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 facsimile.

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.

Open the books, meetings of Partnership for Connecticut

With $100 million in state matching funds being promised, the public has the right to learn more about the ideas and plans for spending it to improve education.

Aging 'war birds' are a legacy at risk

The crash at Bradley killed seven people. It also destroyed one more vintage aircraft. Is it wise to fly the few remaining planes at the risk of losing them?

New London council was left adrift

The mayor handed his opponent an issue. Whoever wins the Nov. 5 election should never again allow a project to so dramatically expand without bringing it back to the council.

Odd moves and astonishing tweet suggest Trump's unhinged

Abandoning this ally to a potential slaughter by a much stronger opponent is morally wrong. It also happens to be a terrible foreign policy and military decision.

Getting ready for local election season

Our readers have ample opportunities to become informed about their choices on Election Day, Nov. 5.

The sooner the better in school social work

By addressing problems early, school counselors and social workers help individual students in real time. They may also be able to intervene with one who is unusually troubled, which could prevent the student from hurting themselves or others far in...

NCAA, student athletes and fairness

NCAA athletes are the talent that fuels a multibillion-dollar entertainment industry.

President's distractions aren't working

Americans know instinctively that good government in a democracy relies on rule of law and civil discourse. As this week has progressed, they have seen an increasingly stark contrast with the outbursts of the president.


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...

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...


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...

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...

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.