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Opinion archive

Letters to the Editor, Opinion columns, Editorials

Showing 1/20/2020 to 8/25/2019

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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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Opinion: We can keep the momentum going

I have spent my entire life in public service to our city and country, but there has been no... (Read more)

11 / 1 / 2019

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Opinion: Immigration and its impact on Norwalk

Lisa Brinton is unaffiliated and the Republican endorsed candidate for Mayor. Recently, prominent local Democrats have accused me of... (Read more)

10 / 29 / 2019

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Opinion: Smart gun laws are saving lives

Jonathan Perloe is Communications Director of CT Against Gun Violence. This article first appeared on CTMirror.org Often we hear “criminals... (Read more)

10 / 27 / 2019

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Opinion: Can we talk? Issues impacting taxes and quality of life

I came across an old interview with the late comedian, Joan Rivers.  During it, she explained her well known... (Read more)

10 / 22 / 2019

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Opinion: Norwalk is ahead of the curve on infrastructure improvements

I was hired as the city’s Chief of Operations and Public Works on March 18, and have learned quite... (Read more)

10 / 16 / 2019

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Opinion: Trump Has Abandoned Ukraine To Russia

  This op ed was originally published on BuzzFeed. It is right for the American political class to be... (Read more)

10 / 13 / 2019

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Opinion: Norwalk is keeping its charm while enhancing its assets

How many other communities in Connecticut have the vibrant urban core of a big city while also having the... (Read more)

10 / 6 / 2019

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Opinion: Like a zombie, the Walk Bridge lives on!

Late at night, if you lie awake and listen carefully, you can hear the grinding wheels of bureaucracy, all... (Read more)

9 / 29 / 2019

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Opinion: Norwalk’s master plan cannot ignore fair housing needs

I was sorry to miss this recent Common Council Planning Committee public hearing on the drafted 10-year City-wide master... (Read more)

9 / 15 / 2019

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Opinion: Shout out to ‘The Basics’ leadership

Anthony Allison is the Chief Initiative Officer for Norwalk ACTS. Shout Out to Mary Oster, City of Norwalk, Early Childhood Coordinator and Yazmin Iglesias,  All... (Read more)

9 / 8 / 2019

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Should we kill the comments section? (Part two)

Before I say anything, let me take full credit for the fantastically poor use of statistics in our recent... (Read more)

9 / 2 / 2019

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Opinion: How your employer uses perks like wellness programs, phones and free food to control your life

Companies offer all sorts of benefits and extras to attract the most favored workers, from health care and stock... (Read more)

9 / 2 / 2019

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Should we kill the comments section?

When NancyOnNorwalk began seven years ago (light years in internet time), the comments section was conceived as a ‘digital... (Read more)

8 / 31 / 2019

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R.I.P. Tim Currie, 1953-2019

Like many others, I am sorry to hear that Tim Currie died. My late husband Mark loved Tim; didn’t... (Read more)

8 / 28 / 2019

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Opinion: ‘Get centered’ before you turn the key

Audrey Cozzarin, a Norwalk resident, is head of the Norwalk Citizens Traffic Safety Committee, hosts of the upcoming “Driving... (Read more)

8 / 25 / 2019

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Opinion: We need trauma-informed preschool practices

Alysse Loomis, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical social worker from Cromwell. This op-ed was originally published on CTMirror.org. Many... (Read more)

8 / 25 / 2019

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Opinion: Shout out to Cradle to Career conference

Anthony Allison is the Chief Initiative Officer for Norwalk ACTS. Save the Date: Cradle to Career Regional Conference –... (Read more)

8 / 25 / 2019

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