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Premium Content Blames Rep. Courtney for tiny meeting room

 September 1, 2014

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

I doubt that the Connecticut Veterans Administration and New London VA clinic disasters will be addressed for over two years with him still in office.

Premium Content Agree with letter on CG Museum location

 September 1, 2014

I commend the author of the clear thinking letter, "Move CG Museum site, use tax money wisely," (Aug. 22). I'm a USCG veteran, and fully support the museum, but watching the decisions being made on it, I have some questions. After taking...

Premium Content Coast Guard Museum location a bad idea

 August 31, 2014

New London has a long standing reputation for mismanagement (see redevelopment, Pink House, etc.). However, locating the National Coast Guard Museum on the flood plain behind the railroad station takes the cake in the mismanagement contest. This...

Premium Content Security system set to protect Mystic flag

 August 31, 2014

The Mystic Flag Committee appreciates the offer of James Collins in his letter, "Protecting Mystic flag," (Aug. 25). This is another example of the kind of community support that we have received since the flag was stolen on Aug. 16.


Premium Content Let's honestly discuss race issues and police

 August 31, 2014

Turmoil on our streets, the rule of law has failed, cries of despair from the likes of Al Sharpton, Spike Lee, claiming America has declared war on black men.

How many were black-on-black crimes? Where was the looting, rioting, the New...

Premium Content Offering forgiveness to the oil thief

 August 31, 2014

In February, my wife and I lost our house to a fire. In May, my wife became seriously ill. After a very long hospital stay, she is recovering slowly but surely and the house is being rebuilt. Our friends and neighbors have done so much to help us...

Premium Content Fears Foley's stand on gun safety law

 August 30, 2014

These days everyone wants their rights. They ignore the other half of that equation: their responsibilities. Foley is willing to repeal gun legislation enacted after Newtown. Recently, a 9-year-old girl killed an instructor while handling an...

Premium Content As always, bet on NL to make wrong choice

 August 30, 2014

The letter, "Move CG Museum site, use tax money wisely," (Aug. 22), makes perfect sense, which is why it is destined to be ignored. The museum will surely be crammed across the tracks; traffic on State Street will coagulate, and the proprietor of...

Premium Content Simmons clear choice

 August 30, 2014

I am writing to express my endorsement for the appointment of Rob Simmons as selectman in the Town of Stonington to replace Glee McAnanly, who is stepping down due to a career change and relocation.

Rob has an extraordinary resume as The...

Premium Content Wrong to question use of service dog

 August 30, 2014

Dear restaurant owner/store manager/supervisor of any other public building:

Do you remember me? I'm the person (one of many) who crosses your threshold with an important piece of medical equipment. This one doesn't have wheels or tubing.

Premium Content NL school story not well reported

 August 30, 2014

When I first saw the headline, "NL parents see classroom vacancies," (Aug. 23), I thought "oh no, no one is going to the new Arts Magnet School!" Apparently, and it is not totally clear in the article, a parent or grandparent saw one empty...

Premium Content Vote for these quality conservatives Nov. 4

 August 29, 2014

Our local towns are in need of strong leadership in Hartford for the upcoming elections. For over 10, and more, years we have witnessed excessive spending without resistance from our elected officials.

The overspending that has been...

Premium Content Kids want to have fun, need playground

 August 29, 2014

At Preston Veterans Memorial School, moving to the upper-grade playscape was a rite of passage for students. New third graders were devastated last year when they finally were old enough to play on the big wooden play structure, only to have it...

Premium Content VA solution

 August 29, 2014

The problems at the Veterans Administration could be cured in the shortest possible time if all members of Congress were required to use their services. The only danger in this approach is that the entire resources of the federal government could...

Premium Content Shame on The Day for knocking noise law

 August 28, 2014

Shame on you for belittling the efforts of a neighborhood seeking some peace and quiet! Your editorial, "Stonington seeks the sound of silence," (Aug. 26), on the proposed noise ordinance in Stonington is a shameful step down in what should be...

Premium Content Primary reform has weakened parties

 August 28, 2014

An open GOP Primary, as discussed in the editorial, "Open primaries would benefit state GOP," (Aug.18), is a bad idea, because it enables those committed to a GOP defeat in November to vote for the most unqualified and least electable...

Premium Content Flag help offered

 August 28, 2014

Regarding the stealing of flags at the Liberty Pole in Mystic, I agree with the letter, "Protecting Mystic flag," (Aug. 25). Growing up in Mystic, I remember merchant Archie Radiconi, owner of Archie's, raising and lowering the flag for many...

Premium Content Comic suggestions

 August 28, 2014

Am I the only one who thinks that certain weekday comics in The Day have run their course? I'm speaking of Beetle Bailey, Mother Goose and Grimm, and Pooch Cafe. These three, it seems to me, regurgitate the same old garbage!

What would it...

Premium Content Them or us?

 August 28, 2014

Concerning, "Stopping the worst people on Earth," (Aug. 23), not only do I agree with Charles Krauthammer's commentary - for a change - but would make it clear that the only way to stop these people is to kill them. I remember Col. Oliver North...

Premium Content Editorial didn't align with Stonington views

 August 28, 2014

The editorial - "Small cost to protect our rich history," (Aug. 24) - endorsement of the Stonington Land Trust's request for over 50 percent of the town's open space fund to support purchasing a conservation easement on the Davis Farm is at odds...

Premium Content Don't blame Catala, he voted for Foye

 August 27, 2014

The New London Board of Education made the right choice appointing Richard Foye the interim superintendent, though the decision arrives 11 years late.

In 2003, the board passed up on the opportunity to appoint Mr. Foye. Myself and...

Premium Content Join together to block big electric rate hike

 August 27, 2014

State utility regulators are accepting public input on Connecticut Light & Power Co.'s request for a rate increase for delivering electricity, effective Dec. 1. If this rate hike is approved, the average non-heating residential customer's monthly...

Premium Content Water crisis handled well by NL officials

 August 27, 2014

I want to note my appreciation for the actions of the mayor of New London, New London Housing Authority, the Red Cross and everyone who was involved in the water emergency that occurred at 202 Colman Street, George Washington Carver Apartments,...

Premium Content Demand that Amistad port at Mystic Seaport

 August 27, 2014

In reference to the letter, "Bring the Amistad home to Mystic Seaport," (Aug. 21), it is time that the people of Connecticut demand that the Amistad be returned to Mystic Seaport. It was built there by people who know ships with money from the...

Premium Content Her faith in police has sadly waned

 August 27, 2014

Growing up with programs like DARE, and the booths at local fairs where you could give your kids fingerprints, taught kids to trust the police. We were taught that the police are there to help.

By high school, I learned first hand that a...

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Premium Content Agree, at least, to safe gun storage

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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...

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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