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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

Controlling Teen Pregnancy Vital 8/2/2015
To see the social and economic cost of teen pregnancy, it might be instructive to look at the young men causing the summer's spike in violence in Hartford.

Get Tardy DCF Workers In On Time 8/1/2015
Would things be going more smoothly at the beleaguered state Department of Children and Families if everyone got to work on time?

Commissioner Wade, Please Stay Out Of This 8/1/2015
Many questions surround the announced merger of Indianapolis-based Anthem and Bloomfield-based Cigna - questions that need to be sorted out by state regulators before the deal is approved.

Ban On Armed Drones Overdue 7/31/2015
State legislators and advocates for the issue say they'll be raring to go next session to pass a bill outlawing gun-firing drones.

New Drunken Driving Law Tough But Necessary 7/31/2015
On July 1, Connecticut became the 25th state to require that all DUI offenders - and those whose licenses have been suspended for failing or refusing to take a chemical sobriety test - install an ignition interlock device in their car.