Properly compensate New London in State Pier deal

For all the benefits of this project, New London cannot afford to get rolled again. It needs to get its fair share of the money to be made.

Unlock and unload. Attacking Iran would be a mistake

If the United States did strike militarily, there are no assurances it could be contained to a single retaliatory action. Iran could take the opportunity to expand the engagement into a regional conflict.

State should end religious vaccine exemption: here's why

This anti-vaccine phenomenon is endangering other children, particularly those with legitimate medical issues.

Sharpiegate funny, yet no laughing matter

On some matters, the public must trust the government will provide straightforward facts, not spun for the benefit of a party or politician.

Port Authority stink imperils New London wind plan

With each revelation the scent surrounding how the port authority operated when it was making big decisions grows fouler.

Urgent steps needed, vaping is killing people

Makers clearly intend vaping products as recreational devices that create a need and then fill it. Whether that's risky the FDA has yet to tell us.

Local races are all about turnout (and name order)

The results of the shocking Democratic New Haven primary showed the importance of a candidate getting his or her supporters to the polls.

On fateful date, signs of chaotic vulnerability

The 9/11 Commission warned that when it comes to protecting the homeland the nation must have realistic objectives, clear guidance, and effective organization. The current administration has none of that.

Restoration work only a few can do

A relatively small group of dedicated craftspeople is earning a reputation for taking on impressive restoration projects and getting the job done right.

Fix, don't eliminate, quasi-public agencies

The theory behind quasi-public agencies is that they can better meet some public policy needs by being more agile and business-like in their approach, but that has also led to abuses.

Finding the Ledyard Fair a new home

The Ledyard Fair arrives as an antidote for the post-Labor Day blues. In these parts, September wouldn’t be the same without it.

Norwich's unbalanced budget signals things must change

Republican majority limited taxes and spending, but the budget didn't balance.


Why's government broken? Look in the mirror

It's our fault, you know. The chaotic and destructive government we now have is the result of our inattention. The campaigns and the debates were...

New London police union leaders endorse Adam Sprecace for council

Republican Adam Sprecace is once again running for City Council. He is a bright and thoughtful former three-term councilor who always does his...

Burke's dedication to New London makes him ideal for council

I grew up with both of my parents serving in municipal elected office, one Republican and one Democrat. Local city elections are easy to ignore,...


Columnist Lee Elci

Debt is out of control and politicians don't care

Your kids and your kids’ kids will be asked to carry an unsustainable debt albatross long after all of us are gone.

Columnist Richard Cohen

Why identity politics is dangerous

It is wrong to think the injustice of racism and all the other "isms" can be righted with the injustice of identity politics. We have enough victims...

Columnist Margaret Sullivan

Biden's debate: 'presidential' or 'disqualifying' -- depending on the source

Biden's response to one question belongs in some sort of Bizarre Answer Hall of Fame, drifting from an apparently unintended insult to low-income...