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Rebuilding tiny Groton-Stonington bridge would waste tax dollars

Rebuilding the bridge in Old Mystic doesn't make economic or practical sense. The added distance to travel down Main Street to Route 27 (on a two-lane highway) rather than North Stonington Road (a narrow secondary road) is one-quarter mile.

Catholic Diocese should have been transparent about program ending

At a Sunday Mass before services ceased due to COVID-19, Catholics at masses throughout the Diocese of Norwich watched a video presentation from Bishop Cote asking them to support the Annual Catholic Appeal. Prominently...

Groton should postpone critical hearing until people can attend

The Groton Town Council is weaponizing COVID-19 against its own citizens. A public meeting is scheduled for April 7 to allow the citizens to give their opinion about another junk apartment complex going onto the Williams Seely School...

Will Groton use COVID-19 crisis as excuse to silence the public?

The town held a formal presentation about the possible development of the Seely School property on Feb. 19 at the Town Hall Annex. About 70 persons attended. DonMar Corporation presented its conceptual plans for 280 apartments and some amenities,...

Time to rethink plastic bag debate

In these times of social distancing, face masks, etc., we should take a moment to rethink a well-meaning but counterproductive and now possibly harmful policy. The ban on so-called single-use plastic bags has been discovered to be worse than just...

Seek higher meaning in current pandemic

We all need to come together globally. Share with a neighbor who is alone. Love, don't hate. God alone can turn this around. Not the president, not Purell, and certainly not hoarding. Daniel 2:21 Living Bible, "World events are under his...

Virus from a world away brings chaos

In the 1960s the concept of Chaos Theory was proposed. The notion was that small changes in complex systems could have large effects elsewhere. This gave rise to something called the Butterfly Effect, which said that the flapping of a butterfly's...

Grateful for The Day’s responsible journalism

It occurs to me, now more than ever, what a treasure we have in our midst. The Day, established in 1881 and for decades owned by a trust, exists as "the champion and protector of the public interest and defender of the people's rights,"...

Power of a free press was on display

The March 21 issue of The Day contains a letter by Paul Choiniere, Editorial Page Editor, defending his policy erring on the side of diversity when publishing letters from readers, “

Review press conference, Trump's 'terrible reporter' comment was accurate

I need to respond to yet another President Trump hater who feels it necessary to take remarks out of context and then purport to be true. I refer to letter "

He's got it bad, dreaded 'Trump-Virus'

I have caught a virus. It's called Trump-Virus. My name for it is new, but the meaning of it is not. It has been festering and has spread to me as an infection from a mean man, Donald Trump. Trump can't help himself from being hurtful and...

Thanks to Madison, flu naming remains legal

Kudos to The Day for publishing Lee Elci's: “'Wuhan Flu' more accurately names virus and what it means,” (March...

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