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Editorial: One of Our Lights

There are a many serious topics facing our community, our state, and our nation. Often, we address those affecting Greenwich in this space and give our opinion. Such was the case last week when we supported the Board of Estimate and Taxation’s proposal to explain fully and publicly what happened during the 2017 election cycle. It is the best course of action to restore faith and confidence in the board and its members. read more...

Public Forum on National Popular Vote Compact

Should the winner of the national popular vote become President? Or, should we maintain the current winner-take-all Electoral College system, which denied the popular vote winner a victory in two of the last five elections? These are the questions being debated on Tuesday, April 4 at a League of Women Voters panel discussion about the National Popular Vote Compact (“NPV Compact”). The event is being co-sponsored by National Popular Vote CT, Common Cause Connecticut, CTVotersCount.org, and the Greenwich Library. read more...

Editorial: Resolution

It is the day after the election, two days before you receive your copy of the Sentinel, as we sit here to write this week’s editorial. A gentle rain is falling. The leaves are past their prime or else blanketing the ground. We can all, as a community, exhale a collective sigh of relief. We survived the elections. They are over. From the national level to the local level there is talk of unity and helping one another do the best job possible to heal and move forward as a country and as a community. read more...

Editorial: Keep it Clean

Last week, when we wrote about the elections and civility, we did not anticipate writing again about the subject matter before Election Day. However, since then, disturbing mailings have been sent out in our community that can only be characterized as negative campaigning. There is no place in our community for negative campaigning, and we are extremely disappointed in the two candidates who chose to engage in such juvenile behavior. To be clear, any candidate running for office in our community who engages in negative campaigning is someone we would be disappointed by, regardless of party affiliation. read more...