GUEST COMMENTARIES

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.

Hands off, let the kids figure it out

Whether it was swimming in the muddy waters of the canal or playing pick-up baseball, it didn’t occur to us that we needed adults around as lifeguards, coaches, umps, or spectators.

East Lyme project works fiscally and educationally

Bringing the three elementary schools to today’s educational and safety standards is necessary and is being done at the lowest possible cost.

LATEST EDITORIALS

Need for impartial review of Russian ties is now clear

The conduct of intelligence committee chairs and the potential for conflict in the Department of Justice point to the need for an independent panel...

Draft drugmakers for war on opioid abuse

Endangering of federal funds to treat opioid abuse signals that it's time to look for more allies. Number one should be companies profiting from the...

Pruitt's dirty EPA plans

Scott Pruitt and President Trump are making policy that defies settled science.

COLUMNS

Tolls are just another tax hike

As a tax increase on state residents, tolls will serve mainly to relieve pressure on state government to economize generally.

Does FBI trail lead to Russia/Trump ties?

It is bad enough to wonder whether Trump’s narrow margin of victory might have resulted from a boost provided by Russian President Vladimir,...

If Trump’s so terrible, why all the optimism?

The current market and economic optimism represents a nonpartisan embrace of the possibilities under President Trump. Maybe investors and everyday...