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A tale of two victims, neither very innocent

Hillary Clinton and Kathy Griffin both claim to be victims of the usual feminist suspects, “older white guys,” Hillary most recently in the presidential election, Griffin in the aftermath of her latest ill-conceived publicity stunt.

 Griffin is being investigated by the Secret Service after posing for a photograph of herself holding a likeness of President Donald Trump’s severed head, which quickly went viral on the internet.

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 7-13-17

Let’s make Housy High even better

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — July 1917

SALISBURY — Miss Flavia Surdam is a victim of the measles.

LAKEVILLE — William Kane has purchased the Schleiffarth place on Bostwick Hill at present occupied by Dr. C.T. LaMoure.

LIME ROCK — Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Thorpe and Mrs. Nickerson of Torrington are camping at the Hall homestead in White Hollow.

TACONIC — Mrs. Edward House who has been ailing for some time went to Hartford Hospital Tuesday for an operation.

Speaking up for students speaking out

For years, I’ve heard complaints about millennials being too coddled to care about what’s happening except on their screens. So it’s curious to me that there is now complaint about activism on college campuses. 

Backward and Forward: A Tale of Two Leaders

The long war we don’t want to talk about

With the nation about to send a few thousand more troops to Afghanistan, the nearly 16-year-old war on terror there and elsewhere has become the longest in American history, surpassing a war nobody talks about and few know about. 

There are historical lists and accounts of America’s wars that cite this second-longest war, which began in 1898 and ended 15 years later, in 1913, as the Philippine-American War, but the official government list of American wars, published by the Veterans Administration, doesn’t mention it at all. 

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — July 1917

SALISBURY — Mrs. Harry Jones and son Charles of Torrington have been visiting at David Jones’. Mr. Jones spent the Fourth here.

LAKEVILLE — Miss Mary Flynn is enjoying a vacation from her duties at the central office. 

TACONIC — Mr. Peter O’Hara is suffering from intestinal trouble.

SALISBURY — Samuel Whitbeck has purchased Fred Sealey’s Buick automobile.

Letter to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 7-6-17

Thanks for supporting SVAS and the cricket players

On Saturday, June 24, the Salisbury Cricket Club hosted its second “international” match against the “Rest of The World” at Community Field in Lakeville in aid of the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service. Donations are still coming in, but to date the event has raised close to $5,000 for the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service (SVAS).

Haunting memories of Gallipoli, lingering effects of the Great War

I read with interest the article on World War I remembrance in the May 18 issue of The Lakeville Journal, and Heather Chapman’s fine letter in the June 1 issue. She questioned some points in the article, and described her father’s war experience. 

Among other things, Henry Chapman served and was wounded in the Gallipoli campaign. It is extraordinary that we can thus be connected to this foreboding and long forgotten battlefield, on the other side of the globe, by the father of a neighbor in Falls Village.