The Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — 1919

LIME ROCK — Miss Yerkes has resigned her position as teacher in the school.


Goldwyn Pictures are now beginning their second year and are shown in the most exclusive houses of the country. Goldwyn releases but one picture a week and the entire organization is directed on making that picture the best it is possible to produce.


Happy New Year, possibly?

Happy 2019, but don’t count on it.

Don’t count on the new year being an especially happy one because it’s the year before a presidential election year. Nothing worthwhile is ever accomplished in an election year and next to nothing is accomplished in the year before. 

That doesn’t mean the year won’t be eventful. Donald Trump’s many problems may be resolved and there are signs the resolutions will not be happy ones for the president.

They could lead to his impeachment, his resignation or his reelection.

The joys of learning to be a hospice volunteer

Hospice teams accompanied my mother, an aunt and uncle, and both my husband’s parents during their last months, keeping them pain-free and comfortable, which helped them focus on relationships with family and die in dignity and peace. Although these family members lived in Virginia, Ohio and California, and hospice is a locally run organization, in every case the hospice philosophy of working with both the patients and their loved ones was as evident as was the quiet dedication and care of its professionals and volunteers.

Bone Spurs


Legalizing and taxing weed?

Should Connecticut legalize marijuana for ordinary recreational use, as neighboring Massachusetts has just done?

To a great extent Connecticut already has legalized the intoxicating weed, since the state has authorized medical prescriptions for it and licensed a few medical dispensaries, and criminal penalties for simple possession have been reduced to irrelevance. As a practical matter for years marijuana use has been so widespread in the state that police and courts didn’t bother much with enforcement.

Our ancestors came here through open borders

How many times have you heard someone crow that his or her ancestors came here legally, unlike those caravans of diseased rapists, murderers and drug smugglers preparing to invade San Diego?

Actually, coming here legally wasn’t anything to brag about for most of our ancestors because immigration wasn’t against the law. Laws covered naturalization — becoming a citizen — but not immigration.

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — December 1918

While examining his traps on Mt. Riga last Sunday, William Taylor was fortunate enough to secure a good sized Canadian Lynx. It was necessary to despatch the animal to remove it from the trap. It is a very rare find in this section and the pelt is worth a goodly sum. The animal weighed 60 pounds and was fat and in fine condition.