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Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 4-12-18

The bear necessities

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — April 1918

SALISBURY — A fire raged quite fiercely for a short time in the woods near the railway track adjoining F.D. Spurr’s land last Saturday, caused by a spark from a passing locomotive. Prompt work by a number of men extinguished the blaze before it had a chance to do much damage.


TACONIC — Theodore Woodin has accepted a position in Winsted, and went there Monday morning.


Unnecessary crisis: She should have known better

It’s deflating when a respected public servant is revealed to have done something completely unworthy of respect. It is also surprising, despite the frequency with which it happens. 

But, we are all human, and none of us can claim perfection. We all make mistakes and take action, or inaction, we come to regret. Those who are elected to public office, however, should understand that they have a responsibility to their constituents, to the taxpayers who support them, to hold themselves to a high standard of conduct. 


What has happened to ‘Buy American’ and free trade in Trump World?

What has happened to implementation of the “Buy American” Act of 1933 and the “Improvement” Act of 2017 co-sponsored by Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut? These Acts were intended to protect from foreign competition the U.S. manufacture of certain goods and materials, notably those critical to our national defense.

A threat to Geer Village Senior Community’s not-for-profit tax exemption status

For over 80 years, Geer has played in integral role in caring for the elderly in and around North Canaan. Geer provides a community within the town for  our employees, volunteers and the people we serve.

600,000 newspaper jobs at risk: Help stop new paper tariffs

The threat of paper tariffs has been a deep concern for our company and the entire newspaper industry since last fall, when one lone paper supplier, North Pacific Paper Company (NORPAC), sought protection from Canadian paper imports by filing a petition with the U.S. Department of Commerce.

A tariff is a tax or duty placed on foreign companies by the importing country as a way to essentially price fix and put economic and political pressure on the exporting country.


Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 4-5-18

At least local politics should be civil

It is unfortunate that the avalanche of letters attacking state Rep. Brian Ohler in last week’s paper (The Lakeville Journal, March 29) chose to attack Mr. Ohler’s character and motives.