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Opinion archive

Letters to the Editor, Opinion columns, Editorials

Showing 2/25/2021 to 12/11/2020

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Approved city budget will require tough choices for NPS

This week, the Common Council voted 10-5 to approve a budget cap for the 2021-22 city-wide budget that was... (Read more)

2 / 25 / 2021

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NPS responds to Common Council statements

The Board of Education and Norwalk Public Schools would like to address incorrect information that was presented at Thursday’s... (Read more)

2 / 20 / 2021

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City should fund our 4.6% operating budget increase request

In January, the Board of Education approved the Superintendent’s 2021-22 Operating Budget request. At the time the Board was... (Read more)

2 / 14 / 2021

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Norwalk CFO draws wrong conclusions from dive into NPS data

The Board of Education Executive Team and the Superintendent of Schools wish to provide context and clarity on several... (Read more)

2 / 10 / 2021

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Why COVID-19 won’t kill cities

Editor’s note: For those of you who live in cities, ask yourself: What it is about your urban lifestyle... (Read more)

2 / 7 / 2021

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What those mourning the fragility of American democracy get wrong

For many people, the lesson from the assault on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 – and more... (Read more)

2 / 6 / 2021

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What culturally inclusive classrooms can do for the community

Board of Education member Sherelle Harris is chairwoman of the Board’s Curriculum & Instruction Committee. She is also interim... (Read more)

2 / 5 / 2021

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Winter walking safety tips

Getting out and walking—for exercise, to get to school or work, or to walk the dog—has become more frequent... (Read more)

2 / 3 / 2021

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District welcome center proposal recognizes families as essential partners

Norwalk Board of Education Chairman Colin Hosten, Vice Chairwoman Diana Carpio and Secretary Godfrey Azima are members of the... (Read more)

1 / 29 / 2021

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Comments Policy: 2021 Reminder

Many readers of NancyOnNorwalk will recall that in 2019 we contemplated killing our comments section as the tone and tenor... (Read more)

1 / 25 / 2021

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In remembrance of Paul Atkins

Norwalk’s Paul Atkins, a renowned basketball player, dedicated father, and committed NPS employee, died late last year at the... (Read more)

1 / 22 / 2021

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Thank you

Dear Reader: There is no doubt that 2020 was a challenging year for everyone. As we look back on... (Read more)

1 / 20 / 2021

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White supremacists who stormed US Capitol are only the most visible product of racism

Among the Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 were members of right-wing groups, including the... (Read more)

1 / 19 / 2021

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Opinion: Predictions for 2021

OK, there’s a pretty clear consensus: 2020 was annus horribilis. And like all things horribilis, it thankfully came to an end. One... (Read more)

1 / 11 / 2021

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NPS is gambling with an important asset: its employees’ well-being

Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Alexandra Estrella has announced changes to the district’s COVID-19 policies, which include requiring non-quarantined staff... (Read more)

1 / 10 / 2021

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NPS stands ready to assist children in dealing with national events

Wednesday’s unprecedented insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., was deeply troubling. When a protest turns from peace... (Read more)

1 / 10 / 2021

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The Sunburst hack was massive and devastating – 5 observations from a cybersecurity expert

So much remains unknown about what is now being called the Sunburst hack, the cyberattack against U.S. government agencies... (Read more)

1 / 2 / 2021

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How to outsmart your COVID-19 fears and boost your mood in 2021

After a year of toxic stress ignited by so much fear and uncertainty, now is a good time to... (Read more)

1 / 2 / 2021

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Chinese grandparents vote for the first time in 2020 thanks to the Greater Norwalk Literacy Volunteers Program

Voting is a civic duty for most people, not a life-changing event. But 2020 marked a monumental event for... (Read more)

1 / 1 / 2021

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I’m an astronomer and I think aliens may be out there – but UFO sightings aren’t persuasive

If intelligent aliens visit the Earth, it would be one of the most profound events in human history. Surveys... (Read more)

1 / 1 / 2021

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Now or Never – Help us reach our goal this year!

Dear Reader, Ever since NancyOnNorwalk was founded in 2014, we’ve worked tirelessly to bring you local watchdog journalism you... (Read more)

12 / 31 / 2020

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Investment in children’s’ health is critical to their future

Kids are resilient. This is a statement we often say as adults to help settle ourselves when children are... (Read more)

12 / 30 / 2020

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Happy holidays!

I think we all need a great holiday season this year – as best as can be under the... (Read more)

12 / 29 / 2020

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Pernicious cynicism threatens all of us

It was bound to take a toll. As a society, we have been subject to a non-stop bombardment of... (Read more)

12 / 26 / 2020

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How holiday cards help us cope with a not-so-merry year, according to a professor of comedy

The first Christmas card was, perhaps predictably, one of good cheer. The concept is commonly credited to Sir Henry... (Read more)

12 / 25 / 2020

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Good News!

Good News! We have just received word that the Google News Initiative has joined the national effort to advance the sustainability... (Read more)

12 / 23 / 2020

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What you need to know about this year’s winter solstice and the great conjunction

Editor’s note: Dr. William Teets is the director of Vanderbilt University’s Dyer Observatory. In this interview, he explains what... (Read more)

12 / 20 / 2020

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There’s a conspiracy theory that the CIA invented the term ‘conspiracy theory’ – here’s why

  Conspiracy theories have a long history, but the actual term “conspiracy theory” emerged much more recently. It was... (Read more)

12 / 19 / 2020

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Ignore your teeth and they will go away

“Ignore your teeth and they will go away.” For whatever reason this billboard ad for a dentist, spotted on... (Read more)

12 / 17 / 2020

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We need watchdog journalism

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Giving Newsday effort last week. We hit a record this year... (Read more)

12 / 11 / 2020

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