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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...


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...


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Premium Content No more stalling, release Stonington document

With the Freedom of Information Commission's 4-2 decision upholding the...

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

If more people are peering into the back seats of parked cars in recent...

Premium Content World in upheaval and focus is Lebron

There's been time the past few weeks to reflect on the stuff around us:...

Premium Content Israel's Gaza blockade created desperation

Gary Jones, in his July 21, guest-op, "Hamas risks the lives of its own...

Premium Content Connecticut needs to repair weakened FOI law

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

Premium Content McKinney vows to run on the issues

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



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