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Coast Guard Museum delayed, not denied

Despite the slow pace, our editorial board remains bullish about the prospects for this project and its importance to the future of the downtown.

Judge got it right, tear down that fence at Old Lyme beach

Fencing off the beach to all because of the inconsiderate actions of some was not the right or, as the court has ruled, legal solution.

Senate must uphold its constitutional duty

The facts are not in dispute. What the Senate must decide is whether those transgressions warrant Trump’s removal.

Theodore Bodenwein, publisher of The Day from 1891 to 1939

“The newspaper should be more than a business enterprise. It should also be the champion and protector of the public interest and defender of the people’s rights.”

- Theodore Bodenwein



Day uncovered the truth in Stonington

I read with pause the recent articles on the sexual harassment of Stonington High School female students by a teacher whom the kids complained about and who was allowed to retire from teaching with full benefits. My pause is two-fold.

Reality check needed: Nothing is for free

I would like to respond to the op-ed in Sunday’s edition, "Cities could benefit by backing Medicare for All,"(Jan.

Include children in celebration of the arts in New London

As many are aware this is the weekend to celebrate the arts in the City of New London in conjunction with XLI Hygienic Art. Join in for the annual show that is an art exhibition like no other throughout the region with no judges, no jury, no...

Placing opinion headline on Page 1 showed bias

Your headline on page one Jan. 18 was a perfect example of biased journalism and a glowing example of why so much of the public is losing faith in the media. It justifies the term fake news. The headline "Trump builds made-for-TV...

Don't be lazy and risk your child's safety

I recently witnessed a very disturbing situation. I was in a New London pharmacy and a child, maybe 6 or 7, asked me where she could find some articles in the store. I asked where her mother was. She said in the...

Reeder's Trump-Madison comparison is flawed

Tyson Reeder’s recent posting in the Sunday, January 19, 2020 edition of The Day entitled, “What Would The...

Donations for church would be better spent helping victims

Disgrace. Norwich Diocesan priorities suggest spending $8 million in private...

Glad The Day, Rep. Courtney recalled Battle of the Bulge

My father fought in the Battle of the Bulge, so thank you Rep. Joe Courtney for attending and writing about the ceremony at Bastogne commemorating its 75th anniversary

Loved one's support for Trump is dismaying

I am writing out of desperation over the splintering of our country and what it has done to me. I don’t think of myself as a selfish person, but I am twisted over the fact loved ones — friends and family...

Trying to find sense in Middle East strategy discussion

Watching a Sunday morning news program, I heard a Republican senator call for the return of all our troops. He was stating this at the time of the killing of Iranian General Soleimani. He was not pleased with the justifications that were...

British Royals don't deserve all this U.S. attention

News flash! Meghan and Harry are removing themselves from official duties! When is the American public going to get over the stupid British monarchy? Wasn't it enough what King George did to our own colonists? If you have any Irish blood running...

Making hospital stay 'a rather pleasant experience'

Recently I spent time on the E floor at the Hartford Hospital for an emergency procedure and would like to mention my great appreciation to all who took part in my recovery during that period. The nurses, technicians, food handlers, and even...



Columnist Lee Elci

Those legally voting should know the English language

If it is a mandatory for aspiring United States citizens to speak and understand the English language, why is Groton – or any city in the state — printing voting ballots in multiple languages?

Columnist Cal Thomas

Step right up, show trial begins

It is politics at its worst and opens the door, as some of the Founders warned, for "normalizing" impeachment.

Columnist Robert Reich

Lip service aside, Davos' elite uninterested in tackling inequality

Popular anger is boiling over against elites seen as irredeemably greedy, corrupt and indifferent to the plight of most people struggling to get by


Abuse of power reason for impeachment

The argument that only criminal offenses are impeachable has died a thousand deaths in the writings of all the experts on the subject.

Claim Obama funded attacks shocking even for Trump

Trump opted to use the opportunity to settle old scores and accuse his predecessor of funding what the U.S. government has labeled as terrorism.


MLK: 'Learning the simple art of living together'

With patient and firm determination we will press on until every valley of despair is exalted to new peaks of hope.

Madison and Trump did the same thing, but Trump got impeached

Rashly accusing our political opponents of criminal behavior makes our nation vulnerable to foreign interference and creates a downward spiral that could lead to catastrophic consequences.

Cities could benefit by backing Medicare for All

If the federal government assumed medical costs it would mean big savings for local taxpayers and provide more money to invest locally.