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Premium Content New London seeks end game in Carter debacle

 July 26, 2014; Updated: 4:59 pm

Making the best of an awful situation, the New London Board of Education took the right step Thursday in tabling any vote on approving a contract with the man it had expected to be its next superintendent, Terrence P. Carter.This has all...


Premium Content No more stalling, release Stonington document

 July 25, 2014; Updated: 11:50 pm

With the Freedom of Information Commission's 4-2 decision upholding the hearing officer's recommendation, Stonington First Selectman Ed Haberek should not delay in releasing the harassment complaint filed in 2009 against him by a woman employee...


Premium Content News should make us watchful for kids in hot cars

 July 25, 2014; Updated: 11:53 pm

If more people are peering into the back seats of parked cars in recent weeks, there's been at least one positive outgrowth from the recent spate of incidents in which babies, toddlers and young children were left unattended in dangerously...


Premium Content Public and NL board deserve answers

 July 24, 2014; Updated: 12:03 am

As it prepares for a scheduled conference call with the man it planned to name as its next superintendent, Terrence P. Carter, the New London Board of Education must not only demand clear answers to some difficult questions, but assess whether...


Premium Content Pursue cease-fire to stop Gaza carnage

 July 23, 2014; Updated: 11:45 pm

Everyone knows the only promise for lasting peace between Israel and its Palestinian neighbors is a two-state solution. Reaching that goal appears as remote as ever.For the third time in six years, Israel and the Hamas forces that control...




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The world is ablaze, our leader detached

The president's demeanor is worrying a lot of people. From the immigration crisis on the Mexican border to the Islamic State rising in Mesopotamia, Barack Obama seems totally detached. When he does interrupt his endless rounds of golf,...

'Sharing economy' won't pamper you

The online rental booking service Airbnb is a fast-growing empire that pairs travelers with people wanting to profit off a room in their house - or the whole house. Like VRBO, HomeAway and similar platforms, Airbnb occupies the lodging sector of...

Germans remain leary of NSA spy network

Given recent German indignation about the National Security Agency, it has been easy to overlook the fact that for decades the German government has cooperated extensively with the NSA on surveillance activities. But after a high-level meeting in...

Stop Palestinian aid, weaken the terrorists

The anti-Semitic "tradition" of blaming Jews for the world's problems mostly took a temporary back seat in light of the indiscriminate rocket attacks on Israel by the terrorist group Hamas.

Major newspaper editorials condemned Hamas, but...

Over-protection of kids doesn't serve them well

A week ago, a woman was charged with leaving her child in the car while she went into a store. Her 11-year-old child. This week, a woman was arrested for allowing her 9-year-old daughter to go to the park alone. Which raises just one question:...


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Premium Content Former board member says restart the search

As I prepare for tomorrow's lesson with my 8th grade summer school class, I become more and more concerned with the past...

Premium Content Plenty of questions to answer about Carter

How did Dr. Terrence P. Carter get so far in the recruiting/screening/selection process without rigorous questioning? The...

Premium Content Happy trails, Mr. Carter

I worked in publishing for 15 years, long enough to know that there are numerous opportunities to make corrections before...

Premium Content Book-signing shows ethical rules lacking

The July 20 front page of The Day pictured Hillary Clinton at a book signing, accompanied by Connecticut Sens. Chris...

Premium Content World in upheaval and focus is Lebron

There's been time the past few weeks to reflect on the stuff around us: Hamas, Russia, Chaves. Islamic Radicals, North...


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Hamas risks the lives of its own people

In the past week and a half, Hamas, the governing body of Gaza and a terrorist group as designated by both the United States government and...


The guns of August echo loudly today

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A century ago, an assassination opened the floodgates of horror

World War I - or the Great War as it was called at the time - began one...


Divided we stand: Our disagreements are a source of strength. It's our weakened institutions we should fear.

Far from worrying about and cursing the divided state of today's electorate and its leadership, we should...