THE DAY’S OPINION

Slamming a door in the face of open government

The governor must live up to his pledge to support freedom of information, and must preserve the independence of watchdog agencies.

U.S. must condemn, not praise Ethiopia

Ethiopia's elections, scheduled for May 24, are shaping up to be anything but democratic.

Hartford lawmakers scheming to get taxpayers to pay for ballpark

When New Britain’s baseball team was lured to Hartford by the promise of a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art baseball park, the state had “no intention of participating in this...

A wise ruling on campaign financing

The Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. hasn’t been friendly to legislative attempts to reduce the corrupting influence of money in election campaigns. But on Wednesday the...

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GUEST COMMENTARIES

Bureaucracy, outdated regulations challenge broadband 'railroad'

A broadband railroad is unlikely to be built throughout Connecticut anytime soon. The Central Pacific Railroad laid 10 miles of track in a single record day in 1869. By comparison, it can still take up to 90 days for a 21st century company to...

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Now, we have an opportunity – in fact, an obligation – to repay the trust and confidence that the tribes placed in us a generation ago.

YOUR LETTERS

Why no bidding on Montville High School clinic?

On April 21, I attended the Montville School Board meeting at our High School. Unfortunately, I came away with certain misgivings. Every item voted on was approved with little or no discussion as though it was a race to conclude the meeting as fast...

Stonington budget balances needs and costs

As both a resident and a registered Republican in the town of Stonington, I am impressed by the cooperative spirit demonstrated within the budget process this year. I urge voters to pass the budget May 12.

Author sent the wrong message to students

Ledyard educators in their zeal to promote reading and critical thinking at the elementary school level brought in an author promoting questionable ethos to the schools.

Ft. Trumbull apartments are a poor strategy

I am disappointed in our City Council and RCDA/NLDC for approving apartments at Fort Trumbull. It is clear that their political motivation to get something going at Fort Trumbull hinders their ability to clearly think what is best for New London.

Free trade policies killing U.S. economy

Since its inception, the World Trade Organization has been an undemocratic organization run by haves at the expense of the have-nots. Sold as a way to combat income inequality around the world and allow everyone's boat to rise, the organization has...

East Lyme tower raises many questions

We are gravely concerned about a petition before the Connecticut Siting Council to build a temporary cell tower in East Lyme. Although AT&T has known for years that their cell tower lease off Scott Road in East Lyme will expire at the end of...

NRC's self interest in keeping nukes running

The April 18 story by Judy Benson, “Millstone incurred $2.5 million in special inspection costs, highest in region for 2014,” concerned  Millstone's expenditures relating to the NRC bills to Millstone for having to be...

Good Stonington budget deserves voter support

I am a member of the Stonington Republican Town Committee. I wholeheartedly endorse the current budget that will be placed before the voters in Stonington on May 12. I urge all taxpayers in Stonington to vote Yes on May 12.

Shame on Democrats for embracing Clinton

It must be a huge let down for voters, especially American women, servicemen and women, and those who have trusted and practically worshiped Hillary Clinton and President Obama to see that the Democrats have chosen her to be President of the U.S.

Pay parents to home-school kids

While appearing on a recent public TV show I asked the current New London Superintendent of School Dr. Manuel Rivera exactly how much it cost to educate a child from kindergarten through Grade 12. He did say it is at least $250,000 without any extra...

Conn. College shamefully handle Pessin matter

For the first time in 41 years, I am ashamed to be an alumna of Connecticut College (Class of 1974).

Tribal casino policies blatantly hypocritcal

A few decades ago former Rep. Sam Gejdenson and former U. S. Senator Chris Dodd fought mightily on behalf of the Mashantuckets and the Mohegans to help them gain federal recognition. They succeeded, enabling the tribes to build gigantic casinos.

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COLUMNS

To rebuild Baltimore, first clear the blight

Baltimore needs to be built up again, but first a lot of it ought to be torn down.

Overcoming defeatism in black urban centers

The economic incentives in this country flash neon lights to most of the world. The one thing that can dim them is defeatism. The rioters in Baltimore and others who defend their activities have mastered the defeatist language.

Finizio-Passero contest could go the distance

Winning as a third-party candidate, rather than the endorsed Democrat, would be a more difficult challenge for the incumbent New London mayor. But it would keep him in the race for a general election that will attract more voters than the primary, a...

OP-ED

Ideology of the right has credibility issue

Obamacare is working better than even its supporters expected, but its enemies say that the good news proves nothing, because nobody predicted anything different.

Unlike abortion issue, same-sex divisions won't linger

The implication is clear: Same-sex marriages are unlikely to produce anything like the social divisions associated with abortion.