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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

How To Rein In High Cost of Higher Ed? 11/22/2014
Students are borrowing a lot more to go to college than their parents did. Nationwide, student debt is greater than any other household debt except mortgages.

State Shouldn't Be Borrowing Amid Cutbacks 11/21/2014
The $48 million in spending cuts ordered by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to erase half of the state's budget deficit will hurt.

Not Ready For The Next Sandy Hook 11/21/2014
Parents who lost children two years ago at Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary School have made a strong case for establishing protocols to deal with such an event.

Zoning Squabble: Family Is What Family Does 11/21/2014
What is a family? That question is at the core of a zoning dispute that has roiled Hartford's West End in recent weeks, one that could — and should — result in a change in the city's zoning code.

State Can Build On Shore Line East Success 11/20/2014
Though much attention has been aimed at Connecticut's transportation deficiencies in the last couple of years, there are a few good stories. One is Shore Line East, the commuter rail service that runs between New Haven and New London.