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Opinion archive

Letters to the Editor, Opinion columns, Editorials

Showing 1/11/2021 to 10/17/2020

Opinion: Predictions for 2021

OK, there’s a pretty clear consensus: 2020 was annus horribilis. And like all things horribilis, it thankfully came to an end. One... (Read more)

1 / 11 / 2021

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NPS is gambling with an important asset: its employees’ well-being

Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Alexandra Estrella has announced changes to the district’s COVID-19 policies, which include requiring non-quarantined staff... (Read more)

1 / 10 / 2021

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NPS stands ready to assist children in dealing with national events

Wednesday’s unprecedented insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., was deeply troubling. When a protest turns from peace... (Read more)

1 / 10 / 2021

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The Sunburst hack was massive and devastating – 5 observations from a cybersecurity expert

So much remains unknown about what is now being called the Sunburst hack, the cyberattack against U.S. government agencies... (Read more)

1 / 2 / 2021

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How to outsmart your COVID-19 fears and boost your mood in 2021

After a year of toxic stress ignited by so much fear and uncertainty, now is a good time to... (Read more)

1 / 2 / 2021

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Chinese grandparents vote for the first time in 2020 thanks to the Greater Norwalk Literacy Volunteers Program

Voting is a civic duty for most people, not a life-changing event. But 2020 marked a monumental event for... (Read more)

1 / 1 / 2021

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I’m an astronomer and I think aliens may be out there – but UFO sightings aren’t persuasive

If intelligent aliens visit the Earth, it would be one of the most profound events in human history. Surveys... (Read more)

1 / 1 / 2021

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Now or Never – Help us reach our goal this year!

Dear Reader, Ever since NancyOnNorwalk was founded in 2014, we’ve worked tirelessly to bring you local watchdog journalism you... (Read more)

12 / 31 / 2020

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Investment in children’s’ health is critical to their future

Kids are resilient. This is a statement we often say as adults to help settle ourselves when children are... (Read more)

12 / 30 / 2020

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Happy holidays!

I think we all need a great holiday season this year – as best as can be under the... (Read more)

12 / 29 / 2020

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Pernicious cynicism threatens all of us

It was bound to take a toll. As a society, we have been subject to a non-stop bombardment of... (Read more)

12 / 26 / 2020

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How holiday cards help us cope with a not-so-merry year, according to a professor of comedy

The first Christmas card was, perhaps predictably, one of good cheer. The concept is commonly credited to Sir Henry... (Read more)

12 / 25 / 2020

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Good News!

Good News! We have just received word that the Google News Initiative has joined the national effort to advance the sustainability... (Read more)

12 / 23 / 2020

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What you need to know about this year’s winter solstice and the great conjunction

Editor’s note: Dr. William Teets is the director of Vanderbilt University’s Dyer Observatory. In this interview, he explains what... (Read more)

12 / 20 / 2020

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There’s a conspiracy theory that the CIA invented the term ‘conspiracy theory’ – here’s why

  Conspiracy theories have a long history, but the actual term “conspiracy theory” emerged much more recently. It was... (Read more)

12 / 19 / 2020

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Ignore your teeth and they will go away

“Ignore your teeth and they will go away.” For whatever reason this billboard ad for a dentist, spotted on... (Read more)

12 / 17 / 2020

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We need watchdog journalism

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Giving Newsday effort last week. We hit a record this year... (Read more)

12 / 11 / 2020

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Republicans didn’t lose big in 2020 – they held onto statehouses and the power to influence future elections

Election Day delivered a presidential victory for the Democratic Party and narrowed the partisan split in the U.S. House... (Read more)

11 / 29 / 2020

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How George Washington used his first Thanksgiving as president to unite a new country

On Thursday, Nov. 26, 1789, George Washington woke early. Assisted by his enslaved valets – William “Billy” Lee and... (Read more)

11 / 26 / 2020

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Thank you from NancyOnNorwalk

In many ways, this job is a dream. I love Norwalk and really love being your intrepid reporter. I will say,... (Read more)

11 / 26 / 2020

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A Thanksgiving message

This year, our family’s table will have fewer people gathered around it than we’re used to. It’s tempting to... (Read more)

11 / 25 / 2020

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National Honor Societies 2020-21

The Board of Education is pleased to honor the 2020-2021 National Honor Society members of Brien McMahon High School,... (Read more)

11 / 21 / 2020

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We can’t exist without your support.

NancyOnNorwalk keeps growing and providing you with expanded coverage of local issues, largely because of the success of our NewsMatch... (Read more)

11 / 15 / 2020

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Taking a toll

What is it like inside the schools for many teachers at this time? There is nothing normal about being... (Read more)

11 / 15 / 2020

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Biden wins – experts on what it means for race relations, US foreign policy and the Supreme Court

The American public has had its say and for the first time in a generation denied a sitting president... (Read more)

11 / 8 / 2020

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Why Republicans and others concerned about the economy have reason to celebrate Biden in the White House

On day one, a newly inaugurated President Joe Biden will have to address a devastated economy – much like... (Read more)

11 / 8 / 2020

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Has Donald Trump had his Joe McCarthy moment?

When CBS, NBC and ABC cut away from President Donald Trump’s news conference at the White House on the... (Read more)

11 / 7 / 2020

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How votes are counted in Pennsylvania: Changing numbers are a sign of transparency, not fraud, during an ongoing process

Last week I was grading an online exam for my students. We’re working with a new learning management system... (Read more)

11 / 7 / 2020

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What an unprecedented and unpredictable year it has been. From the pandemic, to civil unrest, to this week’s historic... (Read more)

11 / 1 / 2020

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Marking 100 days as Norwalk Superintendent of Schools

I am proud to report that I have officially completed my 100th day as superintendent of Norwalk Public Schools!  During... (Read more)

10 / 17 / 2020

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