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Opinion archive

Letters to the Editor, Opinion columns, Editorials

Showing 1/12/2019 to 10/21/2018

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Opinion: Shout out to Norwalk ACTS Board of Directors

Anthony Allison is the executive director of Norwalk ACTS. Shout Out to the Board of Directors of Norwalk ACTS for their unending... (Read more)

1 / 12 / 2019

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Opinion: Thank you and farewell

Fred Wilms has been District 142 State Representative for four years, from 2014 to 2018. His last day is Tuesday.  Serving... (Read more)

1 / 6 / 2019

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Opinion: A public bank would be a public curse

Craig M. Regan lives in Granby.  This op-ed originally appeared on CTViewpoints.org. Walking through Bushnell Park you can gaze... (Read more)

1 / 6 / 2019

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CT ballot access laws deprive voters of choice

There is much discussion right now about making it easier for Connecticut residents to vote; proposals center around no-excuse... (Read more)

1 / 6 / 2019

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Opinion: Ten predictions

Updated, 9:17 a.m.: New headline, corrected numbering. Yes, 2019 has arrived. What were you expecting, a redo of 2017? ... (Read more)

1 / 1 / 2019

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Happy New Year – and Thank You!

May you and your loved ones enjoy a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2019. Thank you to everyone who donated... (Read more)

1 / 1 / 2019

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Opinion: A new kind of curriculum at Tracey School

Board of Education members Bruce Kimmel, Julie Corbett, Erik Anderson, and Barbara Meyer-Mitchell comprise the Board’s Curriculum and Instruction Committee.... (Read more)

12 / 30 / 2018

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Opinion: Why stories matter for children’s learning

Ever wondered why boys and girls choose particular toys, particular colors and particular stories? Why is it that girls... (Read more)

12 / 29 / 2018

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Opinion: Connecticut should create a public bank

There’s no such thing as a panacea to Connecticut’s budgetary woes, but there could be something close: a public... (Read more)

12 / 23 / 2018

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Opinion: Shout Out for efforts to help children

Anthony Allison is the executive director of Norwalk ACTS. Shout Out to our Members for the incredible work and... (Read more)

12 / 23 / 2018

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Look beyond graduation rates for the story of education opportunity

Americans like to tout the importance of a high school diploma, but research reported in the CT Mirror recently... (Read more)

12 / 16 / 2018

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Opinion: Why are rich suburban kids doing heroin?

Why are rich suburban kids doing heroin? In the past two years, I’ve lost four friends to drug overdoses.... (Read more)

12 / 9 / 2018

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Spending too much time on your phone? Behavioral science has an app for that

We’re squandering increasing amounts of time distracted by our phones. And that’s taking a serious toll on our mental... (Read more)

12 / 9 / 2018

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Democrats control Connecticut. What can they create?

Democrats now control the governor’s office, all state-wide elected offices, the house and the senate in Connecticut. Although Ned... (Read more)

12 / 8 / 2018

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Norwalk begins to curb the ‘summer slide’

In the 1970s, social scientists started to notice that students from lower socioeconomic circumstances lost ground academically over the... (Read more)

11 / 28 / 2018

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Opinion: Being thankful

On this, our annual Turkey Day, I am thankful for the family and friends who make life enjoyable. I... (Read more)

11 / 22 / 2018

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What the first Thanksgiving dinner actually looked like

Most Americans probably don’t realize that we have a very limited understanding of the first Thanksgiving, which took place... (Read more)

11 / 22 / 2018

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Opinion: Our differences are killing us — in spirit

How ironic that we vilify black men and Muslims for their violent tendencies, when between 54 and 63 percent... (Read more)

11 / 18 / 2018

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Rilling deflecting blame for POKO ‘disaster’

How typical that Harry Rilling takes no blame.  We were supposed to be reading Harry’s “explanatory statement” about the... (Read more)

11 / 17 / 2018

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Opinion: Milligan’s ‘antics’ won’t help Wall Street

While I appreciate The Hour Editorial Board recently highlighting issues on Wall Street, I take exception as to how my office... (Read more)

11 / 16 / 2018

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Opinion: Standing with Hearst in a ‘united defense of the First Amendment’

Updated, 7:19 a.m.: Copy edits In the days before Nov. 6, the Republican Town Committee promoted an election night... (Read more)

11 / 14 / 2018

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Without you, local stories go untold

You read NancyOnNorwalk for stories and details that you won’t find elsewhere.  Stories about PACs, POKO, and protests.  Stories... (Read more)

11 / 12 / 2018

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Moving on from four years in the Statehouse

First of all I want to congratulate Lucy Dathan on her victory. Lucy clearly worked very hard throughout the... (Read more)

11 / 11 / 2018

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Poem: To Nwk

Michele Herman, of the Norwalk High School Class of 1975, was added to the NHS Alumni Wall of Honor... (Read more)

11 / 10 / 2018

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Opinion: Democratic candidate Ned Lamont’s proposal for targeted property tax relief will serve Norwalk better

Alex Knopp served as Mayor, State Representative and Common Council member for Norwalk and now is a Visiting Clinical... (Read more)

11 / 4 / 2018

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Opinion: What works and what needs to improve in Norwalk Public Schools

Norwalk residents have a right to be informed about how their tax dollars are spent by the Board of... (Read more)

10 / 30 / 2018

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Vote Cafero for Probate Judge

In a few weeks, it will be time to head to the polls to vote for Larry Cafero for... (Read more)

10 / 28 / 2018

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D’Amelio will bring change to Hartford

Marc D’Amelio is a self-made, successful businessman born and raised in Norwalk who is not a member of the... (Read more)

10 / 28 / 2018

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Opinion: Shout out for Social Emotional Wellness efforts

Anthony Allison is the executive director of Norwalk ACTS. Shout Out to the Norwalk ACTS Social Emotional Initiative (SE)... (Read more)

10 / 28 / 2018

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City should answer taxpayers, repo POKO, and start over

Last month, the Coalition of Norwalk Neighborhoods  Association (CNNA) hosted a panel discussion  in the renovated Wall Street Theater... (Read more)

10 / 21 / 2018

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