Tim Dumas

Op-Ed: Time for Something Different

So this is something different. Something seems… missing. As I was looking through last week’s Greenwich Sentinel, my home for over four years, I had to stop and pause for a minute. For the first time in just over 20 years of journalism, my name isn’t in a masthead. It was definitely a shock to not see my name there… I’m just so used to it. My name was in Keene, N.H., Norwalk, Greenwich, Trumbull, and Greenwich once again. But it’s time. Simple as that. When I gave my two weeks, I knew it was time for a new challenge and to start writing a new chapter in my life. While this is not the place to discuss my reasons for deciding that now is the time to step down as editor of the newspaper, this is definitely the place to say how great the staff at the Sentinel was during my tenure as editor. read more...

Editorial: Raising a Community

This has been an emotional week for many. Whether it was celebrating the peaceful transfer of Presidential power or the Women’s March on Washington, there were ample opportunities to see our democracy in action. And we did. There was a humorous moment in our household on Saturday when we all were watching the March. Father took exception Madonna’s use of vulgarity in her speech and immediately took to Facebook to complain. Daughter took exception to father’s exception and immediately responded. What ensued was 30 minutes of Facebook comments between the two as they sat silently on the living room couches. The power of social media. Others joined the conversation from as far away as Maine and Arizona. The consensus was that daughter was bright, smart, funny and able to articulate her points without the need to resort to vulgarity. read more...