THE DAY’S OPINION

Chaos spreads from Trump's Syria move

Putin's plan is either to serve as the great reconciler in the Middle East or to put his own people in charge when all the combatant sides have mortally wounded each other.

Supreme Court cases revive cultural wars as 2020 looms

Eroding gay rights, ending protections for Dreamers and underming Roe v. Wade won't help Republican prospects in 2020, that is for sure.

Big surprise estimate for East Lyme police building concerning

Covering a $3.6 million funding gap will require an awful lot of whittling. East Lyme police officers and the public they serve deserve a quality public safety facility, not some bargain-basement...

Waterford tackles difficult challenge of providing fire protection

The steps taken in Waterford are modest and reasonable, sending a signal that the community wants to work with, not against, the interest of these fire companies.

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

CARTOONS

YOUR LETTERS

Sabilia has experience to serve Waterford well

A letter, “Sabilia would lead Waterford down New London’s failed path,” (Oct. 9), opined that Beth...

Olsen is the chef New London needs to cook up success

I met Marty Olsen in 2004. I was introduced by Bob Grills through the service club New London Kiwanis. As I grew to know Marty over the next 15 years I learned that service was his middle name. Marty impressed me with his life...

One trick Congress?

Is it my understanding that Congress can't do two things at once? Is reviewing impeachment and addressing gun control and/or other legislation too much work for them and their large staffs? Perhaps it is the burden of raising funds for...

Return Regina Mosley to New London school board

I am writing to express my support for Regina Mosley’s re-election to the New London Board of Education. In her two years as Curriculum Committee chair, Regina was instrumental in ensuring the approval of a high school U.S. History Ethnic...

Oct. 25 is deadline for election letters

No letters concerning the Nov. 5 municipal elections will be accepted after Oct. 25. We have received a high volume of letters and will print as many as time and space allow. Paul Choiniere Editorial Page...

Send a message by voting all Democrat this election

I recently withdrew my membership from the Montville Community Forum on Facebook. I find it absolutely offensive that our Republican members find it appropriate to post pictures of their firearms, as well as raffling off firearms at their...

Ignore nonsensical attack, Sabilia is Waterford's best choice

I was appalled to read, “Sabilia would lead Waterford down New London’s failed path,” (Oct. 9),...

Pero and Sprecace, great candidates ready to lead New London

Boy, are we lucky! We have two of the best and most experienced candidates running for election. We have Rob Pero running for Board of Education at a time when experience and judgment are at a premium, and at a time when our school system...

Mayor McDaniel is the obvious choice to lead Montville

I am glad Ron McDaniel is running for mayor of Montville again. His education and experience make him the best qualified candidate. Ron possesses verbal, written and listening skills sorely lacking in his opponent, who has not demonstrated the...

Don't let Norwich accumulate more debt for infrastructure

Norwich is again asking the voters to approve a $5 million bond for infrastructure work. We still have $3 million left from the loan taken out in 2017. The city is paying about 4% interest on these loans. Property...

Maynard-Adams ready to do her part for New London

I completed the New London Streets Challenge on July 3, walking every one of 392 streets in the city. I’m a native New Londoner and was surprised to travel streets or visit neighborhoods where I’d never been. On every street I...

Defaming workers, Jahncke's column had no relation to reality

Redington Jahncke’s attack on Connecticut state employees in his October 1 column is...

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COLUMNS

Columnist Lee Elci

Stand up to antifa or prepare for trouble

The group is a left-leaning, anti-racist assemblage supposedly monitoring and tracking the activities of local neo-Nazis. The problem is these Nazi hunters have become the Nazis.

Columnist David Ignatius

For American soldiers, Trump's betrayal of the Kurds is sickening

It's probably impossible for Americans to fully grasp the sense of betrayal felt by the Syrian Kurds, who suffered 11,000 dead in a war that we asked them to fight.

Columnist Paul Choiniere

Connecticut's accidental governor needs to find his voice

Nearly one year into his term, Ned Lamont has yet to find an inspirational message.

OP-ED

The lenses by which we view presidential candidates

I know one woman who confessed she'd have to really force herself to vote for Bernie Sanders simply because he reminds hers so much of her own estranged father, shaking his index finger over the family dinner table.

An impeachment inquiry vote would put the House on higher moral ground

By offering this concession, House Democrats would expose the White House's stonewalling for what it is, and put Republicans in an uncomfortable spot.

GUEST COMMENTARIES

Sell Seaside, meet commitment to developmentally disabled

Under state law, the sale would provide funds for the developmentally disabled without raising taxes or cutting other programs.

The Eagle tried to soar, reality dragged newspaper down

The publisher of the family-owend newspaper in Pennsylvania bet that good journalism could keep the Eagle solvent. And he bet wrong.

Highlight vegan options during National School Lunch Week

It’s just as irresponsible for schools to serve mystery meat, chicken nuggets and cheese pizza as it would be for them to feed kids nothing but chips, candy and cookies.