N. Stonington seniors deserve a tax break

Thinking of our senior citizens in North Stonington, who received no raise in their Social Security checks, are burdened with an increase in medical insurance and an increase coming in town taxes, I proposed an option to the Board of Selectmen...

North Stonington school costs crushing the taxpayers

So North Stonington, in its infinite wisdom, is again bringing a new school building proposal to the taxpayers. They would like to spend $38.2 million on this project. They think that the state will allot the town more than $16...

Agrees with principal, Wheeler must stay

What a wonderful guest commentary − “Wheeler High: Small in size, big in heart, and great for...

Great land program needs your support

Are you a land-rich, cash-poor resident of Ledyard, Groton, Stonington, or North Stonington? Does land preservation interest you? Have you tried and failed when Connecticut and/or land trusts were lacking resources to help you preserve your...

On background checks, Congress ignores public

It is generally accepted that since 2000 about 33,000 Americans (20,000 of which are suicides) are killed each year by guns. Per capita, this is much higher than any other country. To put this in perspective, this totals about 495,000 deaths. The...

Save Reid & Hughes, revive Norwich downtown

A powerful speech was delivered at the Norwich Community Development Corp. (NCDC) annual meeting by Donald Poland, an urban planner. See the Jan. 29 article, “

Montville police change costly and not needed

By my estimation, the cost of an independent Montville police force is, conservatively, $1.5 million higher than the town says. Plus, Montville loses a $578,000 incentive to keep 2016 budget under 2.5 percent increase cap. Police budget...

Heed Malloy message and work together

Having just watched and read the text of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s State of the State Address, I am greatly heartened by his leadership and the possibilities and potential for Connecticut’s future.  He talked about the...

Support from tribes critcal for hospice

Keeping hospice care and bereavement counseling services accessible in our community remains a critical goal of Center for Hospice Care in Southeastern Connecticut. Planning a Hospice House facility where in-patient care will be provided is an...

Toys 4 tots says thanks a lot

Members of the local Thames River Detachment Marine Corps League recently completed its New London County 2015 Toys 4 Tots campaign and would like to acknowledge the many generous people of New London County. Because of your generosity, 11,916...

The demographics they are a changin'

Hillary or Bernie will make history. The article, “Clinton wins Iowa, campaigns turn to New...

Recent letter writer got history wrong

In response to the letter "Israel drawing U.S. into a war," (Feb. 3), several historical inaccuracies need correction.


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Making ACA work

Millions of more Americans would have health insurance if all states had cooperated with the new law as did Connecticut.

Speed up generics

The FDA’s massive backlog of generic-drug applications needs to be addressed to lower the price of medicines.

Vital 1st step in attacking heroin crisis

Region recognizes heroin use a health emergency. Now comes the harder part.


Awash in media, New Hampshire's primary day finally arrives

Given modern technology, following the candidates as they move through the state is almost like being there.

The Islamic State is still on the rise

"(ISIS) should be called what it is: a threat to global security."

Malloy’s budget address alters political dynamics

The governor’s budget challenges the legislature’s Republicans to put up or shut up.