YOUR LETTERS

Remember fallen, make Poppy Day donation

As the family members of military veterans, we hold a special place in our hearts for the parents, siblings, spouses and friends of those who served. We cannot help but think of all the men and women who fought for this great nation and did not...

New London community must show its unity in wake of scandal

New London is shocked, angry, and heartbroken to learn that trusted teachers, coaches, and administrators engaged in or allowed our children to be preyed upon and abused. Now that accountability is being demanded of the superintendent,...

Turn Mueller Report into a bestseller

A gift horse has been led to our president. An opportunity exists for him to pay off our national debt and finance all the walls he wants to build. It would be so easy. Even though Attorney General Bill Barr has already published the...

How could women back Alabama abortion law?

I was blessed to give birth to a healthy baby girl many years ago. I know the joy that brings to a woman, especially when you first feel movement. I also know the sadness and depression that follows a miscarriage. I know that laws are...

Give school board some power over hiring in New London schools

When I was first elected to the New London Board of Education in 1997, the seven-member board would get full application packets of every new hire in the district. These were delivered to our homes and we had 72 hours to voice a concern to...

Why not 'user's fees' for our highways?

As your editorial, “Close the deal on tolls, improve state ranking,” (May 16), stated tolls are a “difficult, unpopular but...

Old Lyme library staff goes the extra mile for patrons

Old Lyme residents know their Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library is a safe and friendly place where the thoughtful staff always tries to meet patrons’ needs. But do those residents know that a library visit may be the only human...

Don't be distracted, end single-use plastics

I'm a student at Bennington College in Vermont, but my home is in Lyme. I'm writing in response to the article, "City of...

Trump destroying country right before our eyes

What is happening to our country? We have a lawless president, complicit Republican senators and now, a corrupt attorney general. When elected officials and their appointed cronies lie, cheat and steal to stay in power, we are inching closer to a...

Palestinians: 'I hate that they hate us'

I wish to defend myself against the  attacks of Sameer Hassan in his letter, "No way to hide hatred for Palestinians." (May...

Tolls hurt the less fortunate

Every current tolling plan have tolls running directly through our inner cities. Affordability has already forced many of our less fortunate into urban areas, where the highways act as local roads in many cases. A gantry tolling plan will act...

Republicans wrong blocking early-voting vote

Let the people decide.  Thirty-eight states allow early voting. Following their lead, our own Senate recently endorsed placing a referendum on the 2020 ballot so that citizens could decide whether to allow early...

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