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Premium Content Who is at the helm of the Amistad?

 July 10, 2014; Updated: 11:54 pm

Tuesday's petulant announcement by the executive director and chief executive officer of Amistad America that the schooner would not be visiting New London during this weekend's Sailfest celebration, as had been promised, is the latest sad...


Premium Content Location, location, location

 July 9, 2014; Updated: 11:52 pm

No doubt people in New London and Waterford are peering covetously a few miles east while they ponder the futures of long-stalled restoration projects in their respective municipalities.

The Whaling City's persistent struggles to find a...


Premium Content Make police reports available

 July 9, 2014; Updated: 11:57 pm

Monday's state Supreme Court ruling that allows police to limit the details they release to the public about arrests is a severe blow to advocates of open government, giving law enforcement authorities far too much control over important...


Premium Content Old Saybrook: Preserve The Preserve

 July 8, 2014; Updated: 11:54 pm

Many residents and visitors treasure this region's shoreline not because of what people have built here, such as housing developments, highways, shopping centers and factories, but for what they've preserved.

Our magnificent waterfront...


Premium Content Renewal in Lyme

 July 7, 2014; Updated: 10:40 pm

Something wonderful is happening in Lyme. Workers are nearing completion on a municipal project that both honors the past and prepares for the future. Taxpayers were willing to reach deep into their pockets to make it happen and the results...




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Rethinking Wilson's 'Fourteen Points'

As American policymakers ponder the future shape of the Middle East, they should perhaps recall that the United States was opposed to the 1916 Sykes-Picot agreement, the famous "line in the sand" that is now said to be dissolving.

Does Atlantic City offer a warning?

There's nothing worse than being stuck in a taxi with two guys from the Bronx. Inevitably, they start talking about the old neighborhood or, worse, the Yankees.

Stan Grossfeld is my colleague. Adam Lane is my taxi driver. They both grew up...


Is U.S. facing last call at the last mall?

Last week, Slate published photos of empty, decaying shopping malls from a new book, "Autopsy of America.'' The images are arresting, and the timing couldn't be better. Abandoned malls are hot: The Dead Malls Enthusiasts Facebook group boasts...


Popular myths surround our Independence Day

You learned in school about what happened in July 1776, and think you have a good handle on events surrounding American independence from Britain. Right?

Well, if you think that was the day that America's independence was declared by the...


Red states lose in federal tax cuts

From the happy reports, you'd think that liberals had only to celebrate the tea party's recent Mississippi defeat. True, Sen. Thad Cochran's winning strategy - reaching out to Democrats, in particular African-Americans - made for an especially...

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Premium Content Lyme gets along

Your editorial, "Renewal in Lyme," (July 7), was on target for praising Lyme on the decision of townspeople to invest in...

Premium Content Clinton donated fee to foundation

In his column, "Susan Herbst's $251,000 date with Hillary Clinton," (July 4), David Collins took both UConn and Hillary...

Premium Content Not all disabilities can be seen

After having surgery I was told by my doctor not to drive for a few days. My grandson and his friend drove me to a...

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I had a great chuckle when I read the superintendent of Groton public schools comments in the The Day's article, "Magnet...

Premium Content Challenges in dealing with the homeless

Accounts of quality of life issues discussed at the June 20 City Council meeting elicit several thoughts. This is a micro...


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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...


Taunton River whale is a call to action

People stare in awe and amazement when they see a whale, and no wonder. These creatures, magnificent in...

Jimmy Carter's service extends well past his presidency

Though approaching his 90th year, the greatest American ex-president, Jimmy Carter, shows no sign of slowing down. Recently, he has...