The Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint

What caused Trump to side with the enemy?

The headline on the column that appeared in this space on Feb. 8 asked, “What does Putin have on Trump?” Not a bad question, as things turned out.

After Helsinki, we should amend the question to read, “What does Putin have on Trump that caused the president of the United States to side with the enemy?”

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 7-26-18

Americans need to take a stand

Can there be any doubt that President Donald Trump has betrayed our country? The Helsinki meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin makes a clear case for treason. When does a United States president stand on the world stage, next to our known adversary, and dismiss the American intelligence community? His blatant groveling toward Putin and refusal to confront the Russian leader about the meddling in the 2016 election is nothing short of treasonous. 

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — July 1918

SALISBURY — Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Fairchild motored to Hartford Sunday and spent the day at Allen Treat’s.


LIME ROCK — Philo Lyon has gone to Pittsfield for throat treatment.


LAKEVILLE — Frances Heffernan has picked three ripe tomatoes from her war garden.


Among the list of American soldiers reported as being taken prisoner by the Germans is the name of Corporal John L. Murray of Falls Village.


Thank a town clerk — and vote on Aug. 14

There are too many things in life we take for granted. Those who live in the Northwest Corner should take a solid look at the work the town clerk in each of their towns does, and consider what that work means to the lives of the people they serve. In an election year like this one, their role in holding together the strands of our democracy on the local level should be clear and appreciated, now more than ever.

A race in memory of Evan Rashkoff

SHARON — The first annual Evan Rashkoff Memorial Sunset Trot was held in Sharon on Thursday, July 19. The event was organized by Sharon Parks and Recreation Director Matt Mette and the son  of the orthopedic surgeon, who died suddenly in October 2017 at the age of 66. 
Eighty-three people ran the 4.1 mile course. Among them  were members of the Run 169 Towns Society, a group that aims to run races in all 169 towns in the state of Connecticut. 

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The Hotspur memorandum and growing threats to humanity

Part 3 of 3

Brave students and a changed college

Supreme Court won’t ignore public opinion

More than a century ago, Mr. Dooley, the Chicago Irish bartender created by journalist Peter Finley Dunne, sagely observed that, “the Soopreme Court follows the illiction returns.”

Today, the observation still stands, though it might be more accurate to say the 21st century Court follows the public opinion polls, which can be an even more reliable measurement of the nation’s will than the election returns.

Game changer at Sharon Hospital

As a lifelong resident of this region, a 25-year resident of Sharon and as a selectman since 2013, I have watched and rooted for Sharon Hospital. I’ve participated on panels, testified at public hearings and been part of advisory groups, all with the intent to enhance or save health care services in the northwestern part of Connecticut. I’ve had both of my children there, visited the emergency department several times and have been very happy to be able to have routine services performed so close to home.