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Medical Marijuana

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Of heroes, secrets, black sites — and us

Field Notes From A Battleground

Part 2 of 2

Last time, I described Jack Goldsmith’s account of the publication of Dana Priest’s explosive article on the CIA black sites around the world, including in Eastern European democracies. This week, I will discuss hugely significant precedents that paved the way for Priest and her editors to publish her information notwithstanding its secrecy and pressure by the CIA and Bush not to do so.

Smoke screen, and education reform

The Chris Powell Column

No issue may have consumed more of the General Assembly’s time more trivially in recent years than “medical marijuana.” Such legislation at last has cleared the state House of Representatives and Senate, and Gov. Malloy says he’ll sign it. But it’s not likely to make any difference, except maybe to let some legislators pose as more compassionate than some of their colleagues.

How thrilling is our Senate race?

If You Ask Me

William, we hardly knew ye. In fact, all we really got to know about the departed Democratic Senate candidate, State Rep. William Tong (D-147), was his oft repeated tale about his father’s arrival in the United States with 57 cents in his pocket, and how his hard work at Chinese restaurants enabled him to send son William to a fancy prep school and the Ivy League.

It was a good story but it was told so often, it overwhelmed anything the candidate might have put forth on why he, rather than his better known opponents, should be the Democratic candidate for senator.

Education reform: It’s a beginning

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

The education reforms proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, generally unpalatable to the state teachers’ unions, underwent many modifications skidding into the end of the legislative session in Hartford. While Malloy has said his six main goals have been at least partly attained in the final legislation, he must feel some bruising still from the attacks of the teachers’ unions and a good number of fellow Democrats while the reform was being hammered out.

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Turning Back the Pages - May 10

100 years ago — May 1912

LIME ROCK — Mr. Barnum is just as good a judge of horse flesh as he is Salisbury Iron. This horse show at Montreal out rivals the New York show held in the fall in New York City. It is a very high honor to be recognized all over the world through such men as Senator C.W. Barnum.

Mr. W.T. Marsh of Litchfield received a 1912 Cadillac Touring car from Benjamin’s “Auto Shop” Saturday.

L.B. Goodsell of South Kent has purchased the wagon and repair business of the James Stuart Co., and will take possession next week.

Energy: Too important to leave to corporations

Body Politic

Coal and oil,

Nukes and gas;

All make bucks

For the upper class.

In some nations, electricity is actually generated and distributed by the government itself. In some countries, oil and gas production benefits everyone, not just CEOs.

Letters to the Editor - May 10

Letters to the Editor - The Lakeville Journal

A new pickup truck for Sharon
At a recent public hearing, it was proposed that the town of Sharon replace the existing 2004 Ford 350 pickup truck. A long list of problems with the truck was presented at this hearing held on April 27, including a rusted cross frame, rusted brake lines, a rusted bumper and trailer hitch and seized brake cables. The truck also needs to be realigned, needs u-joints replaced and a tuneup. It is eight years old and has about 90,000 miles on it.

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Flying home!

Nature's Notebook

It’s on! The time that birding aficionados wait for; spring migration! Birds that have spent the winter in the southern United States, the Caribbean and Central and South America are coming “home” to raise their young in northeast North America.

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Gingrich

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