THE DAY’S OPINION

End loopholes placing guns in wrong hands

Dylann Roof should not have been allowed to purchase the .45-caliber handgun police say he used in the mass killing in Charleston.

Malloy needs to fight for transportation lockbox

If Gov. Malloy expects to make transportation a legacy initiative, he will need to do a better selling job on creating a lockbox to pay for it.

One small step for the Smithsonian, one great leap for its fundraising

What is more modern for the historic museum than a campaign that harnesses the power of the Internet?

Lawsuit no reason to disqualify Groton police chief candidate

We have to agree with the town manager that “it wasn’t reason to disqualify him.”

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CARTOONS

GUEST COMMENTARIES

Wealthy Connecticut spends its way to ruin

Connecticut is rich in human resources, but is left poor by years of overspending.

Frink’s work as teacher and composer came full circle before his death

In his life as a teacher, my husband did not deviate from the responsibility to the student. He always thought that everyone has a gift.

YOUR LETTERS

Department of Correction gender blender blunder

I write in response to the article, “Department of Correction takes action in wake of...

Where is the outrage?

Where's the outrage on selling baby body parts from "late-term abortions?" Oh, I'm sorry, did I make you uncomfortable? I just thought that with all the outrage on the killing a beautiful lion (which we should be disgusted and outraged...

Great Groton choice in selecting Fusaro

I have known Chief Louis J. Fusaro Jr. since he was a young man in military school. I was most pleased to serve on the Norwich City Council with his grandfather John "Jake" Fusaro in the 1970s. It was a thoughtful decision for the Town...

Congdon ignored him

In response to Alan and Susan MacGeachie's letter, “Preston's lousy leaders should mimic Mullane," (July 28), I am in total...

Groton Chief Fusaro will serve town well

I would like to commend the Town of Groton on their selection of Louis J. Fusaro Jr. as the next chief of police. Although I no longer live in Groton, my heart still resides there. I have many fond memories of the town from growing up there, as...

New Republican reps helped shellfish issues

The letter, “Dumping Democrats have hurt Groton in Hartford,” (July 23), is claiming that Reps. Scott and...

State needs more Republicans, not fewer

A letter, “Dumping Democrats have hurt Groton in Hartford,” (July 23) was factually incorrect. Reps. Scott...

Happy to see green meadows replacing Pfizer labs

As a resident of the Eastern Point neighborhood of Groton City, I am compelled to give kudos to Pfizer Inc. for the marvelous job they did demolishing the blighted chemical labs on their South Campus. Contrary to the detractors at the...

Column recalls tough but wonderful times in New London

I would like to recognize Dr. Jon Gaudio for his column, “A healthy economy on Shaw Street,” (July 19) about Italians who came to this country.

Preston's lousy leaders should mimic Mullane

It was so refreshing to ready the article, “North Stonington’s Buon Appetito looking to expand parking,” (July...

Outlaw the selling of exotic-animal pets

Sugar gliders are not good pets; in fact, they are exotic animals that can put families at risk. Furthermore, these animals often suffer from neglectful and poor living conditions, “

Republicans deserve voice in debate about DCF

When state government is not meeting its goals, tough questions must be asked and high-ranking officials must be held accountable, “DCF struggles...

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COLUMNS

A taxing job that government does better

The IRS has actually tried outsourcing tax-collection activities before, at Congress’ behest. Twice, in fact, over the last two decades.

Dangerous new era of elusive lone wolf

They’re disparate, confused, Internet-savvy, eager for self-promotion and hard to find.

Young people withdraw from democratic process

Over time young people have withdrawn from traditional social and political institutions, including everything from political parties to churches.

OP-ED

GOP’s zombie-like attack on Medicare

Jeb Bush often seems like a Rip Van Winkle who slept through everything that has happened since he left the governor’s office.

Cyber insecurity has to be addressed

If any of these hacked organizations had insurance to cover such a hack, the insurer would likely avoid liability because the insureds failed to take even the most basic steps to protect data.