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Not to be confused with Norwich, Connecticut; Norfolk, Connecticut; or Norwalk, California. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_0

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NorwalkNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_0_0
CountryNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_1_0 United StatesNorwalk, Connecticut_cell_0_1_1
U.S. stateNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_2_0 ConnecticutNorwalk, Connecticut_cell_0_2_1
CountyNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_3_0 FairfieldNorwalk, Connecticut_cell_0_3_1
Metropolitan areaNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_4_0 Bridgeport-StamfordNorwalk, Connecticut_cell_0_4_1
SettledNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_5_0 February 26, 1640Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_0_5_1
IncorporatedNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_6_0 September 11, 1651Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_0_6_1
ConsolidatedNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_7_0 June 6, 1913Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_0_7_1
Founded byNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_8_0 Roger Ludlow and Daniel PatrickNorwalk, Connecticut_cell_0_8_1
GovernmentNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_9_0
TypeNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_10_0 Weak-mayor-City CouncilNorwalk, Connecticut_cell_0_10_1
MayorNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_11_0 Harry Rilling (D)Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_0_11_1
AreaNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_12_0
TotalNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_13_0 36.37 sq mi (94.20 km)Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_0_13_1
LandNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_14_0 22.89 sq mi (59.28 km)Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_0_14_1
WaterNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_15_0 13.49 sq mi (34.93 km)Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_0_15_1
ElevationNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_16_0 43 ft (13 m)Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_0_16_1
Population (2010)Norwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_17_0
TotalNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_18_0 85,603Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_0_18_1
Estimate (2019)Norwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_19_0 88,816Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_0_19_1
DensityNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_20_0 3,880.80/sq mi (1,498.37/km)Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_0_20_1
DensityNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_21_0 3,879/sq mi (1,498/km)Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_0_21_1
Time zoneNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_22_0 UTC−5 (Eastern Standard Time (EST))Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_0_22_1
Summer (DST)Norwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_23_0 UTC−4 (Eastern Daylight Time (EDT))Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_0_23_1
Zip codesNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_24_0 06850—06860Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_0_24_1
Area codesNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_25_0 203/475Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_0_25_1
FIPS codeNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_26_0 Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_0_26_1
GNIS feature IDNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_27_0 Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_0_27_1
Major highwaysNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_28_0 Interstate_95_in_Connecticut U.S._Route_7_in_Connecticut Merritt_ParkwayNorwalk, Connecticut_cell_0_28_1
Commuter RailNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_29_0 New_Haven_LineNorwalk, Connecticut_cell_0_29_1
WebsiteNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_0_30_0 Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_0_30_1

Norwalk is a U.S. city located in southwestern Connecticut, in southern Fairfield County, on the northern shore of Long Island Sound. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_1

Norwalk lies within both the New York metropolitan area, as well as the Bridgeport metropolitan area. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_2

Norwalk was settled in 1649, and is the sixth most populous city in Connecticut. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_3

According to the 2010 United States Census it has had a population of 85,603; with an estimated population of 88,816 in 2019. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_4

History Norwalk, Connecticut_section_0

Main article: History of Norwalk, Connecticut Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_5

Roger Ludlow purchased the areas east of the Norwalk river from Chief Mahackemo of the Norwaake (or Naramauke) Indians in 1640. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_6

Norwalk was settled in 1649, incorporated September 1651, and named after the Algonquin word noyank, meaning "point of land", or more probably from the native American name "Naramauke". Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_7

The Battle of Norwalk took place during the Revolutionary War, and lead to the burning of most of the town. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_8

In 1836, the borough of Norwalk was created, covering the central area of the town. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_9

In 1853, the first ever train disaster in the United States happened over the Norwalk River. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_10

During the 19th and early 20th century, Norwalk was a major railroad stop for the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_11

The city of South Norwalk and the remaining parts of the town of Norwalk were both combined in 1910 to form the current city. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_12

The Ku Klux Klan had a brief presence in Norwalk during the 1920s, but quickly fell apart due to internal issues. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_13

In 1955, multiple hurricanes hit the city, causing flooding in Norwalk Harbor. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_14

During the 1970s, efforts were taken to historically preserve South Norwalk, resulting in the creation of the Washington Street Historic District. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_15

