The Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint

New approach needed to community journalism

In June this year, it became clear that the initiatives taken to help bring The Lakeville Journal Company to a more viable sustainability, that is break even rather than losing money, were not working well enough. Over the past couple of decades, we whittled down every department, sold our printing presses and began printing elsewhere, sold our too-large building and regrouped in a new location. 

Proposals to amend the U.S. Constitution

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Press secretaries, then and now

When Grover Cleveland, the 49-year-old president of the United States, married 21-year old Frances Folsom in 1886, reporters covering the White House followed the newlyweds to their honeymoon nest in nearby Deer Park, Maryland, to the considerable consternation of Frances and Grover.  

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 11-14-19

A grant from Salisbury Association

On Saturday, Nov. 9, the Board of Trustees of the Salisbury Association approved a support grant of $10,000 to The Lakeville Journal in recognition of its vital role serving communities in Connecticut and nearby towns in New York state.  

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — November 1919

LAKEVILLE — The many friends of Greta Flynn will be glad to hear that she has been elected president of the Children of Mary Society.


LIME ROCK — Messrs. M. and E. Richardson and party of friends are camping at Rocky Dell camp.


LAKEVILLE — S.O. Cowles has finished wiring C.H. Miller’s house for electric lights and at present is wiring John H. Garrity’s house.


Hostage-taking in Falls Village?

After reading “Objections to the inn’s firehouse requests” in the Oct. 31 edition of The Lakeville Journal, we feel compelled to set the record straight on what has happened and what we’ve been trying to accomplish. The fact that our neighbor is quoted as labeling our position as “hostage taking” would be alarming if it weren’t so far from what has transpired.


Now comes the governing

No matter the outcome of the municipal elections, however each race has panned out, whether it went for the candidate you supported or not, now is the time for residents in each town to pull together and get down to the business of running the government. That is the great difference between local elections and the statewide or national ones: All those who won office can now put aside party allegiances and think wholly about the good of their towns.

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 11-7-19

Think about how we save local history

Genealogy, a subject that increasingly engages aging Baby Boomers as they reach retirement age, would be crippled without local newspapers. While church, immigration, and military records, among others, help researchers pinpoint the names of our forebears, who they really were — their actions, personalities, statements — emerges only through narratives such as letters and old newspaper articles about them.