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Premium Content Court ruling threatens to divide us

 April 24, 2014; Updated: 11:34 pm

Tuesday's Supreme Court decision upholding Michigan's opposition to affirmative action in higher education may not just set back civil rights, as many fear, but on a broader plane it further polarizes a country that is becoming less like the...


Premium Content Is this any way to run a city?

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 12:10 am

New London Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio's shocking announcement Monday that the city does not have the money to meet its $1.7 million payroll at the end of the week and will need the state to speed up payment of education cost-sharing funds so it...


Premium Content Boston stronger: A marathon win

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 11:34 pm

Hearty congratulations to all involved in Monday's Boston Marathon - organizers, volunteers, city officials, law-enforcement authorities, spectators and, of course, participants - who helped make the 118th edition of the revered road race...


Flawed proposals from both major parties

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 5:12 pm

Leaders of the Republican minority in the General Assembly last week proposed some sensible alternatives to parts of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's state budget.

The Republicans' accounting would be more honest, eliminating some "gimmicks" by...


Premium Content With online voter registration, no excuses

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 12:07 am

Connecticut has unveiled an exceptionally useful and modern system that offers citizens the ability to register to vote on any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Our state became the 15th in the nation and the first...


Premium Content Boston Marathon now also a memorial

 April 21, 2014; Updated: 11:30 pm

For more than a century the Boston Marathon has been one of the sporting world's most venerable and revered traditions, carrying on through two world wars, the Great Depression and various other upheavals - so when two bombs exploded at the...


Premium Content Sound plan to fix NL's fund balance

 April 20, 2014; Updated: 1:44 pm

Having improved cash-flow problems with the recent steps taken by the City Council, New London Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio will on Monday present a sensible plan for rebuilding the city's fund balance and in the process improve its standing with...


Premium Content Follow the example of Niantic overlook

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 1:44 pm

Connecticut has more than 600 miles of tidal shoreline, but access to this most precious of state assets remains out of reach for too many residents. More than 40 years after activist Ned Coll began storming Connecticut's private beaches with...


Premium Content Pre-K is a good use for that surplus

 April 18, 2014; Updated: 12:12 am

With dozens of states having launched or expanded early childhood education for its neediest three- and four-year-olds, the pre-kindergarten plans proposed by the governor and now by legislative leaders are as welcome as they are...


Premium Content Groton must address fire district crisis

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 11:45 pm

If the lavish 10-year contract with its firefighters' union stands, it is hard to see how taxpayers in Groton's Poquonnock Bridge Fire District can afford to continue paying for the operation of the fire service.

The fire district board...


Premium Content Hardly hearing

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 10:54 pm

The purpose of holding public hearings is to hear from the public. It would logically follow that, if the people send a clear message, their leaders should act accordingly.

This is not what happened in Stonington.

Last week residents...


Premium Content Veto vendor change

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 10:56 pm

It remains baffling why the Montville Town Council, or at least its Democratic members, feels compelled to dramatically alter the town's vendor ordinance. If there was a groundswell of support to make things easier for vendors peddling cheap...


Premium Content This Rand-Montville deal makes sense

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 12:06 am

It is understandable why the good people of Montville might get queasy over the prospects of the town entering a deal with the Rand-Whitney Containerboard paper-mill company concerning the treatment of wastewater. The last time the town entered...


Premium Content Helmsley was right about who pays taxes

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 5:38 pm

Most of us would love to be Warren Buffet, or at least have even a tiny fraction of his estimated $50 billion-plus net worth - especially tomorrow, April 15, when, as the business magnate/investor/philanthropist often has stated, he will be...


Premium Content State's gun law working as intended

 April 13, 2014; Updated: 4:07 pm

A year after the General Assembly passed and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed historic gun legislation inspired by the killings in Newtown, there are strong indications the new law is doing what it was meant to do.

We hasten to add it is not...


Premium Content Monica's returns sunny-side up

 April 12, 2014; Updated: 4:59 pm

We're delighted, as are many hungry customers, that Monica's State Street Diner reopened on New London's State Street this week after an Aug. 21 fire heavily damaged the popular downtown restaurant, along with Zambala Grocery and upstairs...


Premium Content Malloy's refund gamble

 April 12, 2014; Updated: 4:59 pm

Only in an election year would you see Republicans, who normally portray themselves as champions of the overtaxed, grumbling about the governor's plan to give Connecticut residents some of their money back from the state treasury.



Premium Content GOP foolish to block equal pay law

 April 11, 2014; Updated: 5:51 pm

When it comes to the race for control of the U.S. Senate, Republicans may yet figure out a way not to win.

At this early date, political prognosticators seem to agree that odds favor a Republican takeover of the Senate. More Democratic-held...


Premium Content Locally grown grows

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 11:54 pm

Take even a fairly brief trip through any supermarket and the geographic gulf that has developed between shoppers and the source of much of the food they eat becomes readily apparent. Grocery store shelves are stocked with Central and South...


Premium Content Double crowns, again, for UConn

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 11:53 pm

Congratulations to the University of Connecticut's men's and women's basketball programs in winning the NCAA national championships. In 2004, UConn became the first school to win both basketball titles in the same year. Ten years later,...


Premium Content NL's cash-flow fix

 April 9, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

The New London City Council appears to be doing its due diligence in assessing a series of unusual bonding proposals recommended by Director of Finance Jeffrey H. Smith and backed by the Finizio administration.

On Monday, the council...


Premium Content Reasonable plan for antibiotic use

 April 9, 2014; Updated: 4:33 pm

Lower meat prices could come at a high price of human suffering if sensible antibiotic-use policies are not adopted.

Legislation intended to protect the public from the growing threat of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria remains...


Premium Content Lost history, Seaside's sad saga

 April 8, 2014; Updated: 3:41 pm

Unfortunately, it appears one of our primary motivations for supporting a long-standing and long-troubled proposal for redeveloping the Seaside Regional Property in Waterford - preservation of its historic structures - is off the...


Premium Content Include locals in book-buying budget

 April 7, 2014; Updated: 4:46 pm

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Bookstore expands in Mystic!

Front page headline? Alas, no.

The ballooning, in October, of Bank Square Books - from 3,000 to 4,800 square feet - didn't rise to that level. Nor did the opening of the...


Premium Content State must sustain NL magnet plan

 April 6, 2014; Updated: 4:33 pm

Grumblings coming out of Hartford should cause concern for New London officials planning for the transformation to an all-magnet school district. The expectation is to attract increased state funding, while racially and economically diversifying...


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Premium Content Court ruling threatens to divide us

Tuesday's Supreme Court decision upholding Michigan's opposition to...

Premium Content Is this any way to run a city?

New London Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio's shocking announcement Monday...

Premium Content Good fences make good neigh-bors

This is in response to the Supreme Court decision regarding the...

Premium Content NL needs a lottery

Again, the bankruptcy clock ticks forward for the city of New London.

Premium Content Sen. Paul's economic medicine: Crush unions

While I am used to getting mail from politicians and political groups,...

Premium Content Will GOP seize opportunity in 20th Senate?

With Democratic state Sen. Andrea Stillman's decision not to...



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