NEWS COLUMNS

Give New London more regulatory teeth for preservation

The city should have stricter rules for historic preservation, now that the real estate market is...

A heartening rally, in the time of Trump

Wednesday's chants by Trump protesters will reverberate in Connecticut politics.

Never mind Trump, protest the other NL commencement

Connecticut College, created out of the generosity of New London residents, this weekend will wrap...

A local Trump rally evolves

Which local Trump supporters might turn out for a welcoming rally at this week's Coast Guard...

Comey firing and submarine production

CBS broadcasts from Groton, putting a national news spotlight on Connecticut's role in the new...

Sens. Blumenthal, Murphy endorsed this Trump booster

Linda McMahon has been getting a lot of national media attention, singing Trump's praises and...

SPORTS COLUMNS

New London schools improve, yet they're still subject to budget cuts

Readers often ask me why I write about New London kids so much. Answer: Because they need it.

This will be a magical week for Avery Point and its conscience: Roger Bidwell

This is a busy week for Roger Bidwell, who will travel to Colorado for induction in the NJCAA Hall...

When Doug Henton graduates Sunday, we will all graduate with him

When Doug Henton graduates from Connecticut College on Sunday, we will graduate with him.

A few sentences that helped change the relationship between Fitch's player and coach

Groton — Jeff Joyce, ever thoughtful and insightful, didn’t see this...

Coast Guard Academy set to welcome three hometown kids

Three New London kids will attend Coast Guard Academy in the fall, more evidence of the school...

Moms occupy a bigger role than ever in our sports culture

But our moms aren't just the cheerleaders in the stands who pack extra blankets anymore. Chances...

FEATURES COLUMNS

The petticoat patriot, Anna Warner Bailey

The Dr. Amos Prentice-Mother Bailey House on Thames Street in Groton has hosted presidents, and...

Awed by motherhood

I was a second year medical student when Carla had our third child. She had to stop even...

Rick's List - Let's Mow! Edition

It's been 20 years since we moved to Connecticut from Texas, and my feeble memory is even more ...

The season of song has begun

I was on the driveway walking back from the mailbox when, off in the distance, I heard a...

OPINION COLUMNS

Trump’s typhoon coming and with it, mutiny

The crunch will come with the ordinary — not a crime, but erratic or irresponsible behavior in a crisis.

Corrosion of reality should worry Americans

Given tacit or explicit approval by the administration, this anti-truth movement erodes reason and reality. And those are the basis for a functioning democracy.

Recalling the genius of Roger Ailes

The left hated him because they believed he was guilty of trespassing on their territory. He demonstrated that the territory was up for grabs, and he seized it from them.

Trump’s persecution complex is frighteningly dangerous

Tweet, not official statement, showed the public how the president really sees things -- "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history."

State workers becoming scapegoats for everything

Now that Connecticut’s financial collapse has become shocking, even the public is awakening to the danger. State employees may get the blame, when so much else in...

Bad luck for Groton

Groton should not suffer because it doesn't fit the school aid template. Comparisons between the only town hosting a military base and dependents and all the other towns are...