Delaying cleaner power

Is it politics, or did the Supreme Court have a legitimate reason for holding up an Obama policy that has solid legal footing?

Social challenges in Norwich and New London

In New London, two groups serving the homeless seek to improve cooperation, while in Norwich residents question if they will get the cooperation they deserve.

Allow full competition for sales of spirits

It should not be the job of the state to try to rig the system in any business model’s favor.

Obama's final budget has at least one good idea

There is no reason to consign the president's good ideas to oblivion without further examination.

“The newspaper should be more than a business enterprise. It should also be the champion and protector of the public interest and defender of the people’s rights.”

- Theodore Bodenwein



The campaign finance fight can't wait

It was strange and disappointing to hear Sanders say that if elected real campaign finance reform would have to wait.

Don’t waste money on XL Center bunker

Most days the XL Center is a dead zone, four city blocks of concrete bunker smack in the heart of the downtown.

Wheeler High: Small in size, big in heart, and great for students

At Wheeler, teachers truly know their students. They know them so well they can create independent studies for students who show a level of passion that exceeds the syllabus.


Ashamed about staying

Sad Connecticut; I continue being asked the same question, but now with increased frequency. That question is, “When are you leaving?”  I feel awkward and defensive when I try to justify remaining. I’m not dumb. I...

Will fellow Democrats heed Malloy's call?

Republicans welcome Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s recently announced efforts to restore fiscal stability to Connecticut’s finances, “A...

Spending SSI money should be a crime

I am writing because of the deplorable state our country has adopted as the result of President George W. Bush and his invasion of a country to get even for a perceived affront of his father. We invaded a country under false pretenses. This...

East Lyme Public Works does a great job

I would like to commend and recognize the East Lyme Public Works Department for the terrific job they do. Their work is not recognized enough; especially all the things done behind the scenes that most of the residents/public do not...

Calling on Courtney to stop 'monstrosity'

Concerning the proposed commuter rail line, I would like to ask U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney one simple question: Why? The towns and cities that it cuts through are not walkable. Why would someone get on a train and get off where they either...

Heroin crisis: 'Stand up, speak up, share'

In "Taking a unified approach to drug crisis,” (Feb. 3), Day Staff Writer Karen Florin carefully details the...

More thoughts shared on heroin crisis

In reaction to the editorial, “Vital 1st step in attacking heroin crisis,” (Feb. 9) it is clear that change must...

Dfferent perspective on Iranian incident

I write in response to the letter, “Iranian boat situation handled properly,” (Feb. 2). It is irrelevant how the boats ended...

Stop nonprofit handouts

At long last our governor has come, we hope, to his senses about ending the egregious taxes facing the middle case. He and the legislators must also put an end to the phony nonprofit making millions for those in charge at our expense. The...

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...



Sanders and Trump prove magic sells

Not in our lifetimes have the left and right populism of the Sanders and Trump variety enjoyed such massive support.

Kerry signals ‘crunch time’ on Syria

If negotiations fell, expect the use of more U.S. Special Operation Forces to take the battle to ISIS.

‘Progressive’ and ‘conservative’ now meaningless terms

One of Trump’s most useful insights this election cycle is to recognize that voters don’t actually pay much attention to labels.


Iowa did its job as the eliminator

No candidate has been a hopeless also-ran in the Iowa caucuses and rebounded to come anywhere close to a presidential nomination.

After Iowa, things got more interesting

The surprise a week ago was how well Sen. Marco Rubio did — so well he gave a speech thanking his lord and savior Jesus Christ as if he’d won the whole thing.