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Opinion archive

Letters to the Editor, Opinion columns, Editorials

Showing 10/22/2019 to 6/21/2019

Opinion: Can we talk? Issues impacting taxes and quality of life

I came across an old interview with the late comedian, Joan Rivers.  During it, she explained her well known... (Read more)

10 / 22 / 2019

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Opinion: Norwalk is ahead of the curve on infrastructure improvements

I was hired as the city’s Chief of Operations and Public Works on March 18, and have learned quite... (Read more)

10 / 16 / 2019

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Opinion: Trump Has Abandoned Ukraine To Russia

  This op ed was originally published on BuzzFeed. It is right for the American political class to be... (Read more)

10 / 13 / 2019

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Opinion: Norwalk is keeping its charm while enhancing its assets

How many other communities in Connecticut have the vibrant urban core of a big city while also having the... (Read more)

10 / 6 / 2019

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Opinion: Like a zombie, the Walk Bridge lives on!

Late at night, if you lie awake and listen carefully, you can hear the grinding wheels of bureaucracy, all... (Read more)

9 / 29 / 2019

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Opinion: Norwalk’s master plan cannot ignore fair housing needs

I was sorry to miss this recent Common Council Planning Committee public hearing on the drafted 10-year City-wide master... (Read more)

9 / 15 / 2019

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Opinion: Shout out to ‘The Basics’ leadership

Anthony Allison is the Chief Initiative Officer for Norwalk ACTS. Shout Out to Mary Oster, City of Norwalk, Early Childhood Coordinator and Yazmin Iglesias,  All... (Read more)

9 / 8 / 2019

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Should we kill the comments section? (Part two)

Before I say anything, let me take full credit for the fantastically poor use of statistics in our recent... (Read more)

9 / 2 / 2019

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Opinion: How your employer uses perks like wellness programs, phones and free food to control your life

Companies offer all sorts of benefits and extras to attract the most favored workers, from health care and stock... (Read more)

9 / 2 / 2019

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Should we kill the comments section?

When NancyOnNorwalk began seven years ago (light years in internet time), the comments section was conceived as a ‘digital... (Read more)

8 / 31 / 2019

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R.I.P. Tim Currie, 1953-2019

Like many others, I am sorry to hear that Tim Currie died. My late husband Mark loved Tim; didn’t... (Read more)

8 / 28 / 2019

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Opinion: ‘Get centered’ before you turn the key

Audrey Cozzarin, a Norwalk resident, is head of the Norwalk Citizens Traffic Safety Committee, hosts of the upcoming “Driving... (Read more)

8 / 25 / 2019

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Opinion: We need trauma-informed preschool practices

Alysse Loomis, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical social worker from Cromwell. This op-ed was originally published on CTMirror.org. Many... (Read more)

8 / 25 / 2019

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Opinion: Shout out to Cradle to Career conference

Anthony Allison is the Chief Initiative Officer for Norwalk ACTS. Save the Date: Cradle to Career Regional Conference –... (Read more)

8 / 25 / 2019

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Opinion: Ocean warming has fisheries on the move, helping some but hurting more

Chris Free is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and was a Ph.D. student at Rutgers University... (Read more)

8 / 24 / 2019

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Opinion: Greenland is melting and that ain’t good

We Americans believe in perpetual progress. We want our children and grandchildren to be better off than we are.... (Read more)

8 / 18 / 2019

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Opinion: Want tolls? Ditch the gross receipts tax on gasoline

In his recent op-ed in support of highway tolls, Richard DeLuca fails to mention or makes just a passing mention of... (Read more)

8 / 17 / 2019

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Opinion: The violence paradox

It is a deeply uncomfortable fact that inside some humans lies the ability to rationalize the decision to walk... (Read more)

8 / 11 / 2019

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Opinion: We needed highway tolls before, and we need them again

How did we get here? Recognizing that “transportation is the backbone of our economy,” Gov. Dannel Malloy in 2014... (Read more)

8 / 4 / 2019

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Opinion: Shout out to accreditation

Anthony Allison is the Chief Initiative Officer of Norwalk ACTS. Shout Out to the staff at Growing Seeds Too, Child Development... (Read more)

7 / 28 / 2019

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Opinion: Shout out to summertime efforts

Anthony Allison is the Chief Initiative Officer of Norwalk ACTS. Shout Out to the Norwalk Health Department for providing affordable school physical... (Read more)

7 / 21 / 2019

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Let’s talk alternatives to Wall Street Place proposal

The upcoming proposal by Citibank/McClutchy for the rescue of the POKO project “Wall Street Place – Phase 1” leaves... (Read more)

7 / 17 / 2019

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Opinion: How much is your data worth to tech companies?

New proposed legislation by U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Josh Hawley seeks to protect privacy by forcing tech... (Read more)

7 / 14 / 2019

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Opinion: Shoutout to a Norwalk ACTS milestone

Anthony Allison is the Chief Initiative Officer of Norwalk ACTS. Shout Out to Norwalk ACTS for receiving its 501(c)3... (Read more)

7 / 14 / 2019

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Opinion: Keep waste tire rubber away from playing children

Connecticut landscape architects came out against a bill that would have protected our smallest children from dangerous playgrounds. Proposed... (Read more)

7 / 7 / 2019

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Latest POKO ‘deal’ will hurt Norwalk

  There are so many issues and basic questions associated with the stalled POKO Phase I project that residents... (Read more)

6 / 30 / 2019

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Some are more equal than others in CT

The state legislature very recently approved a new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) which will allow covered employees to... (Read more)

6 / 30 / 2019

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Opinion: Promises made, promises broken — Part 2

“You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.”   — Yogi Berra. Businesses and high wage... (Read more)

6 / 23 / 2019

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Opinion: Promises made, promises broken — Part 1

“We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot.” —Abraham... (Read more)

6 / 22 / 2019

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Opinion: CT’s maritime economy is showing its great potential

Scott Bates is the departing Chairman of the Connecticut Port Authority. Connecticut taxpayers want to know they are getting... (Read more)

6 / 21 / 2019

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