Pruitt dangerous pick to lead the EPA

The North Stonington Conservation Commission takes seriously the stance President Trump has taken in appointing Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. It is absurd for us to believe the very man who sued the agency he now...

On topic of undermining, Republicans can't complain

I had to laugh when I read that Sean Hannity was very upset because Rachel Maddow was revealing President Trump's 2005 partial tax return. Sean claims NBC and MSNBC are trying to undermine Trump's presidency. Sound familiar? That’s just...

No more middlemen in electric supply chain

Buy Direct, avoid the middleman, and save. Except, of course, if you are buying electricity in Connecticut, then we have a middleman. Middlemen who often have misleading and confusing sales promotions. Now The Day editorial, “

Welcoming Westerly murals

In response to David Collins' rant "Stop the murals, please," (March 10). I have enjoyed many public murals in the U.S. and around the world. One of the best was in...

Problem is not Deep State, it's the inept president

The Trump administration, Fox News and the Alt-Right are working themselves into quite a state over the Deep State. They truly appear to believe that former President Obama and a merry band of holdover bureaucrats are running a shadow government...

Helping Montville students in mind and body

Since 2009, Read to Ride Inc. has been committed to encouraging local students to read and be active. As an educator and parent of two boys, I understand that reading is the foundation of all learning and plays a vital role in preparing...

Sentence for molester was far too lenient

I am writing in response to the article, “Career pedophile Beemer sentenced to 10 years in prison,” (March...

Seeking some relief from high water bills

The last Town Audit showed that the Montville Water Pollution Control Authority has almost $7 million in uncommitted funds. I suggest that it look into buying the water system sold to Southeastern Connecticut Water Authority (SCWA)...

Judge in Hawaii, Trump's the Constitution

We now have a second federal judge who has placed a hold on the president's travel ban; this time from the state of pineapples. The judge admitted throughout his rather hastily prepared ruling (perhaps even written ahead) that there were no legal...

Don't let Trump set immigration policy

Because The Day’s editorial, “Up to Republican Congress to rein in Trump,” (March 12), seriously questions the mental...

This presidential chant showed intolerance

What has it come to when a predominately white school plays a predominately black school and the U.S. president's name is used to denigrate the opponents, “

Grasping at straws

I couldn't help but find amusing the letter, “Don’t forget Pres. Clinton’s pointed finger,” (March 18), that...


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Don't filibuster Gorsuch Supreme Court vote

It is not hyperbole to call the seat stolen. Yet the response should not be to block the appointment of Judge Gorsuch and extend the vacancy.

Keep those butts off our beaches

The only butts that should be welcomed at local beaches are those clothed in swimsuits. Keep the cigarette variety away from the sand and shore.

U.S. can't abandon a world in trouble

One of the most counterproductive cuts proposed by President Trump is the plan to slash such “soft power” staples as diplomacy and...


An editorial writer bears some arms

Firing a series of guns was an interesting exercise, but didn't change my mind on gun policy and politics.

The thrill of shooting, the agony of the shotgun

The adrenaline rush was inimitable. The responsibility was overwhelming. The education was gladly received.

U.S. checks & balances trump strongman Trump

Madison’s genius was to understand that the best bulwark against tyranny was not virtue but ambition counteracting ambition, faction...