Watson the leader City of Groton needs

The mayoral candidate open to adjusting to changes through increased cooperation between town and city leaders is the better choice for City of Groton voters.

A long first 100 days for Trump

The jarring advances and defeats of the 45th president's policy promises have gone beyond the usual trials and triumphs of a new administration. So much has almost but not quite happened that the...

State's budget crisis just got much worse

With tax revenues falling dramatically short of projections, Connecticut faces a fiscal crisis balancing this year's budget and producing a spending plan for the next two years.

Trump White House sells out on food safety

Despite a warning from the National Institutes of Health that chlorpyrifos can cause “adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological and immune effects” in human beings, it remains...

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- Theodore Bodenwein



The Clean Energy Myth

The truth of the matter doesn’t support the claim that fuel cell technology is a clean industry.

Backing 'home team' in 3rd casino fight

In the ongoing fight between these two tribes and MGM, the corporation that’s building a billion-dollar casino in Springfield, there’s absolutely no question who is the home team -- the Mohegan and Mashantucket tribes.

Russia an old hand at pitching fake news

To be effective, fake news must be rapid and repetitive. It doesn't have to be consistent because the goal is confusion.


Bear trophy-hunting should remain illegal

Senate Bill 522 would open up a trophy-hunting season on Connecticut’s bears. While on its face it may seem plausible that hunting bears would lead to fewer issues with them, the best available science demonstrates otherwise. Studies show...

Murphy's 'Buy American' slogan won't help create jobs

This is in regards to, “'Buy American' order could boost manufacturing,” (April 19). The senator's...

Heroes help heal wounds 50 years later

We continue to engage in global retracted battles that again claim lives and inflict medical injuries. Our VA health care system in New London has a staff member that exudes compassion, dedication, loyalty and professionalism toward his fellow...

No escape possible to 'just right' planet

This is in reply to the article, “Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life,” (April 20).

She fell, Samaritans helped her get up

I took a nasty spill and fell hard on the sidewalk on Ocean Avenue. I truly could have been on that commercial we have all heard, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” My purpose in writing is to recognize two good...

Time to take a stand or face regrets

Life is testing each and every one of us. What are you going to tell your grandchildren?  Pride in my label trumped morality, integrity, reason, intelligence, and truth and freedom?  It wasn’t important to me what...

Trump White House is stalling investigation

The Trump administration's stonewalling of the House Oversight Committee regarding former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn is unacceptable. The committee can't determine whether Flynn broke any laws or compromised national security without...

Hedrick seeks votes for Groton City mayor

I am running for mayor of the City of Groton. I love the city. These are not just empty words for me but represent a heartfelt respect for the people and places that make up the City of Groton.  I have spent my entire political...

More school choice would improve education

“Tears and Anger in Groton,” (April 20) would be a suitable headline for a photo of a baby throwing a...

Criticism of Somers way out of line

I’m writing in response to Charles Stevens’ letter, “Unhappy with Somers’ support of Fairview...

No Conn College help on New London, just carbon

I read on the article, “Conn College signs carbon tax endorsement letter,” (April 22), along with 31 other colleges. That's pretty...

Don't forget to honor JFK on Memorial Day

Memorial Day 2017, our national holiday honoring the legacies of America’s fallen warriors, happens to be the 100th birthday of President John F. Kennedy. Though a handful of ceremonies are planned to observe JFK’s Birth...



Elusive search for ‘fair’ education funding formula

Now if only childbearing outside marriage and child neglect could be found unconstitutional, instead of how much government pays for education.

Murphy confronts Trump's isolationism, calls for boosting foreign aid

Connecticut's junior senator makes a strong argument as to why President Trump's proposed cuts in diplomacy and foreign aid are so wrongheaded.

Trump turns traditional, Europe populism pauses

Trump certainly ran as a populist and won as a populist but, a mere 100 days in, he is governing as a traditionalist.


France’s election reveals a new political divide

If the most important political divide, in France as almost everywhere else, was once over the size of the state, the new political divide is about different visions of the identity of France itself.

Will Sessions' war on weed drive legalization?

If there’s a single thing that Attorney General Jeff Sessions hates more than undocumented immigrants it might just be marijuana.