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THE DAY’S OPINION

Protest, work for change, but reject violence

In New London they delivered their message, they vented their fury, but peacefully. For that they should be proud. It says something positive about this community we share.

When can black Americans expect equal justice?

This was the modern-day lynching of a black man. But instead of a rope, the tool of suffocation was the knee of Minneapolis police officer.

Without more relief, recession will gravely deepen

There are no good options here, only less bad ones. And not acting to help states is the worst choice.

Finding a path to compromise over casino reopening

An ugly showdown that ends with a contested reopening will not be good for the tribes or the state.

Theodore Bodenwein, publisher of The Day from 1891 to 1939

“The newspaper should be more than a business enterprise. It should also be the champion and protector of the public interest and defender of the people’s rights.”

- Theodore Bodenwein

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YOUR LETTERS

Opening ourselves to fearsome consequences

Scenes of people in bars, on beaches, crowding streets, breathing all over each other, not wearing facemasks, make it clear that the national “reopening” surrenders our only defenses against COVID-19, which are behavioral; and...

Don't be a Trump, wear your mask

It seems the president's bad behavior is influencing too many Americans to follow him by not wearing masks when sharing space with others. I was shopping at Big Y recently and tried hard to avoid several folks not wearing masks or pulling...

Are we better off under Trump's leadership?

While trolling for votes during the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump asked, "What do you have to lose?" Fast forward to 2020, and the grim answer to that question is 100,000 deaths due to COVID-19. Unlike the sobering description...

For all of our safety, mandate mask wearing

Reading all the news bits about the people who are refusing to wear a mask, some of whom go so far as to attack or even kill the innocent store employees who remind them of the store’s rule, I am bamboozled by the complete absence of logic...

Mayor confident of safe reopening after Mohegan Sun visit

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Mohegan Sun for a special tour to provide a behind-the-scenes look at all of the steps that have been taken to keep both team members and patrons safe when Mohegan Sun starts a slow reopening this...

Trump's risk factor shows mask need

Why is Trump afraid to wear a mask in public when his profile, standing at The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier, accentuates his morbid obesity? R.V. DeCarolis North Franklin  

Day's independent editorial voice is an asset

On May 17, Paul Choiniere, The Day’s editorial page editor, lamented on newspaper giant Gannett’s axing of editorials, “

Would lack of pay provide perspective of barber's plight?

Please place David Collins on 90 days furlough so he can see what it is like having his livelihood ripped from him by COVID-19. Regarding his May 21 column, “

Issue more complex than Elci recognizes

In a recent column, “I’m not spending one tax dime to bail out folks here illegally,” (May 13), Lee...

Reader has deep doubts about Reich's 'facts'

Robert Reich’s column, “Pandemic has exposed American exceptionalism as a mirage,” (May 12), is deeply angry, but...

Cuomo has proved anything but competent

Froma Harrop’s definition of “competent” is as flexible as Ma Pelosi’s conscience, “Andrew Cuomo for vice...

He won't tolerate disrespect for president

The May 1 article by David Collins, “I’ve seen COVID-19 loss up close; I blame Trump,” was the worst piece of...

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COLUMNS

Columnist Robert Reich

Trump's presidency is all but over

In reality, Donald Trump doesn't run the U.S. government. He doesn't manage anything. He doesn't organize anyone. He doesn't administer or oversee or supervise.

Columnist Froma Harrop

Summer people arrived early. What about snowbirds?

If remote work becomes more permanent, second-home people may have even less of an incentive to leave.

Columnist Chris Powell

It makes no sense to put public at risk to protect criminals

People who cannot support themselves honestly or are so damaged psychologically that they cannot stop harming others must be locked up, epidemic or no virus.

OP-ED

Indian Country needs support in COVID-19 fight

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The Navajo Nation has recently seen infection rates higher than any state. In New Mexico, Native Americans make up just 11% of the population, but account for more than half of the COVID-19 cases.

China using crisis started there to dominate markets here

Chinese government officials and leading academics have described the COVID-19 crisis as an opportunity for Chinese producers.

GUEST COMMENTARIES

Local lawmakers ready to assist as casinos reopen

The cautious and deliberative approaches we saw instill a great deal of confidence and inspire a sense of renewed optimism that our economy is on the road to recovery.

Diverse Coast Guard class sails forward in a special way

Many will return as instructors, coaches, spouses, support staff, little league coaches, volunteers, and, eventually, as retirees who choose to make southeastern Connecticut their permanent home.

Groton’s use of rainy day funds for everyday expenses a mistake

Using the unassigned fund balance to cover operating expenses is fiscally irresponsible and is an unsustainable practice.