Thursday, 28 September 2023

Izabela Bonzanini

The Coin Shortage: Fact or Fiction?

Some people have strong feelings about the penny. And others think it should just go the way of the silver half dollar – a seldom seen sentimental coin that is largely passed on from a grandparent to a grandchild to evoke the “good old days.” The penny, as annoying as it is, has been an important coin in a world where prices often end in .99, and more important when most people paid in cash. However, a penny, because of inflation, costs two cents to make, which makes its demise more likely than the silver half dollar.

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Danbury Prospect Charter Would Improve Education Choices

As a former student of the Danbury Public School system and current community advocate and organizer, I am very concerned about the future of our schools. We have issues with overcrowding and racially unjust disciplinary practices. Right now, as school districts throughout the country face cuts, we must be open to any solution that will improve our schools. State Sen. Julie Kushner’s obstinate opposition to Danbury Prospect Charter School will only hurt our community.

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