The Amistad finally steers into calmer seas

Thanks to a judge’s ruling last week, the stormy seas of mismanagement and negligent government oversight that nearly foundered the schooner Amistad finally have calmed, and the once-wayward ship now seems on course to fulfill a noble mission.

Tips for the new municipal leaders

Some suggestions for the new mayors and first selectmen in New London, Stonington, North Stonington and Ledyard

Happy Thanksgiving!

Don't let Thanksgiving become a mere speed bump in the race to Christmas

Pfizer's greedy play

Corporations say the corporate tax rate of 35 percent in the United States is excessive. In truth, very few corporations pay that rate.

Investing in New London's teachers

New London is undertaking a major transition of its public schools. Success, however, depends on attracting and retaining good teachers.

Republicans exploitive, Democrats comatose, leadership lacking

Crises such as these are the moments when real leadership has a chance to emerge. So far, there’s been too little of it.

Throw book at Burke

One has to wonder if Mr. Burke would have gotten the government’s attention at all if not for the reporting about his scheme.

Vlad, the partner?

If the U.S., France and other allies end up fighting alongside the Russians to take down Islamic State — in partnership again as in World War II — that would be gratifying and logical.

Protect Connecticut's Citizens Election Program

The near-death experience for the Citizens Election Program (CEP) should serve as a warning.

A toast to backing local brews and wines

These proposals provide many potential benefits, including increased local tax bases, agricultural land retention, new hope for empty and aging mills and more locally sourced product offerings.

What did he say?

When words are of the upmost importance, politicians and diplomats need to choose more carefully.

Fix state spending cap

Until and unless the legislature approves required definitions, the spending-cap amendment effectively has no legal authority.


Solution to long lines: Privatize the DMV

The editorial, “What’s taking so long at the...

A worthy tribute to veterans

As a retired teacher, I am appalled at every holiday being degraded by an excuse for shopping. Congratulations to the East Lyme School...

Show no mercy in war against ISIS

I have been thinking on this since the first reports of the Paris attacks. I stand with President Hollande who called this an “act of...


The Syrian immigration cul-de-sac

The Syrian refugee debate has become a national embarrassment. It begins with a president, desperate to deflect attention from the collapse of his...

Three unsung heroes in the Middle East

If you're cringing at the homicidal youth gang that calls itself the Islamic State, you might consider the narratives of three young people in the...

Nation is concerned, but is our president?

On the handling of Syrian refugees, the Democratic Party is about to face a critical test that could have ramifications in many elections to come.