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Opinion archive

Letters to the Editor, Opinion columns, Editorials

Showing 2/1/2023 to 9/12/2022

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Pain of police killings ripples outward to traumatize Black people and communities across US

As the video goes public of Black police officers in Memphis beating Tyre Nichols to death, it is a... (Read more)

2 / 1 / 2023

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Where’s our winter, Southern New Englanders?

It doesn’t take a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. And it shouldn’t take a New Englander... (Read more)

1 / 30 / 2023

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NPS Family Center is the heart of Norwalk community

For families new to the district, we want to make sure they receive a warm welcome to Norwalk and... (Read more)

1 / 29 / 2023

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A joint statement on the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols in Memphis

Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black motorist, was pulled over Jan. 7 in Memphis, Tenn., for what police said was... (Read more)

1 / 29 / 2023

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Competition for Amtrak? Maybe

Last week I wrote about the amazing success of high speed rail in Europe based on cheaper fares and more frequent... (Read more)

1 / 27 / 2023

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South Norwalk Neighborhood School is needed

Norwalk Public Schools is committed to engaging our families, including them in their child’s academic success, and making it... (Read more)

1 / 25 / 2023

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2023-2024 BoE Budget – Message from Erica DePalma and Norwalk BOE

As Board of Education members, we want to do our best to be transparent in our thought process and... (Read more)

1 / 21 / 2023

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Learning from the Europeans how to do rail right

How can we persuade more people to take the train? Well, maybe we should take a cue from our friends... (Read more)

1 / 20 / 2023

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Wants versus needs

Another budget season is upon us, and this is arguably shaping up to be the hardest one yet. Every... (Read more)

1 / 19 / 2023

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A message from Superintendent Estrella and Norwalk BoE regarding the 2023-2024 BoE budget

The Norwalk Board of Education and my administration have one goal for the requested 2023-2024 operating budget: to maintain... (Read more)

1 / 19 / 2023

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How the distortion of Martin Luther King Jr.’s words enables more, not less, racial division within American society

U.S. Rep. Chip Roy of Texas is just the latest conservative lawmaker to misuse the words of the Rev.... (Read more)

1 / 15 / 2023

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Why America has a debt ceiling: 5 questions answered

Republicans and Democrats are again preparing to play a game of chicken over the U.S. debt ceiling – with... (Read more)

1 / 14 / 2023

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Opinion: Predictions for 2023

OMG – is time speeding up?  What happened to 2022?  It feels like only a few months have gone... (Read more)

1 / 13 / 2023

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Third Annual Norwalk Film Festival set for Jan. 21-22

The Third Annual Norwalk Film Festival will be held at the Wall Street Theater and the Norwalk Public Library... (Read more)

1 / 7 / 2023

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CT’s next transportation commissioner differs from his predecessor. Is he a good fit?

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT) is getting a new Commissioner. After four years on the job, Joe Giulietti... (Read more)

1 / 1 / 2023

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We’re almost there!

Dear Reader, We are so close to meeting our goal of $50,000 by midnight with $43,095 raised so far. But we... (Read more)

12 / 31 / 2022

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Hey, new parents – go ahead and ‘spoil’ that baby!

When an infant cries, parents frequently wonder whether they should soothe the baby or let the baby calm itself... (Read more)

12 / 30 / 2022

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New Grand Central Madison to bring small relief for CT commuters

Almost 110 years after it first opened, Grand Central Terminal is getting a new addition: Grand Central Madison. First conceived... (Read more)

12 / 29 / 2022

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COVID-19 rapid tests can breed confusion – here’s how to make sense of the results and what to do, according to 3 testing experts

This article was originally published Oct. 13. As fall temperatures set in, cold and flu season gets into full... (Read more)

12 / 26 / 2022

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Update on the 2023-2024 NPS budget development

Norwalk Public Schools has presented an update of the 2023-2024 budget, and it is a request that we have... (Read more)

12 / 16 / 2022

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This #GivingTuesday, invest in news that’s for people, not for profit

We’re calling it Giving News Day. You’ve come to depend on our reporting to give you the local news of Norwalk. As a nonprofit, we... (Read more)

11 / 29 / 2022

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Midterm election results reflect the hodgepodge of US voters, not the endorsement or repudiation of a candidate’s or party’s agenda

The results from the U.S. midterm elections came as a shock to many. The sitting president’s party typically suffers... (Read more)

11 / 25 / 2022

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National Native American Heritage Month

The Norwalk Board of Education is proud to recognize November as National Native American Heritage Month. National Native American... (Read more)

11 / 24 / 2022

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NewsMatch 2022: Help us unlock $15,000 in matching funds

Elections may be over, but we’ll keep covering local news to Norwalk. The thing is, while our reporters get... (Read more)

11 / 18 / 2022

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The slow walk of the Walk Bridge replacement

Imagine having to replace the George Washington Bridge, in-place, while still handling thousands of cars and trucks each day. The... (Read more)

11 / 15 / 2022

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White children are especially likely to be overdiagnosed and overtreated for ADHD, according to a new study

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea White children are especially likely... (Read more)

10 / 9 / 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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