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Premium Content Giving Merchant Mariners their due

 July 13, 2014; Updated: 2:05 am

A year after World War II ended, the government reported the death toll for each of the armed forces during the war and the numbers ranged from 318,274 for the Army to 1,917 for the Coast Guard.


Premium Content Funds needed for dyslexic students

 July 12, 2014; Updated: 4:33 pm

Ensuring that all students achieve their full potential remains a prime motivator for education officials throughout the state, so even small steps in this direction deserve support and praise.

Legislators took such a step in the past...


Premium Content No quick fix at border

 July 11, 2014; Updated: 12:09 am

The all-too-familiar name calling and finger pointing over the crisis unfolding at the Southwest border could be dismissed as typical political partisanship except for the fact that so many young would-be immigrants continue being victimized -...


Premium Content Fireworks and tractor pulls: Something for everyone

 July 11, 2014; Updated: 12:11 am

Southeastern Connecticut is a premier summer playground, thanks to its beaches, outdoor concerts, Shakespeare in the Park, sailing, al fresco dining, carnivals and countless other warm-weather activities - and the season's entertainment...


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...


Premium Content Lawmakers lie down for the governor

 July 6, 2014; Updated: 10:23 pm

Once again, the General Assembly didn't even try to override a gubernatorial veto, including two bills that both houses had passed unanimously. They haven't, in fact, overridden a single veto during the four Malloy years.

After the...


Premium Content Hand 'em over, Haberek

 July 5, 2014; Updated: 10:09 am

As awkward as it may prove for him, Stonington First Selectman Ed Haberek must soon stop the stalling and hand over the records from a Sept. 4, 2009 complaint, filed by a female town


Defining 'speech'

 July 5, 2014; Updated: 6:56 pm

The following editorial recently appeared in the Los Angeles Times.

Whatever you think of therapy designed to change people's sexual orientation - and we think it's both harmful and insulting to gays and lesbians - it's not...


Hobby Lobby won't block birth control

 July 5, 2014; Updated: 6:56 pm

Virtually all of the criticism of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision has assumed that women who work for Hobby Lobby and other religious businesses will lose their free contraceptives. That's false. As Justice Samuel Alito explained in his...


Premium Content Is it time for some July 4th resolutions?

 July 4, 2014; Updated: 6:56 pm

When the Founding Fathers signed their names to the Declaration of Independence from the British Crown, setting in motion a revolution that would lead to government obtianing its "powers from the consent of the governed," they not only provided a...


Premium Content A gift in good hands

 July 3, 2014; Updated: 11:53 pm

The important role played by the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut in augmenting the charitable inclinations of the people who call our region home was demonstrated once again this week with the announcement that it had received the...


EU faces turmoil

 July 3, 2014; Updated: 5:25 pm

The following editorial appeared recently in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Jean-Claude Juncker, former prime minister of Luxemburg, was nominated Friday as president of the powerful, 28-country European Union Commission. He was...


Premium Content Malloy not feeling the love

 July 2, 2014; Updated: 9:45 am

It has to hurt when you empty the wallet trying to win the loyalty of the object of your affection, suffer the criticism of observers for your overreaching, and despite it all still get jilted.


Premium Content Worthwhile investment

 July 2, 2014; Updated: 10:50 pm

On Monday U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney successfully displayed the substantial local and state support for a proposed upgrade of rail lines that run through Connecticut from New London harbor north to the Massachusetts border. The political and...


Premium Content Dangerous ruling risks women's rights

 July 1, 2014; Updated: 11:51 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Monday in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Store, Inc. was stunning both in its sexist nature and in ignoring long-standing precedent preventing corporations from imposing their religious beliefs and values on...


Premium Content Reconnect with nature

 June 30, 2014; Updated: 5:25 pm

Quick - name a favorite summer time memory. Family fishing trips, catching fireflies, shoreline campfires, star-gazing, bicycle jaunts, long hikes and body surfing may jump to mind.

For so many of us, our sunniest summer memories focus on...


Pope whacks the wise guys

 June 30, 2014; Updated: 5:25 pm

The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The families that make up the crime syndicates known as the Mafia may believe they're above civil law, but they got a rude awakening last week from a key...


Premium Content Does Finizio's Fort Trumbull move benefit New London?

 June 29, 2014; Updated: 1:04 am

Then-candidate Daryl Justin Finizio made a brilliant political move back in 2011 when he called for the dissolution of the New London Development Corp. Many voters held the NLDC, and its board controlled by leaders who came largely from...


Premium Content Impressive policy victory for Finizio

 June 28, 2014; Updated: 5:25 pm

In persuading the City Council to move forward with a $196 million plan to complete the renovation of city schools and lay the pathway to conversion to an all-magnet school district, New London Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio obtained arguably the...


Premium Content Wow! Justices agree and get it right

 June 27, 2014; Updated: 12:02 am

In a rare display of unity for this group, the U.S. Supreme Court this week issued a series of unanimous opinions, each well-grounded in upholding constitutional protections.

Ruling in a case with broad implications for the digital age,...


Premium Content Fix state's aging transportation system

 June 26, 2014; Updated: 5:22 pm

It was on June 28, 1983, 31 years ago this week, that a section of the Mianus River Bridge collapsed on Interstate 95 in Fairfield County at 1:30 in the morning, sending two trailer trucks and two cars into the river below and killing...


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Premium Content Giving Merchant Mariners their due

A year after World War II ended, the government reported the...

Premium Content Funds needed for dyslexic students

Ensuring that all students achieve their full potential remains a prime...

Premium Content Generous spending indeed at UConn

$251,000 from a state university for a speech! Who does this Hillary...

Premium Content Taxpayers foot the bill for these immigrants

Where's the outrage? Thousands of illegals are streaming across the...

Premium Content McKinney vows to run on the issues

Republican state Sen. John McKinney, who has proved you can...

Premium Content Stadium deal a swing and a miss in Hartford?

The "done deal" Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra announced earlier...



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