Fighting for casinos, 'Failiure not an option'

Today ware in crisis more searching for way to position our State for the impending competition that we face in the coming months. We must act responsibly to stem the tide of patrons who will bypass Connecticut for the newly planned casinos in New...

Cut education request to help New London taxpayers

The BOE is requesting a $64 million budget with a $2.5 million increase for New London taxpayers. The reasons given are a 1 percent increase in teacher’s pay, an 8 percent increase in health insurance costs, and the addition of 344 students...

Urge selectmen to oppose cell tower

AT&T currently has an application before the Connecticut Siting Council for the placement of a telecommunications (cell phone) tower on private land in a residential area on Ancient Highway in East Lyme. The Connecticut Siting Council holds...

Cell tower would be a blight on neighborhood

I am writing in response to the article, “East Lyme residents learn about cell tower proposals,” (April 23). Aside from issues...

Letter unfairly demonized President Obama

Once again, The Day has printed a letter from a reader that shows not only the ignorance of the writer but also that of The Day's editorial staff by embellishing it with the derogatory headline proclaiming "Obama's tax breaks show his hypocrisy,"...

Why no bidding on Montville High School clinic?

On April 21, I attended the Montville School Board meeting at our High School. Unfortunately, I came away with certain misgivings. Every item voted on was approved with little or no discussion as though it was a race to conclude the meeting as fast...

Stonington budget balances needs and costs

As both a resident and a registered Republican in the town of Stonington, I am impressed by the cooperative spirit demonstrated within the budget process this year. I urge voters to pass the budget May 12.

Author sent the wrong message to students

Ledyard educators in their zeal to promote reading and critical thinking at the elementary school level brought in an author promoting questionable ethos to the schools.

Ft. Trumbull apartments are a poor strategy

I am disappointed in our City Council and RCDA/NLDC for approving apartments at Fort Trumbull. It is clear that their political motivation to get something going at Fort Trumbull hinders their ability to clearly think what is best for New London.

Free trade policies killing U.S. economy

Since its inception, the World Trade Organization has been an undemocratic organization run by haves at the expense of the have-nots. Sold as a way to combat income inequality around the world and allow everyone's boat to rise, the organization has...

East Lyme tower raises many questions

We are gravely concerned about a petition before the Connecticut Siting Council to build a temporary cell tower in East Lyme. Although AT&T has known for years that their cell tower lease off Scott Road in East Lyme will expire at the end of...

NRC's self interest in keeping nukes running

The April 18 story by Judy Benson, “Millstone incurred $2.5 million in special inspection costs, highest in region for 2014,” concerned  Millstone's expenditures relating to the NRC bills to Millstone for having to be...


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Don't renege on support for charter schools

Demand for seats in charter schools showing they are providing hope that is badly needed in urban neighborhoods.

Slamming a door in the face of open government

The governor must live up to his pledge to support freedom of information, and must preserve the independence of watchdog agencies.

Lifetimes of generosity

Laurence P. “Jim” and Marjory Smith of Waterford spent lifetimes quietly supporting a number of charities throughout the region, but...


‘Property tax relief’ is a euphemism for raises

Democrats on the General Assembly’s Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee think they have the solution to state government’s budget...

To rebuild Baltimore, first clear the blight

Baltimore needs to be built up again, but first a lot of it ought to be torn down.

Overcoming defeatism in black urban centers

The economic incentives in this country flash neon lights to most of the world. The one thing that can dim them is defeatism. The rioters in...