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Opinion archive

Letters to the Editor, Opinion columns, Editorials

Showing 7/6/2020 to 4/7/2020

Breaking news: Chapman takes a (mostly) vacation

For the first time since anyone can recall, Nancy Chapman is taking a week off. Sort of. Chapman, who... (Read more)

7 / 6 / 2020

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The ‘new norm’ — permanent or temporary? — a reality check

The “new norm” implies both that it is here (and indeed it is) and that it is permanent. However,... (Read more)

7 / 5 / 2020

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Why are so many people lighting off fireworks?

The number of fireworks being lit off at night is out of control this year. While people often light... (Read more)

7 / 3 / 2020

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How do we keep getting here?

Another City Development Plan. Another Neighborhood Concerned How does Norwalk do it? How is it that large-scale development plans... (Read more)

6 / 30 / 2020

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Devil in the detail of SCOTUS ruling on workplace bias puts LGBTQ rights and religious freedom on collision course

The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling extending workplace discrimination protection to cover sexual orientation and gender identity was cheered by... (Read more)

6 / 23 / 2020

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Supreme Court ruling on Dreamers sends a clear message to the White House: You have to tell the truth

When it came down to it, the fate of 700,000 immigrants brought to U.S. as children hung on a... (Read more)

6 / 20 / 2020

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Is it time to look again at ‘black commons’ and collective ownership?

Underlying the recent unrest sweeping U.S. cities over police brutality is a fundamental inequity in wealth, land and power... (Read more)

6 / 19 / 2020

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Save Old Saugatuck

The need for affordable housing in our communities is urgent. For too long, Connecticut has been a segregated state,... (Read more)

6 / 17 / 2020

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A new civil rights movement is a foreign policy win

Just as the world today is consumed with images of American law enforcement officers pepper-spraying peaceful protesters in front... (Read more)

6 / 14 / 2020

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Norwalk DTC releases statement on Floyd, Arbery, Taylor ‘and more’

It is a sad state of American society that we continue to struggle with the centuries-old cancers of systemic... (Read more)

6 / 9 / 2020

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5 ways eating in a pandemic is improving your relationship with food – and why you should stick with them

It’s 5 p.m. on who can tell which day, and instead of rushing from work to kids’ activities, I’m... (Read more)

6 / 7 / 2020

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A statement from the Norwalk Board of Education and Norwalk Public Schools

The Norwalk Board of Education and Norwalk Public Schools strongly support the international movement to condemn racial violence and... (Read more)

6 / 6 / 2020

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George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery deaths: Racism causes life-threatening conditions for black men every day

High-profile police shootings and deaths of black men in custody – or even while out jogging – bring cries... (Read more)

6 / 2 / 2020

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Trump has been a great president for China. For America amid coronavirus, not so much.

Chinese diplomacy has never been more aggressive. It has never had such sweeping objectives. It has never been served... (Read more)

5 / 24 / 2020

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Let’s have a successful, sustainable reopening! (And wear masks outdoors)

We can all enjoy a sigh of relief that Connecticut is slowly opening up businesses and parks again. To... (Read more)

5 / 17 / 2020

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Nursing homes: Society gets what it (and the government) pays for

A former nursing home administrator reflects on the realities of nursing home fatalities during the pandemic Americans want to... (Read more)

5 / 17 / 2020

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Negative interest rates: A cure for the coronavirus recession?

We are in the age of the coronavirus, the perfect storm that will reign terror on our fragile economy.... (Read more)

5 / 17 / 2020

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#GivingTuesdayNow – Share some acts of kindness

Like everything else that’s going on in the world, this one’s different. #GivingTuesdayNow has been scheduled as an emergency... (Read more)

5 / 5 / 2020

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The coronavirus isn’t just a health story. It’s a press freedom story, in the US and the world.

“A healthy society should not have just one voice.”  — Dr. Li Wenliang, persecuted by the Chinese government after warning about the... (Read more)

5 / 3 / 2020

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How Apple and Google will let your phone warn you if you’ve been exposed to the coronavirus

On April 10, Apple and Google announced a coronavirus exposure notification system that will be built into their smartphone... (Read more)

5 / 2 / 2020

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Coronavirus: Why is it so hard to aid small businesses hurt by a disaster?

  The U.S. government has committed hundreds of billions of dollars to help small businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic.... (Read more)

5 / 1 / 2020

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Opinion: The answer is to empower, not attack, the World Health Organization

As COVID-19 began to roll across China, leaving thousands dead and catapulting a pathogen on a lethal global trajectory,... (Read more)

4 / 26 / 2020

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The coronavirus pandemic might make buildings sick, too

While millions of people are under orders to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic, water is sitting in the... (Read more)

4 / 26 / 2020

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Three ways the coronavirus is changing who we are

  For most Americans, the coronavirus pandemic represents a completely unprecedented circumstance, as novel as it is life-changing. No... (Read more)

4 / 25 / 2020

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Opinion: Norwalk will stay the course, due to strong financial management and planning

My team will be presenting my revised budget proposal to the Board of Estimate and Taxation (BET) on Monday,... (Read more)

4 / 19 / 2020

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Reigniting the Economy: Flip the switch or take measured steps?

A strong economy supports every resident. In the past four weeks, more than 320,000 Connecticut residents have filed unemployment... (Read more)

4 / 15 / 2020

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Social distancing works – just ask lobsters, ants and vampire bats

Social distancing to combat COVID-19 is profoundly impacting society, leaving many people wondering whether it will actually work. As... (Read more)

4 / 12 / 2020

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Go to bed: Sleep, immunity, and your health

The past 20 years have seen remarkable advances in our understanding of sleep’s health benefits. One area of attention... (Read more)

4 / 11 / 2020

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Now you’re told to wear a mask – a physician explains why and when to do it

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed its policy and is now advising everyone, whether or... (Read more)

4 / 9 / 2020

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How coronavirus threatens the seasonal farmworkers at the heart of the American food supply

Many Americans may find bare grocery store shelves the most worrying sign of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic... (Read more)

4 / 7 / 2020

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