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Opinion archive

Letters to the Editor, Opinion columns, Editorials

Showing 4/5/2020 to 11/2/2019

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Opinion: It’s time for ‘no excuse’ absentee voting

I wholeheartedly agree with The Hour’s recent editorial on “no excuse” absentee voting for the June 2 presidential primary.... (Read more)

4 / 5 / 2020

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Opinion: Not a lost year for NPS students

NancyOnNorwalk recently asked Norwalk Federation of Teachers President Mary Yordon for her opinion on the “distance learning” now being... (Read more)

4 / 4 / 2020

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For high school seniors, a lost year

NORWALK, Conn. — This was our year. Until it vanished. 2020 was to be the year of graduation ceremonies,... (Read more)

4 / 2 / 2020

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Things are – and will be – different

It felt like a jailbreak. I hate food shopping but on Thursday I ventured out to Stop & Shop... (Read more)

3 / 29 / 2020

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Your brain evolved to hoard supplies and shame others for doing the same

The media is replete with COVID-19 stories about people clearing supermarket shelves – and the backlash against them. Have... (Read more)

3 / 28 / 2020

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Opinion: The US owes $23.5 trillion – but can still afford a big coronavirus stimulus package

The U.S. government now owes over US$23.5 trillion in debt, or about $71,000 for every man, women and child... (Read more)

3 / 25 / 2020

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Opinion: We are entering a recession – but what did we learn from the last one?

  As the coronavirus continues to spread around the world, it is abundantly clear that the global economy is... (Read more)

3 / 21 / 2020

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Opinion: Four ways to help kids relax as the coronavirus upends everyday life

Families everywhere are adjusting to a new way of life due to social distancing measures like closed schools, workplaces,... (Read more)

3 / 21 / 2020

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Opinion: How coronavirus is upsetting the blood supply chain

The coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, has created enormous anxiety, uncertainty, and disruption to our lives. Much has... (Read more)

3 / 19 / 2020

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Opinion: What coronavirus symptoms should you look for, and when do you call the doctor?

As the nation adjusts to the threat of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, it’s only natural to... (Read more)

3 / 17 / 2020

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NeverWoke: from pleasant city to ghost town

Bruce Kimmel is a former Board of Education member and former Common Council member. Long ago, in the late... (Read more)

3 / 4 / 2020

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Opinion: Explaining the Enterprise Zone proposal

At 7 p.m. Thursday, the Planning Committee of the Common Council will be holding a public hearing on an... (Read more)

3 / 1 / 2020

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Opinion: The insurance companies don’t care if my patients go blind

Joe Bentivegna M.D. is an ophthalmologist in Rocky Hill. This op ed was first published on CtMirror.org. Unlike many... (Read more)

2 / 29 / 2020

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Opinion: Can Norwalk truly afford a new high school?

The state-initiated construction of a new $225 million Norwalk High School, projected to cost the city at least $50... (Read more)

2 / 20 / 2020

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Opinion: A poetic look at Norwalk’s 2020 budget season

Roses are red Daffodils yellow Our CFO sure is An outspoken fellow!   Says the BOE budget Is a... (Read more)

2 / 20 / 2020

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On school budgets and diversionary tactics

The Norwalk Public Schools have made extraordinary progress over the last seven or so years. One of us chaired... (Read more)

2 / 19 / 2020

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Opinion: Say NO to TOLLS

  There will be a public hearing on the toll bill on Friday, Jan. 30 in Hartford at 1... (Read more)

1 / 30 / 2020

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Opinion: Norwalk needs to build bridges, not walls

This is Mark McElwen’s speech from Monday morning’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast. We gather today to celebrate... (Read more)

1 / 20 / 2020

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Opinion: Another scheme for affordable housing

Finding a decent place to live is one of America’s most troubling and enduring problems. Lately the press has... (Read more)

1 / 12 / 2020

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Opinion: Predictions for 2020

Story updated at 3:26 p.m. to eliminate a formatting issue and show 16 predictions.  Can you believe it? 2020... (Read more)

1 / 1 / 2020

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Happy holidays, everyone

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – the time when I can unabashedly take a week or... (Read more)

12 / 23 / 2019

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Opinion: Center For Global Studies students commended in National Merit Program

This is a statement included in the packet for the Board of Education meeting planned for Dec. 17 but... (Read more)

12 / 22 / 2019

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Happy holidays, Norwalk!

Happy Holidays Norwalk! I hope you will enjoy the season with friends, family, and loved ones. As we get... (Read more)

12 / 15 / 2019

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We can do this with your support – double it thanks to NewsMatch

Dear Readers: First, if we haven’t said it enough, thank you for your support of NancyOnNorwalk. You come to... (Read more)

12 / 13 / 2019

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How to pick the ‘right’ amount to spend on holiday gifts – according to an economist

Jay L. Zagorsky is a Senior Lecturer for the Questrom School of Business at Boston University. Gift giving is a big deal this... (Read more)

11 / 30 / 2019

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Have a happy Thanksgiving, y’all

NORWALK, Conn. — It’s Thanksgiving Day, and many of us are having a bird. Well, many of us are “having a... (Read more)

11 / 28 / 2019

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Opinion: Mike Barbis should resign

The Norwalk Federation of Teachers is engaged in difficult work with families and students every day, and we need... (Read more)

11 / 12 / 2019

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Opinion: Lamont shows boldness in his transportation plan; now he has to own it

Matthew Chudoba is a strategic communications professional with over six years of agency and internal experience. He is currently... (Read more)

11 / 9 / 2019

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Opinion: We are in the end times of professional journalism

NancyOnNorwalk is reprinting this 2016 column by the late Mark Chapman at the request of a reader. Then-NancyOnNorwalk’s co-publisher... (Read more)

11 / 4 / 2019

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Opinion: My final thoughts before Election Day

Campaigning throughout our diverse city for the last six months, I’ve met nearly 10,000 Norwalkers from all walks of... (Read more)

11 / 2 / 2019

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