Tips for the new municipal leaders

Some suggestions for the new mayors and first selectmen in New London, Stonington, North Stonington and Ledyard

Happy Thanksgiving!

Don't let Thanksgiving become a mere speed bump in the race to Christmas

Pfizer's greedy play

Corporations say the corporate tax rate of 35 percent in the United States is excessive. In truth, very few corporations pay that rate.

Investing in New London's teachers

New London is undertaking a major transition of its public schools. Success, however, depends on attracting and retaining good teachers.

“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



Sticky fingers don't deter neighborly green thumbs

Being part of a community garden is no visit to Eden, but doing it anyway in spite of the periodic setbacks makes it all the more worthwhile.

Lighthouse’s neighbors started this fight

The neighbor to the north filed a lawsuit based on an erroneous claim, while the neighbor to the south blocked the one safe path to the lighthouse.


Connecticut Democrats always back the party

Does anyone else notice that our elected senatorial and congressional representatives, along with Connecticut's governor, are lapdogs of the Democratic Party? To my knowledge there is not a single issue that they take exception with that the...

Connecticut stands proud welcoming the afflicted

I am so proud to live in Connecticut today! I am so grateful that our elected officials have not given in to fear, scapegoating and collective punishment in the wake of the horrific attacks in Paris last week. Unlike Texas, Alabama and a number...

Cranial memory games

A response to Dr. Jon Gaudio’s learning technique, “For love of the heart," (Nov. 15). As a nursing student, I learned the cranial nerves with this phrase:...

Adoption fulfills the need for family

Please take a moment out of your busy day before the holidays begin to reflect on the power of adoption and the needs of children in state foster care. President Obama proclaimed that “we should recognize the selflessness of adoptive...

Dangers of not voting

Those who are eligible to vote and do not vote strengthen terrorism. If under 50 percent do not vote, terrorists will think most people are indifferent to how they live. Those who do not vote do not support freedom and do not care who runs our...

Punish entire families of ISIS members

We should create a choice for young men and women joining ISIS between two loyalties. Each person living is basically attached to those who raised him or her. They are loved ones. Their families’ living circumstances should represent one...

Gun-free zones invite madmen attacks

Well, I surely hope all Americans see the foolishness of gun-free zones in this day and age. The folks in Paris probably wish a few people had guns with them when the terrorists struck. And while on that subject, whoever had the silly idea...

Malloy refugee stance endangers Connecticut

Before our brave governor admits all these refugees into Connecticut, maybe he should use the money set aside for this to help 1,600 unfunded pensions. Or maybe help 400 families on welfare, or even help 1,600 people on fixed incomes, that can't...

Forget sentimentality in struggle for civilization

What the Paris tragedy reveals -- aside from the unspeakable brutality and utter intolerance of radical Islamicists (and their friendly allies in the worldwide Left) -- is the extreme danger inherent in a misguided and sentimentalized compassion.

Malloy follows Obama down refugee hole

Gov. Malloy follows President Obama, as usual, welcoming Syrian refugees endangering Connecticut.  Liberal stalwart, Malloy in lockstep with all of President Obama's abysmal policies, now wants to lead us into possible danger. An...

More Conn. gambling brings more problems

The Day editorial, "Despite opposition, Keno arrives," (Oct. 14), once again panned Keno's imminent introduction in Connecticut claiming it preys on...

High taxes forcing residents to flee Connecticut

Last year, my wife’s siblings sold their mother’s house in Florida and had the furnishings shipped up here using the PODS Company. When picking up the container, the PODS employee asked me an interesting question, “So,...



Three unsung heroes in the Middle East

If you're cringing at the homicidal youth gang that calls itself the Islamic State, you might consider the narratives of three young people in the Middle East who are trying to make a positive difference. The killers and fanatics may get the...

Nation is concerned, but is our president?

On the handling of Syrian refugees, the Democratic Party is about to face a critical test that could have ramifications in many elections to come.

Zuckerberg’s paternity leave is a big deal

Outside of the tech sector, relatively few Americans have access to paid family leave.


Assisted-suicide laws send dangerous message

Research shows suicide rates increase for society as a whole when state's legalize doctor-assisted suicides.

Chippewa tribe rebuilds without casino profits

Bad River supports the harvesting of annual wild rice, fish, maple syrup and game hunting by its community members because it is consistent with the ways of their ancestors.