THE DAY’S OPINION

Say it ain't so, Tom

A simple solution to the Deflate-gate controversy: Don't allow NFL teams to supply their own footballs.

Saudi shame

Saudi Arabia's actions are hypocritical.

Proceed prudently with Common Core

Common Core Standards and teacher evaluations make sense, but they have to be done right.

Policies to cut prison population work

Decreases in crimes and prison population is good news indeed.

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- Theodore Bodenwein

CARTOONS

OTHER VOICES

Much proof first flight was in Connecticut

Connecticut right to claim title as home to first flights in aviation history.

NL mayor prepares for property tax fight

Proposed property tax changes could provide relief for New London and other cities.

YOUR OPINION

Political patronage indeed shameful

The recent column by David Collins, “Malloy patronage is shameful,” (Jan. 21), was on target.

Waterford Board of Finance did its job

On Jan. 6 the Waterford Board of Selectman unanimously passed 12.9 million dollars of capital projects.

Water taxi return needs financial help

On these cold January days, I find it heartening to look forward to the summer and the return of the water taxi, which had a successful trial run in September 2014.

Fire chief interferes with Old Saybrook vote

Town meetings are attended by special interest groups who demand that their pet projects be funded and enlist support from other groups.

Toys 4 Tots campaign in region was a success

The Marines and Corpsmen of the Thames River Detachment Marine Corps League wish to extend our appreciation to all those who donated money, toys, time and services for this year’s New London County Toys 4 Tots campaign.

Honor our veterans by providing a job

We ask that employers help us say, thank you to these men and women and give them the peace and satisfaction that they have selflessly given to us time and time again.

Scans of our hearts could assure security

Bio metric scans, many consider it to be the next major advancement in security technology.

Reporting is lacking about future museum

It seems there are numerous issues with and opposition to the proposed Coast Guard Museum which must be addressed; the media needs to present and debate these for the public as well as for the players involved.

Praise for story

“Norwich veteran gets fresh start through fitness,” (Jan. 11), strikes me as one of the best local human interest articles I’ve ever read.

Nancy and Johnnie ...

I still laugh when I see the picture, above, which I will savor for a long time, of our House leaders "embracing" (January 7, 2015).

Quake experience

We were living in San Jose, California when the Loma Prieta earthquake struck, (5:04 p.m., Oct. 17, 1989). The “World Series” game was about to start when it hit us.

Outraged about treatment of pit bulls

I read the article, “Norwich pit bulls’ owner fights ruling to destroy dogs after 2013 attack,” (Jan. 2), about the pit bulls dogs, Skyler and Dolly, with much sadness.

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COLUMNS

Google joins the Failure Hall of Fame

Few, apparently, wanted a bunch of glassholes walking around.

Iran's emerging empire should worry everyone

Obama administration appeases Iran as it threatens all of Middle East.

Foreign policy shift likely after Obama

It appears no matter who is the next president there will be a shift away from Obama's foreign policy.

OP-ED

Ending Connecticut's boom and bust budgets

With a new strategy, Connecticut should have the money set aside to weather the next economic downturn.

Keystone's a symbol; real energy policy needed

Some sensible suggestions for energy policy.