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THE DAY’S OPINION

It's in everyone's interest to be counted in census

As the final push to count everyone continues, we urge all residents who have not yet been counted to step forward. Don't be intimidated into not being counted.

Eversource investigations must lead to changes

Most frustrating is that the same breakdowns were identified nearly a decade ago and were supposed to have been long ago corrected.

Should athletes be playing high school, or any, sports?

The announcement that UConn did not feel it could safely carry out its football season has to, at the very least, raise uncertainty about the prospects for high school sports.

Montville's improbable pugnacious primary

In an unusual move, the Republican Town Committee nominated challenger Jeff Rogers over incumbent registrar Dana McFee.

Theodore Bodenwein, publisher of The Day from 1891 to 1939

“The newspaper should be more than a business enterprise. It should also be the champion and protector of the public interest and defender of the people’s rights.”

- Theodore Bodenwein

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YOUR LETTERS

Student wants to return, sees benefits

I feel it is important to reopen schools for in-person attendance. This is because school provides the main thing that distance learning did not provide much of, human interaction. This key part of school is vital for a couple of reasons.

Toughen up, power outages happen after bad storms

I take issue with the numerous negative comments concerning Eversource’s response to power disruptions caused by Tropical Storm Isaias (“

Vote Moriarty for probate judge Aug. 11

I am writing to strongly endorse and recommend Sarah Moriarty for Probate Judge. In my previous profession writing mortgages I had the privilege to work with Sarah for many years. In addition to real estate closings, she was a major...

NPU could school Eversource on how to keep the lights on

I read with keen interest your August 6 article, “Gov. Lamont wants investigation of utility...

Reopening the schools could be a fateful error

Look what has happened in the last few weeks, the U.S. has more cases than any other country. Of 17 million worldwide cases the U.S. has 4.3 million cases; this is 25% of worldwide cases. The U.S. is only 4.5% of the world population. Opening...

Need thoughtful plans to reopen schools

Recent analysis indicates that the transmission rate of the COVID-19 virus is lowest among children aged 10 or less and increases coincident with age. If that tendency could be validated, I would then propose that elementary schools be...

Schools should err on side of caution

A self-proclaimed "fan" of "packing" the nation's churches on Easter Sunday in the middle of a national health crisis, President Trump is now fixated on a new, equally deranged objective of reopening the public schools of America...

Don't turn our schools into Petri dishes

We trust Connecticut leadership and follow state guidelines, but we are dumbfounded by unrelenting federal pressure to reopen schools. Schools hold fire and active-shooter training drills to protect students and teachers from danger, not run...

Griswold's claims aside, beaver problem persists

Tim Griswold, Old Lyme first selectman, lies again. Mr. Griswold had the audacity to tell the community in his newsletter that the beaver problem at Black Hall Pond has been "dealt with." Mr. Griswold has never met with

Collins' vital reporting benefits our community

Last week Peter Stanley listed his most and least favorite columnists, "Reader has favorites among Day columnists," (July 26). While I...

Love Day photos, Collins not so much

Two great Letters to the Editor in the July 31 edition: “Used to enjoy Collins’ columns, but no longer,” (July...

At state level, Democratic rule has not served us well

Another David Collins rant, “How does the Connecticut GOP support a submarine-cutting Trump?,” (July 25). Once...

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COLUMNS

Columnist John Kass

Protecting Joe Biden from a debate, and the Susan Rice dilemma

Putting him in a debate would be disastrous for the Democrats. So now liberal pundits are coming up with reasons why debates are unnecessary.

Columnist Lee Elci

Personal encounter with COVID-19 and the bewilderment of health care

Similar to the game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon,” every person who’d come into contact with my father was considered potentially infected, and each person they contacted was also at risk.

Columnist Cal Thomas

It was awful witnessing Lewis funeral used as political event

Democrats and their media allies consistently ignore the fact that Jim Crow Laws, the Ku Klux Klan and other immoralities were all led by Southern Democrats.

OP-ED

Acting like it's 1957, Trump promises protection of suburban lifestyle

Trump's vision of the Suburban Housewife is an aproned fantasy that no longer exists, and maybe never did. At least not the way he imagined it.

Phony, racist 'excited delirium' used to justify police brutality

The syndrome is disproportionately diagnosed among young black men, highlighting the racist undertones of the reported clinical symptoms: having "superhuman strength" and being "impervious to pain."

GUEST COMMENTARIES

Provide tax incentives to save local newspapers

This simple yet comprehensive legislation helps the three keys to trustworthy, fair and accurate local journalism: citizens, business owners and journalists.

Candidate for U.S. Congress says accountability act example of bad legislation

It sounds great to say “good cops” have nothing to worry about, but this is never true.

Appreciating the couch, or whatever you call it

So whether you have a couch, sofa, canapé, divan, futon, or daybed, show it some respect. Appreciate its loyalty.