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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

Rich State, Poor State: Connecticut Divided 8/31/2015
Connecticut has the widest economic disparity in the nation. Will raising its minimum wage to $10.10 by 2017 put more money in pockets - or cause layoffs? Does it help or hurt to pay corporations to stay here?

Thumbs Up For New West Hartford School Logos 8/31/2015
Thumbs up to West Hartford for new high school logos - sans the American Indian stereotypes. The town did some soul-searching last year when students complained that they felt the tomahawks and Indian heads in war bonnets were racist. The new logos look more like shields bearing the schools' initials....

Warmer Waters Have Decimated CT's Lobster Fishery 8/31/2015
For generations, sturdy lobstermen in small boats have put-putted out of Connecticut's harbors to set their traps and bring home the tasty if homely crustaceans. Sadly, this ancient fishery is dying out. The lobsters are gone. The waters off the southern New England coast are becoming too warm...

Urgency Needed To Fight Heroin Epidemic 8/30/2015
Imagine a fire department fighting an inferno by waving around squirt guns, all the while congratulating itself for a job well done. That's just what the White House Office of Drug Control Strategy did when it announced its "strong commitment" to battling the heroin epidemic that, along with other...

Meals For All At School A Good Investment 8/29/2015
As the decades-old saw puts it, there's no such thing as a free lunch.