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John Rowland. Dog consultant?

If You Ask Me

When Mark Greenberg, a Republican candidate for Congress in the 5th District race, was running for that office two years ago, former governor and convicted felon John Rowland offered to become one of his political consultants if he could be paid through the candidate’s shelter for stray dogs, but Greenberg wasn’t biting.

As Little Orphan Annie’s dog Sandy liked to say in the funny papers, “Arf.”

A lesson from UConn; and death penalty hype

The Chris Powell Column

For years University of Connecticut officials insisted that they could not do much about the worsening disorder of “Spring Weekend” at the university’s main campus at Storrs.

Watch your town spending

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

Northwest Corner towns are all in the final stages of their municipal and education budgeting processes. There have been multiple budget hearings to which the public has been invited, so the process has been suitably open and subject to scrutiny by taxpayers who will all be affected by the final outcome in each town.

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Turning Back the Pages - May 3

100 years ago — 1912

SALISBURY — Mrs. Chas Wanger while visiting her daughter, Mrs. Freeman Dempsey in Canaan, had the misfortune to fall down stairs and sprain her ankle. She was brought home in an automobile Sunday.

Letters to the Editor - May 3

Letters to the Editor - The Lakeville Journal

SOAR Bowl was a great success
 

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Reflections on an address by Wendell Berry

Nature's Notebook

I had the good fortune to be in Washington, D.C., last week to hear Wendell Berry deliver the 41st Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities at the Kennedy Center.

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Editorial Cartoon

No surprise: a stop and start economy

Independent Investor

Recently, worries have surfaced over the sustainability of economic growth in this country. Over the last several months the data has been pretty good. Now the numbers indicate the economy is faltering — again.

Of heroes, secrets, black sites — and us

Field Notes From A Battleground

Part 1 of 2

This column will tell of heroes. One was a high-ranking official in the Bush administration — people who know me might raise an eyebrow here — and the others are members of the Fourth Estate. Journalists.

The union rights of American workers

Insight

Under U.S. and international law, the right of workers to unionize and the right to bargain collectively are recognized as fundamental human rights. This includes the right to strike, even in public service, except in certain defined security situations or occupations, such as policemen, firefighters, ambulance drivers, the military or, as conservative President Ronald Reagan acted on, air traffic controllers.