Honoring silent sentinels on Memorial Day

'The soldier above all other people prays for peace, for he must bear and suffer the deepest wounds and scars of war.'

Clinton undercut by self-inflicted damage

Hillary Clinton’s greatest vulnerability as a candidate is the perception among a large segment of the voting public that she cannot be trusted. The report’s findings only exacerbate...

Lighthouse Inn will need a beach

The first of several major steps in getting a plan for the historic inn is to make sure its guests can go to the beach. A deal needs to be struck, now.

North Stonington moves forward after school vote

It is a town divided, providing a challenge. Any problems with the school renovation project will embolden opponents, meaning half the voters.

“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



Griswold location best option to give troopers needed training

Currently, troopers train on a range in Simsbury situated at the base of Avon Mountain, well within a flood plain, and abutted by the Farmington River.

Diverse duo helped make Niantic Bay Boardwalk a reality

Many will enjoy the beautiful shoreline walk because of bipartisan leadership and the dedication of many volunteers.

The time is right for term limits

The recent budget challenges in state government show that it is time to shake things up in Hartford. A good place to start reform is in the legislature itself.


Little inconvenience to protect children

Sadly, we live in a world where children can be abducted in the blink of an eye. We have all learned of such incidents on television shows such as Nancy Grace and local news channels. I'm shocked at how many of them...

'Poor lives matter'

Time for a change in the target the studies on "profiling" aim to analyze. The basis for the state’s studies on the racial gap in education and now on police profiling depends more on correlative data than causative factors. The concept of...

Coast Guard Museum needs better location

Neil Ruenzel’s letter, ”Time to reconsider Coast Guard Museum location,” (April 29), and David Collins’ column, “

Set minimum wage at regional level

In 1985 in Connecticut a gallon of milk was $2.26/now $4; a gallon of gas $1.20/today $2.39; a loaf of bread $1/today $3; a dozen eggs 80 cents/today $3; a pound of beef $2.27/today $4.27; a pound of chicken 77 cents /today $1.35; rental for...

Bring back recycling to public housing

I am wondering why the New London Housing Authority (NLHA) does not recycle the waste that we tenants produce. NLHA at one time did. We were given bins in which to separate our trash; we recycled everything possible, newspapers, bottles, cans,...

Subs & Silent Service keep U.S. safe

I write in response to, “Stop the submarine madness,” (May 6) by Tony Rose. The average individual probably has relatively...

Disgusting self-absorbtion blocks Harbor Light

The following quotation is from “Instructions of Light-Keepers,” July 1, 1881. “Keepers must be courteous and polite to all visitors who conform to the regulations, and show them everything of interest about the station at...

Haitian immigrant backs Chris Soto

Originally from Haiti, I moved to the U.S. in 2005. I came to New London to attend Connecticut College and graduated in 2011, I worked for a year at the college, went on to graduate school at Merrimack College in Massachusetts, returning to New...

Appreciated commentary not gender reference

I was glad to see the submitted op-ed, “Supreme Court majority ignores obvious: Big Money is...

Coast Guard Museum better at Ft. Trumbull

Two years ago I was pleased and excited that New London was chosen as the site for the National Coast Guard Museum. However, I and many others am very unhappy with the choice of location behind the Union Railroad Station. A large, tall building...

Clinton discards workers who built her party

I was shocked when I heard that Hillary Clinton promised to close coal mines and throw thousands of miners out of work. Consider the history of the Democratic Party and what was accomplished after the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist...

Keep dogs leashed when in state parks

A warning to all those dog owners who think it’s neat to let your dogs run loose in our state parks; it’s not! Signs are posted at Harkness Park in Waterford, for example, stating, “Dogs must be leashed.” They are...



State park visitors can skip the change

In the recent legislative session, lawmakers lifted what was arguably a form of triple taxation.

Obama sets aside arrow of history

One of Obama's favorite quotations is about the arrow of history: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

Cure for expensive cities is moving vans

Would turning our old cities into soulless Singapores make these places more affordable?


Will taps forever continue to sound?

If either of us happens to glance at a gravestone with, say, a 1944 date of death, we’ll never make it through that last long, gently fading note of taps withouth sobbing.

Political War for Middle Kingdom

Here in Connecticut, the Sanders' crowd likely will cautiously embrace Clinton, the prospective nominee of their party.