Geography Norwalk, Connecticut_section_1

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 36.3 square miles (94 km), of which, 22.8 square miles (59 km) is land and 13.5 square miles (35 km) (37.24%) is water. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_16

Climate Norwalk, Connecticut_section_2

Topography Norwalk, Connecticut_section_3

Norwalk's topography is dominated by its coastline along Long Island Sound, the Norwalk River and its eastern and western banks, and the Norwalk Islands. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_17

The highest elevation is 315 feet above sea level on the fairway of the 16th hole of the Silvermine Golf Course, and the low elevation is sea level on Long Island Sound. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_18

Demographics Norwalk, Connecticut_section_4

As of the census of 2010, there were 85,603 people, 35,415 households, and 21,630 families residing in the city. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_19

The population density was 2,358.2 inhabitants per square mile (910.7/km). Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_20

There were 35,415 housing units at an average density of 975.6 per square mile (376.6/km). Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_21

The racial makeup of the city was 68.7% White, 14.2% African American, 0.4%Native American, 4.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 9.0% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_22

Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 24.3% of the population. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_23

There were 35,415 households, out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.4% were non-families. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_24

33.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_25

The average household size in the city was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.16. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_26

The population's spread gave 22% under the age of 18, with 7.3% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 31.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% aged 65 years or older. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_27

The median age was 40 years. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_28

For every 100 females, there were 96.2 males. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_29

See also: List of Connecticut locations by per capita income Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_30

The median income for a household in the city was $76,161, and the median income for a family was $103,032. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_31

The per capita income for the city was $43,303. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_32

About 5.7% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_33

Economy Norwalk, Connecticut_section_5

See also: List of companies based in Norwalk, Connecticut Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_34

Pepperidge Farm, Xerox, Frontier Communications, and Booking Holdings have headquarters in Norwalk. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_35

Arts and culture Norwalk, Connecticut_section_6

Events Norwalk, Connecticut_section_7

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  • St. George Greek Orthodox Festival, held in late August, features Greek delicacies, Pontic Greek dance exhibitions and a large carnival.Norwalk, Connecticut_item_0_0
  • Round Hill Highland Games, a festival of Scottish culture and athletic events, was started in 1923 in Greenwich but was interrupted during World War II, then restarted in 1952. It has been held in Norwalk's Cranbury Park on or around July 4 for a number of years. In 2006, the 83rd annual event attracted 4,000 people to hear bagpipes and watch the caber toss, the hammer throw, and other events, with athletes often wearing wool kilts. Games for children are offered. Food and Scottish items are available for sale. Organizers say the event is the third-oldest Scottish games festival in the United States.Norwalk, Connecticut_item_0_1

Places of worship Norwalk, Connecticut_section_8

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Attractions Norwalk, Connecticut_section_9

Notable places on the National Register of Historic Places Norwalk, Connecticut_section_10

Government Norwalk, Connecticut_section_11

Politics Norwalk, Connecticut_section_12

Norwalk has voted Democratic for president since 1992, when the city voted for Bill Clinton.. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_36

However, between 1928 and 1992, the city only voted Democratic twice: 1936 and 1964. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_37

