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Opinion archive

Letters to the Editor, Opinion columns, Editorials

Showing 4/2/2022 to 11/7/2021

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Recognizing Autism Acceptance Month

To bring acceptance to the unique perspectives of people with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder, the Norwalk Board of... (Read more)

4 / 2 / 2022

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Norwalk Community College will build second campus at SoNo Collection ***

Editor’s note: This story was published on April 1, known to many as April Fools Day… NORWALK, Conn. —... (Read more)

4 / 1 / 2022

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School safety requires ongoing investment

On Tuesday March 15, Mayor Harry Rilling submitted his FY23 Capital Budget Recommendation in alignment with the City charter.... (Read more)

3 / 27 / 2022

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Middle school sports

The Norwalk Board of Education is proud to celebrate the return of middle school sports programs throughout the district.... (Read more)

3 / 19 / 2022

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Can wealthy nations stop buying Russian oil?

One option the U.S. and other nations have for ratcheting up pressure on Russia in response to its invasion... (Read more)

3 / 4 / 2022

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Beyond NATO, new alliances could defend democracy and counter Putin

Russian aggression toward Ukraine continues. The nations of the world, and their current alliances, have so far proved ineffective... (Read more)

2 / 27 / 2022

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Americans are returning to the labor force at a quickening rate – do they just really need the work?

The U.S. economy surprised analysts by adding 467,000 jobs in January, overcoming omicron concerns and continuing a long streak... (Read more)

2 / 22 / 2022

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Education budget built on best practices

Every industry focused on excellence is focused on identifying and replicating best practices. The best practices I know most... (Read more)

2 / 17 / 2022

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Schools budget represents an investment in the future, not an expense

Last week, nine Norwalk students represented their peers in a conversation with U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona.... (Read more)

2 / 5 / 2022

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Black History Month

The Norwalk Board of Education is proud to recognize Black History Month at Norwalk Public Schools. Throughout the month,... (Read more)

2 / 5 / 2022

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Mentors supporting Norwalk students

In recognition of National Mentoring Month, the Norwalk Board of Education is proud to recognize Norwalk mentors for their... (Read more)

1 / 23 / 2022

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How the Vietnam War pushed MLK to embrace global justice, not only civil rights at home

On July 2, 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. stood behind President Lyndon Baines Johnson as the Texan signed into... (Read more)

1 / 17 / 2022

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Were these highway barriers a sound expense?

Building and maintaining our highways is expensive.  But here’s a quiz question:  on Interstates 95 and 84, what costs... (Read more)

1 / 13 / 2022

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Sound (barrier) arguments? Not so much.

Jim Cameron makes some interesting arguments against sound barriers.  It is a shame that most of his assertions are factually... (Read more)

1 / 13 / 2022

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A Non-Norwalk photo #1

I’m out of practice with snow! I was at my Mother’s house last week when a freak storm came... (Read more)

1 / 10 / 2022

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Opinion: Predictions for 2022

Huh? A year ago I seriously was hoping, even expecting, that the pandemic would be over by now.  I... (Read more)

1 / 1 / 2022

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An e-mail exchange to remember

Over the year, we receive many emails and comments from readers, some complimentary, some not-so-complimentary, some downright nasty. As... (Read more)

12 / 30 / 2021

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How effective are vaccines against omicron? An epidemiologist answers 6 questions

The pandemic has brought many tricky terms and ideas from epidemiology into everyone’s lives. Two particularly complicated concepts are... (Read more)

12 / 28 / 2021

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‘Twas the night before Christmas’ helped make the modern Santa – and led to a literary whodunit

The poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” better known by its opening line “‘Twas the Night before Christmas,” has... (Read more)

12 / 25 / 2021

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Why spending $2 trillion on child care, health care and fighting climate change won’t make inflation any worse than it already is

One of the main concerns raised by critics of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan is that it... (Read more)

12 / 22 / 2021

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Manchin killed Build Back Better over inflation concerns – an economist explains why the $2 trillion bill would be unlikely to drive up prices

One of Sen. Joe Manchin’s main concerns in deciding to pull his support for President Joe Biden’s Build Back... (Read more)

12 / 21 / 2021

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How Christmas became an American holiday tradition, with a Santa Claus, gifts and a tree

Each season, the celebration of Christmas has religious leaders and conservatives publicly complaining about the commercialization of the holiday... (Read more)

12 / 19 / 2021

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Why is inflation so high? Is it bad? An economist answers 3 questions about soaring consumer prices

Consumer prices jumped 6.8% in November 2021 from a year earlier – the fastest rate of increase since 1982,... (Read more)

12 / 12 / 2021

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#Giving NEWS Day – Are you with us?

Unless you live totally off the grid, you’ve probably received at least one or two appeals for #GivingTuesday (what... (Read more)

11 / 30 / 2021

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The first Thanksgiving is a key chapter in America’s origin story – but what happened in Virginia four months later mattered much more

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving in New England. Remembered and retold as an allegory... (Read more)

11 / 25 / 2021

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The metamorphosis of Connecticut’s transportation network is underway

Don’t look now, but we’re making history.  The changing forces now at work in our society, including our transportation... (Read more)

11 / 23 / 2021

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National Native American Heritage Month

The Norwalk Board of Education is proud to recognize November as National Native American Heritage Month. National Native American... (Read more)

11 / 21 / 2021

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A veteran’s odyssey after hanging up the uniform in an America he doesn’t recognize

Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story of that man skilled in all ways of contending... (Read more)

11 / 11 / 2021

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$1.2T infrastructure plan offers lucrative target for fraud

Lawmakers passed the US$1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill on Nov. 5, 2021, with negotiations still ongoing over Democrats’ $1.75... (Read more)

11 / 11 / 2021

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What Big Oil knew about climate change, in its own words

Four years ago, I traveled around America, visiting historical archives. I was looking for documents that might reveal the... (Read more)

11 / 7 / 2021

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