THE DAY’S OPINION

Don't chintz on East Lyme police station

The plan was not to move police from an inadequate facility into a barely adequate one.

Trading lives of young vapers for votes

If the gasping victims of shredded lungs were laboratory rats or rabbits, they would have their own vociferous lobbying groups and the president might not have been so quick to thwart the ban on...

New London should have high expectations for Passero's 2nd term

Mayor Passero says he has an experienced administrative team in place. There should be no learning curve in a second term.

Mass shootings continue but McConnell won't allow gun-control vote

Another school shooting took place as Connecticut senators pushed for vote on universal background checks, but Republican leadership was unmoved.

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

CARTOONS

YOUR LETTERS

Recent editorial analogy was off base

The editorial "What if a local official acted in this manner," (Nov. 13), is more mainstream media misinformation. It doesn't state that the...

Rep. Nolan backs wind bid with New London ties

I want to lend my voice in support of the op-ed, “DEEP Should Choose New London with Wind Energy Decision,”...

Hunter Biden's job is not the issue

Lately there has been much concern over Hunter Biden obtaining a job where his knowledge about the duties involved were uncertain. Is it any different than President Trump's daughter and son-in-law acquireing jobs that they had little or no...

North Stonington stories lacking in The Day

As a strong supporter of independent newspapers — and The Day in particular — and having often written in support of the exemplar photography staff, I wonder what has happened to coverage of North Stonington in your...

Fix stink and blight to revive Thames Street in Groton

I'm very excited to read about renewed efforts to revitalize Groton's Thames Street. However, two things must happen for any...

East Lyme mistaken if it builds police station minus cells

This responds to the newly purchased Honeywell building for the newly established East Lyme Police...

Don't strip resources for drug research

Eastern Connecticut finds itself at the center of the growing fields of health care and pharmaceutical research. These industries are part of the fabric of our communities and have a local, national, and global impact of which we can be proud.

A changed date would allow 'Dreamers' to fulfill their dreams

The U.S. Supreme Court has the case that will determine the fate of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. Many long-time undocumented U.S. residents await the outcome with serious concern that an adverse decision could...

Editorial was off base on the politics of health care

Your editorial, “How to lose to Trump in 2020,” (Nov. 10), loses or confuses the point in its appeals to supposed electoral...

Say no to tolls and stop wasting money

The Lamont transportation fraud. Governor Ned Lamont and any Democrats who support this tolling transportation plan should be ashamed of themselves. First by lying during the campaign about only tolling trucks, and second by raising taxes again...

Local democracy needs folks willing to serve

National and state politics get most of the media’s attention, yet 90 percent of our democracy functions locally. The citizen volunteers that serve on town boards, councils and commissions are the true champions of our system of...

Clearly Lamont doesn't care about southeastern Connecticut

−Our governor insists on tolling the Gold Star Bridge. It shows his total disregard for the military members stationed at the Submarine Base and Groton residents in general.  If you want to go to the mall, Best Buy, Target,...

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COLUMNS

Columnist Clarence Page

Warren listened to what people wanted

Elizabeth Warren knows banking reform, among other policy issues, better than she knows campaign politics.

Columnist Lee Elci

Some political civility, at least for spouses

Instead of admiration and recognition for helping bring a worthwhile program national attention, the First Lady was witness to as many as 200 people in front of the facility protesting her visit.

Columnist Froma Harrop

Partisan lines fade with the right candidates

Americans are not quite as politically tribal as we are told, when it comes to state and local elections — and that should apply to national elections as well

OP-ED

Play it cool, GOP, stick to facts

Forget Deep State nonsense. What needs defending is that not only did Trump not commit an impeachable offense, he committed no offense at all.

Weld bets Trump’s troubles will benefit his insurgent campaign

Weld believes Trump is facing “a richly deserved impeachment by the U.S. House and removal by the U.S. Senate."

GUEST COMMENTARIES

DEEP should choose New London with wind energy decision

We are in fierce competition and the selection of Constitution Wind for 800MW will solidify New London’s place in the burgeoning offshore wind industry.

Let kids pick their heroes, gender aside

Why wouldn’t a boy pick a Wonder Woman costume? If he wants to grow up and be Diana, great. If he wants to grow up to be a cis male who embodies superpowers like extraordinary humanity and compassion, that’d be respectable too.

St. Francis House, 20 years of Christian service

All those accepted help with household chores, participate in prayer life and contribute what they can toward maintenance costs.