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Premium Content Speak up, Ledyard, or prepare to pay up

 April 16, 2014

To my friends, neighbors and fellow taxpayers, we have a chance to do something about a significant hike in our taxes before it's too late. The $53.3 million spending plan totaling a 6.4 percent increase is nothing more than reaching deeper into...

Premium Content In Val Tamano, NL schools had a gem

 April 16, 2014

With the recent announcement that Valerie Tamano will retire from the New London Public Schools effective July 1, comes the end to a legacy of leadership. Miss Tamano welcomed me to the board in 1997. She introduced me to the almost 1,000...

Premium Content Murals display love for a struggling city

 April 16, 2014

In David Collins' column, "Save the ladies," (April 11), he said, "I am not generally a big fan of urban murals, especially when they are used ... to liven up or masquerade other shortcomings."

I am fairly new to the area, and, prior to...

Premium Content EL needs a school budget that puts kids first

 April 16, 2014

The recent vote by the East Lyme Board of Finance to cut the school budget by $550,000 should be a call to action by those who value the quality of life in East Lyme. This shortsighted decision by the board not to invest in the future is...

Premium Content UConn's Jonathan the dog was friendlier than the new, wolf-like mascot

 April 15, 2014

Who was the one who approved the symbol change of Jonathan, the University of Connecticut, from a Samoyed husky, (a Samoyed husky is all white) to a wolf?

For years the mascot, Jonathan, has been portrayed as - guess what - a dog. Has...

Premium Content Preserve East Lyme's commitment to education

 April 14, 2014

The Town of East Lyme Finance Committee once again reduced the Board of Education budget. Furthermore, the committee suggested how it would prefer revising that budget. Fortunately for the children and taxpayers of East Lyme, the Finance...

Premium Content Kerry's Israel remarks taken out of context

 April 14, 2014

I am concerned by The Day's misleading headline, "Kerry: Settlement Plan Derailed Talks," (April 9), which decontextualizes both Kerry's remarks and the settlement understandings, and by the lack of accuracy in the news report.

An accurate...

Premium Content Let representatives know where you stand

 April 14, 2014

People on local boards and committees do the real work of keeping our local governments functioning, often for little or no financial reward. They must maneuver through a vast minefield of state and federal regulations and try to satisfy the...

Premium Content GM inaction criminal

 April 14, 2014

I am writing in reference to the recent news stories about GM ignition lock failures and the delayed recall resulting in unnecessary deaths. I did see that the new CEO of GM recently testified at a congressional hearing. What I have not seen is...

Premium Content Church and evolution can comfortably coexist

 April 13, 2014

In response to, "Evolutionists sleep in on Sunday mornings," (April 4), I'd like to correct several mis impressions. Even the question of whether the tree or the seed came first betrays a lack of understanding of evolution. The short answer is...

Premium Content Review did disservice to awesome restaurant

 April 13, 2014

I found your review, "Restaurant review: Mystic's latest watering hole celebrates local history," (April 3), of the Engine Room Restaurant - written by Jill Blanchette - to be not only inaccurate, but sarcastic and unprofessional. It is clear...

Premium Content Cost of education a bargain for society

 April 13, 2014

It's that time of year again, municipal budget season. Across the area cities and towns are formulating their budgets for next year. Inevitably many of the discussions will focus on education budgets and the high cost of education. Political...

Premium Content Count Noank Market among local options

 April 12, 2014

I was pleased to see your editorial, "Locally grown grows," (April 10), supporting local farmers and their retail outlets. We all benefit when the distance between grower and consumer is as small as possible.

The Noank Community Market, a...

Premium Content Don't forget us!

 April 12, 2014

I enjoyed your recent article, "Include locals in book-buying budget," (April 7), on local bookstores with one exception, much to many of my customers dismay you left out our store. Book Trader Etc of Groton, Located at 1064 Poquonnock Road, is...

Premium Content Chief Justice Roberts distorts 1st Amendment

 April 12, 2014

The recent Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon, et al v. Federal Election Commission is glaringly flawed. Justice Roberts's majority opinion reads, in part: "The only type of corruption that Congress may target is quid pro quo corruption…...

Premium Content Let's make April 15 just another day

 April 12, 2014

Amazing things would happen if we took 10 percent of the time we spend filing IRS Form 1040 to learn about the Fair Tax.

Anyone elected to Congress would have to join 74 cosponsors of the Fair Tax Act (H.R.25). Congress would pass the Act.

Premium Content Let's repair this broken democracy

 April 11, 2014

The front page article, "GOP seen holding on to House," (March 31), in The Day, made my stomach turn. The ability of any political party to rig the vote by redrawing House districts at the state level should be abolished by eliminating the...

Premium Content At Easter, chocolate bunny is a better choice

 April 10, 2014

Those involved in the rabbit rescue community implore parents not to buy their children Easter bunnies. Rabbits are high maintenance animals and are not good starter pets. They do not like to be picked up, cuddled, or chased. Rabbits are also...

Premium Content Supporting recyling helps Earth's survival

 April 10, 2014

Connecticut is on the right path to becoming a cleaner and greener state, however, there is still a lot more to be done. One of those things is to gather public support for the governor's proposed Bill 27: An Act Concerning Connecticut's...

Premium Content Obama should learn frugality from pope

 April 10, 2014

Reflecting on their recent meeting, I couldn't help but notice the stark contrast between Pope Francis and President Obama. Here we have a man of faith who chooses to forego papal luxuries in order to live simply and humbly compared to a man who...

Premium Content Money is not speech

 April 9, 2014

Amend the U.S. Constitution to declare money is not equal to speech.

We are losing our individual freedom and democracy to a big-money oligarchy. It's bad enough that the Supreme Court has declared, without seeing a birth certificate, that...

Premium Content Councilor turns back on town businesses

 April 9, 2014

Montville Town Councilor Chuck Longton wrote in a letter to the editor, "Montville should back new vendor ordinance," (March 27), that the new proposals for the vendor ordinance will comply with state law. Which laws was he talking about? What...

Premium Content Stoned Conn. slips toward 'Detroit coma'

 April 9, 2014

You must be so proud Connecticut. The state that built the first nuclear-powered sub, contributed countless man hours and technology to winning the Cold War, produces pillars of academic achievements from an Ivy League institution, now says -...

Premium Content Public offices for sale

 April 9, 2014

The five injustices of the Supreme Court have just dealt a shameful blow to our democracy. We can now put up a big sign around the Congress and the presidency that reads, "For sale to the highest bidder."

Premium Content Provide Groton schools resources they need

 April 9, 2014

I am the parent of two children in the Groton Public Schools and a member of the Groton Parent Council. I am writing you this letter to urge the Groton RTM to approve the proposed 1.9 percent increase to the Board of Education budget for the...

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Premium Content Veto vendor change

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Premium Content Speak up, Ledyard, or prepare to pay up

To my friends, neighbors and fellow taxpayers, we have a chance to do...

Premium Content In Val Tamano, NL schools had a gem

With the recent announcement that Valerie Tamano will retire from the...

Premium Content Will GOP seize opportunity in 20th Senate?

With Democratic state Sen. Andrea Stillman's decision not to...

Premium Content How it went so bad, so fast, for Finizio

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