A time to give thanks for all our blessings

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful.

Not bothering to vote on Election Day is downright unpatriotic

Every election year I always ask myself the same question, “Why in the land of the free and home of the brave is election turn out always so pathetically low?”

East Lyme rec complex raises serious concerns

Development in East Lyme has boomed in recent years. More development is pending and I question whether my town has considered the consequences; remember the Boardwalk fiasco?

Recent Thomas column failed the test of logic

Cal Thomas cites William Chrystal citing Alexander Hamilton on the perils of “immigration” at the founding of the nation, “Immigration order would weaken nation,” (Nov. 19). In fact, Hamilton’s concern was not about immigration per se; (he was a...

Proposed water line is far too expensive

Brian Lynch, WPCA Finance Administrator and Tim May Chairman of the WPCA are pushing for a 7 million dollar water line from Route 32 up Route 163 to the High School. They are trying to sell the project on the premise that it will open up the door...

Fond memories of the Old Mystic General Store

It was sad to read of the closing of the Old Mystic General Store this week, “Old Mystic bids farewell to its beloved General Store,” (Nov. 13). I can’t claim to be a native, but having lived in Stonington for 45 years, I have many fond memories of...

Poppy Drive success due to people and places

The past two weekends the Niantic Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) held their annual Poppy Drive in East Lyme.

Automatic citizenship for those born in U.S. unfair

The United States has this really stupid and outdated law that allows a child born in the US to claim US citizenship even when the parents are illegals.

More damage ahead for U.S. middle class

After recovering from the Depression and World II the middle class from 1945 to 1970 faired magnificentaly. In 1970, the top 10 percent claimed 34 percent of total income.

In Connecticut, all marriages are equal

On, “Same-sex marriages don’t produce kids,” (Nov. 16), the author is correct; they don’t “produce” children, because children are not a product.

Delay suggests ethics complaint has merit

My ethics complaint against Councilor Timothy May and a complaint against WPCA Finance Administrator Brian Lynch must have some merits to it.

Democrat licks wounds amidst tea party talk

My thoughts were that if all four left CT and move to the Florida gulf coast, AKA redneck Riviera, they would actually raise the average IQ of both states.


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.


Lessons learned from Ferguson tragedy

The nation cannot risk more Fergusons.

Problem known, solutions more elusive

Study confirms what many suspected, many families in Connecticut are struggling to survive financially.

Year-round need

The best help is the kind that lasts through the year.


Obama helps 'illegals' while U.S. blacks struggle

Obama's order will boost hiring for illegal immigrants and boost unemployment among blacks.

Democrats must confront their chronic depression

Obama and Democrats do a lousy job trumpeting their successes.

Hewett is set on helping to defeat Finizio

Successful state representatives wants fellow Democrat out of the mayor's chair.