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Ledyard libraries unfairly targeted by cuts

The quality of life in Ledyard will decline on Dec. 3.  That’s the day that Mayor Fred Allyn will severely reduce the hours of operation for the Bill and Gales Ferry Libraries. Bill’s hours will be reduced from...

Major sewer plan for Old Lyme should require referendum

The decision by Old Lyme's Water Pollution Control Authority to abandon the long standing sewer avoidance policy and instead implement a centralized sewer policy was wrong. Unanswered questions, including the impact to ground water levels...

Catala has earned the right to be New London BOE president

It’s not often you find a person with the high character and integrity that Jason Catala exhibits. He is dedicated to every project or job he has taken on. Two years ago he received more votes than all of the City Council and Board of...

Disagree about Trump, so let's talk it out

I'm sure Garrison Keillor doesn't need me to defend him, but I do feel compelled to acknowledge The Day for publishing his column, “Cue the fat lady,...

Democracy requires good people to get involved

Politics can be a tough business. You can be criticized unfairly, and your positions misrepresented. You may run in an area where your party is not strong. In addition, timing is an important factor, and being in "the wrong place at the...

Day coverage shines, but not in this town

I attend the Estuary Senior Center in Old Saybrook. Some folks like reading The Day when I bring it there, and even say its better than the Hartfford Courant, except there is no local Old Saybrook news. Perhaps this is an...

Stop ACA repeal using tax reform cover

Stop ACA Repeal.  Efforts by the Republican Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act have been defeated in recent months due to strong public opposition. This opposition arose from the fact that repeal of the ACA would cost over...

Set Uconn goal of 100% renewable power

It’s easy to ignore the effects of climate change when isolated away from natural disasters in our corner of southeastern Connecticut. The winters seem just as cold, and without our houses being actively swept away by storm surges, climate...

Humbled by opportunity to serve Norwich

To all my fellow Norwich residents. I would like to take a moment to acknowledge all for every bit of advice, for every moment of help, for every dollar of support and for every single vote cast on my behalf, and on behalf of "A Clean Slate for...

It appears Trump envies Putin's power

It is predictable that President Trump denies any Russian meddling in the 2016 election, after receiving personal assurances from Vladimir Putin that his country wasn’t involved. Ah yes, our president again trusts the words of a ruthless...

Anti-shellfishing hypocrisy?

This in regards to Oyster farming in Quiambaug Cove, “The NIMBY oyster people,” (Nov. 12). I can't help but wonder how many of those opposed to the...

Time for a Day investigative report

I commend The Day for the front page prominence you gave to the report on traffic stop data showing Hispanics were disproportionately affected, “

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