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Premium Content Amistad will spend the winter at Mystic Seaport

 October 1, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Court approves winter plan for Amistad.


Premium Content Noank's lobster war

 September 26, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

A zoning battle simmers in Noank.


Premium Content A rescue story for and about New London

 September 24, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

A rescue story for New London to tell at the National Coast Guard Museum.


Premium Content Tom Foley is poor in campaign promise specifics

 September 21, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Tom Foley is poor in campaign promise specifics.


Premium Content The Seaside NIMBY squad in Waterford

 September 19, 2014; Updated: 8:10 am

NIMBY objections killed Seaside plan, for now


Premium Content Meet Tom Foley, accused union buster

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

It's hard to know where gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley gets his money.


Premium Content Mohegan and Mashantucket ads: Gambling is bad

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 10:54 am

So the Mohegan Indians are now in the nail-biting stage of their bid to run a Boston casino.


Premium Content Bring on the permanent water taxi

 September 10, 2014; Updated: 10:50 pm

My favorite part of The Day's coverage of all the fun happening around New London last weekend was the picture of a pilot run of the new water taxi to Groton, with three little girls grinning broadly as the boat left New London in its...


Premium Content Foley to Malloy: Show yours and I'll show mine

 September 7, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

I wonder if I am the only one puzzled by the way Tom Foley is running for governor in Connecticut.Maybe he just likes running and doesn't want to win?This is now his second campaign and it seems to be run much worse than the one...


Premium Content Voila: A new state park

 September 5, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

If I were Dan Malloy or Tom Foley, I would have my campaign bus swing by Groton or New London this weekend and announce plans to establish a new state park, one opening as soon as next summer.It would be an easy and inexpensive...


Premium Content Is state Sen. Maynard electable?

 August 31, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

The Day reported on Aug. 6 that state Sen. Andrew Maynard was not able to communicate with friends and relatives keeping a 24-hour bedside vigil, two weeks after he had a serious fall at home.And yet a letter dated Aug. 8, from a group of...


Premium Content Run, Rob, Run

 August 29, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

I once criticized Rob Simmons, then the Republican congressman for eastern Connecticut, for returning from a visit to the prison at Guantanamo Bay and praising the food there.In fact, I fired a lot of shots Simmons' way, when he was...


Premium Content Show us your tax returns, Tom Foley

 August 27, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Here's a suggested question for tonight's opener of the Dan Malloy/Tom Foley election debate season: In the interest of transparency, will you and your running mate release at least several years of tax returns?Such disclosure is not...


Premium Content A job for Rep. Ernest Hewett

 August 24, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

I am not the first to congratulate Attorney General George Jepsen for doing the right thing last week in starting to salvage the Amistad and its history-telling mission. But I am glad to join the chorus of compliments.In fact, the attorney...


Premium Content Tom and Dan, off the line

 August 22, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

I must say I am happy for the return of campaigning Dan Malloy, who seems much more likable than the governing Dannel Malloy.After winning the 2010 election for governor, Malloy seemed to seal away the more genial and more off-the-cuff Dan...


Premium Content How far the Mashantuckets have fallen

 August 17, 2014; Updated: 3:07 pm

I remember well the day in February 1992 when Foxwoods Resort Casino first opened its doors, planning to close the next morning at 2 a.m.


Premium Content Amistad floats on red ink

 August 15, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Where did all the money the state gave for the schooner Amistad go?You won't find the answer in the year-long audits of the now largely defunct Amistad America Inc., done, expensively - $78,000 more in state money down the Amistad hole -...


Premium Content Collins: Foley survives Sprague attack, so far

 August 13, 2014; Updated: 1:05 pm

When we look back at the summer of 2014, by the time Election Day rolls around in Connecticut this November, I think there are a few things we will all remember.


Premium Content Will the Morgan sail again?

 August 8, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

When CBS Evening News closed its broadcast Wednesday with a report on the finish, in Mystic, of the 38th Voyage of America's oldest merchant ship, the network noted that it was the last voyage for the Charles W. Morgan, which will never sail...


Premium Content Why did Connecticut lose money investing in Heather Bond Somers' company?

 August 6, 2014; Updated: 12:45 am

It seems that Heather Bond Somers of Groton, one of three Republicans vying for lieutenant governor, has reason to brag about co-founding a successful medical device company in Connecticut in 1997.


Premium Content Bring out a hook for Ackley and Carter

 August 1, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Just as New London has acquired a new millstone around the neck - a proposed schools superintendent who won't go away, despite a steady rolling out of allegations about inflated credentials and blatant plagiarism - another of the city's old...


Premium Content Fringe-hugger Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh was the best the GOP could do?

 July 30, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

I was surprised to hear Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh say in January, in announcing to an assembly of eastern Connecticut Republicans her plans to run for Congress from the 2nd District, that she was invited into the race by the Republican State Central...


Premium Content Why do Connecticut Republicans love Christie?

 July 27, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Of course I understand why New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is happy to sail gaily forth into the fall election season, wearing a public smiley face that belies the four investigations into his administration underway.One of those, a...


Premium Content Malloy-Jepsen vs. Amistad pirates: The pirates are winning

 July 23, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

It is troubling that so many state bureaucrats and lawmakers keep focusing on an audit of Amistad America, the former nonprofit that kept taking state money for years, right through this spring, without filing income tax returns.Yes,...


Premium Content Whale-watching on the Charles W. Morgan

 July 12, 2014; Updated: 2:11 pm

The excitement on deck of the big whaling ship was palpable Saturday as some of the whales first came into sight, doing the things whales do: breaching, spouting, spouting quite loudly, actually, feeding, mouths open, and showing a lot of whale tail.


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