The Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint

Taking responsibility for climate change

Nature: Who among us has not felt its power and been awed by it, despite perhaps at times trying to ignore our place in it? Spend time at the oceanside during a hurricane, or in Oklahoma during tornado season, or even in New England during a hard winter of heavy snowfall, and there will be no denying the vulnerability of human beings in the face of the natural world.

The smartest men and women in the room

There are times when intellect is measured against intellect. In the mid-1800s, Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace went head-to-head in determining the origin of life, or as Darwin put it, The Origin of Species. Timing? Wallace was a year ahead of Darwin, writing letters back from halfway around the globe to the National Geographical Society patrons  — who shared them with Darwin. 

Controlling CT weeds and invasive plants

Currently, there is a serious debate in the Connecticut Legislature over the question of regulating the use of glyphosate-containing herbicides, such as Glypro and Roundup, to control invasive plants and weeds, particularly along state highways and water courses. Both sides of the argument must be listened to carefully to come to a reasonably worded solution that will protect both human health and the environment. 

Of pharaohs, wealth, lies and a larger bullhorn

Part 3

A main reason for our individual and collective arrogance is our individual and collective wealth. 

Clinton’s hyper-intelligent people couldn’t play the game of politics

It was the analytics, stupid.

To paraphrase the Bill Clinton 1992 campaign mantra reminding his staff to keep focused on the economy, in Hillary’s campaign, the focus was on the analytics, with quite a different result. 

Not Steroids

‘Happening now … Breaking news!!!’

CNN uses those exact words every day to open its super-hyped news and opinion show, “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”

Too bad the words have lost all meaning except to gullible consumers who are habitually beguiled by fake tabloid headlines such as “Bigfoot Found on Mt. Riga.” Well, that one might be true.

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — 1917

SALISBURY — Charles Weising has been suffering from Pleurisy, but is improving.


TACONIC — Wm. MacElroy of Bridgeport enlisted in the ambulance corps of the National Guard, and has been visiting his sister, Mrs. W. Robinson.


CANAAN — Miss Fannie Kasson is caring for Mrs. C.W. Camp, whose condition is improving.


Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 6-1-17

Rescue was Herculean

I am writing to extend my thanks and eternal gratitude to the heroes and heroines of Cornwall’s EMT and Rescue Squad.

I was sick in March with what I initially thought was a stomach bug. After six days it became apparent to me that that was not the case. It was the day after the March blizzard and I had not been able to contact the person who plows my driveway. I called 911 anyway and told them I was waiting for my driveway to be plowed and then would need transport to the hospital.

Out of division, some unity

We citizens of the United States thought we were divided last year at this time, as we came together to honor those who fell in the service of their country during Memorial Day ceremonies. It would have been difficult to foresee then that we could become even more divided, yet here we are.