Trading lives of young vapers for votes

If the gasping victims of shredded lungs were laboratory rats or rabbits, they would have their own vociferous lobbying groups and the president might not have been so quick to thwart the ban on flavored e-cigs.

New London should have high expectations for Passero's 2nd term

Mayor Passero says he has an experienced administrative team in place. There should be no learning curve in a second term.

Mass shootings continue but McConnell won't allow gun-control vote

Another school shooting took place as Connecticut senators pushed for vote on universal background checks, but Republican leadership was unmoved.

Building a wind industry across Connecticut

The best choice for the state and for the viability of the industry is to see the awards divided up between the two ventures focused on development at the New London and Bridgeport ports.

Simmons' last act as Stonington first selectman

Granted, it is not a plan that Simmons is thrilled about, but after a long career in politics he well knows you sometimes must accept what you don’t want to get what you need.

Bad news for state economy if Lamont rolls over on tolls

Republicans are showing no interest in meeting the governor halfway. And if he was expecting backing from his fellow Democrats in control of the Senate -- forget about it.

Women & Girls Fund: vital then and now

As women exercise more leadership in the workplace and civic life, earn better salaries, and find their voices, many are becoming interested in philanthropy that addresses issues that matter to them.

What if a local official acted in this manner?

Is it not OK to use the levers of power to extort someone in an effort to get dirt on a political opponent.

Salem awards focus on the good, not the divisions

It is customary to thank battlefield veterans for their service, but words are only half of it. Real gratitude means unselfishly exercising the freedoms those heroes protected.

How to lose to Trump in 2020

Senator Warren and those backing her would risk Trump’s reelection for a policy proposal that has no chance of winning enactment.

What we don't know about CPA is hurting us

A large international partnership of energy companies was negotiating with a public partner unequal to the task.

Confronting our biases

Bias contributes to inequitable treatment in the criminal-justice system, to differences in career and housing opportunities.


North Stonington stories lacking in The Day

As a strong supporter of independent newspapers — and The Day in particular — and having often written in support of the exemplar...

Fix stink and blight to revive Thames Street in Groton

I'm very excited to read about renewed efforts to

East Lyme mistaken if it builds police station minus cells

This responds to the newly purchased


Columnist Lee Elci

Some political civility, at least for spouses

Instead of admiration and recognition for helping bring a worthwhile program national attention, the First Lady was witness to as many as 200 people...

Columnist Froma Harrop

Partisan lines fade with the right candidates

Americans are not quite as politically tribal as we are told, when it comes to state and local elections — and that should apply to national...

Columnist John Kass

Adam Schiff plays hero in Trump impeachment farce

Trump is accused of withholding aide to Ukraine unless Ukraine investigated the Bidens. Democrats argue that this is bribery, and that foreign aid...