YOUR LETTERS

Nolan's police service makes him a good candidate in New London

New London police officer and City Councilor Anthony Nolan as a viable option to fill our vacant State House seat is welcome news. His qualifications far surpass those of all rivals. Yet his paramount virtue is an esoteric one.

Focus on goodness instead

The article "Time to ditch the Anger," (Jan. 12), by Marci Alborghetti sure rang true for me. Over this past year, I have chosen to live my...

Don't fall for Trump's policy bait and switch

President George H.W. Bush said, "Read my lips: no new taxes." When he had to raise taxes he did it without a government shutdown. Candidate Donald Trump said, "Mexico is going to pay for the wall." Americans must refuse to pay for the...

Skip fear mongering by Day opinion contributor

It is highly ironic that Lee Elci's column, "We need a wall for Americans' safety," (Jan. 17), carries on about the southern border while our Coast Guard,...

Thanks to Cohen for perceptive eloquence

Richard Cohen: your column, “Which side of the wall of decency are you on?” (Jan. 9), from The Washington Post and published in...

Elci parrots hate group

This is in response to Lee Elci’s op-ed, “Protect the border, focus on Americans,” (Jan. 10). I was...

Elci spreads 'fact-free myth'

I saw the reason given by The Day for having a conservative voice on the editorial page. Unfortunately, in the age of Trump, “conservative” voices like Lee Elci’s have come to be spreaders of fact-free myth; as in his op-ed,...

Steel barrier sounds like Iron Curtain

Mr. Trump spoke of a steel barrier. I hear in this an ironic echo of Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech. “From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent.” This symbol of...

Pave River Road, forget plastics

Can the Groton Town councilors focus on more important topics than plastics? River Road has not been paved in 20 years.  After contacting Rachael Franco and other Groton Town Council members there seems to be no end in sight in...

Choose trees over sidewalks

Recently I was saddened to see numerous healthy trees cut down on Plant Street. I know this has happened in other parts of New London due to sidewalk replacements. It's easy to assume this is a normal procedure when sidewalks are dug up and...

Too few showed up at RTM budget meeting

To her credit, Groton RTM Moderator Syma Ebbin called an RTM meeting for Jan. 9 to address the budget early. Only 25 of the 41 representatives attended. This after we were told ad nauseum during the recent referendum how critical the RTM is to...

Who pays legal fees for CMEEC defense?

Who will pay for the legal fees to defend the five alleged CMEEC felons indicted by the FBI after an investigation and an audit that raises significant issues as to impropriety? No small potatoes. Will the ratepayers carry the costs to retain...

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Lamont gets to shine

In his prepared statement Lamont avoided laying blame for the shutdown. Given the Republican support, it was the right move.

Abide by Constitution, accept census ruling

The Constitution clearly calls for apportioning House members based on “the whole number of persons in each State,” not the number of...

Marijuana bill engages the debate

For practical and political reasons we continue to advocate a two-step process. First, study the issue and then introduce detailed legislation.

COLUMNS

Columnist Richard Cohen

Accepting Farrakhan isn't just anti-Semitic, it's racist

It is not Farrakhan's anti-Semitism that worries me. More worrisome is the casual acceptance of his anti-Semitism, the unstated agreement that Jews...

Columnist Froma Harrop

On drug prices, Americans are the real suckers

Other governments have taken it upon themselves to negotiate the prices their people will pay for drugs. With a few exceptions, our government does...

Columnist Margaret Sullivan

The I-word leaps from margins to mainstream

No matter what happens next, the Atlantic cover story about impeachment is likely to get an entry on any timeline of the Trump presidency. Its impact...