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Route 7, The Road North: Bepler , Virginia B. From the s through the s, the postcard was an extraordinarily popular means of communication, and many of the postcards produced during this golden age can today be considered works of art. Postcard photographers traveled the length and breadth of the nation snapping photographs of busy street scenes, documenting local landmarks, and assembling crowds of local children only too happy to pose for a picture. These images, printed as postcards and sold in general stores across the country, survive as telling reminders of an important era in Americas history.

This fascinating new history of Route 7 from Norwalk to Canaan, Connecticut, showcases more than two hundred of the best vintage postcards available. Norwalk to Canaan Laurie J.

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The most recently added site to the historical register is Village Creek , which was the first community in the United States to be racially integrated. The community was added to the register in August Baseball and softball are popular amateur sports with active leagues across many age groups in Norwalk. There are 4 baseball fields and 16 Little League fields in the city. This had not been accomplished by any other Norwalk Legion team in the storied year history.


The team defeated Branford, CT in the championship game. The girls Norwalk Pride fast pitch softball team won the Connecticut State Championship in , , and Being a coastal city Norwalk is home to a great many water sports including competitive swimming , recreational boating and fishing , sailing , windsurfing , and kayaking. The Norwalk River and inner Norwalk Harbor host rowing events and organizations. Olympic rowing team in the Summer Olympics. There are three golf courses in the city of Norwalk. The cross town rivalry between the city's two largest high schools' sports teams can be rather fierce, particularly for the football , soccer and field hockey teams in the fall; as well as lacrosse , baseball , and softball teams in the spring.

McMahon high school's boys lacrosse team went on to win the state division 2 lacrosse championship in Public transport bus service within Norwalk is provided by Norwalk Transit District , also known as Wheels.

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There are four stations in Norwalk, three of them on the main line which is: Rowayton , South Norwalk and East Norwalk. The fourth station, Merritt 7 , is on the Danbury Branch. Metro-North provides commuter service for all four stations. Interstate 95 in Connecticut and Merritt Parkway lead through Norwalk, and there are several exits within the Norwalk city limits.

The major north-south corridor in Norwalk is U. Route 7 in Connecticut which can be accessed via Interstate 95 in Connecticut, both northbound and southbound, via Exit Traveling north on the U. Traveling south, the half-built exit 3 also leads to the Merritt Parkway southbound only. There is no direct northbound access to the Merritt Parkway, traveling south, from this expressway. Traveling south, access to Interstate 95, both north and south, can be accomplished via their respective exits. Other state highways in Norwalk are Route 53 , Route , and Route Electric power and natural gas in most of Norwalk is provided by Eversource Energy.

The districts purchase wholesale power and arrange for its delivery to, and distribution within, their respective districts. Power lines and meters in East Norwalk , South Norwalk , and parts of Rowayton are maintained by the districts.

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Both the second SNEW and third TTD district electric departments belong to the six member Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative which pools their wholesale power purchasing to obtain lower rates for their customers. By summer the generators, with a combined capacity of 6 Megawatts, had been upgraded to allow licensed operation as regular power providers for the grid not just emergency power. In addition a high-voltage undersea line runs from Manressa Island to Long Island to help provide electric power to Long Island Power Authority customers.

In the city government of Norwalk started initial investigations of whether the city might resume generating power for sale to electricity customers in the city.

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Norwalk Police Department serves the city of Norwalk. Norwalk Fire Department serves Norwalk's fire protection district. The service responded to over 9, medical emergencies in in the city of Norwalk and 6, in the neighboring communities. Norwalk Hospital EMS is widely known as one of the top services in the state and region.

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Several publications regularly cover news in Norwalk, including one daily newspaper, two professional news websites affiliated with large companies and one independent professional news website. The Hour was an independent daily newspaper based in Norwalk and founded in , but was bought by Hearst Corporation on April 12, The Advocate Stamford , a unit of Hearst Corp.

Norwalk Patch is part of a news division owned by AOL. It is owned by Chapman Hyperlocal Media Inc.

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News 12 Connecticut , a hour regional news channel covering events in southwestern Connecticut is based in Norwalk. Notable people from Norwalk include the late Andy Rooney , commentator on 60 Minutes , who lived in Rowayton. Scott Berg , an award-winning biographer of celebrities was born in Norwalk. Johnny Gruelle , artist and author, creator of Raggedy Ann , before moving to Wilton. Jazz-piano great Horace Silver was also born in Norwalk. Kliban was born and raised in Norwalk. Rapper Chris Webby also hails from Norwalk.

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  7. The late Bob Miller was born in the city. Two Medal of Honor recipients came from Norwalk: Shea in the Vietnam War. Full-length features and documentary movies, partially filmed or completely taking place in Norwalk, listed in reverse chronological order: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Norwalk, Connecticut travel guide from Wikivoyage. History of Norwalk, Connecticut. List of Connecticut locations by per capita income.

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