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Opinion archive

Letters to the Editor, Opinion columns, Editorials

Showing 2/16/2019 to 11/16/2018

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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: How to say ‘I’m sorry’

“I’m sorry.” These two words may seem simple, but the ability to express them when you’re in the wrong... (Read more)

2 / 10 / 2019

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Opinion: Duff’s bill is wrong-headed intrusion on municipalities

Sen. Bob Duff’s bill allowing mayors to appoint the chair of the board of education in municipalities where the education budget... (Read more)

2 / 9 / 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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Opinion: A new kind of curriculum at Tracey School

Board of Education members Bruce Kimmel, Julie Corbett, Erik Anderson, and Barbara Meyer-Mitchell comprise the Board’s Curriculum and Instruction Committee.... (Read more)

12 / 30 / 2018

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Opinion: Why stories matter for children’s learning

Ever wondered why boys and girls choose particular toys, particular colors and particular stories? Why is it that girls... (Read more)

12 / 29 / 2018

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Opinion: Connecticut should create a public bank

There’s no such thing as a panacea to Connecticut’s budgetary woes, but there could be something close: a public... (Read more)

12 / 23 / 2018

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Opinion: Shout Out for efforts to help children

Anthony Allison is the executive director of Norwalk ACTS. Shout Out to our Members for the incredible work and... (Read more)

12 / 23 / 2018

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Look beyond graduation rates for the story of education opportunity

Americans like to tout the importance of a high school diploma, but research reported in the CT Mirror recently... (Read more)

12 / 16 / 2018

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Opinion: Why are rich suburban kids doing heroin?

Why are rich suburban kids doing heroin? In the past two years, I’ve lost four friends to drug overdoses.... (Read more)

12 / 9 / 2018

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Spending too much time on your phone? Behavioral science has an app for that

We’re squandering increasing amounts of time distracted by our phones. And that’s taking a serious toll on our mental... (Read more)

12 / 9 / 2018

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Democrats control Connecticut. What can they create?

Democrats now control the governor’s office, all state-wide elected offices, the house and the senate in Connecticut. Although Ned... (Read more)

12 / 8 / 2018

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Norwalk begins to curb the ‘summer slide’

In the 1970s, social scientists started to notice that students from lower socioeconomic circumstances lost ground academically over the... (Read more)

11 / 28 / 2018

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Opinion: Being thankful

On this, our annual Turkey Day, I am thankful for the family and friends who make life enjoyable. I... (Read more)

11 / 22 / 2018

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What the first Thanksgiving dinner actually looked like

Most Americans probably don’t realize that we have a very limited understanding of the first Thanksgiving, which took place... (Read more)

11 / 22 / 2018

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Opinion: Our differences are killing us — in spirit

How ironic that we vilify black men and Muslims for their violent tendencies, when between 54 and 63 percent... (Read more)

11 / 18 / 2018

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Rilling deflecting blame for POKO ‘disaster’

How typical that Harry Rilling takes no blame.  We were supposed to be reading Harry’s “explanatory statement” about the... (Read more)

11 / 17 / 2018

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Opinion: Milligan’s ‘antics’ won’t help Wall Street

While I appreciate The Hour Editorial Board recently highlighting issues on Wall Street, I take exception as to how my office... (Read more)

11 / 16 / 2018

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