on im­por­tant is­sues im­pact­ing qual­ity of life? Join your fel­low res­i­dents at the East Nor­walk Neigh­bor­hood As­so­ci­a­tion monthly meet­ing at 6:30 p.m. Mon­day.

East Nor­walk res­i­dents are strongly en­cour­aged to get in­volved in learn­ing about im­por­tant is­sues and work­ing with city de­part­ments on im­prove­ments and long-term plan­ning. If you care about the fu­ture of East Nor­walk, it's es­pe­cially im­por­tant to know about the up­com­ing city study of Tran­sit Ori­ented De­vel­op­ment at and around the Train Sta­tion and East Av­enue area. This study will only be suc­cess­ful, rel­e­vant, and pro­duce an ac­tion­able plan if res­i­dents pro­vide feed­back on what is wanted or not wanted for fu­ture de­vel­op­ment.

Meet­ings are the third Mon­day of each month at 6:30 p.m. in The Marvin Se­nior Hous­ing Com­mu­nity Room, 60 Gre­gory Blvd. Free/am­ple park­ing and ac­ces­si­ble. Park and en­ter from the Third Street side of the build­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion, email info@east­nor­walk.org or go to east­nor­walk.org. Also on Face­book and Twit­ter.

THE GREEN

Skip the Plas­tic Nor­walk will go be­fore the Com­mon Coun­cil’s Or­di­nance Com­mit­tee Tues­day night to ap­peal for a city-wide plas­tic check­out bag ban.

The group has worked to elim­i­nate sin­gle-use plas­tic in the city and has worked with lo­cal res­tau­rants to move away from plas­tic straws. They’ve be­gun an on­line pe­ti­tion to sup­port the bag ban. Ex­emp­tions to the ban would in­clude noncheck­out prod­uct bags such as those used to pro­tect or con­tain dry cleaned gar­ments, curb­side news­pa­pers, and wet or food items.

The Or­di­nance Com­mit­tee will meet at 7 p.m. Tues­day in City Hall Room 231.

The League of Women Vot­ers will host two can­di­date de­bates at Nor­walk City Hall Oct. 25. from 7 to 9 p.m.

The first de­bate will fea­ture state Rep. Chris Perone, D-137, and his chal­lenger, Repub­li­can Fred Page. The sec­ond de­bate of the night will be be­tween in­cum­bent state Se­na­tor Bob Duff, D-25, and Repub­li­can chal­lenger Marc D’Ame­lio.

The City Hall de­bate is one in a se­ries or­ga­nized by the League of Women Vot­ers in the weeks lead­ing up to the Nov. 6 elec­tion. On Tues­day at 7 p.m., in­cum­bent Gail Lavielle and chal­lenger Stephanie Thomas will square off for the state house seat in district 143 at Wil­ton Li­brary. U.S. Con­gress­man Jim Himes, D-4, will de­bate his Repub­li­can chal­lenger Harry Arora 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at Wil­ton High School. And state Rep. Fred Wilms, R-142, will de­bate Lucy Dathan at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at New Canaan Town Hall.

ROWAY­TON

The Coast Guard has heard from the owner of a 14-foot kayak found adrift off Nor­walk. The Coast Guard sent out an alert Fri­day seek­ing in­for­ma­tion about the yel­low kayak, which had a Bay­ley Beach rack per­mit sticker.

The Coast Guard re­minds peo­ple to la­bel pad­dle­crafts and small boats with owner con­tact in­for­ma­tion. It has in­ves­ti­gated sev­eral sim­i­lar in­ci­dents on Long Is­land Sound this boat­ing sea­son.

STRAW­BERRY HILL

Board of Ed­u­ca­tion Chair­man Mike Bar­bis will be joined by state Se­nate Can­di­date Marc D’Ame­lio, state Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Fred Wilms, R-142, and Brien McMa­hon grad­u­ate and UConn fresh­man Dar­ius Wil­liams for an “Ed­u­ca­tion in Nor­walk” ques­tion and an­swer fo­rum Oct. 13 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m at Nathan Hale Mid­dle School, 176 Straw­berry Hill Av­enue.

The panel will dis­cuss state and lo­cal fund­ing, strate­gic plan up­date, ed­u­cat­ing for 21st-cen­tury jobs and cre­at­ing op­por­tu­nity in a di­verse district. The dis­cus­sion will be mod­er­ated by former may­oral can­di­date Lisa Brin­ton.

CRANBURY

Cub Scout 97 will hold an open house for boys and girls at 7 p.m. Tues­day at Cranbury Ele­men­tary School, 5 Knowalot Lane.

See what Scout­ing is all about — there will be crafts for the kids and a Q&A ses­sion for the par­ents.

Pack 97 is an ac­tive Fam­ily Scout­ing (boys and girls) pack. Dens meet weekly. The whole pack meets the third Tues­day of each month at Cranbury School, Septem­ber through May.

Cub Scouts is now for boys and girls ages 5 to 10. Kids can join Scout­ing any time of the year. The meet­ings are at Cranbury, but the pack is open to chil­dren from any school.

Alex von Kley­dorff / Hearst Con­necti­cut Me­dia

Stu­dents and par­ents dressed in tra­di­tional clothes and en­joyed food from Cen­tral and South Amer­ica at Fox Run School’s His­panic Her­itage Cel­e­bra­tion on Wed­nes­day.

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