Finding the best fit for running Stonington

Stonington’s soon-to-be-seated charter commission should be allowed to do its due diligence and study a variety of forms of alternative governments.

Overcoming negative perceptions in New London

Overcoming negative perceptions and addressing factors that may have contributed to the recent spate of violent behavior is the challenge that confronts city leaders and its advocates.

Finding a sensible policy for Haitian immigrants

Tearing families apart and returning individuals to a hopeless situation serves no good purpose. The situation calls for a compassionate and sensible response.

Let states lower Medicaid prescription drug prices

Two states, Massachusetts and Arizona, have asked the federal government for permission to pick and choose which drugs they will cover for Medicaid beneficiaries.

State's best bet remains tribal gaming

It is hard to imagine path to a deal that makes MGM and the tribes happy. This appears to be a zero-sum game, with a winner and loser.

Millstone gets to make its case for market relief

For the past couple of years, Dominion has been trying to make the case that it faces the same stresses that have forced the closure of other nuclear plants in the country. Now is its chance.

Undermining America's lands

While the legality of President Trump's move is debatable, its ill wisdom is less so.

Hartford gets bailout, Bronin bails into governor's race

It would take at least another term for the Hartford mayor to get his city turned in the right direction. If he could do that, Bronin would have a genuine platform from which to make a case for higher office.

Prepare to challenge speech, not silence it

By not allowing him to deliver the speech, Wintrich’s critics played right into his hands, gaining him all kinds of attention.

Consumer advocate will help restore trust in utility agency

With the appointment of the consumer advocate and new board members, CMEEC should start operating in transparent fashion. Only then will utility customers be confident it is operating in their best interests.

Refreshing nonpartisan choice for New London school board

Mirna Martinez is an excellent choice as the new leader of the New London Board of Education, one of only two returning members.

A few bad bags aside, Stonington trash program works

By offering an incentive to generate less trash and use fewer trash bags, Stonington has gotten people to think about trash and produce less of it.


Franken resignation shows double standard

It doesn't matter which side of the aisle you sit on to recognize that Senator Al Franken took one for the team. The sacrificial lamb so to speak.

Franken party switch

Headline, “Franken to...

Flynn's behavior suggests a deeper conspiracy

General Flynn lied to the FBI about his December 2016 conversations with Russian Ambassador Kislyak, as he has now admitted in a plea agreement...


Columnist Cal Thomas

Trump's accomplishments obscured by distractions

Unemployment is at its lowest level since 2000. It is also at a 17-year low for African-Americans, and it has dropped for all other major racial and...

Columnist Richard Cohen

Cable TV president and his monitor

The Times interviewed 60 advisers, associates, friends and members of Congress for the article and reports that Trump spends four to eight hours a...

Columnist Catherine Rampell

China isn't America's rival − pinkie swear

To the extent that the "China model" means wielding economic influence without ever nagging anyone about pesky democratic values, maybe this export...