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In search of common ground

No. This is not yet another self-help manual on how to find harmony and peace in life. It is not a guideline on how despite ongoing uncertainties — which have become integral parts of our everyday lives — we may achieve serenity. This is instead an effort to find that emotional balance between events that fill our hearts with joy and those that cause immense discomfort. 

From the Region One Superintendent’s Desk: Preparation for life, at school

Many changes that happen in education come under scrutiny, largely due to the fact that it is a departure from what we all have been accustomed to in our own past. We expect that changes should happen in the business world, but changes in education have lagged behind the world for which we are preparing our students.

Four minutes for tears, joy and shared humanity at Mexican border

In 2015, the two Koreas agreed to allow families split by the demilitarized zone to cross the border to visit, albeit briefly, with family members whom they had not touched in as much as 60 years. This month, the USA and Mexico allowed a similar family moment in a time of scarce altruism.

Wedding Cake

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 6-14-18

A new chapter for women’s suffrage

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — June 1918

TACONIC — Mrs. L. Devantery, who has been having a serious time with ulcerated teeth, returned from New York Wednesday where she had been undergoing treatment.

 

LIME ROCK — Mr. M. Merriman is on the sick list.

 

Housing initiatives critical for the region

How important is affordable housing to the health of our society here in the Northwest Corner? If you have been following this newspaper’s news and opinion coverage over the past years, you will know that we believe it is critical. And we don’t come by that opinion in a vacuum. It has been backed up through studies done by area foundations, commissions, committees, and of course by the area towns’ state assessment as far as percentage of affordable housing compared to what Connecticut actually requires.

North Korea’s sudden change of heart: Are things actually the way they seem?

Why would North Korea suddenly change their declared objective of being a nuclear power even before they had played all their cards to maximal advantage in hopes of improving their reputation in full view of the international community? North Korea, at least topically, blew up the entrances to their nuclear labs before they had used that demonstration to its best use as their trump card in negotiations with the Trump himself. Why?

NRA discovered the Second Amendment 50 years ago

My mother wouldn’t let her kids play with toy guns because she had the quaint idea that children shouldn’t be playing at killing other children.

Our Adolf Hitler birthday cakes

A Guatemalan high school senior I’ll call Estuardo, who often spends weekends at my home, arrived last winter with an English assignment. His teacher had asked the class to respond to an AP news story, “Store Won’t Make Cake for ‘Adolf Hitler.’” Since Estuardo has been in America only three years, and his English teacher takes off for grammatical and spelling errors, he often waited to complete his English assignments until he could work with me.