The Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint

I am an American with an accent

I can’t imagine that after living for almost 40 years in this beautiful country of ours, the United States of America, I still feel that sense of awkwardness each time I am asked to pronounce and spell my name.

It all begins when people notice my accent, which after all these years shows no signs of letting go of me, and I am asked to fulfill their curiosity by providing information about my race and heritage.

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 11-9-17

Going to church is still not a risky business 

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — November 1917

LAKEVILLE — In order not to interfere with the grand rally on Saturday evening, the business places of the town will close at 8:30 o’clock.


SALISBURY — George Parsons has had electric lights installed in his house.


One casualty of the state budget fight

This legislative session’s state budget season was gut-wrenching in its length and, of course, its need to deal with ever-diminishing resources. In the final analysis, Northwest Corner towns came out of it with better support than expected and planned for. That gives some relief to town coffers and taxpayers.

A Republican senator mourns the party’s lost honor

It was a time of fear and division, not unlike today.  North Korea was threatening war.  Russia had detonated its atomic bomb and China had fallen to the communists, lost, it was said, by President Truman and the Democrats.  The president was at odds with Congress and a Senate demagogue was feeding on all of this unease by lying his way to growing power and influence.

And some thoughtful Republicans were becoming disturbed at what was happening to their party.

Cakes for Gays

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 11-2-17

Choose Row B in Winsted

I would like to clarify a few statements that were made at the debate this year. 

The Democrats have been very proud in what they say “they” have accomplished while in office, most of which is debatable and contrary to minutes and agendas of the past.  

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — 1917

SALISBURY — Mrs. Martha Suydam spent Sunday in Philmont with her son, Fred Sherwood.


CANAAN — The damage by fire at the Connecticut Lime Co. plant was estimated at $600.


Before the Storm