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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...

Term limits needed, not likely to happen

The letter, “People should demand term limits for Congress,” (May 8), makes so much sense. Of course, the federal...

Other Trump wall

Donald Trump will almost certainly be nominated, so it is possible that he could be our next president. I guess by now the Canadians are planning a wall (to be paid for by the United States!) to exclude Americans seeking an exit in such a...

Transformative president

Much has happened to influence the social history of the Western World, especially the last three decades when much that worked has been replaced with what sounded good.  President Obama, for example, has mostly succeeded in his...

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