With lessons learned, restarting search process for New London offices

The mayor remains convinced that consolidating most city offices, now scattered among City Hall and three other city-owned buildings, into a single rental space is the best long-term option.

Pay equity is not that simple

Pay disparities are less the result of outright discrimination than many politicians suggest, and ensuring gender paycheck equity is more complicated than they typically let on.

Trump's racist trope must be condemned

We should be shocked that a president, in the year 2019, would stoop to such a racist approach to his political opponents, but we are beyond shock when it comes to this president.

Elegy for some gentle giants

For generations, copper beech trees were the ultimate survivors, defying hurricanes and nor'easters, but something is killing many of the signature beeches of southeastern Connecticut.

Bringing balance to New London politics

Voters may not be ready for a Republican or a Green as mayor, but they are surely ready for a good contest. And regardless of who wins, New London will be better for a real debate on the issues that the city faces.

Dealing with the beavers of Black Hall Pond

State and local officials have said there is little they can do about the beavers and the dam. If their hands are tied, what is an individual homeowner supposed to do?

Post-9/11 G.I. Bill eligibility gets a reprieve

A benefit that can be earned in 14 years but is cut off at 16 seems like bureaucracy at the expense of people who serve their country as a career.

U.S. women's soccer team has more than earned equal pay

While fulfillment of the demand for equity is but one step in combating a long history of gender discrimination, in sports and beyond, it is a critical one.

High school mascots for today's sports teams

Students want a mascot they can get behind, not one that stereotypes or excludes.

Hartford circus fire scarred the state

Loss of 168 lives was virtually one death for each of Connecticut's 169 towns. For such a small state, that loss was overwhelming and should not be forgotten.

Hypocritical harassment of Good Samaritans

Trump administration pleaded with Congress to appropriate billions of dollars to improve the appalling conditions to which migrants are subjected at the border but prosecutes volunteers who provide food and water.

United Westerly stands

Most municipalities have the capacity to follow Westerly’s lead in the United project by bringing together a group of high-energy, public-spirited residents with can-do attitudes.


Somers, be a hero, find road repair money for Groton

If state Sen. Heather Somers can try to find $10 million to support Smiler's Wharf, why can't she find similar funds for paving our streets and...

Stonington Board of Education sold out, didn't protect children

Kicking the can down the road, Stonington failed to protect its children. To negotiate a settlement before a thorough investigation is ...

Poor word choice in recent headline

We are writing to express our strong objection to the use of the word “gripes” in the front-page headline story on June 29 about the...


Columnist Eugene Robinson

Republicans treat Trump's racism with staggering silence

The president's motives are obvious: He was proudly displaying his white-supremacist racial views, drawing a bright line between his aging white...

Columnist Catherine Rampell

Judy Shelton is a dangerous pick for the Fed board

Shelton's about-faces call into question whether she would safeguard the Fed's political independence, a feature necessary for it to function.

Columnist David Ignatius

Like it or not, Trump is on a roll

Democrats haven't figured out a way to stop his forward momentum, even when they believe it's taking the country over a cliff.