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Turning Back the Pages - October 11

100 years ago — October 1912
SALISBURY — Mr. W.P. Stone is having his vacation from Clark’s store. He will spend the last of the week in Danbury.

LIME ROCK — Hon. C.W. Barnum has gone to Lexington, Ky., for a week’s business trip. Mrs. C.W. Barnum and maid spent Tuesday at Great Barrington.

LAKEVILLE — Floyd Hamm spent Sunday with his family at Copake.

LIME ROCK — Philo Lyon and party motored to Wassaic and returned on Sunday.

Letters to the Editor - October 11, 2012

Letters to the Editor - The Lakeville Journal

A case of the vapors over debate of issues

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Signs of autumn

Nature's Notebook

We are in full autumn regalia now. Every turn in the road or stretch of trail reveals signs of the season. The chilly fall air is refreshing, as sheets of leaves rain down from above and swirl around in all directions. The faint smell of wood smoke is evident as a neighbor fires up his stove for the first time. The battle of leaf raking begins, and massive piles of leaves are moved to compost piles or bagged up and placed around foundations to provide insulation from the winter to come.

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The ‘lite beer’ election: money

The Long View

Part 3

Rooting for a Republican throwback

If You Ask Me

One of the charms of the 5th Congressional District race in this otherwise charm-deficient election is having two pretty good candidates and if you doubt it, you’ve already forgotten Chris Donovan, Lisa Wilson-Foley, Mark Greenberg and Dan Roberti.

Both Elizabeth Esty and Andrew Roraback are moderates who would be expected to vote with their parties more often than not but vote their consciences when they find themselves at odds with the party line. The only difference is Roraback has a record to prove it.

Senior discount: How did this happen?

Guest Commentary

One day not too long ago I was standing in the checkout line of a local supermarket, peacefully watching my groceries trundle their way to the cashier: cilantro, avocado, quinoa, chocolate cookies. The total on the large screen next to the cashier read $29.75 when they were all counted. The total on the little credit card screen read $26.77.

Heartland security, the uncovered story

Guest Commentary

I was 6 years old when the topsoil of Kansas blew over the small southwest Iowa town where we lived. The year was 1935. All day long the sky was black as night. There was no sign of the sun. A severe drought, together with reckless plowing and planting practices, had left the topsoil of the Great Plains vulnerable to wind and rain. The first great windstorm struck South Dakota in 1933. Some farms in that state lost all their topsoil.

Do You Mind

Editorial Cartoon

To Pledge, or not

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

Usually, in an election year that focuses on state and federal offices, rather than local ones, towns’ controversies are limited or even nonexistent. There are exceptions, of course, to every rule, and Salisbury is having an internal discussion that has fomented some contention.

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Turning Back the Pages - October 4

100 years ago — October 1912

LAKEVILLE — Miss Agnes Rogers is acting as clerk at Roberts Co. store.

LIME ROCK — One of Niles Mortenson’s children fell and cut his lip quite badly.

LAKEVILLE — Dan Lorigan on Wednesday picked a bowl full of fine ripe red raspberries in his garden.

50 years ago — October 1962