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Letters to the Editor, Opinion columns, Editorials

Showing 9/22/2022 to 2/27/2022

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Is the pandemic over? We asked an economist, an education expert and a public health scholar their views

President Joe Biden’s declaration that “the pandemic is over” raised eyebrows and the hackles of some experts who think... (Read more)

9 / 22 / 2022

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Hispanic Heritage Month

The Norwalk Board of Education is proud to recognize Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. All... (Read more)

9 / 18 / 2022

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New rules for a reopened comments section – second try

Editor’s note: this column was posted Monday but a glitch prevented readers from submitting comments. We’re trying again. We... (Read more)

9 / 13 / 2022

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New rules for a reopened comments section

NancyOnNorwalk’s comment section is open again but with some important revisions. As you may recall, we experimented last month:... (Read more)

9 / 12 / 2022

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Congress passes Inflation Reduction Act: Its climate promise relies heavily on carbon capture, meaning thousands of miles of pipeline

The U.S. House passed a sweeping climate, energy and health care bill on Aug. 12, 2022, that contains about... (Read more)

8 / 16 / 2022

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How the FBI knew what to search for at Mar-a-Lago – and why the Presidential Records Act is an essential tool for the National Archives and future historians

The FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago, on Aug. 8, 2022, has sparked a vigorous... (Read more)

8 / 10 / 2022

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My Day: ONE-STOP SHOPPING for educational resources

On a warm, sunny spring day, Norwalk Public Schools (NPS) Family Center formally opened. Elementary students from Wolfpit Arts... (Read more)

8 / 4 / 2022

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Maritime Aquarium mourns former Mayor Bill Collins

NORWALK, Conn. — The late Bill Collins, Norwalk’s Mayor from 1977 to 1981 and again from 1983 to 1987,... (Read more)

7 / 23 / 2022

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Should you get a COVID-19 booster shot now or wait until fall? Two immunologists help weigh the options

While COVID-19 vaccines continue to be highly effective at preventing hospitalization and death, it has become clear that the... (Read more)

7 / 4 / 2022

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The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America…

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to... (Read more)

7 / 4 / 2022

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‘A revolutionary ruling – and not just for abortion’: A Supreme Court scholar explains the impact of Dobbs

The Supreme Court’s decision to reverse 50 years of constitutional protection for the right to get an abortion is... (Read more)

6 / 28 / 2022

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Title IX

What is Title IX? It is a section of a law passed by Congress on June 23, 1972, called... (Read more)

6 / 24 / 2022

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Primaries are getting more crowded with candidates, and that’s good news for extremists and bad news for voters

As they head to the polls to cast a ballot in primaries, voters may find themselves staring at a... (Read more)

6 / 24 / 2022

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Juneteenth 2022

Kudos to Jalin Sead and the younger generation for celebrating Juneteenth with initiative and organizational skills. Black history is... (Read more)

6 / 22 / 2022

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Five things to know about the Fed’s biggest interest rate increase since 1994 and how it will affect you

The Federal Reserve on June 15, 2022, lifted interest rates by 0.75 percentage point, the third hike this year... (Read more)

6 / 19 / 2022

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Did the assault weapons ban of 1994 bring down mass shootings? Here’s what the data tells us

A spate of high-profile mass shootings in the U.S. has sparked calls for Congress to look at imposing a... (Read more)

6 / 9 / 2022

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My Day in the role of Norwalk BoE member

Why are Norwalk Public School officials excited about test results this spring? Despite another challenging pandemic year, students at... (Read more)

6 / 6 / 2022

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Why is there still no free Wi-Fi on Metro-North?

Airplanes have Wifi.  Even Connecticut’s  CTfastrak commuter bus system from New Britain to Hartford gives its passengers free Wifi.   Commuter... (Read more)

5 / 14 / 2022

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Be aware on the highway, save lives

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and with the unofficial start of travel season here, and in light of... (Read more)

5 / 9 / 2022

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A critical health issue: high school start times

 This article was written for the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, known as CABE, in the fall of... (Read more)

5 / 5 / 2022

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Abortion right guaranteed by Roe will be replaced by state power if the Supreme Court adopts the leaked Alito opinion

Draft opinions circulated among Supreme Court justices are meant to allow for deliberation and editing before a final version... (Read more)

5 / 4 / 2022

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Ban foreign money from Connecticut referenda

Could Connecticut become the next front in Vladimir Putin’s war against Western Democracies? Just imagine this headline: “PUTIN’S OLIGARCHS... (Read more)

5 / 3 / 2022

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Why they de-electrified the Danbury branch

It was a huge mistake, one that commuters and planners have regretted for over 60 years.  For it was... (Read more)

4 / 16 / 2022

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Ukrainian teens’ voices from the middle of war: ‘You begin to appreciate what was common and boring for you’

A colleague from Kyiv, Ukraine, whom I’ll call N.M., sent me brief essays her students wrote on what they... (Read more)

4 / 10 / 2022

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Recognizing Autism Acceptance Month

To bring acceptance to the unique perspectives of people with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder, the Norwalk Board of... (Read more)

4 / 2 / 2022

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Norwalk Community College will build second campus at SoNo Collection ***

Editor’s note: This story was published on April 1, known to many as April Fools Day… NORWALK, Conn. —... (Read more)

4 / 1 / 2022

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School safety requires ongoing investment

On Tuesday March 15, Mayor Harry Rilling submitted his FY23 Capital Budget Recommendation in alignment with the City charter.... (Read more)

3 / 27 / 2022

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Middle school sports

The Norwalk Board of Education is proud to celebrate the return of middle school sports programs throughout the district.... (Read more)

3 / 19 / 2022

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Can wealthy nations stop buying Russian oil?

One option the U.S. and other nations have for ratcheting up pressure on Russia in response to its invasion... (Read more)

3 / 4 / 2022

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Beyond NATO, new alliances could defend democracy and counter Putin

Russian aggression toward Ukraine continues. The nations of the world, and their current alliances, have so far proved ineffective... (Read more)

2 / 27 / 2022

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