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Letters to the Editor - September 20

Letters to the Editor - The Lakeville Journal

Esty’s pluses
There are two reasons to vote for Elizabeth Esty if you are a Democrat.
First, Esty has always stood up for women. She continues to do so and will continue to do so, on paycheck fairness, on violence against women and on women’s health.

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Autumn travels

Nature's Notebook

As the weather turns cooler and the leaves on the trees start to show the telltale signs of autumn, the skies become a superhighway of activity. September is an important time of year for hawk migration. Our songbirds have already left for their wintering grounds for the most part, but hawks and other raptors are still making their way south.

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Lib'ral Democrat

Editorial Cartoon

Who, really, is abu Zubaydah?

Field Notes From A Battleground

Perhaps you have heard about abu Zubaydah in the past, but I hope you will be learning far more about him soon, whichever way the story ends. A so-called “high value detainee,” Zubaydah (I’ll spare you his quite long real name) is back in the news, since his lead counsel, famed detainee lawyer Joseph Margulies, wrote on May 10 to the Convening Authority, the Pentagon legal official who presides over the military commissions at Guantanamo, to request that criminal proceedings against his client be commenced immediately. An accused person demanding a trial? What’s going on here?

A level playing field

If You Ask Me

Now that we know both candidates for United States Senate have a history of not paying their bills, I guess the playing field is somewhat leveled.

During her long campaigns for the Senate, wrestling tycoon Linda McMahon has tried to make a virtue of the fact that she and husband Vince had their home foreclosed and went bankrupt before they achieved great success with their “family oriented entertainment business.”

An American betrayal of a very good food

Political Cuisine

An old friend has been beaten, rejected and kicked to the curb for the last 25 years of American food culture. A best friend to humanity for thousands of years as the antidote to famine, the glue of communities and a foundation of gastronomic culture. A friend who soothes emotions, comforts in time of desperation and provides essential energy for basic life function. A favorite of babies and the elderly alike, a staple of agriculture. This friend has endured the beating of a lifetime by Americans entering the 21st century, and its name is rice.

On candidates managing money

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

It’s unfortunate that Connecticut’s two possibilities for U.S. senator, Democrat Chris Murphy and Republican Linda McMahon, are spending time two months before the election defending their abilities to manage their personal finances. Voters might like to hear more about their plans once one of them arrives in Washington.

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Turning Back the Pages - September 13

100 years ago — September 1912

SALISBURY — Miss Ruth Goddard went to Hartford Monday to take a course at Morse Business College.

Letters to the Editor - September 13

Letters to the Editor - The Lakeville Journal

Connecticut — land of milk and money

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Life force

Nature's Notebook

I took a walk on Skiff Mountain in Kent this week, on a bright morning crisp as an orchard apple. I am a volunteer monitor for one of the Skiff Mountain properties protected in 2009 under the federal Forest Legacy program, and this was my annual site visit to note any changes during the past year and ensure that the terms of the conservation easement over this land continues to be honored. I look forward to this visit, almost as if I were getting reacquainted with an old friend. I know my way through these fields and forests now well enough to find my way without reference to a map.

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