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Opening ourselves to fearsome consequences

Scenes of people in bars, on beaches, crowding streets, breathing all over each other, not wearing facemasks, make it clear that the national “reopening” surrenders our only defenses against COVID-19, which are behavioral; and...

Don't be a Trump, wear your mask

It seems the president's bad behavior is influencing too many Americans to follow him by not wearing masks when sharing space with others. I was shopping at Big Y recently and tried hard to avoid several folks not wearing masks or pulling...

Are we better off under Trump's leadership?

While trolling for votes during the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump asked, "What do you have to lose?" Fast forward to 2020, and the grim answer to that question is 100,000 deaths due to COVID-19. Unlike the sobering description...

For all of our safety, mandate mask wearing

Reading all the news bits about the people who are refusing to wear a mask, some of whom go so far as to attack or even kill the innocent store employees who remind them of the store’s rule, I am bamboozled by the complete absence of logic...

Mayor confident of safe reopening after Mohegan Sun visit

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Mohegan Sun for a special tour to provide a behind-the-scenes look at all of the steps that have been taken to keep both team members and patrons safe when Mohegan Sun starts a slow reopening this...

Trump's risk factor shows mask need

Why is Trump afraid to wear a mask in public when his profile, standing at The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier, accentuates his morbid obesity? R.V. DeCarolis North Franklin  

Day's independent editorial voice is an asset

On May 17, Paul Choiniere, The Day’s editorial page editor, lamented on newspaper giant Gannett’s axing of editorials, “

Would lack of pay provide perspective of barber's plight?

Please place David Collins on 90 days furlough so he can see what it is like having his livelihood ripped from him by COVID-19. Regarding his May 21 column, “

Issue more complex than Elci recognizes

In a recent column, “I’m not spending one tax dime to bail out folks here illegally,” (May 13), Lee...

Reader has deep doubts about Reich's 'facts'

Robert Reich’s column, “Pandemic has exposed American exceptionalism as a mirage,” (May 12), is deeply angry, but...

Cuomo has proved anything but competent

Froma Harrop’s definition of “competent” is as flexible as Ma Pelosi’s conscience, “Andrew Cuomo for vice...

He won't tolerate disrespect for president

The May 1 article by David Collins, “I’ve seen COVID-19 loss up close; I blame Trump,” was the worst piece of...



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Protest, work for change, but reject violence

In New London they delivered their message, they vented their fury, but peacefully. For that they should be proud. It says something positive about...

When can black Americans expect equal justice?

This was the modern-day lynching of a black man. But instead of a rope, the tool of suffocation was the knee of Minneapolis police officer.

Without more relief, recession will gravely deepen

There are no good options here, only less bad ones. And not acting to help states is the worst choice.


Columnist Robert Reich

Trump's presidency is all but over

In reality, Donald Trump doesn't run the U.S. government. He doesn't manage anything. He doesn't organize anyone. He doesn't administer or oversee or...

Columnist Froma Harrop

Summer people arrived early. What about snowbirds?

If remote work becomes more permanent, second-home people may have even less of an incentive to leave.

Columnist Chris Powell

It makes no sense to put public at risk to protect criminals

People who cannot support themselves honestly or are so damaged psychologically that they cannot stop harming others must be locked up, epidemic or...