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Showing 1/26/2023 to 10/29/2022

What goes up must come down

Although helium-filled balloon launches have long been used for celebrations, they lose their innocence when their hazardous remnants litter... (Read more)

1 / 26 / 2023

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Elena’s Ukrainian Borscht

There seems to be a new horrific attack in Ukraine every day – this week, it was reported that... (Read more)

1 / 24 / 2023

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Before I can support the budget (or not), I need to know …

I’ve been wanting to put down in writing what I’m missing in this year’s budget circus. Year after year,... (Read more)

1 / 19 / 2023

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What’s the name of that street?

When Alan Paton wrote “there is a lovely road that runs from Ixopo into the hills,” I searched for... (Read more)

1 / 16 / 2023

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Price quoted for traffic signals includes more than lights

I just saw the article that you posted titled, “Norwalk Republican asks: Traffic signals are $850,000 each?”.   I just... (Read more)

1 / 13 / 2023

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Norwalk photos: Stepping into 2023

On January 2nd,  Myška and I went for a walk in our West Norwalk neighborhood that took us past... (Read more)

1 / 4 / 2023

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What will the new year bring?

As my wife and I were walking along that ribbon of highway that stretches between Fillow Street and Old... (Read more)

12 / 31 / 2022

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A Norwalk photo #165

My wife and I met this fellow on a walk through the woods in Oak Hills Park. When I asked... (Read more)

12 / 22 / 2022

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Sandy Hook anniversary inspires ‘What if’ question

I sit with more than a little heartsick disillusionment as I ponder this 10th anniversary of the Sandy Hook... (Read more)

12 / 14 / 2022

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NewsMatch 2022: Our future is in your hands

Dear Reader: Yup, it’s that time of year again – time to remind you what a good thing we... (Read more)

12 / 8 / 2022

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Speak up at public hearing, get the ADU regulation Norwalk needs

Seniors, Singles and Small Families are urged to speak out at or send emails to tonight’s public hearing about... (Read more)

12 / 8 / 2022

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Thanks for libraries

I am grateful for Mr. Blow’s New York Times opinion piece, “Thankfulfor Libraries”, published Nov. 23. Our experiences are different, but... (Read more)

11 / 25 / 2022

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You can celebrate without taking a life

Don’t get your kids out of the room. We’ve got a message to tune in ahead of your holiday... (Read more)

11 / 17 / 2022

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Calling on elected leaders to heal the nation, congratulating Himes

The voters have spoken here in the 4th Congressional District and I congratulate Jim Himes on a successful re-election.... (Read more)

11 / 10 / 2022

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Congratulations to my opponent

I want to congratulate my opponent Dominique Johnson on her win and wish her luck in her new role... (Read more)

11 / 9 / 2022

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Hampton’s character is needed in Hartford

I’ve known Nicole Hampton for over 10 years. Upon first meeting Nicole, I was impressed with her drive, determination... (Read more)

11 / 6 / 2022

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Hampton will help bring balance to State government

As the lone minority party representative on Norwalk’s Common Council, I’m proud to endorse Nicole Hampton for the 143rd... (Read more)

11 / 4 / 2022

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On abortion, trust the informed decision-maker

Hi! Local political leader here. I don’t think a woman’s decision whether to end her pregnancy should involve me.... (Read more)

11 / 4 / 2022

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Dathan supports those who serve

Much ink rightly has spilled this election season over the (very real) threat to women’s reproductive rights, the quandary... (Read more)

11 / 4 / 2022

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Mastronardi represents the middle ground

Wanted to take a minute to weigh in on one of the local political races in Norwalk. While I’ve... (Read more)

11 / 4 / 2022

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Dathan champions comprehensive and affordable healthcare

For 35 years, we have cared for five chronically ill children in addition to a child with neurologically-based developmental... (Read more)

11 / 4 / 2022

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Dathan is best prepared to represent Norwalk

I like candidates who knock doors in the rain. It is a clear demonstration that the candidate is so... (Read more)

11 / 3 / 2022

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Vote ‘Yes’ for Early Voting in Connecticut

Did you know that Connecticut is one of only four states (the others are Alabama, Mississippi and New Hampshire)... (Read more)

11 / 2 / 2022

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Dathan protects water supplies, ecosystem

What do the newly appointed U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson and State Representative Lucy Dathan have in... (Read more)

11 / 2 / 2022

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Vote Griebel-Frank to support Ranked Choice Voting

In Tuesday’s election, I plan to vote on the Griebel-Frank line, and you should too. This is not because... (Read more)

11 / 2 / 2022

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We need election reform

The duopoly of our two major parties leaves us with a second rate democracy.  With so much talk about... (Read more)

11 / 1 / 2022

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Vote for Dathan, a fighter for medical liberty

Unfortunately and yet again, reproductive rights are on the ballot — both nationally and locally. It is imperative we... (Read more)

11 / 1 / 2022

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Facts matter in Dathan/Mastronardi contest

James Basch’s letter, published Oct. 23, is erroneous in stating that New Canaan was “gerrymandered into the 142nd District to... (Read more)

11 / 1 / 2022

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Dathan’s work ethic needed in the State House

Lucy Dathan does her homework and then some. She has taken on difficult roles in the legislature and advanced... (Read more)

10 / 30 / 2022

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Thomas will protect fair and free elections

We’ve had fair and peaceful transitions of power in this country for more than two centuries. It sickens me... (Read more)

10 / 29 / 2022

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