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Carolyn Lumsden
Editor, Opinion Page
My Role

I oversee the daily Opinion pages, the six-page Sunday Opinion section, and the highly capable crew that produces them. We write editorials and publish a dozen local op-eds and columnists weekly, as well as daily letters and the Englehart cartoon. We publish the Cartoon Caption Contest, Buzz questions, "Ed Page" on Facebook (friend us) and Twitter (follow us). We produce Key Issue Forums, candidate interviews, and on and on.
My Biography

I've worked at the Associated Press in Boston, at Random House in New York, Gillette Corp. in Boston. Went to BU (majored in English lit), later to journalism school at Stanford, and spent a wonderful year at Yale Law School on a Knight fellowship. I live in Suffield with my husband, Francesco Martini, a native of Italy. We go back every year to Gaville, a little magical kingdom where he grew up.
My Interests

Media, ideas, books, Italy, Connecticut.
My Recent Articles

Hartford Council Moves On Stadium, Ditching Registrars 1/27/2015
The Hartford city council braved howling snow Monday night to move two agenda items along. That's evidence of how important both were, especially removing the city's three registrars.

A Big Storm, But This Too Shall Melt 1/27/2015
Admit it. You were peeking at the calendar last week and thinking that maybe we might sneak through without a big snowstorm. That soon pitchers and catchers would be reporting to spring training, a crocus and a robin would be bobbin' in the backyard.

Thankfully, Storm Won't Go Down In History 1/27/2015
OK, it's not the storm of the century here in Connecticut. But it's certainly the storm of the still-young year. Consider it a dress rehearsal, then. Except for the meteorologists, most everybody was on cue.

Dog Breed Is A Factor In Risk, Insurance 1/26/2015
It's unfortunate for homeowners who love Rottweilers, pit bull terriers, Doberman pinschers and other so-called risky breeds, but it is reasonable for insurers to consider dog breeds in calculating home insurance rates.

Hartford's Report Card: 10 Ways To Measure The City 1/24/2015
Though the calendar and the weather forecasters say it's winter, there's a hint of spring in Hartford's step. High-end apartments are sprouting. A Double-A minor-league ballpark is in the offing. School scores are rising. Crime is being tamped down. The population is going up slightly.