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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...


Premium Content New London seeks end game in Carter debacle

 July 26, 2014; Updated: 9:52 am

Making the best of an awful situation, the New London Board of Education took the right step Thursday in tabling any vote on approving a contract with the man it had expected to be its next superintendent, Terrence P. Carter.


Premium Content No more stalling, release Stonington document

 July 25, 2014; Updated: 11:50 pm

With the Freedom of Information Commission's 4-2 decision upholding the hearing officer's recommendation, Stonington First Selectman Ed Haberek should not delay in releasing the harassment complaint filed in 2009 against him by a woman employee...


Premium Content News should make us watchful for kids in hot cars

 July 25, 2014; Updated: 11:53 pm

If more people are peering into the back seats of parked cars in recent weeks, there's been at least one positive outgrowth from the recent spate of incidents in which babies, toddlers and young children were left unattended in dangerously...


Premium Content Public and NL board deserve answers

 July 24, 2014; Updated: 12:03 am

As it prepares for a scheduled conference call with the man it planned to name as its next superintendent, Terrence P. Carter, the New London Board of Education must not only demand clear answers to some difficult questions, but assess whether...


Premium Content Pursue cease-fire to stop Gaza carnage

 July 23, 2014; Updated: 11:45 pm

Everyone knows the only promise for lasting peace between Israel and its Palestinian neighbors is a two-state solution. Reaching that goal appears as remote as ever.For the third time in six years, Israel and the Hamas forces that control...


Premium Content Courageous actions to force change

 July 22, 2014; Updated: 11:40 pm

For a university administration that initially expressed incredulity when several students contended their claims of sexual assault had been handled with insensitivity by campus authorities, it is remarkable to witness how much the University of...


Premium Content Delay Carter vote

 July 21, 2014; Updated: 11:41 pm

Until questions are fully resolved about his qualifications and whether he misrepresented those qualifications in the past, the New London Board of Education should delay approving a contract making Terrence P. Carter the new...


Premium Content Find a way to help

 July 21, 2014; Updated: 11:40 pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's critics, and even some of his fans, have blasted his administration for its seemingly hypocritical response to a request from the Obama administration to use the Southbury Training School to house up to 2,000 children from...


Premium Content Voter choices decline

 July 20, 2014; Updated: 1:49 am

About one-quarter of Connecticut's Senate and House of Representative elections will offer voters no choice when they go to the polls in November. That is because 22 percent of state Senate races and nearly 28 percent of House contests will...


Premium Content Charting new course

 July 20, 2014; Updated: 1:49 am

Congratulations to the group Change the Charter in Stonington for collecting the signatures necessary to force the formation of the Charter Revision Commission, a step elected officials appeared to have no interest in undertaking.It was a...


Premium Content Pressuring Putin

 July 19, 2014; Updated: 1:43 am

The European Union must now do what it should have done long ago and join the United States in ratcheting up the sanctions on Russia for inflaming unrest in Ukraine. There could be some significant blowback for Europe if President...


Premium Content Time to open the UConn Foundation books

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 1:32 am

The mission of the University of Connecticut Foundation is to "promote the educational, scientific, cultural, research and recreational objectives of the university," which is another way of saying it is the university's fund-raising...


Premium Content Close big-money loophole

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 4:07 pm

Connecticut lawmakers have to do a better job of making sure the state does not again become a place where companies wanting to sustain state contracts court favoritism through campaign donations. Legal walls to block this "pay-for-play" approach...


Premium Content Heed the alarm

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 12:03 am

It is a sign of some progress that members of the Groton Town Council see the need to begin a discussion with the Poquonnock Bridge Fire District Board about the fiscal crisis confronting the district.Fire District board member Ron Yuhas,...


Premium Content A proper state for women

 July 16, 2014; Updated: 12:01 am

It is not an assessment found in the various indexes that rate Connecticut so poorly when it comes to business climate, but it is a finding worth considering, particularly if you are a woman assessing job prospects or parents raising...


Premium Content A final cheer

 July 16, 2014; Updated: 12:02 am

'We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; In feelings, not in figures on a dial.' - Poet Philip James BaileyThe New London community will gather at 5 p.m. today at Cannamella Football Field to celebrate the life...


Premium Content Two ships, two legacies, two courses

 July 15, 2014; Updated: 9:54 am

NOTE: The editorial was amended to correct the spelling of the word cetaceans.


Premium Content Anthrax? Smallpox? Worry about measles

 July 14, 2014; Updated: 11:40 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's decision Friday to shut down a laboratory where live anthrax bacteria was accidentally - but apparently harmlessly - released last month, coupled with the discovery two weeks ago of decades-old...


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...


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Premium Content Groton can't settle for inadequate fire protection

Cutting staffing in the Poquonnock Bridge Fire District is not a...

Premium Content Smooth transition to women on subs

Inexorably, with careful planning and a pragmatic eye, the Navy is...

Premium Content Hamas will be hit until its rockets stop

In contrast to the editorial, "Pursue cease-fire to stop Gaza carnage,"...

Premium Content Critics fire at Carter from glass houses

In regards to the vetting of Terrence P. Carter to become...

Premium Content Foley bobs, weaves and ducks the issues

Tom Foley, the Republican front runner in the race for governor, likes...

Premium Content Connecticut needs to repair weakened FOI law

The Connecticut General Assembly needs to get to work in 2015 to repair...



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