THE DAY’S OPINION

Waterford police proactive in dealing with difficult issue

Alzheimer’s Disease is heartbreaking. Appropriate support can be a godsend. The Waterford Police Department deserves praise for stepping up in this regard.

Bill would turn focus to high-risk sex offenders

When every sex offender is listed everybody is assumed to be high risk. Neither law enforcement nor the public has any way to distinguish high from low risk.

Waiting period would protect Stonington's historic assets

Simmons defended his record on protecting historic assets in his town, but it shouldn't be up to one official to determine what is worth saving.

Details of Mueller report deeply disturbing

With a path to impeachment unlikely, it will be up to the American people to cast their verdict on whether the behavior of President Donald Trump and his campaign was acceptable.

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

CARTOONS

YOUR LETTERS

Reduce fossil fuels, help our environment

I don’t like what the factories are doing to the environment. They are polluting water and the air. The factories are killing animals and plants. I think that the factories should burn less fossil fuels. And help the...

'Contest for the soul of this republic'

House Speaker Nancy Leader Pelosi states that President Trump's words are hateful, inflammatory, create danger and are disrespectful and dangerous. Instead what is dangerous to this republic is that the speaker has lost...

Aggressive ticketing better than tolls

Based on 2015 Department of Transportation data, over 700,000 cars pass daily on busy sections of I-95, I-84 and I-91. If you drive on those highways, I am sure, like me, you see many dangerous infractions, speeding, weaving in and out of...

Exempting some from taxes was a big mistake

Our forefathers created the fairest and most equitable tax system known to man. A system firmly based on wealth and one’s ability to pay for services rendered. So, they put X amount of gold/dollars into this said monetary system. And as...

Protect my future, address climate change

I’m writing because I am very concerned about burning fossil fuels. Did you know that burning fossil fuels increases CO2 and does not keep the air clean, which means that we are breathing dirty air and we can die because of that?...

Dubious about cost-saving plan for community colleges

Your editorial, “Reorganizing community college system makes sense,” (April 13), on the proposal for one Connecticut...

From photos to political debate, enjoying The Day

Congratulations to the photo staff for the great photos presented daily in The Day. On April 10, on the front page, was an action photo of a young man running with his horse on Rocky Neck State Beach. So original, it...

Investigate plot to bring down a president

The next two years may be two of the most fascinating in American history. Consider news reports that various top government figures appear to be involved in a conspiracy to remove a president from office through illegal means. There is...

Don't let complaining left suppress speech

It seems the liberals among us are becoming increasingly fragile, triggered by anything that isn't bracketed into their ideological views. The free exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of the First Amendment, but to the garden variety...

Keep diversity of opinions on Day's pages

Me thinks the snowflakes protest too much! The Day should keep Lee Elci and a wider variety of other voices to have a diversity of opinion in its newspaper. The Day's editorial board is so reliably against any common sense financial or...

Enjoys Elci and puzzles in The Day but not much else

As someone who finds this newspaper as vile as much of today’s journalism unfortunately is, I nonetheless continue to spend (way too much) money purchasing it. It is good to know one’s enemy. The articles contain obvious...

Mystic parking problem is now critical

Parking in Mystic is in short supply. The number of places on Main Street was reduced by the streetscape project. Groton Zoning Board continues to rubber stamp every new restaurant or expansion if members are told that parking spots will be...

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COLUMNS

Columnist Paul Choiniere

A big problem; a questionable solution

There are reasons Congress could not get the votes for a public option and why no other state has adopted the approach, though others are debating it as well.

Columnist Lee Elci

Either simplify federal tax or cue Godzilla

I never get a refund. Each year I hold my breath, do my taxes, and then inevitably rumble around the house for the next 48 hours slamming doors, kicking furniture and muttering the ugliest of obscenities.

Columnist Eugene Robinson

Our president puts up "No Vacancies" sign for non-white immigrants

On almost any issue you can think of, Trump is all over the map. But there is one position on which he has never wavered: antipathy toward non-white immigration.

OP-ED

Danger of mixing Christianity and politics

There is room for argument among people of good will about the judgments that liberals have reached, as there is room for argument over conservative Christians’ beliefs about abortion.

U.S. recession looks less likely in 2020, boosting Trump's chances of re-election

Many of the major fears that drove the stock market down at the end of last year and caused anxiety about a U.S. and global recession by 2020 have subsided.

GUEST COMMENTARIES

Chamber recognizes tolls needed to keep Connecticut's economy rolling

Earlier this year, the chamber’s legislative affairs committee developed a comprehensive set of legislative goals for this year’s General Assembly session, including support for a state-of-the-art toll system.

Our toll opposition is about people, not politics

We oppose tolls not because of politics, but because we care about people. Creating a new way to tax people through tolls is not the answer.

Coast Guard Academy: Addressing our flaws, building new leaders

Our country is engaged in a national discussion about equality.The Coast Guard Academy is taking a robust role in this discussion by closely examining our existing structures and culture.