Choiniere well served Day readers during long tenure
This letter is to thank retiring Editorial Page Editor Paul Choiniere for his outstanding service to the residents and visitors to southeastern Connecticut during his 33-plus years at The Day of New London, especially his time as editorial page editor. Although many accused him of a liberal bias, I always saw him as middle of the road in these troubling times. That may be because I generally agreed with his signed opinions and the editorials of The Day. I also applaud his willingness to include many conservative voices in guest columns to counterbalance the coverage and let us know what the other side was thinking.
During local and state elections, Paul asked well researched questions of the local candidates, whether for first selectman, mayor, state representative or state senator during the many scheduled election debates.
In my personal interactions with Paul, I found him to be honest, straight forward, and a keen questioner regarding the topic at hand. The Day has been fortunate to have him as a reporter and editor for all these years. In the Navy tradition, I want to say BRAVO ZULU (Well Done) and “Fair Winds, Following Seas, and Snug Harbours (British Spelling).”
I will miss his daily contributions but hope to read what he writes in the future.
J. W. “Bill” Sheehan
Waterford Board of Finance and Democratic Town Committee member
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