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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

No Need For UConn Foundation Secrecy 2/28/2015
Lawmakers, a word: Don't succumb to the siren song of secrecy piped by representatives of the University of Connecticut Foundation at a hearing before the General Assembly's higher education committee Thursday.

Lt. Vance, Face Of State Police, Moves On And Up 2/27/2015
When Connecticut reeled from the news that a madman had attacked and slaughtered children and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Dec. 14, 2012, State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance rose to the occasion.

Soda Tax Is Nanny-State Overreach 2/27/2015
There's no question that childhood obesity continues to be a problem in the United States. The medical conditions to which it is linked, from diabetes to coronary heart disease, are well known. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 18 percent of American children under...

Smart Kids, Dumb Drug Decisions 2/26/2015
The hospitalization of 11 Wesleyan University students last weekend offers yet more proof — if any were needed — of two facts of college life. One is that each generation needs fresh reminders of the dangers of using illegal substances. The other is that a great degree of academic...

Scrap System Of Elected Registrars 2/26/2015
Twice in the last three election cycles, snafus in Connecticut elections have made national news. In 2010 it was when Bridgeport ran out of ballots. In 2014 it was when Hartford couldn't get polling places open on time. But these aren't the only communities that had election difficulties in...