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    Saturday, December 03, 2022
    Op-Ed/Guest Opinions
    Saturday, December 03, 2022
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    OP-ED

    Just as 20th-century global conflicts and new forms of mass communication created new types of on-the-scene war reportage, rising mass firearm murders in the 21st century...
    It’s 6:30 a.m., and my wife already has the news silently scrolling in the dark. “Colorado Springs,” she says. My bleary eyes focus on the carnage — again. It’s been six ...
    The United States is locked in a new Cold War with the Chinese Communist Party, one that senior military advisers warn could turn hot over Taiwan at any time. Yet million...
    This weekend the Board of Trustees of Mystic Aquarium will honor Dr. Stephen Coan, for his 20 years of service to the organization. He announced in August that he is step...
    Russian President Vladimir Putin's hail of missiles against civilian targets in Ukraine is both reprehensible and a desperate move in an unjust war he is losing. The ques...
    Last week, a zealous band of Republican partisans gathered in Washington intent on advancing their campaign to undermine free and fair elections in this country. It isn't...
    The sun starts to dip on the horizon as I force myself to keep my eyes on the road meandering through rural upstate New York instead of checking the number growing ever s...
    It’s been a while since I personally renewed my Mystic Seaport Museum membership, so credit card in hand off I went. Traditionally, my first stop is the beautifully-stoc...
    Connecticut’s track record with sewage treatment centers and with sewers in general, well, it stinks. Spills, overflows, breaks in sewer lines, failures at processing pla...
    Your editorial in the Aug. 2 edition of The Day (“Don’t spread monkeypox stigma”) brings much needed attention to the current outbreak of monkeypox infections that has af...
    As part of the Administration's regulatory agenda, the Biden administration and the FDA committed to issuing a proposed rule by May 2023 to reduce nicotine levels in ciga...
    On June 4 our nation marked the long-awaited, official start of construction of the USS District of Columbia — a boat that has been the number one priority of the U.S. Na...

    GUEST OPINIONS

    As a Mystic resident, I am constantly baffled why we must continuously have to come to terms with the governing in Stonington. I have a solution: the residents of Mystic,...
    Mark Cuban, the billionaire “Shark Tank” celebrity and Dallas Mavericks owner, is getting attention again — this time for his Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Co., which seeks t...
    Provide better care at end of life, not physician-assisted suicide The Judiciary Committee of the Legislature of the State of Connecticut is considering a bill that ...
    Having seen his daughter suffer, Catholic M.D. backs aid in dying Inspired by the public advocacy of terminal brain cancer patient Brittany Maynard, lawmakers in Washingt...
    Every year, various groups show up at the State Capitol with ideas to change the rules in Connecticut workplaces. In a bygone age when local businesses were only competin...
    When it comes to elections in Connecticut, our mantra has been "no news is good news." Meaning, when things go right, we focus on the results, the candidates, the issues,...
    This winter weather - prolonged cold with deep snow and ice - is hard on wild animals. Wading birds, like great blue heron, can't find fish through the ice and snow in fr...
    Issues of widespread agreement in our unceasingly polarized, super-charged political environment are few and far between. That makes it all the more remarkable that two o...
    I turned 74 this winter, Jan. 31 to be exact. Having commenced the 75th year, one can be excused for thinking of mortality, but healthily not morbidly. While we know tha...
    Last year I returned to southeastern Connecticut to practice where local legends - doctors such as McFarland, Stein, German, Ellison - provided my medical care and inspir...