GUEST COMMENTARIES

Misguided critics don't realize places like Mystic Aquarium protect Belugas

Laws that try to shutter aquariums, don't have the best interests of aquatic animals at heart. They ignore the invaluable work that aquariums do.

Equity, excellence and the Coast Guard Academy

Failure to identify bias and barriers creates a climate that is not “excellent” or “equitable” for many cadets, staff, and faculty, and even toxic to some.

Thames River Heritage Park is a hit with visitors

What was a dream has now has emerged as an economic driver, a tourism destination, a showcase for our rich history and a catalyst for business growth, while being a fun, educational and affordable family activity.

Democrats should join GOP, hold authority to account

The Transportation Committee hearing was underwhelming, merely reinforcing facts that were already known, while the key issues and true accountability were punted until another day.

Connecticut Port Authority: Repairing the ship while sailing it

The jobs and economic benefits associated with offshore wind farms are quickly becoming an East Coast gold rush, and Connecticut should get its fair share.

On gun control, Washington should follow Connecticut's lead

They should deal with gun regulation head-on, no matter the opposition, as we did in 2013 after Sandy Hook.

'Reconsider your comments:' sunscreen chemicals are harmful

I have read the numerous studies on the harmful effects of certain sunscreen ingredients on coral, dolphins and humans. It’s most definitely time for FDA to act.

Emulate the Greatest Generation today

We can debate differences on policy but it seems we have lost the ability to respectfully disagree and work together to get to a common solution for our country.

50 Years Ago, Woodstock Gave Peace a Chance

It is not surprising that humanity is still beset by fear, greed and violence. It was unrealistic to expect the Woodstock generation to achieve what the great religions and the Renaissance could not.

Morrison showed strength of the single mom

Toni Morrison spent much of her life encouraging us to consider that single motherhood wasn't just "doable" but desirable.

U.S. future depends on ending budget deficits

Eliminating budget deficits within eight years is not only doable — it’s necessary.

Trump never cared about deficits, and that is a good thing

It is a safe bet that if we cut spending and/or raised taxes it would slow growth, leading to fewer jobs and a higher unemployment rate.

LATEST EDITORIALS

Give Ritchie chance to heal, reshape New London schools

The Board of Education must show patience and, short of malfeasance or malpractice, give its superintendent every opportunity and the time to succeed.

Students engage gun debate. Good for them.

The students' plan would go well beyond the modest gun-control measures such as expanded background checks and "red flag" laws that have been the...

The Pier and the probe, a tough juggling act

State must continue looking into port authority issues while doing due diligence on a potential megadeal for the future of State Pier.

COLUMNS

Columnist Lisa McGinley

Protecting rare birds, blue mushrooms and a prehistoric fish

Environment -- humans are part of it and it is part of us. Why wouldn't we protect that, in our own interests?

Columnist Red Jahncke

Interception follows diversion in Lamont fiscal strategy

The administration devised a way to balance surging operating costs while, at the same time, the mandatory spending cap is imposing a tight limit on...

Columnist Froma Harrop

On setting vehicle efficiency standards, California will win

The Trump administration wants a 37 miles per gallon standard. This is Stone Age thinking in a world of tightening emissions rules where civilized...