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With Health Quest, a big change at Sharon Hospital

With Health Quest, a big change at Sharon Hospital

Congratulations are in order for a community institution, one of the most important resources available to all who live in the Tri-state region: Sharon Hospital. It has come full circle, converting once again to nonprofit status, and joining with Health Quest out of Lagrangeville, N.Y., as of Aug. 1.

Congressmen financially unopposed

Seventeen years ago, this column offered congratulations to four of Connecticut’s six members of Congress for their “splendid victories” months before Election Day. This was possible because the four were financially unopposed by relative unknowns, and their reelection was certain. 

Though he never met Donald Trump, Alexander Hamilton knew the man

Alexander Hamilton, a bastard born on Nevis, a small Caribbean island, was both an intellectual dynamo and a brave man of action. During the American Revolution, after first serving with distinction as an artillery captain, Hamilton later was promoted and became Washington’s invaluable adjutant. 

The Korean question: the importance of finding answers

So far, the political tension between the United States and North Korea has been confined to a war of words and not much else. Recent verbal threats and counter-threats, however, reached a new level. Here I will stray from strictly financial analysis to the political, military and diplomatic.

Thinking of you

Although no one knows what tomorrow will bring, a small ray of certainty recently brightened the summer holiday season. I’m referring to Aug. 20, Thinking of You Day. While browsing through birthday cards at the Papyrus store in Boston’s Prudential Center I was confronted with an entire section of cards devoted to this special day. 

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 8-17-17

Bears — they’re becoming unbearable

What are we going to do in our little neck of the Northwest Corner? We are becoming overrun with bears — too many, all sizes. 

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — August 1917

TACONIC — Mrs. A.H. Fairchild has been on the sick list the past two weeks suffering from an abcess on her face, caused by a wisdom tooth. She goes to Great Barrington every other day for treatment.

Advertisement — Mrs. Robert Starr Allyn will have time Tuesday and Friday afternoons and evenings for a few more pupils in singing. Summer rate for half hour lesson $1.00.

For Sale — 1 horse dump cart and harness, apply at Journal Office

Trump tweets outdo Blumenthal aggrandizing

Since Sen. Richard Blumenthal represents Connecticut rather than Wyoming or West Virginia, his denouncing President Donald Trump and being denounced by the president in turn can only build support for him in his home state, where the president is poorly regarded.

Trump at jamboree, an opportunity forever lost

If you were lucky enough to attend the Boy Scout Jamboree in July, you got to see President Trump speak. Then you would know, like me, that his speech was mediocre.