Guest Commentary

Sharon Hospital needs and deserves our support

letter to the editor from Liz Piel was published in the July 9 Lakeville Journal concerning six doctors leaving the Sharon Hospital medical staff. It paints a bleak picture, but I don’t think it is fair to the efforts of the administration, the medical and nursing staff, and the employees who all work hard to make the place meet the needs of our communities. 

Food for thought on the Region One School District

The superintendent of schools of Regional School District One and the towns of Canaan, Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Salisbury and Sharon has to be notified by Aug. 31 if there is to be a continuation of her employment. It is certain that her employment will be extended if she so chooses. 

America’s two-front war

Eliciting the opinions of people at the dentist’s office

Her name, she told me, is Rainier, “like the Prince,” she said. “I wish I had some of what he had,” she added with a grin. We were waiting in the parlor at the dentist’s office. Rainier, I would say, is in her mid-60s, a proper, well-dressed African-American woman. Not shy, she’s a talker, the kind of person who will not suffer the silence of a public space privately.

America’s two-front war

Wild and Scenic: a tale of two rivers

From rage to reform

From rage to reform
Another city recently erupted in rage in response to a police killing.
After a week of peaceful protests following the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, “Charm City” was in flames. The authorities declared a state of emergency and deployed the National Guard.

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Wild and Scenic and a tale of two rivers