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Premium Content 1st step towards new Thames River housing

 September 1, 2014; Updated: 10:50 pm

After years of remaining at legal odds, it was pleasantly surprising to see the New London Housing Authority and the trial attorney who has taken on the cause of public housing residents reach an agreement that will now have them working together...

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Premium Content Agree, at least, to safe gun storage

 August 31, 2014; Updated: 3:28 pm

Americans are twice as likely to kill themselves with a gun than be murdered with a gun used by someone else.And they are four or five times more likely to use a gun to kill themselves if they live in a gun friendly state like Alaska,...

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Premium Content Changes needed before New London supt. search renews

 August 30, 2014; Updated: 4:46 pm

The New London Board of Education reached an obvious and unavoidable conclusion Thursday when it voted 6-0 to rescind its appointment of Terrence P. Carter as the superintendent of schools. The evidence clearly established that Mr. Carter had...

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Premium Content Tom Foley’s high-wire gun law act

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 4:10 pm

If Wednesday’s first gubernatorial debate set the tone for the campaign to come, and we believe it did, the gun law passed after the mass killing at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown will play a significant role in determining a...

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Premium Content CL&P rate hike plan is poor policy

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 11:17 pm

Connecticut Light & Power is seeking a rate increase that is excessive, would hinder economic growth and discourage conservation.Most alarming is the utility's request to boost the customer service fee - the payment every customer pays...

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Premium Content Filling storefronts

 August 27, 2014; Updated: 11:49 pm

There is perhaps nothing more demoralizing to downtown revitalization efforts than vacant storefronts, which is why a program that provides start-up businesses with rent-free space in New London is well worth the effort and the relatively small...

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Premium Content Hats off to City Flats in New London

 August 27, 2014; Updated: 11:50 pm

Revitalizing a neighborhood by creating affordable, owner-occupied housing, while preserving historic architecture and boosting an existing investment - now that is one heck of a project. That's City Flats.Developer and New London Harbour...

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Premium Content Stonington seeks the sound of silence

 August 26, 2014; Updated: 11:48 pm

Voters planning to attend tonight's town meeting should be clear about the nuisance ordinance town officials are asking them to approve. The official intent of the ordinance is to protect residents who are annoyed by the growling buzz emitted...

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Premium Content Appoint Simmons as Stonington selectman

 August 25, 2014; Updated: 10:33 pm

We urge the Democrats who hold majority sway on the Stonington Board of Selectmen to set aside politics and approve the appointment of former Congressman Rob Simmons to fill a pending vacancy on the three-member panel.It is admirable that...

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Premium Content Stop paying ransoms

 August 25, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

The following editorial appears on Bloomberg View.The public slaughter of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State has raised wrenching questions about the U.S. government's long-standing policy of refusing to pay ransoms to...

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Premium Content Small cost to protect our rich history

 August 24, 2014; Updated: 1:18 pm

It is at best a dramatic understatement to say the Connecticut shoreline has changed substantially since European settlers first came ashore in the 17th Century. Yet, should Thomas Stanton return today to the Pawcatuck riverfront land on which he...

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Premium Content Demand for help sign of economic ills

 August 23, 2014; Updated: 1:31 pm

Those who run the region's food pantries are seeing more local residents than ever regularly coming in for free food. The stark conclusion drawn from this is that in a relatively wealthy region of one of the wealthiest states in the country,...

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Premium Content Amistad action at last!

 August 22, 2014; Updated: 11:35 pm

On Thursday, The Day published an editorial urging state Attorney General George Jepsen to initiate legal action to get control over the schooner Amistad and its finances. By Thursday morning, Mr. Jepsen was in Superior Court in Hartford...

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Obama got it right

 August 22, 2014; Updated: 4:33 pm

The following editorial appeared recently in the Los Angeles Times.Disparate, simultaneous crises around the world have put the Obama administration's foreign policy on trial in recent weeks. The forward march of Islamic State...

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Premium Content Setting a new course for the Amistad

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 11:54 pm

Attorney General George Jepsen should be exploring legal pathways to returning control of the Amistad to the state and placing its maintenance and operation in the hands of the Mystic Seaport, where it was built.The state has made the case...

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Premium Content Pryor will go, but reforms need to stay

 August 20, 2014; Updated: 12:00 am

The announcement by Connecticut Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor that he will not serve past the end of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's first term has all the appearances of a political move intended to improve the governor's chances of having a...

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Premium Content Use ballot box, not jury box, to settle policy disputes

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Indicting a governor for using his veto power in a display of hardball politics is outrageous, even by over-the-top Texas standards. It is just about as outrageous as the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives suing the president because a...

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Consumer politics

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

The following editorial appeared in Monday's Washington Post.If you're a Republican, you might want to think twice before buying Lipton Iced Tea, and forget about Starbucks coffee. If you're a Democrat, put down that Reese's Peanut Butter...

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Premium Content Open primaries would benefit state GOP

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 8:47 am

While celebrating Tom Foley's victory in Tuesday's primary, Republican Chairman Jerry Labriola exuberantly predicted that "our base will turn out in big numbers this November to overturn Malloy and his failed economic policies."

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Premium Content Moving past the Aug. 12 primary

 August 17, 2014; Updated: 8:55 am

One would think Connecticut's 401,000 Republicans would be very invested in picking their candidate, yet only 20 percent showed up to vote, selecting Tom Foley over Sen. John McKinney.

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Premium Content New London's very close call

 August 16, 2014; Updated: 7:35 pm

The Finizio administration, Public Works Department, Veolia water company, and other support staff deserve credit for their quick and well-coordinated work in avoiding a disaster that could have left sections of New London and Waterford without...

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Austerity overload

 August 16, 2014; Updated: 7:25 pm

All three of the euro area's biggest economies - Germany, France and Italy - are failing.

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Premium Content Malloy not wrong citing handling of crises

 August 15, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's first campaign commercials dealt with the extraordinary challenges the state has faced during his first term, the economic struggles, the disastrous storms and, most of all, the awful consequences of the "unimaginable evil...

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Premium Content Set steel cage for Malloy-Foley rematch

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 12:01 am

Brace yourselves for Foley vs. Malloy II - this time it's personal. These two Irishmen do not like one another. The animosity seeps through their campaign staffs. This is far more than a difference in philosophies. Both are convinced the...

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Premium Content Limiting lawsuits

 August 13, 2014; Updated: 12:22 am

The Connecticut Supreme Court made the right decision Monday in blocking lawsuits filed against the state after the horrific 2005 accident at the bottom of Avon Mountain. In dismissing the lawsuits prior to trial, the justices set a high but...

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Premium Content 1st step towards new Thames River housing

After years of remaining at legal odds, it was pleasantly surprising to...

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Premium Content Agree, at least, to safe gun storage

Americans are twice as likely to kill themselves with a gun than be...

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Premium Content Blames Rep. Courtney for tiny meeting room

I see that Congressman Joe Courtney is running for re-election,...

Premium Content Agree with letter on CG Museum location

I commend the author of the clear thinking letter, "Move CG Museum...

Premium Content Lt. Governor primaries are a waste of money

The Republicans running for the lieutenant governor nomination this summer...

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Premium Content Foley-Somers clarification: Some state help for business is OK

In last Sunday's column, I suggested Heather Somers, Republican...

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