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Opinion archive

Letters to the Editor, Opinion columns, Editorials

Showing 6/7/2020 to 3/17/2020

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5 ways eating in a pandemic is improving your relationship with food – and why you should stick with them

It’s 5 p.m. on who can tell which day, and instead of rushing from work to kids’ activities, I’m... (Read more)

6 / 7 / 2020

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A statement from the Norwalk Board of Education and Norwalk Public Schools

The Norwalk Board of Education and Norwalk Public Schools strongly support the international movement to condemn racial violence and... (Read more)

6 / 6 / 2020

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George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery deaths: Racism causes life-threatening conditions for black men every day

High-profile police shootings and deaths of black men in custody – or even while out jogging – bring cries... (Read more)

6 / 2 / 2020

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Trump has been a great president for China. For America amid coronavirus, not so much.

Chinese diplomacy has never been more aggressive. It has never had such sweeping objectives. It has never been served... (Read more)

5 / 24 / 2020

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Let’s have a successful, sustainable reopening! (And wear masks outdoors)

We can all enjoy a sigh of relief that Connecticut is slowly opening up businesses and parks again. To... (Read more)

5 / 17 / 2020

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Nursing homes: Society gets what it (and the government) pays for

A former nursing home administrator reflects on the realities of nursing home fatalities during the pandemic Americans want to... (Read more)

5 / 17 / 2020

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Negative interest rates: A cure for the coronavirus recession?

We are in the age of the coronavirus, the perfect storm that will reign terror on our fragile economy.... (Read more)

5 / 17 / 2020

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#GivingTuesdayNow – Share some acts of kindness

Like everything else that’s going on in the world, this one’s different. #GivingTuesdayNow has been scheduled as an emergency... (Read more)

5 / 5 / 2020

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The coronavirus isn’t just a health story. It’s a press freedom story, in the US and the world.

“A healthy society should not have just one voice.”  — Dr. Li Wenliang, persecuted by the Chinese government after warning about the... (Read more)

5 / 3 / 2020

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How Apple and Google will let your phone warn you if you’ve been exposed to the coronavirus

On April 10, Apple and Google announced a coronavirus exposure notification system that will be built into their smartphone... (Read more)

5 / 2 / 2020

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Coronavirus: Why is it so hard to aid small businesses hurt by a disaster?

  The U.S. government has committed hundreds of billions of dollars to help small businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic.... (Read more)

5 / 1 / 2020

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Opinion: The answer is to empower, not attack, the World Health Organization

As COVID-19 began to roll across China, leaving thousands dead and catapulting a pathogen on a lethal global trajectory,... (Read more)

4 / 26 / 2020

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The coronavirus pandemic might make buildings sick, too

While millions of people are under orders to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic, water is sitting in the... (Read more)

4 / 26 / 2020

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Three ways the coronavirus is changing who we are

  For most Americans, the coronavirus pandemic represents a completely unprecedented circumstance, as novel as it is life-changing. No... (Read more)

4 / 25 / 2020

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Opinion: Norwalk will stay the course, due to strong financial management and planning

My team will be presenting my revised budget proposal to the Board of Estimate and Taxation (BET) on Monday,... (Read more)

4 / 19 / 2020

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Reigniting the Economy: Flip the switch or take measured steps?

A strong economy supports every resident. In the past four weeks, more than 320,000 Connecticut residents have filed unemployment... (Read more)

4 / 15 / 2020

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Social distancing works – just ask lobsters, ants and vampire bats

Social distancing to combat COVID-19 is profoundly impacting society, leaving many people wondering whether it will actually work. As... (Read more)

4 / 12 / 2020

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Go to bed: Sleep, immunity, and your health

The past 20 years have seen remarkable advances in our understanding of sleep’s health benefits. One area of attention... (Read more)

4 / 11 / 2020

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Now you’re told to wear a mask – a physician explains why and when to do it

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed its policy and is now advising everyone, whether or... (Read more)

4 / 9 / 2020

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How coronavirus threatens the seasonal farmworkers at the heart of the American food supply

Many Americans may find bare grocery store shelves the most worrying sign of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic... (Read more)

4 / 7 / 2020

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Opinion: It’s time for ‘no excuse’ absentee voting

I wholeheartedly agree with The Hour’s recent editorial on “no excuse” absentee voting for the June 2 presidential primary.... (Read more)

4 / 5 / 2020

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Opinion: Not a lost year for NPS students

NancyOnNorwalk recently asked Norwalk Federation of Teachers President Mary Yordon for her opinion on the “distance learning” now being... (Read more)

4 / 4 / 2020

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For high school seniors, a lost year

NORWALK, Conn. — This was our year. Until it vanished. 2020 was to be the year of graduation ceremonies,... (Read more)

4 / 2 / 2020

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Things are – and will be – different

It felt like a jailbreak. I hate food shopping but on Thursday I ventured out to Stop & Shop... (Read more)

3 / 29 / 2020

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Your brain evolved to hoard supplies and shame others for doing the same

The media is replete with COVID-19 stories about people clearing supermarket shelves – and the backlash against them. Have... (Read more)

3 / 28 / 2020

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Opinion: The US owes $23.5 trillion – but can still afford a big coronavirus stimulus package

The U.S. government now owes over US$23.5 trillion in debt, or about $71,000 for every man, women and child... (Read more)

3 / 25 / 2020

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Opinion: We are entering a recession – but what did we learn from the last one?

  As the coronavirus continues to spread around the world, it is abundantly clear that the global economy is... (Read more)

3 / 21 / 2020

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Opinion: Four ways to help kids relax as the coronavirus upends everyday life

Families everywhere are adjusting to a new way of life due to social distancing measures like closed schools, workplaces,... (Read more)

3 / 21 / 2020

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Opinion: How coronavirus is upsetting the blood supply chain

The coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, has created enormous anxiety, uncertainty, and disruption to our lives. Much has... (Read more)

3 / 19 / 2020

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Opinion: What coronavirus symptoms should you look for, and when do you call the doctor?

As the nation adjusts to the threat of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, it’s only natural to... (Read more)

3 / 17 / 2020

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