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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

Obama Makes Long Overdue Course Correction On Cuba 12/20/2014
The business between the U.S. and Cuba was deadly serious, in the Manichaean world of the Cold War more than 50 years ago. The presence of a Communist country 90 miles from Florida made American leaders apoplectic. After a bungled CIA-sponsored invasion of the island failed in 1961, Russia's...

Neighborhood Nonprofit HART In Deep Trouble 12/19/2014
The shocking news that Hartford Areas Rally Together is on the brink of collapse raises issues about nonprofits and money, and the role of such organizations.

Southbury Training School Too Costly To Keep 12/19/2014
Over the past few years, the Southbury Training School, home to people with intellectual disabilities, has been steadily shrinking. In 2000, the facility had a staff of 1,700 and 696 residents. Today, 935 full- and part-time employees serve 318 clients. Only 19 of the original 56 residential...

Death Not Enough Reason To Yank Dentist's License? 12/19/2014
How bad does a problem have to be before the state Dental Commission will revoke a dentist's license? That's the logical question after the commission decided this week to allow Enfield dentist Rashmi Patel to eventually continue practicing under certain limitations.

Belle Ribicoff's Generosity And Spirit Helped Set Stage 12/18/2014
Belle Ribicoff has been a major figure behind the scenes of a local success story, Hartford Stage. Last month, the Stage held an evening of song and dance to, in its words, honor "our beloved and longtime friend" for her "innumerable and immeasurable" gifts.