Conservative Christians aren't being consistent

I find it somewhat ironic that for all of their hand-wringing about bringing Christian values to politics (opposing gay marriage, abortion, and advocating school prayer for example), many conservatives seem very quick to chastise the pope for his...

Congress needs unity on gun control

What a wonderful letter by Dr. Perry, “A new definition for pro-life,” (Oct 3). Don’t think I ever heard the explicit...

Catala will work hard for New London students

Election Day is less than a month away. The past two years went by fast. I have seen progress in New London Public Schools. I have seen the all-magnet school plan move forward. I have seen a new superintendent arrive with a new...

Potter is vested in New London's kids

Sylvia Potter has an interest to be re-elected to the Board of Education as she has a grandchild in the school system. She is a native of New London; born and raised here; married and the mother of two children, who were born and raised and...

Return Sylvia Potter to New London school board

I am Earl Wilson, Deacon of Senior Deacon of Shiloh Baptist Church, Second Vice-President of the National Baptist Deacons Convention of America and a retired federal police officer.  I recommend re-election of Sylvia Potter to the New...

Historic yacht saved

I would like to express my appreciation to Dave Crocker and the staff at Crocker's Boat Yard for saving the

Reader shoots down pro-gun argument

Whenever there's another mass shooting, and it's sickening that I have to use the adjective "another," the gun-control debate heats up again for a few days. Every time this happens, one especially lame argument gets wheeled out, and in the...

Gateway expansion bad for East Lyme

The decision by the East Lyme Zoning Commission to allow for a major expansion of the Gateway Development Project illustrates the town's dysfunctional land use process and calls into question the integrity of those entrusted to govern. Despite...

U.S. world position sinking under Obama

Based on the way the Obama administration is handling the Mideast these days, I'd say that we have a new JV team in town. Not only has the administration deceived the American public about the status of the war against ISIS, it is kowtowing...

Will support leaders who support New London's Chief Ackley

This letter is in response to David Collins’ column, “Chief Ackley’s future separates the New London...

McNally ducks Montville debate, doesn't deserve support

It’s a red flag for me when somebody who wants to hold an elected office in his own town refuses to debate the other candidate. Tom McNally is running for the mayor’s office and has informed the local press that he will not debate...

She and her kin will be voting for Catala in New London

I am very happy to see that Jason Catala is running for the New London Board of Education. Jason Catala has 10 years of school board experience. Jason is a guy who cares, who thinks of the children first. I have followed his political and...


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Sensible prison policy

A few years ago it would have seemed impossible that a bill aimed at reducing incarceration would win bipartisan support.

Not enough hospital relief

The governor should concede more than just a few small hospitals were hurt by his unilateral budget cuts.

Secret Service boss disappoints

Were secret service agents blatantly violating privacy laws with the hopes of embarrassing a foe?


Yet another massacre, yet another charade

The gun debate goes nowhere. The media move on. Until the next incident, when the cycle begins again.

Nation of psychos may need militias

It may be time to create an auxiliary of hundreds of thousands of civilian volunteers trained in firearms use and safety.

Striving to control Pakistani nuclear arms

Curbing the danger of a nuclear Pakistan will be no easy matter.