Revival of Waterford solar plan reason for concern

The current proposal is to install 55,000 solar panels on approximately 90 acres of hilly terrain off Oil Mill Road in Waterford. These ground-mounted solar arrays have a record of destroying water quality around them.

Why GOP victory in North Carolina spells disaster for Democrats

President Trump is the single most effective surrogate and turnout machine for the Republican Party, the most important weapon in the fight to control Congress.

Ledyard Fair can stay put if it simplifies

The future fairs could be held in the current location if the Fair Association would do a little bit of repositioning and downsizing.

Feminist aviation pioneer had ties to Noank

Putnam’s mother had refused in purported disapproval of the union to allow the planned use of her home on Church Street in the center of the village, only to change her mind at the last minute.

New London mayoral candidate's full comments on immigration

I feel strongly that sanctuary cities, or immigration in general, I should say, is a federal issue and it should be dealt with in Washington. And it is misguided being dealt with here, locally.

Shameful of Day running anti-union op-ed Labor Day

Didn’t anyone tell you, Labor Day is a day reserved for honoring working people and the sacrifices of the men and women who fought and died to help bring about labor reforms.

South and North, fair desegregation remains elusive

In few American school districts have we ever reaped the benefits of desegregation fairly and robustly implemented.

'Right-to-work' aims to destroy labor-union gains

Freeloading workers contribute to the financial collapse of unions and to the protections they provide.

Connecticut senator gave U.S. its name and its courts

When delegates were about to approve the name of the new nation as "National Government of United States," Ellsworth suggested instead "the United States of America."

A big nuclear story you probably missed

President Trump is trying to revice U.S. nuclear power and protect our nuclear weapons' stock, but the press is largely ignoring his efforts.

How violent video games can be good for you

Many video games place violence in a social context and give players a hands-on opportunity to explore moral conundrums they would never face in real life.

Filling the wind in New London’s sails

New London deserves to have the kind of economic revitalization seen in other towns and cities, and this project checks every box.


Food fight! The mess made of the 'grocery tax' that wasn't

DRS Commissioner Scott Jackson should have warned the governor that, as his office saw it, the number of grocery items subject to taxation would...

Buffalo bishop's deception a test for Pope Francis

The published list had been whittled down by the bishop and church lawyers to exclude, among others, accused priests who had been left in ministry or...

Don't short-circuit chance for real change in New London schools

State-local cooperation holds promise for slow but steady reversal of long-stewing performance problems, but there must be transparency.


Columnist Chris Powell

Klarides' Lamont slap was rude but true

The House minority leader said the governor is "not a jerk" but is "incompetent" for the job he is in. Harsh, perhaps, but recent weeks have...

Columnist Paul Choiniere

Berrigan should fight for ballot spot in New London

History suggests that if the Greens and Berrigan push this, she will get her name on the ballot. State judges don’t like disqualifying...

Columnist Froma Harrop

Cultural appropriation has become a tedious subject

Great creative works are the product of cultural cross-fertilization. Admirers of magnificent Native-American beadwork should remember that the beads...