The Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint

Aging in place: Worth it despite challenges

Part 2

We are extremely lucky to have two excellent retirement facilities in our area. Noble Horizons and Geer Village are both well appointed, full of caring people and, above all, safe. Safety is the top priority. Safety is what the families of residents want.

From Trump Tower to power, over the law

Donald Trump is (to use his phrase) “dumb as a rock” when it comes to the programs and the policies of the federal government agencies over which he is allegedly presiding. However, when it comes to defending and expanding his own political power, Trump is shameless and profoundly cunning.  

State of the presidential race, to this point

Democrats desperate to defeat Donald Trump in 2020 have two big advantages. One, of course, is Trump himself. The other is the mainstream press. Media coverage of Democrats is like fawning biographies of the Kennedys, Clintons and Obamas. No matter what the Democratic protagonists do wrong, the journalists or biographers always make it come out right.

Our home, our future

Voices from the Salisbury community about the housing needed for a healthy, economically vibrant future

“Big Papi” Luis Vargas works as a cook at LaBonne’s Market. Bob LaBonne could not praise him highly enough, saying, “He’s a great guy, hard working, steady and reliable. He’s like a father to some of the other employees, hence the nickname ‘Big Papi.’ ”

Can desalination save us from freshwater woes?

Dear EarthTalk: If the world is running out of freshwater, why aren’t we desalinating more ocean water?

—H. Smith, Providence, R.I.


Salty oceans cover 70 percent of the earth’s surface while freshwater becomes increasingly scarcer due to human overpopulation and climate change. Globally some 700 million people lack access to clean water while droughts are the norm in many regions.

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — September 1919

SALISBURY — Mrs. Guy Drum is on the sick list with one of the prevailing colds.


LIME ROCK — Miss Rachael Cashdollar has accepted a position in Torrington.


Please DON'T ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses ...’

A few years ago, during a project on Russian Jewish immigrants, I came upon Malka Chavanowa, who in 1905 had arrived at Ellis Island with her 10-year-old son. Beside her name were initials, LPC, which turned out to stand for, “likely to become a public charge.” Although Malka was allowed to pass through Ellis Island (she would become matriarch of Arnoff’s Moving and Storage), women who arrived without a husband either at their side or waiting on the pier were labeled LPC, and many were put back on steerage to be returned to Europe.  

Letter to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 9-5-19

Cell phone use while driving is rampant

I have been reading The Lakeville Journal Police Blotter every week for a long time and can only recall one instance of a motorist being ticketed for a cell phone violation.Yet, every week there are multiple incidents of people driving off the road and crossing lanes for no apparent reason. There is no question, to me, that many of these accidents are caused by distracted drivers on the phone. To their credit, Troop B is giving tickets for failure to maintain lanes but, apparently, not for cell phones.