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Opinion archive

Letters to the Editor, Opinion columns, Editorials

Showing 6/16/2019 to 4/13/2019

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Opinion: NPS students participate in National Invention Convention Conference

Fostering a healthy spirit for competition inspires students to do their best, while providing valuable skills that will serve... (Read more)

6 / 16 / 2019

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Opinion: Borrowing from our children

How much money do you think is okay to borrow from your children to pay for your retirement?  Gov.... (Read more)

6 / 15 / 2019

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Opinion: Government needs viewpoints from all walks of life

NancyOnNorwalk asked Board of Education member Bryan Meek on Saturday what he thought of Democrat Erica DePalma stepping forward to... (Read more)

6 / 10 / 2019

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High taxes, negative migration, and a study in cause and effect

No one likes being second best, and Connecticut Democrats seem intent on ensuring that we become the number one... (Read more)

6 / 9 / 2019

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Opinion: True civility needed amid tribal politics, dogmatic beliefs

In these polarized times, it’s time to take a hard look at civility. We need to forget the idea... (Read more)

6 / 9 / 2019

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Opinion: US lags behind most developed nations on LGBTQ+ human rights

Editor’s note: The following opinion piece originally appeared on TheConversation.com in 2017.  Ordinarily NoN would prioritize more recent opinions, but we... (Read more)

6 / 8 / 2019

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Pride is about love

The designation of June as LGBTQ+ Pride month sometimes seems like a misnomer to me. True, I know all... (Read more)

6 / 7 / 2019

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Heart-wrenching D-Day memories

Most folks over sixty-five years of age remember where they were and what they were doing when they heard... (Read more)

6 / 6 / 2019

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I’m a Republican now, and glad of it

Attorney and former NAACP head Darnell Crosland recently changed his party registration to Republican, and has filed papers to... (Read more)

6 / 2 / 2019

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Opinion: Restricting the cruelty pipeline into Connecticut

Mark Bailey is an advisory board member of Connecticut Votes for Animals and is the former chairman of the Humane Commission... (Read more)

6 / 2 / 2019

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Opinion: The DOT must bring more love to trees

Diane Hoffman and Melinda Tuhus are members of the Hamden Alliance for Trees. This op-ed originally appeared on CTViewpoints.org. The CT... (Read more)

6 / 2 / 2019

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Opinion: NPS students to attend National History Day conference

Fostering a healthy spirit for competition inspires students to do their best, while providing valuable skills that will serve... (Read more)

5 / 26 / 2019

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Shout out to NECA grads

Anthony Allison is the Chief Initiative Officer of Norwalk ACTS. Shout Out to the Norwalk Community College Graduating Class... (Read more)

5 / 25 / 2019

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Opinion: Honoring NHS senior Patrick Ruther

The Norwalk Board of Education is pleased to spotlight Norwalk High School Senior Patrick Ruther for his commitment to... (Read more)

5 / 19 / 2019

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Shout out to Gibson, Maritime Odyssey Preschool

Anthony Allison is the Chief Initiative Officer at Norwalk ACTS. Shout Out to Monisha Gibson and Maritime Odyssey Preschool on... (Read more)

5 / 18 / 2019

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Opinion: Lawmakers are jeopardizing school funding equity again

Roughly a year and a half ago, the Connecticut General Assembly passed a bipartisan state budget that contained a... (Read more)

5 / 13 / 2019

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ECS nothing to brag about in the face of unhealthy city trends

I watched Senator Duff’s recent press conference, where he touted the proposed state budget as a win for education... (Read more)

5 / 12 / 2019

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Things I’ve noticed

Have you noticed… …that since IBM bought the Weather Channel the weather has become really lousy? …that many of... (Read more)

5 / 12 / 2019

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Why your mom may be the mother of all heroes

Each May, the United States celebrates Mother’s Day, and for good reason. According to surveys I’ve conducted, over 25%... (Read more)

5 / 11 / 2019

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Latinos would gain from participating in Norwalk politics

According to DataUSA, the racial mix of Norwalk’s population is 52% white, 27% Latino, and 14% Black. Sixteen percent of... (Read more)

5 / 4 / 2019

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Beloved journalist celebrates birthday, receives ‘special’ wishes

NORWALK, Conn. — Hyperlocal watchdog journalist Nancy Chapman celebrated her birthday Wednesday, surrounded by friends and well-wishers. Chapman took the... (Read more)

5 / 2 / 2019

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Opinion: Trains run slower than in 1960s due to Walk Bridge, neglect

Rail commuters on Metro-North got a Spring surprise recently:  a new timetable with slower running times.  Rush hour trains now leave... (Read more)

4 / 28 / 2019

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An open letter to Rep. Jim Himes

Dear Congressman Himes,   I watched your appearance on a Sunday news show a few weeks back and I... (Read more)

4 / 28 / 2019

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Us or them?  Whom does our state government represent?

Ned Lamont said during his campaign:  “Everybody’s gonna have to contribute. I am asking everyone to do a little... (Read more)

4 / 28 / 2019

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Opinion: Spotlight on 2019 STEM Expo winners

There was a buzz at the third annual Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Expo, and it wasn’t just... (Read more)

4 / 27 / 2019

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Opinion: Shout out to new Norwalk ACTS CEO

Anthony Allison is the Chief Initiative Officer of Norwalk ACTS. Shout Out to Jennifer Barahona — the new Norwalk ACTS... (Read more)

4 / 19 / 2019

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Opinion: Tolling plan is in trouble

Gov. Ned Lamont’s tolling plan is in trouble.  I knew it last weekend when I got a call from... (Read more)

4 / 15 / 2019

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Opinion: More teachers, librarians would help kids more than innovation

Last Friday, Gov. Ned Lamont announced a $100 million donation to the state of Connecticut from the Dalio Philanthropies... (Read more)

4 / 14 / 2019

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Memo to Dathan: Middle class private sector would love a raise

Connecticut Democrats are all aboard the tax-and-spend express, and state representative Lucy Dathan has enthusiastically donned her conductor’s cap. ... (Read more)

4 / 14 / 2019

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Opinion: Shout out for mental health seminar

Anthony Allison is the Executive Director of Norwalk ACTS. Shout out to Positive Directions and Westport Young Women’s League (WYWL) for sponsoring an eight-hour Mental... (Read more)

4 / 13 / 2019

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