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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.





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Wall Street wonders not helping Main Street

We're giving huge sums to the financial industry while receiving little or nothing in return.

Four years ago Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, abruptly canceled America's biggest and arguably most important infrastructure project,...


Warning signs in China

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China's financial markets seem to be signaling trouble, as a government crackdown on corruption and loose credit begins to bite and jittery local investors scramble for safety.

China remains an opaque country, and even the most...


Women, get loud! Keep pushing for equal pay

Gentlemen, raise a glass to Equal Pay Day. You've won again. You are still making about 25 percent more than the woman next to you who is pushing the same pencil, tapping the same computer keys, devising the same software or screwing in the same...


Thought police on patrol

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Two months ago, a petition bearing more than 110,000 signatures was delivered to The Washington Post demanding a ban on any article questioning global warming. The petition arrived the day before publication of my column, which consisted of...


Let there be light on health spending

Foes of Obamacare often frame such health reforms as "redistribution" schemes. They take money from hardworking Americans and give it to the presumably undeserving. My conservative friends are right that a lot of health reform is about...


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Premium Content UConn's Jonathan the dog was friendlier than the new, wolf-like mascot

Who was the one who approved the symbol change of Jonathan, the University of Connecticut, from a Samoyed husky, (a...

Premium Content Preserve East Lyme's commitment to education

The Town of East Lyme Finance Committee once again reduced the Board of Education budget. Furthermore, the committee...

Premium Content Kerry's Israel remarks taken out of context

I am concerned by The Day's misleading headline, "Kerry: Settlement Plan Derailed Talks," (April 9), which...

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Premium Content GM inaction criminal

I am writing in reference to the recent news stories about GM ignition lock failures and the delayed recall resulting in...


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State and Pfizer deal will develop local jobs

Bravo to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his administration for staying committed to finding new uses for two vacant Pfizer buildings in Groton. As a...


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