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Country missed its chance to beat back virus

High vaccination rates could have well prevented the delta variant from taking hold. Now all bets are off, with the potential for mask mandates and other restrictions to return.

Don't repeat tobacco fiasco; direct opioid lawsuit money to crisis

At a Wednesday’s news conference Gov. Ned Lamont and Attorney General William Tong offered assurances the money would be spent on the problem. Sounds great, but count us as skeptical.

Justice for Capital Gazette victims

This case is another grim reminder of workplace gun violence as a risk to anyone anywhere, and of the often underestimated dangers to working journalists.

Challenge of protecting fisheries, developing wind power

Maintaining a commercial fishing industry is important, but so too is expansion of the renewable energy industry. Done right, both priorities can be met.

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


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Coast Guard Museum location as stupid as Captain's Walk

I was born and lived in New London through young adulthood, yet still perceive myself a New Londoner. David Collin’s column July 17 prompted this letter, “

Deny health coverage to COVID anti-vaxxers

In an article by Jay Reeves of the AP, "With pandemic worsening in U.S., surgeon general worried," (July 19), we learn...

Groton council damages its own credibility with Respler agreement

Groton’s Town Council has painted itself into a corner with creation of a defective TIF tax policy, its involvement in orchestrating developer Jeffrey Respler’s selection as preferred developer of Mystic Oral School property, and...

Not too late to mitigate climate change

I am going to be a sophomore in high school in just a few months and recently got involved with the Citizens Climate Lobby. The CCL works to enact change and battle climate change by using the power we hold as individuals. The current goal is to...

Loud motorcycles do alert distracted drivers

I applaud the letter, “Motorcycles are noisy, but drivers are dangerous,” (July 14), that supported loud...

I repeat: immigration issue is easy fix

“For more than nine years, DREAMers have watched courts and politicians debate whether they’ll be allowed to stay in the only country many of them have ever known. It’s long past time for Congress to act and give them the...

Shining light on good is appreciated

I see what you are doing, and I like it. On July 17 it was great to read the three front-page articles highlighting those who are out there (sometimes quietly) dedicating their time and effort for the health and welfare of the local...

Don't leave children a legacy of climate calamity

It was hot, and my 3-year-old was sweaty and curious. On Tuesday he asked me "why is it like the fog but in the sky?" The haziness had filtered the sun to a dull glow all day, a consequence of wildfires on the West Coast shifting smoke...

Juvenile-justice reform appears to be a failure

I could not agree more with state Rep. Holly Cheeseman’s recent commentary, “Too many chances, not enough juvenile...

Middle-class ignored by leaders of Norwich

The City of Norwich now controls the biggest derelict property − the old YMCA building. It's another whack to the property tax rolls. The Reid & Hughes building went nowhere. It is really getting very sad on Main Street. Although...

Seek Vatican riches to compensate victims

This is the first letter that I have written to The Day, and I want to applaud you for the July 20 editorial about the scandal with the Catholic church, "

It's not about race, it's about respectfulness

I have read with interest about the public health crisis, "Norwich City Council to tackle racism as a public health crisis,"...



Columnist Paul Choiniere

Did you hear the one about restoring Congress's war authority?

If a proposal introduced by Chris Murphy and two fellow senators manages to gain bipartisan traction, it would mark a historic recalibration of the balance of power, and one that is badly needed.

Columnist S.E. Cupp

Megyn Kelly’s vile attack on Naomi Osaka

Kelly is needlessly perpetuating the stigmas that prevent people from seeking help, that keep their pain a secret, that can end tragically.

Columnist Red Jahncke

Newsflash: On jobs, Connecticut is doing terrible

The evidence suggests workers are leaving the state for greener pastures. But not state workers, they're paid too well.


Coming Supreme Court term could prove historic

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The conservative court has the chance to fundamentally rewrite the rules when it comes to abortion, ending the constitutional protection the procedure has received since the Roe v. Wade landmark decision.

Cannabis law has tough indoor air-quality rules

The law legalizing cannabis also features the first major changes to the Clean Indoor Air Act since 2004.


Sen. Murphy: Manufacturing is Connecticut's future, if we're smart about it

We have the opportunity to make sure the 21st century is Made in America, we just have to be willing to make smart, bold investments.

Beware woke’s reverse racism and inanity

Woke critical race and justice theory is a cancer that will bring deep and explicit discrimination into every workplace, schoolhouse, and public square decision unless we shut it down right away.

Conservatives have always looked to stop social progress

Decade after decade, century after century, leftist reformers defeated conservatives to advance secular humanism. Not surprising then, that they attack 'woke' culture.