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Letters to the Editor, Opinion columns, Editorials

Showing 3/17/2019 to 1/1/2019

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Wall Street Theater attendance is surging

First, I would like to change a misperception that seems to be running around in some circles. The Wall... (Read more)

3 / 17 / 2019

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Opinion: The real ‘takers’ are not poor people, but the rich

Taxes should not be raised for those who create jobs and spend their money in Connecticut. Most working people... (Read more)

3 / 16 / 2019

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What happened to Norwalk’s GOP?

A decade or so ago Norwalk had two vigorous political parties with a smaller independent homeowners party. Each mostly staffed... (Read more)

3 / 13 / 2019

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Opinion: Taxing and spending at the same time – a new role for school districts?

House Bill 7319, An Act Concerning Fiscal Independence of School Districts, was introduced by the Planning and Development Committee... (Read more)

3 / 12 / 2019

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Blight criteria could be misused by developers seeking public subsidies

Since the 2004 Supreme Court decision in Kelo v. City of New London, the nation has gone through a period... (Read more)

3 / 11 / 2019

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Opinion: Proposed Norwalk incentives would increase tax revenue

The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency has previously proposed a plan for real estate tax incentives to spur investment in the... (Read more)

3 / 10 / 2019

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Wall Street Neighborhood Association is apolitical

In a NancyOnNorwalk story about the Wall Street Redevelopment Plan, Jason Milligan was quoted as saying: “An entire neighborhood association... (Read more)

3 / 9 / 2019

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Opinion: Movable Walk Bridge is the best option for Norwalk

Some Norwalkers call the replacement of the Walk Bridge a “billion-dollar boondoggle.” It’s even become a talking point amongst... (Read more)

3 / 3 / 2019

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Opinion: ‘Enemyfying’ blocks civil discourse

  Democratic societies have an oxymoronic nature: the very freedoms and protections that unite citizens make conflict inevitable. However,... (Read more)

3 / 3 / 2019

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Norwalk sooth: Our past, present, and future…

Dear Norwalk,   What matters to every Norwalker? (or are we Norwalkians? Maybe, Norwalkletes? Whatever . . .) One... (Read more)

2 / 28 / 2019

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Opinion: A bridge over contaminated water

Buck Scientific General Manager Eric Anderson calls himself “just a concerned citizen with the unique capability” to do water testing.... (Read more)

2 / 27 / 2019

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Opinion: Don’t mess with our kids’ education

Connecticut was once the envy of the country for its low costs (no state income tax), its top education... (Read more)

2 / 23 / 2019

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Opinion: BoE Chairman Barbis should resign from the Board

This is a statement read Tuesday by multiple Norwalk Branch NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)... (Read more)

2 / 20 / 2019

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Opinion: Loose use of term ‘blight’ is wrong and will no longer be tolerated

This is an open letter sent  by Attorney Candace Fay to the Common Council Ordinance Committee on behalf of... (Read more)

2 / 19 / 2019

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Opinion: We don’t need more gun laws that don’t work

Craig Hoffman With the regularity of Punxatawny Phil emerging from his burrow on Groundhog Day, the state legislature in... (Read more)

2 / 17 / 2019

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Duff isn’t ‘standing up for us’

Sen. Duff’s public rebuke of Norwalk’s Board of Education Chair for a letter has no precedent and raises disturbing... (Read more)

2 / 16 / 2019

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Good news about Norwalk

Updated Feb. 21: Copy edits. Someone once said bad news travels faster than good, so I’d like to share... (Read more)

2 / 16 / 2019

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Opinion: The educational status quo was not acceptable

Norwalk is experiencing a demographic transformation. Its population is increasing and becoming more diversified. These changes have transformed our... (Read more)

2 / 12 / 2019

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Opinion: Realistic CT budget must address fixed costs, sales tax reform

My fellow residents, friends and neighbors, First, thanks for allowing me the opportunity to govern this great state. It... (Read more)

2 / 12 / 2019

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Opinion: Wall Street–West Avenue Redevelopment Plan should be rejected

The members of the Wall Street Neighborhood Association (“WSNA”) have read and are in unanimous agreement that the foundation... (Read more)

2 / 6 / 2019

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Opinion: Constructive dialogue needed to find best practices

State Rep. Lucy Dathan (D-142) represents part of Norwalk and New Canaan.  On Jan. 25 Dathan expressed opposition to... (Read more)

2 / 3 / 2019

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Opinion: Norwalk ACTS carries on

Anthony Allison is the executive director of Norwalk ACTS. Shout Out to the entire Norwalk ACTS ecosystem and its... (Read more)

1 / 27 / 2019

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Opinion: Deferring new school start times – a difficult decision

In early January, Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski recommended that the Board of Education adopt an operating budget for... (Read more)

1 / 21 / 2019

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Opinion: Norwalk Bridge replacement project need not be a boondoggle

Ned Lamont is off to a solid start in attempting to reduce cynicism about our state’s ability to use... (Read more)

1 / 20 / 2019

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Opinion: Shout out to Norwalk ACTS Board of Directors

Anthony Allison is the executive director of Norwalk ACTS. Shout Out to the Board of Directors of Norwalk ACTS for their unending... (Read more)

1 / 12 / 2019

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Opinion: Thank you and farewell

Fred Wilms has been District 142 State Representative for four years, from 2014 to 2018. His last day is Tuesday.  Serving... (Read more)

1 / 6 / 2019

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Opinion: A public bank would be a public curse

Craig M. Regan lives in Granby.  This op-ed originally appeared on CTViewpoints.org. Walking through Bushnell Park you can gaze... (Read more)

1 / 6 / 2019

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CT ballot access laws deprive voters of choice

There is much discussion right now about making it easier for Connecticut residents to vote; proposals center around no-excuse... (Read more)

1 / 6 / 2019

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Opinion: Ten predictions

Updated, 9:17 a.m.: New headline, corrected numbering. Yes, 2019 has arrived. What were you expecting, a redo of 2017? ... (Read more)

1 / 1 / 2019

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Happy New Year – and Thank You!

May you and your loved ones enjoy a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2019. Thank you to everyone who donated... (Read more)

1 / 1 / 2019

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