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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...


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...


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...


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...


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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Lower corporate tax rate and do it now

The Obama administration is highly exercised about "inversion," the practice by which an American corporation acquires a foreign company and moves its headquarters out of the United States to benefit from lower tax rates abroad.

Not fair,...

Training middle class to just settle for cheap

Americans are in the dumps about their future. What does that have to do with legroom in economy class? Everything.

The middle class sees its stature shrinking in the global pecking order and in a culture that favors money over well-being.

Summers at the cottage just aren't what they used to be

It's a lovely evening at my wife's shared summer home, next to Lake Winnipesaukee in Tuftonboro, N.H. The water is perfectly calm, and the night is clear; the occasional late August shooting star rushes up the skydome to the Milky Way.


Obama's stopped caring what his critics say

It's "back to school" week for President Obama, after what a CNN analyst called "the vacation from Hell." So perhaps it's a good time to examine what's been going wrong for Obama recently and whether he can fix it.

The common complaint of...

Seeds of attack sown by Muslim arrivals?

The Obama administration is reportedly considering airstrikes in Syria against the terrorist group ISIS. The New York Times quotes "a top national security adviser" to the president as saying the United States is "not going to be restricted by...

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Premium Content Fears Foley's stand on gun safety law

These days everyone wants their rights. They ignore the other half of that equation: their responsibilities. Foley is...

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

The letter, "Move CG Museum site, use tax money wisely," (Aug. 22), makes perfect sense, which is why it is destined to...

Premium Content Simmons clear choice

I am writing to express my endorsement for the appointment of Rob Simmons as selectman in the Town of Stonington to...

Premium Content Wrong to question use of service dog

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

Do you remember me? I'm the person...

Premium Content NL school story not well reported

When I first saw the headline, "NL parents see classroom vacancies," (Aug. 23), I thought "oh no, no one is going to the...


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Sympathy for their plight

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...


AG acted when it made legal sense

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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...

Groton cleric reflects on generations of loss and dispossession

Premium Content Our suburb of Cairo, where the American School was located, was popular with expatriates and also with Palestinian émigrés, and I remember well the...