The Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint

Eyeball injections are fun. Really.

When my doctor told me two years ago that she was sending me to an eye specialist who might give me eyeball injections, I just smiled. There was about as much chance of my sitting still for eyeball injections as there was of Donald Trump’s being elected president that fall.

Two years later, Trump has been president for 18 months and I’ve had 20 eye injections. So much for complacency.

But it hasn’t been as bad as I thought (the injections, I mean. Trump, of course, has been worse).

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 8-2-18

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Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — 1918

SALISBURY — Philip Lamson had the misfortune to break two ribs while working on Dutcher Bridge.


Wanted (Adv.) — Boy, age 11, wants position in good home, willing to make himself useful in any way he can. Willing to come for board and clothes. For information apply at Journal Office.


Can all you can can.


Sharon Hospital under fire but we need to listen

It’s an emotional and very personal topic: the proposed closing of the maternity unit at Sharon Hospital. From when the first release of the information about it leaked before the planned announcement July 3, it has been a difficult situation where the administrators at the hospital are trying to catch up to public perception, and too much of that public perception is based on discussion with others in the community who have not kept up with the real information. If that sounds circular, that’s because it is.

Internet of Things is going to rock your world

As your alarm wakes you up one frigid winter morning your coffee maker is automatically alerted to begin brewing a fresh pot, while at the same time your house lights come up on a dimmed setting to let you adjust your waking eyes. On your way to work, traffic signals are altered according to the rush hour traffic in real time, to allow for the best possible flow of vehicles on the road. 
After arriving at work your printer senses it is running low on ink and instantly places an order online for another cartridge, all without you having to lift a finger.

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Health Quest

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.