Don't further damage fishing industry by imposing fee

NOAA is the agency that developed these regulations and NOAA is the one that should pay to ensure they are being followed.

Learning from Finizio firings in New London

The next mayor should use the power to fire more carefully.

Add China to TPP

Bringing China into the TPP will take time and won’t be easy, but it would serve everybody’s interests.

'Yes' vote on Stonington charter changes

With one exception, the changes proposed for the Stonington charter make sense.

“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



Rethinking how we deal with campus sexual assault

The Safe Campus Act, introduced in the House this year, would require that law enforcement authorities have a first look at claims of sexual assault on campus.

Providing young offenders hope follows pope's message

'Punishment must never exclude the dimension of hope and the goal of rehabilitation,' said Pope Francis during his congressional address.


Very poor treatment for a loyal nurse

Recently I lost my job; not by choice, illness, relocation, discipline issues or lack of work, but because L+M Hospital decided, after 37 years of...

Vogel a commander not consensus guy

I must respond to the letter, “For needed changed NL should elect Vogel,” (Oct. 7), saying New London should vote for...

Conservative Christians aren't being consistent

I find it somewhat ironic that for all of their hand-wringing about bringing Christian values to politics (opposing gay marriage, abortion, and advocating school prayer for example), many conservatives seem very quick to chastise the pope for his...

Congress needs unity on gun control

What a wonderful letter by Dr. Perry, “A new definition for pro-life,” (Oct 3). Don’t think I ever heard the explicit...

Catala will work hard for New London students

Election Day is less than a month away. The past two years went by fast. I have seen progress in New London Public Schools. I have seen the all-magnet school plan move forward. I have seen a new superintendent arrive with a new...

Potter is vested in New London's kids

Sylvia Potter has an interest to be re-elected to the Board of Education as she has a grandchild in the school system. She is a native of New London; born and raised here; married and the mother of two children, who were born and raised and...

Return Sylvia Potter to New London school board

I am Earl Wilson, Deacon of Senior Deacon of Shiloh Baptist Church, Second Vice-President of the National Baptist Deacons Convention of America and a retired federal police officer.  I recommend re-election of Sylvia Potter to the New...

Historic yacht saved

I would like to express my appreciation to Dave Crocker and the staff at Crocker's Boat Yard for saving the

Reader shoots down pro-gun argument

Whenever there's another mass shooting, and it's sickening that I have to use the adjective "another," the gun-control debate heats up again for a few days. Every time this happens, one especially lame argument gets wheeled out, and in the...

Gateway expansion bad for East Lyme

The decision by the East Lyme Zoning Commission to allow for a major expansion of the Gateway Development Project illustrates the town's dysfunctional land use process and calls into question the integrity of those entrusted to govern. Despite...

U.S. world position sinking under Obama

Based on the way the Obama administration is handling the Mideast these days, I'd say that we have a new JV team in town. Not only has the administration deceived the American public about the status of the war against ISIS, it is kowtowing...

Will support leaders who support New London's Chief Ackley

This letter is in response to David Collins’ column, “Chief Ackley’s future separates the New London...



Corralling our objectives in Syria

The U.S. must first gather better intelligence about this battle space. We have been surprised too many times.

Chaos is the GOP’s new normal

If anything, the tea party, fringe rebellion is gaining strength.

On guns, Trump finally meets his Kryptonite

When it comes to addressing the problem of gun violence, Superman Trump loses his cape.


Sons and gun lovers in American culture

Three mass murderers, all encouraged by a parent to relish guns.

Republicans become enemies of the Sun

Renewable energy is linked in many people’s minds with attempts to limit climate change — and climate denial has become a key part of conservative identity.