Facing reality a necessary step toward fiscal stability

Emphasizing a lack of wage growth is usually not a priority for an administration. A Democratic governor doing so to make a case for cutting state spending may be odder still.

Measuring the effectiveness of state government

The logic is solid. If policymakers know which programs are effective or ineffective, they can budget accordingly.

Candidates mum on executive authority

What are the views of presidential candidates on the use of executive authority? They'd rather not talk about it.

Malloy proposal a step in rebuilding business confidence

The business community reacted with optimism to the austerity budget proposal presented by Gov. Malloy at the start of a new legislative session.

A tough budget for difficult times

In his address to the legislature, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sounded like he was ready to do what is necessary and work with whoever is necessary to finally bring some fiscal stability to state governance.

Observations on opening night in Iowa

Sen. Rubio's third-place finish may turn out to be the biggest "victory" of Iowa 2016.

Looking for better ways to shop in Groton

Improving Groton's commercial areas along Route 1 and in downtown Mystic will take careful planning.

Finally: Let the voting begin

After months and months of voluminous insults, haranguing, posturing and far less insightful, intelligent or inspirational discourse during the three-ring circus otherwise known as the 2016 presidential campaign, voters at last will get their chance...

Blame protesters for tragic outcome

The death of at least one militant and wounding of another in a shootout with law enforcement officers Tuesday is regrettable, but the protesters seemed to be prepared for this eventuality. In fact, they were inviting it.

Praise for a timely warning on heroin overdoses

Dr. Deirdre Cronin, an emergency department physician at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, deserves high praise for alerting the community about what she called “an unprecedented number” of heroin overdoses.

Beware gimmicks as Conn. confronts more deficits

The fix did not hold, the boat is still leaking.

Get a flu shot

Like winter, the flu might sometimes be delayed but it will not be denied, unless you get vaccinated.


On background checks, Congress ignores public

It is generally accepted that since 2000 about 33,000 Americans (20,000 of which are suicides) are killed each year by guns. Per capita, this is...

Save Reid & Hughes, revive Norwich downtown

A powerful speech was delivered at the Norwich Community Development Corp. (NCDC) annual meeting by Donald Poland, an urban planner. See...

Montville police change costly and not needed

By my estimation, the cost of an independent Montville police force is, conservatively, $1.5 million higher than the town says. Plus, Montville...


New Hampshire serves democracy well

Town Hall settings force candidates to demonstrate their ability to communicate.

Sexist double standard bolsters Sanders' support

Female politicians − at least if they want to be taken seriously on a national stage − cannot be unkempt and unfiltered, hair mussed...

Securing proposed transportation lockbox

Giving the courts clear authority to settle disputes should help satisfy the fears of those concerned funny business could unlock the box.