Author: Mark Chapman

  • Opinion: Keeping the young in Connecticut should be a priority

    Susan Bigelow is an award-winning columnist and the founder of CTLocalPolitics. She lives in Enfield with her wife and their cats. It feels like there’s no surer sign of the decline of a region than when young college educated people all migrate away, seeking jobs and a better life somewhere else. That, according to a…

  • Opinion: Data on Malloy’s first five is long overdue

    Sarah Darer Littman is an award-winning columnist and novelist of books for teens. A former securities analyst, she’s now an adjunct in the MFA program at WCSU (and as such is an AAUP member), and enjoys helping young people discover the power of finding their voice as an instructor at the Writopia Lab. At the…

  • Opinion: Rowlandesque – Malloy’s baffling watchdog gambit

    Terry Cowgill lives in Lakeville, blogs at ctdevilsadvocate.com and is news editor of The Berkshire Record in Great Barrington, Mass. Follow him on Twitter @terrycowgill. If there’s one rule in politics you can take to the bank, it’s never to behave in a way that invites comparisons to high-profile corrupt politicians who resigned in disgrace.…

  • Opinion: The biggest bleed – a cautionary tale

    Stephen Spignesi is a practitioner in residence in English at the University of New Haven and the author of close to 70 books. “This might just be one of the biggest bleeds in a senior we’ve ever seen.” The Yale-New Haven Hospital Nurse Practitioner on the other end of the phone went on to explain…

  • Opinion: Private prison companies are bad news

    Donald Cohen is the founder and executive director of In the Public Interest, a national resource and policy center on privatization and responsible contracting. His opinion pieces and articles have appeared in the New York Times, Reuters, the Los Angeles Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune, The New York Daily News, The New Republic, and other…

  • Top 10: Most read, most commented-on stories

    Top 10: Most read, most commented-on stories

    NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s a look at the most-read stories on Nancy on Norwalk for the week covering Aug. 7-13:   Most read: Norwalk political notes: BoE ignorance, DTC slip-up, RTC question mark Toper set to meet skeptical Norwalk Special Education parents Norwalk neighbors fighting battle to stop surprise prisoner halfway house in their midst…

  • The heat is on in Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk residents are reminded by Michele DeLuca, deputy director of Emergency Management for the Norwalk Fire Department, to use caution during excessive heat predicted for this weekend. The National Weather service has issued an excessive heat warning for the area, lasting through Sunday.

  • Opinion: Norwalk ACTS director’s weekly shout outs

    Anthony Allison is the executive director of Norwalk ACTS Shout Out to Mary Kate Locke, Director of Adoption & Family Support Prevention Services for Norwalk’s Family  & Children’s  Agency, for taking ​a​ lead role on the Prenatal to Eight ​Strategy Workgroup. It’s goal is to create an Action Plan and implementation strategies to support providers…

  • Sacred Heart faculty, alumni ‘outraged’ at Trump visit

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University faculty and alumni are concerned and “outraged” that the private Catholic college would allow Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to host a campaign rally on campus.

  • Dems call on Connecticut Republicans to denounce Trump

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Members of Connecticut’s Democratic Party said Republicans are delusional if they think Donald Trump is going to win in Connecticut or help them take back the General Assembly.

  • Racial profiling group struggles with how to present traffic stop data

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut “has been fortunate’’ to avoid the deadly shootings involving police and minorities that have plagued the rest of the country, the chairman of the Connecticut Racial Profiling Advisory Board said Thursday.

  • Opinion: A lesson in humility, much needed

    Barth Keck is an English teacher and assistant football coach who also teaches courses in journalism and media literacy at Haddam-Killingworth High School. The political scene in 2016 is so wacky that it’s hard to separate fact from fiction from fantasy.

  • Trump will rally with supporters Saturday at Sacred Heart University

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a rally at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield Saturday, according to his campaign. It will be his fourth visit over the past few months to the state where he used to own a home. Trump visited Hartford, Bridgeport, and Waterbury before the April 26 primary.

  • Local leaders join fight to combat opioid epidemic

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities is hoping a new public-policy toolkit, two years in the making, will help local and state leaders combat the growing opioid and heroin epidemic plaguing the state’s towns and cities.

  • State cuts overtime by 14.5 percent in 2016

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Nonpartisan fiscal analysts released a report earlier this week that shows the state was able to lower its overtime payments by 14.5 percent over the past year.

  • Editor’s note: We’re still here – sort of

    Dear readers: There seems to be a rumor making the rounds that we have “relocated” to New Jersey. The truth is that we are temporarily in New Jersey while we try to find an apartment that fits our needs – my needs, primarily, as I have some mobility issues – and that we can afford…