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Norwalk city vote by party in presidential electionsNorwalk, Connecticut_table_caption_1
YearNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_1_0_0 DemocraticNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_1_0_1 RepublicanNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_1_0_2 Third partiesNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_1_0_3
2016Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_1_0 63.86% 24,414Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_1_1 32.23% 12,324Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_1_2 3.91% 1,494Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_1_3
2012Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_2_0 63.01% 22,369Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_2_1 35.98% 12,773Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_2_2 1.01% 357Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_2_3
2008Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_3_0 65.51% 24,489Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_3_1 33.84% 12,651Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_3_2 0.65% 244Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_3_3
2004Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_4_0 58.15% 20,615Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_4_1 40.06% 14,201Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_4_2 1.79% 633Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_4_3
2000Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_5_0 59.90% 19,293Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_5_1 35.76% 11,519Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_5_2 4.34% 1,399Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_5_3
1996Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_6_0 55.52% 17,354Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_6_1 34.55% 10,800Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_6_2 9.93% 3,105Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_6_3
1992Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_7_0 44.02% 16,488Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_7_1 39.36% 14,743Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_7_2 16.62% 6,224Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_7_3
1988Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_8_0 43.23% 14,518Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_8_1 55.44% 18,618Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_8_2 1.33% 445Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_8_3
1984Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_9_0 35.68% 12,509Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_9_1 64.03% 22,447Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_9_2 0.29% 102Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_9_3
1980Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_10_0 36.40% 11,785Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_10_1 52.40% 16,969Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_10_2 11.20% 3,627Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_10_3
1976Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_11_0 42.69% 13,724Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_11_1 56.53% 18,176Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_11_2 0.78% 250Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_11_3
1972Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_12_0 34.17% 11,459Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_12_1 64.10% 21,496Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_12_2 1.73% 579Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_12_3
1968Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_13_0 41.59% 13,330Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_13_1 51.50% 16,503Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_13_2 6.91% 2,215Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_13_3
1964Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_14_0 61.90% 19,620Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_14_1 38.10% 12,076Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_14_2 0.00% 0Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_14_3
1960Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_15_0 44.32% 13,744Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_15_1 55.68% 17,268Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_15_2 0.00% 0Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_15_3
1956Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_16_0 28.48% 8,134Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_16_1 71.52% 20,428Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_16_2 0.00% 0Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_16_3
1952Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_17_0 43.47% 10,280Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_17_1 61.52% 17,031Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_17_2 1.34% 372Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_17_3
1948Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_18_0 37.13% 9,980Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_18_1 52.41% 12,032Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_18_2 4.12% 947Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_18_3
1944Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_19_0 46.88% 9,822Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_19_1 53.12% 11,131Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_19_2 0.00% 0Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_19_3
1940Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_20_0 49.29% 9,869Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_20_1 50.71% 10,153Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_20_2 0.00% 0Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_20_3
1936Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_21_0 56.17% 9,216Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_21_1 43.83% 7,191Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_21_2 0.00% 0Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_21_3
1932Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_22_0 46.40% 6,375Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_22_1 53.60% 7,364Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_22_2 0.00% 0Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_22_3
1928Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_23_0 37.95% 4,867Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_23_1 61.32% 7,865Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_23_2 0.73% 94Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_1_23_3

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Voter Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of October 27, 2020Norwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_2_0_0
PartyNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_2_1_0 Active VotersNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_2_1_2 Inactive VotersNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_2_1_3 Total VotersNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_2_1_4 PercentageNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_2_1_5
Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_2_2_0 RepublicanNorwalk, Connecticut_cell_2_2_1 10,161Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_2_2_2 52Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_2_2_3 10,213Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_2_2_4 17.22%Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_2_2_5
Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_2_3_0 DemocraticNorwalk, Connecticut_cell_2_3_1 23,144Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_2_3_2 164Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_2_3_3 23,308Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_2_3_4 39.30%Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_2_3_5
Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_2_4_0 Minor partiesNorwalk, Connecticut_cell_2_4_1 1,226Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_2_4_2 10Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_2_4_3 1,236Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_2_4_4 2.08%Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_2_4_5
Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_2_5_0 UnaffiliatedNorwalk, Connecticut_cell_2_5_1 24,367Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_2_5_2 171Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_2_5_3 24,538Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_2_5_4 41.38%Norwalk, Connecticut_cell_2_5_5
TotalsNorwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_2_6_0 58,898Norwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_2_6_2 397Norwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_2_6_3 59,295Norwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_2_6_4 100%Norwalk, Connecticut_header_cell_2_6_5

Districts Norwalk, Connecticut_section_13

The City of Norwalk currently has six taxing districts. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_38

The First, Second, Third and Sixth taxing districts are political entities with their respective voters electing officers, holding annual business meetings, approving budgets and to consider other matters, as specified in each of their charters. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_39

Election of Taxing District Commissioners and Treasurers by voters from the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 6th districts take place in odd numbered years. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_40

The Fourth and Fifth districts are not counted as separate governments as they constitute the city proper. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_41

Each taxing district has its own property tax rate reflecting the mix of services each receives from the city. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_42

Secondly, municipal elections of Mayor, Common Council, Board of Education and other positions are also held in odd numbered years at thirteen polling places within five voting districts around the city. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_43

Voting districts are not the same for state and federal elections which are held on even numbered years at twelve polling locations. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_44

Municipal Norwalk, Connecticut_section_14

Norwalk's municipal government is a weak-mayor form of a mayor-council government with the mayor of Norwalk elected by its voters. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_45

