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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

Shootings Doing Hartford Grave Damage 5/27/2015
Make no mistake, the shooting of a pastor outside a church on Capitol Avenue early Sunday morning as he planted American flags for Memorial Day is going to resonate. It's going to make it that much harder to attract businesses and middle-class residents to Hartford, even to attract visitors. It...

Remembering On Memorial Day 5/25/2015
The last Monday in May might seem an odd time to set aside for such a sad event as Memorial Day. This unofficial start of summer is always, contrary to the solemn occasion, bursting with bloom. But that's why the end of May was chosen to honor fallen soldiers — because of its profusion of flowers.

Legislators Should Press Fight For UConn Foundation Transparency 5/25/2015
This past week the state Senate slapped down, 24-12, an amendment backed by Republican leader Len Fasano that would have made the University of Connecticut Foundation subject to the state's Freedom of Information Act.

Change At The Top Of Riverfront Recapture Promising 5/25/2015
When a nonprofit organization has an iconic leader, a public face, a well-known person who has become synonymous with the organization, replacing that person can be a major challenge, one that has caused some nonprofits to go under. The issue of executive transition is gaining a sense of urgency...

Hartford Is Getting Community Policing Right 5/24/2015
At the Charter Oak Cultural Center's annual gala recently, a half-dozen boys from city middle schools took the floor to perform a rap music number — with four Hartford police officers.