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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

UConn, State Owe Debt Of Gratitude To Lew Rome 7/3/2015
If you remember the tired, worn, institutional look of the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs in the early 1990s, contrast it with how vibrant the campus looks today - and think a good thought for Lew Rome.

Momentum Grows To Lower This Symbol Of Racism 7/2/2015
"The arc of the moral universe is long," the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said, "but it bends toward justice." After an arc of a century and a half, a symbol of injustice is on the wane.

State Budget Is Better, But Problems Will Return 7/1/2015
The biennial $40 billion state budget that takes effect today is better than the too-much taxing and spending document passed by the General Assembly in early June.

Drug Possession Penalties Changed For The Good 7/1/2015
The state took a major step away from failed war-on-drugs policies with the passage Monday of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's "Second Chance Society" measure. The law reclassifies most drug possession crimes as misdemeanors and streamlines the process for paroles and pardons.

Why Not Background Checks For Gun-Show Sales? 6/30/2015
That states and towns are moving quickly to remove Confederate battle flags in the wake of the Charleston murders is remarkable and positive. But can the country go from symbol to substance to reduce violence?