The city's charter gives certain administrative powers exclusively to the council and others jointly to the Council and Mayor. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_46

The Common Council is the law-writing body of the City of Norwalk. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_47

Norwalk's common council consists of fifteen council members, five elected at-large and ten elected by district, two from each district. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_48

Representatives Norwalk, Connecticut_section_15

Norwalk is represented in the Connecticut General Assembly by five House Representatives corresponding to five Connecticut legislative districts and one senator from one Connecticut Senate district. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_49

Norwalk, which lies within Connecticut's 4th congressional district, is represented in the United States Congress by one congressional representative (Democrat Jim Himes) in the United States House of Representatives and, along with the rest of Connecticut, by two U.S. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_50

Senators (Democrats Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy) in the United States Senate. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_51

Education Norwalk, Connecticut_section_16

Main article: Education in Norwalk, Connecticut Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_52

Norwalk Public Schools operates public schools, while the community also has various private schools. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_53

Norwalk was granted a town charter by the Connecticut General Court in 1651. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_54

On May 29, 1678, town records mention the establishment of community-supported teaching activities with a passage that reads: "'At a town meeting... voted and agreed to hier a scole master to teach all the children in ye town to lerne to Rede and write; and that Mr. Cornish shall be hierd for that service and the townsmen are to hier him upon as reasonable terms as they can." Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_55

The school that was established in the 1670s was located near the Ludlow Square area of East Norwalk (near the former Roger Ludlow Junior High School). Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_56

Sports Norwalk, Connecticut_section_17

Baseball and softball are popular amateur sports with active leagues across many age groups in Norwalk. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_57

There are four baseball fields and 16 Little League fields in the city. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_58

Several of the fields, including Calf Pasture Beach are illuminated for nighttime play. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_59

The fields at The Norwalk Little League team won the Little League World Series in 1952. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_60

The 14-year-old Babe Ruth League team won the championship in 2008. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_61

In 2010, the 12-year-old Norwalk all-star team made it to the Cal Ripken league World Series and placed third in the country. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_62

In 2011, the Norwalk American Senior Legion baseball team won the Connecticut State Championship. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_63

This had not been accomplished by any other Norwalk Legion team in the storied 83-year history. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_64

The team defeated Branford, Connecticut in the championship game. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_65

The girls' Norwalk Pride fast pitch softball team won the Connecticut State Championship in 2005, 2006, and 2007. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_66

The Norwalk Biddy Basketball All-Star team Won the State and Regional titles and then went on to the World Championships in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1986 and placed 7th in the world. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_67

Being a coastal city Norwalk is home to a great many water sports including competitive swimming, recreational boating and fishing, sailing, windsurfing, and kayaking. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_68

The Norwalk River and inner Norwalk Harbor host rowing events and organizations. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_69

Norwalk resident Daniel Walsh won a bronze medal in Beijing with the U.S. Olympic rowing team in the 2008 Summer Olympics. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_70

There are three golf courses in the city of Norwalk: the Shorehaven Golf Club is a private club in East Norwalk, the Silvermine Golf Club is a private club in Silvermine (part of the course lies in the town of Wilton), and the Oak Hills Park golf course is a public course in West Norwalk. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_71

The cross-town rivalry between the city's two largest high schools, Norwalk High School and Brien McMahon High School, is fierce, particularly for the football, basketball, soccer and field hockey teams in the fall; as well as lacrosse, baseball, and softball teams in the spring. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_72

Brien McMahon High School's football team won the FCIAC (Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference) and Class M State Football championship in 1994. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_73

McMahon High School's boys' lacrosse team won the state division 2 lacrosse championship in 2000. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_74

Norwalk used to be the home of the Connecticut Wildcats, part of the American National Rugby League, from 2003 to 2015. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_75

Media Norwalk, Connecticut_section_18

News sources in Norwalk include News 12 Connecticut, a regional news channel for southwestern Connecticut and based in Norwalk. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_76

The Hour was an independent daily newspaper based in Norwalk and founded in 1871, which was purchased by Hearst Communications on April 12, 2016. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_77 is a self-published, nonprofit news site founded in 2010 that covers local issues. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_78

