Facing reality a necessary step toward fiscal stability

Emphasizing a lack of wage growth is usually not a priority for an administration. A Democratic governor doing so to make a case for cutting state spending may be odder still.

Measuring the effectiveness of state government

The logic is solid. If policymakers know which programs are effective or ineffective, they can budget accordingly.

Candidates mum on executive authority

What are the views of presidential candidates on the use of executive authority? They'd rather not talk about it.

Malloy proposal a step in rebuilding business confidence

The business community reacted with optimism to the austerity budget proposal presented by Gov. Malloy at the start of a new legislative session.

“The newspaper should be more than a business enterprise. It should also be the champion and protector of the public interest and defender of the people’s rights.”

- Theodore Bodenwein



Wheeler High: Small in size, big in heart, and great for students

At Wheeler, teachers truly know their students. They know them so well they can create independent studies for students who show a level of passion that exceeds the syllabus.

Get serious about heroin addiction treatment

Addiction is a disease and like any disease patients deserve the chance to get the persistent care they need.

Sabino will again ply the Mystic River

Mystic Seaport remains committed to returning Sabino to operation under steam power.


Heed Malloy message and work together

Having just watched and read the text of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s State of the State Address, I am greatly heartened by his leadership and the possibilities and potential for Connecticut’s future.  He talked about the...

Support from tribes critcal for hospice

Keeping hospice care and bereavement counseling services accessible in our community remains a critical goal of Center for Hospice Care in Southeastern Connecticut. Planning a Hospice House facility where in-patient care will be provided is an...

Toys 4 tots says thanks a lot

Members of the local Thames River Detachment Marine Corps League recently completed its New London County 2015 Toys 4 Tots campaign and would like to acknowledge the many generous people of New London County. Because of your generosity, 11,916...

The demographics they are a changin'

Hillary or Bernie will make history. The article, “Clinton wins Iowa, campaigns turn to New...

Recent letter writer got history wrong

In response to the letter "Israel drawing U.S. into a war," (Feb. 3), several historical inaccuracies need correction.

Buy a book help a charity

It was nice to the article, “Book Trader niche is selling gently used books,” (Jan. 24), about a local independent bookstore. I'd...

Billion-dollar error

With regard to article, “Geiger continues to predict positive outlook for Electric Boat,” (Jan. 26), EB in run of...

Beware of tricks, Montville petitioners

Regarding the recent headline, "Montville Town Council passes police department ordinance," (Jan. 22), this may clear the way for a...

Easy for experts to knock the police

Before the experts referred to in the article, “Racial disparities seen in police stun...

Loved Packard feature

Kudos to Lee Howard for his excellent feature story, “A Packard comes to life at Vintage Motorcars,” (Jan. 23). As a journalist and...

Who provides water can matter a lot

Water utilities are often known as the silent service. We turn on the tap and there it is; good, safe, clean water in ample supply. Do you know what entity provides that water? Is it provided by a private, regulated water utility, or a regional...

Israel drawing U.S. into a war

Israel is annexing more Palestinian land. The United Nations has protested but no affirmative action has been taken. The United States government has been silent yet it has for a long time been frustrated by Israel’s actions.



Sexist double standard bolsters Sanders' support

Female politicians − at least if they want to be taken seriously on a national stage − cannot be unkempt and unfiltered, hair mussed and voice raised.

Securing proposed transportation lockbox

Giving the courts clear authority to settle disputes should help satisfy the fears of those concerned funny business could unlock the box.

Cruz knocks Kelo decision in N.H. primary

Asked about a local eminent domain issue, Ted Cruz deftly turned the issue to the Kelo decision and his desire to see it overturned.


After Iowa, things got more interesting

The surprise a week ago was how well Sen. Marco Rubio did — so well he gave a speech thanking his lord and savior Jesus Christ as if he’d won the whole thing.

Sanders plan makes sense for America

In Europe there’s nothing remotely radical-sounding about Sanders’ ideas.