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Sympathy for their plight

 August 26, 2014; Updated: 5:38 pm

It would be wonderful if David Collins' smug, "I told you so" in Sunday's Day - "Amistad, Hewett and the best port" - was the last we heard from him about the Amistad. I've had enough of his wild surmises and unfounded accusations. Certainly,...

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Premium Content AG acted when it made legal sense

 August 26, 2014; Updated: 5:38 pm

Thanks to the reporting of this paper and others, The Day's readers are by now familiar with the troubles of Amistad America, Inc., the organization that owns and operates the Freedom Schooner Amistad. Last week, my office went to court to have a...

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Premium Content Groton cleric reflects on generations of loss and dispossession

 August 10, 2014; Updated: 7:49 pm

Our suburb of Cairo, where the American School was located, was popular with expatriates and also with Palestinian émigrés, and I remember well the Farouky family who lived next door.

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Premium Content Correction:

 August 9, 2014; Updated: 5:51 pm

A paragraph in Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh's commentary, "Collins column was maligning, misleading," (Aug. 8). was printed incorrectly. It should have read, "Small businesses here have been driven to near extinction. Recently, Fusion Paperboard in...

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Premium Content Heather Somers' firm continues to expand

 August 6, 2014; Updated: 10:12 am

Recently, I have read several interesting accounts about Hydrofera, LLC, which was started by Tom Rallo, Heather Somers and me in 1997 in Willimantic. Heather is running in the Republican primary for lieutenant governor Aug. 12, so I wanted to...

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Premium Content When journalists are silenced, public pays the high price of ignorance

 August 3, 2014; Updated: 8:53 pm

Harassing and jailing journalists creates a ripple effect, silent and insidious, obvious but impossible to quantify. Jailing journalists limits the "multiplicity of ideas" critical to understanding complicated stories.

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Premium Content Foreign crises move front and center

 August 3, 2014; Updated: 3:41 pm

As Congress departs for summer recess and the 2016 presidential election season begins, national security is set to dominate the agenda. Although the economy, the Affordable Health Care Act, and taxes remain issues of great interest, the...

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Opening a Gateway to problems in East Lyme

 July 27, 2014; Updated: 4:59 pm

The quality of life the citizens of East Lyme have come to enjoy over the past 30 years could soon disappear, particularly for those living around Flanders Four Corners. I make that statement based on the potential impacts of the proposed...

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Hamas risks the lives of its own people

 July 21, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

In the past week and a half, Hamas, the governing body of Gaza and a terrorist group as designated by both the United States government and European Union, has fired more than 1,300 missiles at Israel with the specific intention of murdering...

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Premium Content The guns of August echo loudly today

 July 20, 2014; Updated: 1:49 am

A century ago, an assassination opened the floodgates of horrorWorld War I - or the Great War as it was called at the time - began one century ago this month. A cataclysm of unimaginable proportions, it raged across Europe, Africa, and...

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Divided we stand: Our disagreements are a source of strength. It's our weakened institutions we should fear.

 July 6, 2014; Updated: 11:01 pm

Far from worrying about and cursing the divided state of today's electorate and its leadership, we should embrace it as a sign of involvement and energy on behalf of ourselves and our nation. Indeed, it has...

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Taunton River whale is a call to action

 July 6, 2014; Updated: 10:59 pm

People stare in awe and amazement when they see a whale, and no wonder. These creatures, magnificent in their intelligence and behavior, stand out among the biggest and most beautiful animals on the face of...

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