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Showing 9/22/2022 to 12/23/2021

Courthouse that is not a courthouse

I know I have no dog in the fight over the closing of the Norwalk Courthouse, as I do... (Read more)

9 / 22 / 2022

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Open primaries or election reform? Connecticut needs both

Roughly 41% of voters in Connecticut DO NOT identify with either major party and are excluded from the primary... (Read more)

9 / 15 / 2022

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Vandalism (graffiti) at Oak Hills Park trail

This forest tree was spray-painted with graffiti at Oak Hills Park last week, a first for the park’s woodland... (Read more)

8 / 22 / 2022

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Stop the gas pipeline extension in Wilton

Don’t get fooled. Despite what Eversource is telling Wilton residents, new gas pipelines are adding costs to ratepayers and... (Read more)

8 / 15 / 2022

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An economy for the worker, not special interests and the politically connected

My name is Don Mastronardi and I am the Republican Nominee for State Representative for the 142nd District representing... (Read more)

8 / 13 / 2022

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Are you ready for the Aug. 9 primary?

Are you ready for the primary elections on Tuesday, August 9, 2022? Before you go to vote, be aware... (Read more)

8 / 3 / 2022

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A modest proposal

In view of last Friday’s Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade as well as its ruling Thursday regarding... (Read more)

6 / 29 / 2022

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I don’t remember

I don’t remember the faces of the children who died in Uvalde, Texas. I don’t remember the names of... (Read more)

6 / 14 / 2022

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Will something be done?

As in past mass shootings, elected officials across the nation take to the airways demanding “we do something.” Once... (Read more)

6 / 3 / 2022

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What we should remember this Memorial Day

On Aug. 6, 1944, Richard Kemper, my uncle, was killed while commanding a company in the Battle of the... (Read more)

5 / 30 / 2022

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‘No Mow in May’ project growing in Norwalk

Why the tall grass? Something’s abuzz here in Norwalk with the signs around the city which read, “No Mow... (Read more)

5 / 22 / 2022

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Why I oppose ALL war

Many are rightfully horrified and disgusted about the Russian war in Ukraine and are vehemently opposed to it. I... (Read more)

4 / 23 / 2022

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POKO Frustration: Some basic facts & some questions

Facts: The POKO project has been in the works since 2004. It is a complicated deal and it has... (Read more)

4 / 20 / 2022

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Thirty years of photographing Norwalk

I started a photojournalism career more than 30 years ago, beginning in the darkrooms of the New School in... (Read more)

4 / 18 / 2022

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Thank Election Heroes Day

Today, April 12, in states across the nation, people are participating in Thank Election Heroes Day to acknowledge and... (Read more)

4 / 7 / 2022

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A Ukraine perspective from the US ‘War Generation’

Many Americans of the “War Generation,” like me, are astonished that Russia, which suffered devastating losses at the hands... (Read more)

3 / 27 / 2022

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Take action to help solve early childcare crisis

Early care and education is in crisis! Even prior to Covid, childcare programs were struggling to recruit and retain... (Read more)

3 / 13 / 2022

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Crisis in Ukraine

As we all watch the crisis in Ukraine worsen, including the tragic targeting of civilian populations, I wanted to... (Read more)

3 / 4 / 2022

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Thank you, Norwalk registrars

When I voted Tuesday, I found some interesting “I voted today stickers” on the table near the exit. Some... (Read more)

3 / 3 / 2022

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Yup, today is Giving Day

Dear Readers, It’s Giving day today – the annual fundraiser for local nonprofits, supported by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation.... (Read more)

2 / 24 / 2022

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When will elected officials be as honest as the CFO about school funding?

Another school funding session is underway and so is the drama. Norwalk’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) upset parents over... (Read more)

2 / 18 / 2022

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It’s time to drop the schools’ mandate and opt for mask choice

It has been said that universal masking is optimal, a kind of “gold standard.” And yet, I’m sure many... (Read more)

2 / 15 / 2022

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ECU Commission identifies nuclear and natural gas as sustainable

Connecticut’s leaders who have long focused on using public funds to secure “green energy” may want to give attention... (Read more)

2 / 7 / 2022

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Oak Hills

On the hyperlocal social networking service Next Door West Norwalk, Bob Fosina wrote: “Sledding at Oak Hills?   No more. “Our society... (Read more)

2 / 7 / 2022

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Domestic terrorism

How seriously should we take Sen. Blumenthal’ s clarion call to focus our attention on “domestic terrorism”? Amidst calls... (Read more)

1 / 16 / 2022

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Wilton Quaker Meeting calls to action on nuclear weapons, climate change, & Yemen

The Wilton Quaker Meeting which serves Norwalk and surrounding towns met Jan. 9.  Quakers are a Christian community that... (Read more)

1 / 9 / 2022

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COVID safety tools: More good news to help save your life

As Omicron spreads throughout our county and state, credible information about the use and type of masks exists that... (Read more)

1 / 7 / 2022

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You deserve the right to know other measures to protect your family from COVID-19

As the New Year approaches and we encounter yet another winter facing COVID transmission spikes, I want to offer... (Read more)

12 / 31 / 2021

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Anti-vaccination folks neglect to consider health care workers

It’s clear that there are breakthrough infections for people fully vaccinated and boosted but what’s also very clear is... (Read more)

12 / 28 / 2021

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Here comes Santa Claus

You think you have problems? Myška and I met this guy in front of a house on Betmarlea Road... (Read more)

12 / 23 / 2021

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