CT Norwalk

Norwalk is among the ranks of America's leading cities in the digital economy. Google's eCity Awards recognized Norwalk as the strongest online business community in Connecticut. Norwalk, is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, located in the New York metropolitan area. The estimated population of the city was 85,853 in 2012. Norwalk ranks sixth on the List of municipalities of Connecticut by population.

The city of Norwalk, located in Fairfield County, is in the southernmost part of the state on the Long Island Sound. Settlers from Massachusetts purchased the land in two separate transactions in 1640 and 1641. The first homesteaders arrived from Hartford in 1649 and incorporated as a town in 1651. This early community grew flax and hemp and raised cows. During the Revolutionary War British forces under General Tryon nearly destroyed the entire town. By 1880, oyster farming dominated local industry and Norwalk had the largest fleet of steam-powered oyster boats in the world. In 1893 the town reincorporated as a city and consolidated in 1913 to the city we know today.

Norwalk's Website Available Through the GoNorwalkCT Mobile App

Whether you are searching Restaurant Ratings as you stroll through SoNo, setting a reminder for the next Board of Education meeting, or wondering whether your local Norwalk beach is open for swimming, Norwalk has the app for you. Download the free GoNorwalkCT mobile app to access the city's website content quickly and easily from your phone or other mobile device.
Use the GoNorwalkCT mobile app to access online information like agendas and meeting minutes, news and announcements, the city calendar, recreation and parks information, and other city departments. You can also go to several Health Department resources directly, including restaurant ratings, walking routes, beach and shellfish information, tips for maintaining a healthy home, and vaccination information. The GoNorwalkCT app also gives NorWalkers an opportunity to sign up for Emergency Alerts and push notifications for all the city's breaking news.

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CT Shelton

Shelton, in Fairfield County, is located in western Connecticut at the confluence of the Housatonic and Naugatuck Rivers. Settled in 1639 as part of the town of Stratford, the area was known as Coram, and also Ripton, before being incorporated in 1789 as Huntington. In 1882, it was renamed Shelton, before being incorporated as a city in 1915. The harnessing of abundant waterpower from the Husatonic River dam and a local canal allowed for the production of everything from pins to pianos. Today, Shelton remains a manufacturing center and the headquarters of many international companies. Included among Shelton's manufactured goods are Wiffle balls—a Connecticut invention.

CT Stamford

The city of Stamford, located in Fairfield County at the southwestern tip of the state, is the fourth-largest city in Connecticut and is considered a part of the Greater New York metropolitan area. Settled by families from Wethersfield, Stamford incorporated as a borough in 1830, and later as a city in 1893. By the 18th century, Stamford was a successful commercial center—attributed largely to its canal and harbor which shipped and received goods with New York and the West Indies. Today, Stamford is known primarily as a suburb of New York City and home to the headquarters of numerous corporations.

CT Stratford

Located on Long Island Sound, the Fairfield County town of Stratford is bounded by the Housatonic River on its eastern border. Europeans settled the area known as Cupheag, or harbor, in 1639 and later named it Stratford. Its original lands included what eventually became Trumbull, Shelton, Monroe, and parts of Bridgeport. Early industries included oystering and shipbuilding. With the advent of the industrial age, manufacturing became an economic mainstay and Stratford today still produces an array of goods, from chemicals, electrical parts, and hardware to plastics and paper products. It is best known, however, as the birthplace of the American helicopter industry built on the pioneering work of Igor Sikorsky.

CT Trumbull

The town of Trumbull is located in Fairfield County in the southwestern part of the state near the Long Island Sound. Settled in 1639 as part of the town of Stratford, Trumbull was incorporated in 1797 and took as its namesake the Revolutionary War Governor Jonathan Trumbull. Throughout the 1800s, farming and light industry provided the town's livelihood, but by the 20th century less than half of Trumbull's land was still used for farming. Today, Trumbull is predominately residential with a thriving retail district and shopping malls.

CT Weston

An affluent residential town, Weston is home to a large portion of the Lucius Pond Ordway/Devil's Den Preserve, Fairfield County's largest tract of protected land. The area retains signs of human use dating back some 5,000 years. Originally part of Fairfield, Weston incorporated in 1787. Where Paugussetts and other groups once hunted, early European settlers pursued lumbering and charcoal production. Powered by the Aspetuck and Saugatuck Rivers, forges and foundries turned the villages of Lyon's Plain and Valley Forge into commercial centers. By 1830, however, many left town for work in larger industrial centers and agriculture again flourished. Today, Weston is a bedroom community for New York and other employment hubs.

CT Westport

The Fairfield County town of Westport is located in the southern part of the state on the Long Island Sound. The first white settlers to the area were farming families, who called the area Green's Farm. In 1835 the town incorporated and the name changed to Westport. By the 19th century the town became a bustling shipping center and the leading onion growing center in the US. By the early 20th century, Westport had a lively arts community that attracted artists, musicians, and writers. The later 20th century saw Westport become an upscale residential community and suburb of New York City. It has been depicted in numerous books and movies.

CT Wilton

The town of Wilton is located in Fairfield County in the southwestern portion of the state known as the Norwalk River Valley. In 1802 the General Assembly declared Wilton a separate township from Norwalk. In 1777 the Revolutionary War made its mark on the town when the British set fire to several homes after they retreated from their raid on Danbury. The early years of the Industrial era mostly bypassed the small farming community and it would not be until later that light industry appeared in the town. Today, the town is a mix of 18th- and 19th-century homes and small subdivisions. Careful zoning laws adopted in the 20th century help the town retain its present-day rural charm.

Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County

The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County supports arts and cultural organizations and artists by promoting participation in arts and cultural activities, building organizational and professional expertise, integrating the cultural sector into regional economic development strategies, and encouraging equitable access to cultural opportunities and education. To find out what's happening in the cities and towns of Fairfield County visit http://www.FCBuzz.org  presented by the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. This arts and culture resource offers ticket and event information for music, theatre, visual arts, history, lectures, literature, kids and families, classes, workshops, social events and much more.

Department of Environmental Protection Marine Headquarters, Boating Division

333 Ferry Road, Old Lyme. Boating - 860-434-8638; Phone Hours - Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Marine Fisheries - 860-434-6043; Phone Hours - Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Agency Support - 860-434-6148; Phone Hours - Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Walk-in Hours for Boating are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to obtain applications for safe boating/personal use watercraft certificates. Walk-in Hours for Marine Fisheries are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to obtain applications for personal or commercial fishing licenses. Walk-in Hours for Agency Support are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to purchase State Park Season Passes and to obtain Charter Oak Passes. Also 79 Elm St. Hartford CT. License and Revenue Office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to obtain applications for hunting permits, safe boating/personal use watercraft certificates, and personal or commercial fishing licenses, and to purchase State Park Season Passes and to obtain Charter Oak Passes. Normal Business Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.