THE DAY’S OPINION

Closing technology and generation gaps

With the help of tech-savvy young people, seniors learn how to unlock a whole new world.

Election inquiry continues

It is hard to imagine, given the political damage incurred, that the fuss generated by the Charlottesville affair was intended in part to distract public interest from the Russia investigation, but...

New York dredging lawsuit will hurt Connecticut

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's adamant objection to the EPA-approved site for dredged soils in Connecticut waters is selective and dismissive.

Expanding Medicare is a proposal worth debating

Proposals such as this, which provide incremental change and build upon existing policies, provide the best chance for fixing the nation’s health care system.

Theodore Bodenwein, publisher of The Day from 1891 to 1939

“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

CARTOONS

YOUR LETTERS

Kudos to Groton Public Library

As a caregiver to my 89-year old father, I visit with my Day almost every day at Windham Falls Estates. I conduct most of my daily activities in the Groton-Mystic area. Recently, the Groton Public Library provided a form, “How are we...

Ocean Beach/Kelley race a fitting tribute

On Aug. 5 over 900 runners toed the line for the 55th annual Ocean Beach/John and Jessie Kelley foot race. Jessie and John would have been surprised that this event has continued through the years. John and Jessie were a humble couple who...

Police labeled 'wrong' no matter what they do

The Day printed a Washington Post article, “Police criticized for slow response” (Aug. 13), strongly condemning police...

Green Party rules prevented cross-endorsement

From The Day’s recent editorial, "Upheaval in New London school system": “Two years ago, Republicans cross-endorsed (Mirna) Martinez, but citing principle, she did not seek the GOP’s support this time.” This is...

Why not a statue of Benedict Arnold?

Events in Charlottesville are but the latest and perhaps most terrifying clashes over the proposed removal of the statue of a Confederate icon or symbol from a place of public honor. Other cities have had contentious times when statues are taken...

Blumenthal is blind to the radical left

The more I listen to Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut speak, the more convinced I become that he aspires to be the “poster child” of Lenin’s famous concept of the “useful fool/idiot.” I find it...

Standing by president, hell or high water

News headline reads "Experts: Politics created violence," (Aug. 14). Needless to say, the leadership of the Democratic party's...

Shellfish farm would impact boat traffic

The proposed shellfish farm in the Niantic River is not in the public interest. The Waterford/East Lyme Shellfish Commission (WELSCO) has quietly approved a 6.5-acre lease on the southeast end of the Niantic River without fully considering the...

Facing critical decision, New London Board of Education needs Catala

The New London Board of Education is in the process of hiring a new superintendent. I am a graduate of New London High School. I have seen very positive gains in the city's public schools. Sadly, I have seen a decline as well over the past...

Mobile park speeders greatly concern reader

Speeding is out of control in Highrock Mobile Home Park in Groton, and it's time for the residents and their visitors to slow down. About 65 percent to 70 percent speed through. That's staggering! The speed limit is clearly posted...

CMEEC is entity that should repay Norwich

The recent article concerning utility officials and the expenses regarding the Kentucky Derby trips is somewhat alarming considering the responsibility, purpose, and the outrageous costs for all the trips that have occurred, “

Show some spine, end Trump's presidency

"There is a true threat to democracy in Washington, D.C. right now," (July 26), but greater even than that is the mortal threat to us and the...

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COLUMNS

Columnist Chris Powell

Charlottesville is being used for partisan political agenda

People who demand that everyone certify that he is not a Nazi or Klansman cast insinuation against everyone and engage in political intimidation.

Columnist Richard Cohen

Trump's erstwhile supporters have much to account for

Some of the same people who knew the dark truth about Trump — who would not do business with him, who would not lend him money and who, most importantly, would not raise a child to be like him — supported him for president.

Columnist Froma Harrop

National security demands Trump's removal

If his insiders abandoned him, Trump could be more smoothly eased out of the Oval Office. Impeachment? Twenty-fifth Amendment? Doesn't matter.

OP-ED

Trump’s itchy Twitter finger triggers speculation

For Trump to entertain the prospect of an indictment is an unforced error that plants questions about whether he has any reason to think an indictment might be coming.

Once more, John McCain was the hero

McCain referenced what many yearn for -- collaborative, compromising work in Washington for the sake of incremental progress of the kind that has made this nation freer, more prosperous and powerful than any other.

GUEST COMMENTARIES

If Net Neutrality dies, the Internet dies too

The rules that protect us from abusive practices are in the process of being repealed by the new FCC. There is no overstating the disastrous effects this will have on our economy.

Republicans blameless for state budget woes

Power lies solely with the Democratic leaders who have refused to vote on not only Republican budgets but also refused to hold votes on the governor’s budget and mini-budget proposals.

Rabbis of Eastern Connecticut: ‘We are appalled’

'We cannot stand idly by in the face of hatred ... the Jewish community must be united with all communities to work against anti-Semitism, racism and discrimination in all its forms.'