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Opinion archive

Letters to the Editor, Opinion columns, Editorials

Showing 5/19/2019 to 3/9/2019

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Opinion: Honoring NHS senior Patrick Ruther

The Norwalk Board of Education is pleased to spotlight Norwalk High School Senior Patrick Ruther for his commitment to... (Read more)

5 / 19 / 2019

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Shout out to Gibson, Maritime Odyssey Preschool

Anthony Allison is the Chief Initiative Officer at Norwalk ACTS. Shout Out to Monisha Gibson and Maritime Odyssey Preschool on... (Read more)

5 / 18 / 2019

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Opinion: Lawmakers are jeopardizing school funding equity again

Roughly a year and a half ago, the Connecticut General Assembly passed a bipartisan state budget that contained a... (Read more)

5 / 13 / 2019

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ECS nothing to brag about in the face of unhealthy city trends

I watched Senator Duff’s recent press conference, where he touted the proposed state budget as a win for education... (Read more)

5 / 12 / 2019

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Things I’ve noticed

Have you noticed… …that since IBM bought the Weather Channel the weather has become really lousy? …that many of... (Read more)

5 / 12 / 2019

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Why your mom may be the mother of all heroes

Each May, the United States celebrates Mother’s Day, and for good reason. According to surveys I’ve conducted, over 25%... (Read more)

5 / 11 / 2019

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Latinos would gain from participating in Norwalk politics

According to DataUSA, the racial mix of Norwalk’s population is 52% white, 27% Latino, and 14% Black. Sixteen percent of... (Read more)

5 / 4 / 2019

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Beloved journalist celebrates birthday, receives ‘special’ wishes

NORWALK, Conn. — Hyperlocal watchdog journalist Nancy Chapman celebrated her birthday Wednesday, surrounded by friends and well-wishers. Chapman took the... (Read more)

5 / 2 / 2019

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Opinion: Trains run slower than in 1960s due to Walk Bridge, neglect

Rail commuters on Metro-North got a Spring surprise recently:  a new timetable with slower running times.  Rush hour trains now leave... (Read more)

4 / 28 / 2019

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An open letter to Rep. Jim Himes

Dear Congressman Himes,   I watched your appearance on a Sunday news show a few weeks back and I... (Read more)

4 / 28 / 2019

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Us or them?  Whom does our state government represent?

Ned Lamont said during his campaign:  “Everybody’s gonna have to contribute. I am asking everyone to do a little... (Read more)

4 / 28 / 2019

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Opinion: Spotlight on 2019 STEM Expo winners

There was a buzz at the third annual Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Expo, and it wasn’t just... (Read more)

4 / 27 / 2019

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Opinion: Shout out to new Norwalk ACTS CEO

Anthony Allison is the Chief Initiative Officer of Norwalk ACTS. Shout Out to Jennifer Barahona — the new Norwalk ACTS... (Read more)

4 / 19 / 2019

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Opinion: Tolling plan is in trouble

Gov. Ned Lamont’s tolling plan is in trouble.  I knew it last weekend when I got a call from... (Read more)

4 / 15 / 2019

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Opinion: More teachers, librarians would help kids more than innovation

Last Friday, Gov. Ned Lamont announced a $100 million donation to the state of Connecticut from the Dalio Philanthropies... (Read more)

4 / 14 / 2019

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Memo to Dathan: Middle class private sector would love a raise

Connecticut Democrats are all aboard the tax-and-spend express, and state representative Lucy Dathan has enthusiastically donned her conductor’s cap. ... (Read more)

4 / 14 / 2019

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Opinion: Shout out for mental health seminar

Anthony Allison is the Executive Director of Norwalk ACTS. Shout out to Positive Directions and Westport Young Women’s League (WYWL) for sponsoring an eight-hour Mental... (Read more)

4 / 13 / 2019

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Opinion: Shout outs to Child Guidance Center, Norwalk YMCA, Open Door Shelter

Anthony Allison is the Executive Director of Norwalk ACTS. Shout Out to Mid-Fairfield Child Guidance Center for hosting Kids Night Out,... (Read more)

4 / 7 / 2019

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Opinion: Civility is at the core of American democracy

Exceptions prove the rule. Extremes reveal what is indispensable. The phenomenon “Trump” is both an exception and an extreme:... (Read more)

3 / 31 / 2019

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Firearm training, knowledge more effective than new laws

There are many instances when I am tempted to respond to an article in the Norwalk Hour but don’t... (Read more)

3 / 30 / 2019

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Council should reconsider Wall Street plan approval

I participated in all three meetings leading to approval of the Redevelopment Agency’s Wall Street Plan: the Ordinance Committee,... (Read more)

3 / 26 / 2019

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Opinion: Is Connecticut at a tipping point?

Taxes are a necessary evil. They are the cost of running our government.  However, raising taxes too much ultimately... (Read more)

3 / 24 / 2019

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Opinion: Why Norwalk Republicans oppose tolls

  The Norwalk Republican Town Committee distributed the following statement Friday.   The Norwalk Republican Town Committee on Friday,... (Read more)

3 / 23 / 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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