LISA MCGINLEY - RECENT COLUMNS

Protecting rare birds, blue mushrooms and a prehistoric fish

Published: August 25, 2019 | Lisa McGinley

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

Who is the inspirational C.C. Scott?

Published: July 14, 2019 | Lisa McGinley

A real person or a sort of avatar for the caring people whose work aims to heal the spirit if not fully cure the body?

You don't need to be a wonk

A policy is a fire drill for when something critical must be done, as it must now.

'The Thinker'

Janet Steinmayer's legacy is a Mitchell College that knows who it is. Parents know what to expect, students know where they fit in, New London knows the college is a thriving neighbor.

One kid, one moment, one mentor

Americans optimistically supposed that dismantling structural racism would repair the racism of the heart, but equal opportunity needs self-esteem to thrive. Fortunately, there's a plan.

Build community at Ocean Beach

Simultaneous with developments downtown, Ocean Beach Park is on an upswing. This is the ideal time for the mayor and City Council to promote the city's unique recreational asset as the place that can bring people together, even year-round,

Landmarks finds history in urban geography

Urban renewal in 1960s New London, which created the just-closed Thames River Apartments, was influenced by federal policies meant to keep social class and skin color equivalent.