YOUR LETTERS

Taxes too high for marina business

Several weeks ago I was still recuperating from the shock of our current real estate tax bill from the city of New London. Curious, I looked to see what we had paid in past years. The mill rate went from 25.31 in 2013 to 44.26 in...

Our seashore folly

There have been many articles about how the lack of regulation in Houston facilitated the magnitude of the destruction. We in Connecticut would never allow such things to happen. Right? However, I was in Fairfield shortly after Super Storm...

Shellfish make river cleaner

Responding to some negative comment about a proposed oyster and scallop farm in the Niantic River: Years ago the famous Niantic Bay scallop was decimated by the manmade removal of the sea grass growing in the river, upon which the scallop...

Another street needs speed control

Regarding a recent column and commentaries about New London speed traps, “A New London welcome: Speed trap” (Aug. 30), how about spending some...

Finizio helped veteran suffering from PTSD

The Day's article about ex-Mayor Daryl Finizio's September 11 memoir was incisively profound, particularly concerning his...

Great school-year start for Stonington kids

Now that the first week of school is behind us, I wanted to take the time to commend Stonington Public Schools. With all the budget uncertainty out of the state legislature, it was nice to see that the school year started with smiling faces on...

New London's downtown too creepy, let there be lights

I read the article, “Bank Street to be reduced to one lane starting next week,” (July 22), and I agree New London is lacking...

Fantastic to see help for Houston

Lee Elci, local morning radio show host, mentioned on a Monday that Houston needed help. He said he would broadcast  from the Parade Plaza, looking for donations of bottled water. John Fuller, the station owner, provided a truck and...

Better location suggested for healthy hatchery

I disagree with the "Shellfish Hatchery would benefit area" letter Sept. 11. According to Nelson Marshall's book, "The Scallop...

Groton reps stood proud on budget vote

The residents of Groton should be proud that our State Representatives took a stand to protect the working- and middle- class against the Republican budget. Reps. Chris Connelly and Joe de la Cruz voted against the Republican plan that...

Iconic D-Day photo misused in cartoon

I am appalled that the Sept. 4, 2017 cartoon depicting Gen. Dwight Eisenhower speaking to the 101st Airborne troops prior to their D-Day drop into France was published. It implied that Eisenhower words were some sort of stump speech. It is...

'Too late for advice from The Day'

The Day editorial of Sept. 11 (“Malloy move provides path to get budget passed”) called...

SUBMIT A LETTER

The Day welcomes original letters not sent to other publications. Letter length is limited to 200 words and writers are limited to one submission every 15 days. The Day will edit letters for clarity, length, grammar, style and taste. Writers are urged to cite the source of factual claims.

The Day does not publish eulogies to the dead, poetry, thank-you notes, letters of dispute with businesses or anonymous letters. Letters must include name, address and phone number.

LATEST EDITORIALS

Don't gut Connecticut Citizens' Election Program

For Connecticut voters to be able to choose between candidates without automatically choosing between PACs brings us closer to fairness, and the...

Approve bill to help Millstone secure its future

This compromise addresses both concerns expressed by Millstone owner Dominion Energy that the plant cannot remain economically viable in the current...

Compromise on long-term state pension reforms

Republicans can get guarantees of future changes in pension benefits, Malloy can assure pension gets adequate funding.

COLUMNS

Columnist Cal Thomas

The Vietnam War revisited

The bravery of our military was never in doubt, but misjudgments by egomaniacal politicians are the real lessons of Vietnam.

Columnist Jennifer Rubin

3 grave risks of new GOP health-care effort

If this bill passes, Republicans will be held accountable for a severe disruption to the health-care system, resulting in less coverage for those who...

Columnist Froma Harrop

Trump may confuse his way back into Climate Deal

Trump can change some numbers under the Paris rules and call it a renegotiation. He's good at that sort of thing.