Hidden ER costs upend health markets

To control health-care spending, patients need to know which providers and treatments are in-network, so they can seek care accordingly.

Pruitt will return EPA to its core mission

Pruitt should end the war on carbon that imposed dramatic and costly new regulations on states and businesses.

Day missed the mark in backing Millstone bill

The Day's editorial failed to address the litany of problems posed by the legislation that would give a powerful corporation an unfair competitive advantage and discourage renewable energy development.

Saving Groton Library weekend operating hours

Groton has a great library and having it available on weekends is vitally important, even if it means closing it for some weekday hours.

He knows his place in parking lot hierarchy

As a white male, I have a pretty good idea where I will be parking when the smoke clears and each group has its fair share of reserved spaces.

Exhibit A: How Trump tax plan benefits the very rich

The 2005 return shows Trump paid $38 million in taxes on $150 million income. If the tax laws he wants to pass were in place then, his tax bill would have been $4 million.

Expect higher rates if Millstone bill passes

Although Millstone claims to be in financial distress, it refuses to provide any evidence and so does its owner Dominion Resources, a Virginia-based company that earned $2.1 billion last year alone.

Inhibiting electric vehicle sales hurts nation

Electric vehicles reduce the demand for foreign oil, which is in our national interest. So why is Connecticut is dragging its heels in allowing the direct sale of electric cars?

A Scots-Irish view on St. Patty’s Day

Just as we’re all Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and celebrate the best of our American Irish heritage, if you check your family tree back to colonial times, you’ll likely find that you’re a wee bit Scotch-Irish

Trump's divisive tale must be challenged

Trump seems intent on making the contrasting tale of two cities -- black and white, rich and poor -- even starker.

What’s the hurry? High-speed trains are not worth the cost in N.E. Corridor

As far back as the 1950s, when the New Haven Railroad purchased the Talgo trains, and in the 1960s when United Aircraft unveiled it’s state-of-the-art Turbo Train, “trains of the future” have proven impractical.

Benefits for PTSD veterans delayed

Emotional and physical damage caused by war can lead to military personnel receiving Other than Honorable discharges. It should not lead to a denial of their state benefits.


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...


Trump ‘faithful’ get cuts they voted for

Perhaps some of the surprised Trump faithful didn’t realize that when it comes to the flow of federal money, they’re on the receiving...

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.