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Letters to the Editor, Opinion columns, Editorials

Showing 12/30/2020 to 9/5/2020

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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Republican lawsuit to overturn the ACA is as inexplicable as it is unforgivable

America is in the midst of unprecedented public health and economic crises that have shaken the foundations of our... (Read more)

9 / 22 / 2020

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped shape the modern era of women’s rights – even before she went on the Supreme Court

  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, the Supreme Court announced. Chief Justice John Roberts said in a... (Read more)

9 / 19 / 2020

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Unions can revive the American Dream

As an executive board member of the Greater New Haven Labor History Association, I find it extremely important to know... (Read more)

9 / 19 / 2020

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Video may clarify harmful misperceptions

This statement was issued Tuesday in response to video being released to NancyOnNorwalk through a Freedom of Information Act... (Read more)

9 / 16 / 2020

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How Central American migrants helped revive the US labor movement

In the United States’ heated immigration debate, two views have predominated about Central American migrants: President Donald Trump portrays... (Read more)

9 / 7 / 2020

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Hurricane Laura was the latest storm to strengthen fast, but is rapid intensification really becoming more common?

Hurricane Laura blew up quickly as it headed for the Louisiana coast, intensifying from a tropical storm to a... (Read more)

9 / 6 / 2020

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Nearly two centuries ago, a QAnon-like conspiracy theory propelled candidates to Congress

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Republican congressional primary win in Georgia ensures, in all likelihood, that the heavily Republican district will... (Read more)

9 / 5 / 2020

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If Trump refuses to accept defeat in November, the republic will survive intact, as it has 5 out of 6 times in the past

During the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump refused to promise to accept the results of the election. Likewise,... (Read more)

9 / 5 / 2020

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