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    Saturday, April 20, 2024
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    Saturday, April 20, 2024
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    OP-ED

    Connecticut’s first ever early-ballot elections had extremely low turnout; just 1% of voters registered with either major party. Many people have blamed this on the low u...
    Recent headlines highlight affordable housing shortages, skyrocketing rents and home prices, and demands for rent control, but no one is addressing the real cause of thes...
    As is usually the case, in this part of the country, new endeavors that include change are often viewed with an oversized dose of skepticism. This may or may not be a bad...
    Maybe the flooding rains, earthquake and partial solar eclipse of the last few months have jolted you awake to the forces of nature since the start of 2024. These are dra...
    The Community Health Center of New London, Inc. has been serving the immigrant community for more than five decades. Its mission is not just to provide healthcare, but to...
    Overdose deaths aren't going down. It's the deadliest crisis in American history. According to the CDC, the age-adjusted overdose death rate increased by 14% between 2020...
    With a large data center proposed to be built on the Millstone nuclear power plant’s property and many unanswered questions about the plan, my constituents in East Lyme a...
    I’ve grown up in New London County. I went to high school in the Northwest Corner, and now attend Connecticut College in New London. I love it here: the people, the towns...
    From lobster rolls to fried clam strips and chowder, nothing says summer in New England like seafood. And there's no better place to get a taste of coastal New England th...
    Stream conditions are now much better than they were in the 1970s, yet the numbers of river herring have been in a downward spiral since then and are now at risk.
    I am addressing the elephant in the room that I don't see anyone talking about except attorneys and those who are not Realtors. An opinion piece in The Day recently fired...
    This first appeared in the Connecticut Mirror: The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut welcomes the “119K Commission,” the newly established initiative by th...

    GUEST OPINIONS

    The strong storms and flooding this past summer in the Northeast that decimated Leominster, Mass. and the state of Vermont have certainly raised awareness of climate-rela...
    In the hustling halls of hospitals and the quiet havens of clinics, nurses are the backbone of healthcare systems worldwide. They are compassionate caregivers who work ti...
    As a political scientist, I’ve long believed political competition to be the keystone of representative democracy. Yet in the 2024 election cycle, I’m consciously limitin...
    In Southeastern Connecticut, discussions regarding municipal affordable housing plans have ignited a critical conversation about housing equity and inclusion in our regio...
    “The state of Connecticut has always been governed by an aristocracy.” That is what former President John Adams wrote in 1808 to describe Connecticut. This system of poli...
    Since President Jovenel Moïse’s assassination in July 2021, Haiti has seen a total breakdown in security and political systems. Haiti’s security services are no match for...
    If you failed to visit the gym, cut back on sweets or start a new hobby in January, never fear. Experts say it's best to make resolutions a little later in any case. And ...
    The New London Board of Education has sent a budget to the mayor requesting an increase in local funding of slightly less than 10 percent. What is driving this request is...
    With Apple just announcing that it’s killing its electric car project, which included autonomous driving features, and other similar projects seemingly getting scrapped o...
    The Day recently published an op-ed I wrote in which I quoted Yeats’ poem ‘The Second Coming.’ My son-in-law in Ireland has since advised me that, in 2018, Irish journali...