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Premium Content Tom Foley’s high-wire gun law act

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 4:10 pm

If Wednesday’s first gubernatorial debate set the tone for the campaign to come, and we believe it did, the gun law passed after the mass killing at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown will play a significant role in determining a...


Premium Content CL&P rate hike plan is poor policy

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 11:17 pm

Connecticut Light & Power is seeking a rate increase that is excessive, would hinder economic growth and discourage conservation.Most alarming is the utility's request to boost the customer service fee - the payment every customer pays...


Premium Content Filling storefronts

 August 27, 2014; Updated: 11:49 pm

There is perhaps nothing more demoralizing to downtown revitalization efforts than vacant storefronts, which is why a program that provides start-up businesses with rent-free space in New London is well worth the effort and the relatively small...


Premium Content Hats off to City Flats in New London

 August 27, 2014; Updated: 11:50 pm

Revitalizing a neighborhood by creating affordable, owner-occupied housing, while preserving historic architecture and boosting an existing investment - now that is one heck of a project. That's City Flats.Developer and New London Harbour...


Premium Content Stonington seeks the sound of silence

 August 26, 2014; Updated: 11:48 pm

Voters planning to attend tonight's town meeting should be clear about the nuisance ordinance town officials are asking them to approve. The official intent of the ordinance is to protect residents who are annoyed by the growling buzz emitted...




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Training middle class to just settle for cheap

Americans are in the dumps about their future. What does that have to do with legroom in economy class? Everything.

The middle class sees its stature shrinking in the global pecking order and in a culture that favors money over well-being.

Summers at the cottage just aren't what they used to be

It's a lovely evening at my wife's shared summer home, next to Lake Winnipesaukee in Tuftonboro, N.H. The water is perfectly calm, and the night is clear; the occasional late August shooting star rushes up the skydome to the Milky Way.


Obama's stopped caring what his critics say

It's "back to school" week for President Obama, after what a CNN analyst called "the vacation from Hell." So perhaps it's a good time to examine what's been going wrong for Obama recently and whether he can fix it.

The common complaint of...

Seeds of attack sown by Muslim arrivals?

The Obama administration is reportedly considering airstrikes in Syria against the terrorist group ISIS. The New York Times quotes "a top national security adviser" to the president as saying the United States is "not going to be restricted by...

Deliberate response to hooded face of evil

The propagandists of the Islamic State must have imagined that their brutal video of the beheading of journalist James Foley would intimidate and terrorize the world. But people aren't built that way, not in Muslim countries or anywhere else.

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Premium Content Vote for these quality conservatives Nov. 4

Our local towns are in need of strong leadership in Hartford for the upcoming elections. For over 10, and more, years we...

Premium Content Kids want to have fun, need playground

At Preston Veterans Memorial School, moving to the upper-grade playscape was a rite of passage for students. New third...

Premium Content VA solution

The problems at the Veterans Administration could be cured in the shortest possible time if all members of Congress were...

Premium Content Shame on The Day for knocking noise law

Shame on you for belittling the efforts of a neighborhood seeking some peace and quiet! Your editorial, "Stonington seeks...

Premium Content Primary reform has weakened parties

An open GOP Primary, as discussed in the editorial, "Open primaries would benefit state GOP," (Aug.18), is a bad idea,...


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Sympathy for their plight

It would be wonderful if David Collins' smug, "I told you so" in Sunday's Day - "Amistad, Hewett and the best port" - was the last we heard from...


AG acted when it made legal sense

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Thanks to the reporting of this paper and others, The Day's readers are by now familiar with the troubles of Amistad America, Inc., the...

Groton cleric reflects on generations of loss and dispossession

Premium Content Our suburb of Cairo, where the American School was located, was popular with expatriates and also with Palestinian émigrés, and I remember well the...