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    They promise to be more like the Ali-Foreman ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ than Lincoln-Douglas or Kennedy-Nixon, but this notion that relatively few people will watch the Trump...
    Idle Thoughts, while waiting for the College World Series, the future champion Celts and Rangers and for the official list of 25 Women’s Basketball Players Better Than Ca...
    Why is student performance so poor among students from racial minorities in Connecticut's cities? A state law enacted last year suggests it's because city schools don't h...
    Colonel William Ledyard may have freed his slave, Jordan Freeman, now honored with a stone memorial on Fort Griswold, but that didn’t mean Ledyard was a fan of emancipati...
    James R. Murphy, chief of the X-2 counterintelligence agency during WWII, didn’t emerge from WWII as a recognizable public figure, but he did his duty, like many others. If you have a story about a Memorial Day hero, email l.howard@theday.com and attach some photos.

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    After a relentlessly rainy and chilly start to spring, this week’s warm temperatures finally stirred awake woodland foliage, ferns and wildflowers, including a profusion ...
    While Donald Trump can be intemperate, reckless and megalomaniac, that is not why he has been so damaging to politics in Connecticut. Trump is most damaging to politics h...
    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's nasty remark about a fellow congresswoman's appearance was characteristically stupid. But the Georgia Republican is hoist on her own petard ...
    All that’s left to punctuate the Fonfara Follies is to cue Handel’s Hallelujah chorus, or perhaps summon the bagpiper to deliver the haunting strains of Amazing Grace, pr...
    Connecticut's failure to prosecute many gun crimes aggressively isn't as bad as it seems, prosecutors and a former state legislator told The Day of New London this month....

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    The news business regularly reinforces the lesson that most people react with empathy to the hard times of a single person or family, yet not so much to the plight of a m...
    Sometimes, you can get so focused on a task that you don't do what you were asked to do. Below are two case studies. (1.) A gentleman came to the emergency room some time...
    As news broke Thursday of the arrest of Gov. Ned Lamont’s former deputy budget chief, I couldn’t help but wonder how the governor could have been so clueless about what the FBI called blatant wrongdoing in his administration.
    Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely, and with its 24-12 majority the Democratic caucus in Connecticut's Senate is well on its way there. For recent comment...
    "Stormy Daniels Put Trump's Toxic Horniness on Full Display," read a Daily Beast headline. What has really been put on display is Donald Trump's desperate need to portray...
    As the city prepares to revamp management of the park, it might want to consider a larger reset of the magnificent property.
    While friends and I were strolling through Ninigret Park in Charlestown, R.I., the other morning, a couple walking toward us with a baby carriage stopped, and I replied b...
    Groton — It is a few days removed now from an altercation between two men at Poquonnock Plains Park, the residual effect of which included one of the men waving a gun. Wh...
    Angry, arrogant, clueless and overpaid are not things you like to see in a chief executive, as you are raising electric rates some 19%.
    Here we are in Times Square. Maniac lights flash across all horizons. Minnie Mouse and Spider-Man are making the rounds. Packed tour buses inch below the scary headlines ...