THE DAY’S OPINION

Towns need alternative to resident state troopers

State government is backing out of municipal policing. Smaller towns need to join up for strength in law enforcement.

Sensible shellfish testing

It seems far more sensible to find a way to pay a courier than to begin opening more testing laboratories.

Stop extinction politics

The success of the Endangered Species Act should be measured by saves, and by that yardstick, the act has been a clear success. Only 30 species have disappeared after being placed on the list.

Foxwoods at 25, what a trip it has been

Against all odds, a massive casino erose in the woods of Ledyard. Twenty-five years later it faces new challenges and a less certain future.

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- Theodore Bodenwein

CARTOONS

GUEST COMMENTARIES

Day editor got it wrong on Republicans dealing on budget

The contention that Republicans in the Connecticut legislature are not offering alternative fiscal ideas ignores history and ignores the facts

Republican Sen. Linares decries Malloy’s spending cuts

Cuts in education, cuts to the state environmental agencies, cuts to social service agencies − indiscriminately cutting or freezing funding does not create efficiencies or deal with government waste.

Trump's attack on co-equal branch was a dangerous step

In issuing a decision, a judge owes no obligation to public opinion and their veracity should not be questioned by politicians with partisan agendas.

YOUR LETTERS

Trump's totalitarian tendencies cause for concern

Donald Trump’s leadership style is reminiscent of many totalitarian leaders of the past. 1. They believed that only they could solve their country’s problems. 2. They led by causing fear among the people. 3.

Her free weddings deserved Day's attention

I find it disheartening that The Day found it had to go out of state for some good news (a couple getting married on top of the Empire State Building) on Valentine's Day when each year I perform free Valentine's Day weddings for...

Trump over his head? Sure seems like it

Does President Trump want to change the establishment or destroy it? Every day Trump seems to accomplish some misguided act. Recently he discovered that he wasn’t aware of the powers he had bestowed upon Steve Bannon, his...

Trump thinks he's got problems? Think back 8 years

In the press conference our president lamented that he "inherited a mess." Oh, really, poor baby? How would he have liked to inherit bank failures − Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers come to mind − and potential bank failures...

Illegal immigrants can only blame selves

Surely nobody can find pleasure or satisfaction in the situation of aliens currently residing illegally in our country. What concerns me however is the spurious claim by these individuals that the federal government and its agents are causing...

Praying for miracle to keep Benny's open

I am very sad over the fact that Benny's in Waterford will be closing at the end of this month. I've never been treated so well in my life, as I am when I go shopping there. The minute I walked through the door, I receive the warmest smile,...

Losing another store, Waterford needs change

I am devastated that Benny’s in Waterford is closing. They always had that one thing that I needed and didn’t want to go searching for in a huge-sized store. No matter how off-the-wall an item was, Benny’s always seemed to...

This family sad to see Benny's go

Lately, we have been surprised to read that various local stores have announced that they are closing. And to our dismay, we read that Benny's of Waterford is one of them and will close very soon. We have been going there probably since its...

Trump's Putin envy

It is quite clear now why President Trump admires Russian leader Vladimir Putin. He envies Putin and wished he could rule the United States in the dictatorial way Putin rules Russia. Putin doesn’t have to worry about interference from the...

This heart saver has heart of gold

Congratulations for announcing George Fargo to the world, many of whom already know, ”Longtime EMT stepping away, leaving legacy...

Democrats have strayed from from their roots

Where are all the patriotic Democrats of the past; the likes of Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, and Kennedy? They are as extinct as the dinosaurs. Now you have a bunch of hard-core liberal left Democrats, the likes of Senators Chuck Schumer,...

Fears that nation has elected dictator

During World War II we saw the rise to power of an egotistical manic who rounded up Jews, Catholics, gays, and any other group he did not like. Boatloads of refugees were refused and returned by the United States, only to be executed by...

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COLUMNS

Playing off Trump the ‘Madman’ has foreign policy advantages

The combination of radical rhetoric from Trump and conventional policy by his staff may induce better behavior both in friend and foe.

The Trump White House is already cooking the books

New administration wants to use unrealistic economic growth estimates to paper over the astronomically large deficits that would result if it used realistic assumptions.

The Trump bump in Moscow’s market

Financial markets were betting that President Trump would ease the sanctions on Russia. So far, they've been wrong.

OP-ED

Media needs to quell its Trump hysteria

The Trump Administration, like most administrations, makes early mistakes. In suggesting Trump's in serious trouble, the media is way off base.

Strangers share lives in a Vermont storm

I drove through the prettiest snow landscape you can imagine, yard lights of farmhouses glowing in the twilight, the Main Streets of Norman Rockwell towns.