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Premium Content Groton can't settle for inadequate fire protection

 July 29, 2014; Updated: 5:00 pm

Cutting staffing in the Poquonnock Bridge Fire District is not a solution to the fiscal problems confronting the district; it is an invitation to tragedy. Meanwhile, the Groton Town Council, based on legal advice, appears ready to walk away from...


Premium Content Smooth transition to women on subs

 July 29, 2014; Updated: 5:00 pm

Inexorably, with careful planning and a pragmatic eye, the Navy is going about the plan it announced in 2010 to integrate women into the submarine force. The service will be better for it.The submarine force trailed far behind the rest of...


Premium Content It's time for some drama from Obama

 July 28, 2014; Updated: 5:12 pm

The label "No Drama Obama" appropriately sums up President Barack Obama's approach to leadership. This is a president the nation has seldom seen get angry or demonstrative. He has a studied approach to foreign and domestic problems, considering...


Close NSA snooping gaps

 July 28, 2014; Updated: 5:12 pm

The following editorial appeared recnetly in the Los Angeles Times.Of all of Edward Snowden's revelations about electronic surveillance by the National Security Agency, the most unsettling was that the government was accumulating...


Premium Content Gun advocates learn it goes both ways

 July 27, 2014; Updated: 4:33 pm

Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy have helped kill a bill that would have expanded hunting, target shooting and fishing on federal lands but also helped some of their Democratic Senate colleagues this election year.The Bipartisan...




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Don't ignore Kerry's foreign policy victories

The world has been so chaotic lately that it was easy to overlook two U.S. diplomatic maneuvers - involving the turbulent nations of Afghanistan and Iran - that avoided what could have been dangerous ruptures.

The architect of these two...

Baby maybe

Economic insecurity has meant fewer kids for many

Her husband gets home close to 4 p.m., first day in 20 he has been back on the job as an electrician. He walks through the house, past the outlets with safety covers, the gated basement...


UConn pays up in suit, but what has changed?

For $1.2 million, the University of Connecticut has settled the lawsuit brought by five women who charged that the university mishandled their complaints of being sexually assaulted by fellow students.

The university denies any wrongdoing...

The world is ablaze, our leader detached

The president's demeanor is worrying a lot of people. From the immigration crisis on the Mexican border to the Islamic State rising in Mesopotamia, Barack Obama seems totally detached. When he does interrupt his endless rounds of golf,...

'Sharing economy' won't pamper you

The online rental booking service Airbnb is a fast-growing empire that pairs travelers with people wanting to profit off a room in their house - or the whole house. Like VRBO, HomeAway and similar platforms, Airbnb occupies the lodging sector of...

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Premium Content Hamas will be hit until its rockets stop

In contrast to the editorial, "Pursue cease-fire to stop Gaza carnage," (July 23), criticizing Israel's actions in Gaza,...

Premium Content Critics fire at Carter from glass houses

In regards to the vetting of Terrence P. Carter to become superintendent of New London schools: People ask why is it that...

Premium Content Based on his actions, her vote is for Satti

In the late 1980s, I was recently divorced and the sole provider for my children, one of whom was still in day care.

Premium Content Ritter's strong record on environment, health

As a physician and conservationist with a keen interest in politics and policy, I am delighted to find that Betsy Ritter...

Premium Content New London's powerful families must unite and act

In following the debacle that is New London public education and governance, one calls to mind the gods of mythology who...


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Opening a Gateway to problems in East Lyme

The quality of life the citizens of East Lyme have come to enjoy over the past 30 years could soon disappear, particularly for those living around...


Hamas risks the lives of its own people

In the past week and a half, Hamas, the governing body of Gaza and a terrorist group as designated by both the United States government and...


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A century ago, an assassination opened the floodgates of horror

World War I - or the Great War as it was called at the time - began one...