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    Op-Ed: ABC House launches annual appeal

    With today’s political upheavals – both national and international, combined with worry about global warming, terrorism, immigration and racism — developing the leadership for today and tomorrow’s challenges is a major concern for many American citizens. We are fortunate to live in a community where this is a high priority. Since 1963, A Better Chance in New Canaan has been opening the door to greater educational opportunities for a highly promising but underserved population of high school-aged students. They do this by carefully selecting two new eighth grade graduates each year to create a total of eight highly motivated and high achieving students, two each for grades nine through 12,…