Infrastructure Norwalk, Connecticut_section_19

Transportation Norwalk, Connecticut_section_20

Public transport bus service within Norwalk is provided by Norwalk Transit District. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_79

Norwalk Transit District operates fixed route public bus service in Norwalk and Westport with evening and Sunday shuttles (serving South Norwalk, Main Avenue and Connecticut Avenue) and commuter shuttles. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_80

Access to other cities through bus services Milford, Danbury, and Stamford. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_81

All fixed route buses meet at the Transportation Hub. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_82

The Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line runs through and stops in Norwalk. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_83

The train goes West and East with Grand Central Terminal and New Haven Union Station being the final stops. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_84

The Danbury Branch runs from South Norwalk to Danbury, CT. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_85

There are four stations in Norwalk, three of them on the main line which is: Rowayton, South Norwalk and East Norwalk. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_86

The fourth station, Merritt 7, is on the Danbury Branch. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_87

Metro-North provides commuter service for all four stations. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_88

The structure at 47 Wall Street was formerly the Wall Street station of the Danbury Branch, which operated from 1896 to 1936. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_89

The city's trolley system barn also operated on Wall Street. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_90

Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway lead through Norwalk, and there are several exits within the Norwalk city limits, and are the major thoroughfare through the city. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_91

U.S. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_92 Route 1 goes through the center of the city, mostly following local streets. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_93

The major north–south corridor in Norwalk is U.S. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_94 Route 7, which is an expressway throughout most of the route in the city. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_95

The expressway section ends at Grist Mill Road in Norwalk from where Route 7 resumes northbound along Main Ave. Other state routes include Route 53, Route 123, and Route 136. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_96

Utilities Norwalk, Connecticut_section_21

Electric power and natural gas in most of Norwalk is provided by Eversource Energy. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_97

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  • The First Taxing District provides water to the Third, Fourth and Fifth Taxing Districts.Norwalk, Connecticut_item_2_10
  • The Second Taxing District serves sections of South Norwalk, East Norwalk, West Norwalk, Rowayton and Silvermine. and also owns and operates South Norwalk Electric and Water.Norwalk, Connecticut_item_2_11
  • The Third Taxing District provides electric power for East Norwalk.Norwalk, Connecticut_item_2_12

The districts purchase wholesale power and arrange for its delivery to, and distribution within, their respective districts. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_98

Power lines and meters in East Norwalk, South Norwalk, and parts of Rowayton are maintained by the districts. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_99

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. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_100

Connecticut Light and Power (now Eversource Energy) operated a power plant, Norwalk Harbor Station on Manresa Island, from 1960 to 1999 when it was acquired by NRG Energy, which then began its deactivation in 2013. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_101

In 2004 the third taxing district installed 3 diesel powered generators at the Norden complex on Norden Place that were initially licensed only for emergency power supply. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_102

By summer 2008 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). Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_103

In 2007 and 2008 the construction of the Middletown-Norwalk transmission line disrupted traffic along the Boston Post Road, but the completion of the line is hoped to help provide additional power to lower Fairfield County. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_104

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. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_105

In 2008 the city government of Norwalk started initial investigations of whether the city might resume generating power for sale to electricity customers in the city. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_106

Emergency services Norwalk, Connecticut_section_22

See also: Norwalk Fire Department Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_107

Norwalk Police Department serves as the city's police department, and Norwalk Fire Department serves Norwalk's fire protection district. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_108

Norwalk is served 24/7 by Norwalk Hospital and Norwalk Hospital EMS, a 911 paramedic service. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_109

The service consists of hospital-based paramedics and EMT-Is who serve Norwalk as well as New Canaan, Wilton, Weston, and Westport. Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_110

Notable people Norwalk, Connecticut_section_23

Main article: List of people from Norwalk, Connecticut Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_111

In popular culture Norwalk, Connecticut_section_24

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Films Norwalk, Connecticut_section_25

Full-length features and documentary films, filmed or set in Norwalk: Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_112

Television Norwalk, Connecticut_section_26

Partially or entirely recorded in Norwalk: Norwalk, Connecticut_sentence_113

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Sister cities Norwalk, Connecticut_section_27

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