Engage NL community, don't arm to fight it

I am white; I live and work in NL. Police Chief Peter Reichard’s request for funds to purchase riot gear illustrates an unfounded lack of faith in the NL community and a leap in the wrong direction.

Violent acts followed the dangerous rhetoric

he mayor of New York City sells his police department down the river. Al Sharpton organizes a peace rally where the participants chant, “kill the cops.” Michael Browns father screams, “Burn this town down.” all in the name of free speech. Well guess...

Nothing happy about Jordan sneaker sales

What is wrong with this picture?\nMichael Jordan makes sneakers that very few can really afford but they are cults to kids so parents and guardians go out of their way to find $200 for the sneakers.

Facts in letter were used to mislead

In the letter, “Affordable Care Act doesn’t go far enough,” (Dec. 19), the following flawed statement was made: “The United States ranks 25th in the world in infant mortality rate, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 26th...

Should have complied with police orders

Amid all of the finger-pointing, accusations and heated conversation over the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and nameless others at the hands of police, there is a common thread of fact which runs through each of the cases which nobody seems...

Racial healing better than more riot gear

This is in response to the Police Chief Peter Reichard’s request for riot gear, “New London police gearing up for unrest with request for riot gear,” (Dec. 20). I have an alternative proposal.

Bloodied hands

Attorney General Eric Holder may extend his token sympathy, and Reverend Al Sharpton can tone down his hate filled rhetoric, and Mayor Bill de Blasio can eulogize “two of New York’s finest,” but none can cleanse their hands of the blood of Officers...

Stick to the topic: Injustice for black men

Martin Crane’s letter, “Focus on curtailing black-on-black crime,” (Dec. 20), gets its subject matter cross threaded, and tries to get us to change the subject.

Christmas kindness was a true blessing

I want to recognize an act of kindness that was done for my children and I for Christmas. I received a call from Sally Cini saying that “The Black Point Women’s Club” of Niantic wanted to sponsor me and my children’s Christmas

Day made a difference for Joanie's family

The Day made a difference for Joanie’s family

Enough already

The Day’s article, “Congressional Republicans Criticize Cuba Policy Changes,” (Dec. 18). Don’t they ever stop?\n

State regulators must limit CL&P's powers

CL&P is currently seeking an increase to their rates while at the same time they are wasting millions of dollars monthly on replacement workers.


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A changing 'Hallelujah' in New London

Exploring changing face of Christianity in urban setting.

Stanley Israelite accomplished much for his native city

Stanley Israelite's achievements and service to his native city too numerous to list.

Raze Noank school

Time to move on with plan to demolish school, create open space in village.


Welcoming the greatest gift for all those who would believe

Choose this Christmas to believe in the greatest gift of all.

Avoiding confrontation a U.S.-China priority

Both U.S. and China appear to recognize that avoiding open conflict is a mutual self-interest.