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The Lakeville Journal Editorial

So there it is: that’s my vision for Connecticut. That’s what I see in our future: an economic revival.
Some people will surely say an economic revival is beyond our grasp, that I’m asking too much, that I’m setting an expectation that is too high.
They’ll say we should be content to just make progress.
I say those people are dead wrong.
I say setting high expectations is exactly what we should be doing.
— Gov. Dannel P. Malloy

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Turning Back the Pages - February 16

100 years ago — February 1912

LIME ROCK — Mrs. Peter Hines has been suffering for the past week with blood poison in her hand.

Advertisement: P.A. Kisselbrack. Practical house painter. All kinds of inside and outside work done except paper hanging. Lakeville, Conn.

More Daffydills

From Ore Hill

If Pat Francis is a miner is Dave a Taylor?

If Tom Tuto is a shoe maker is Dave a Hatmaker?

Letters to the Editor - February 16

Letters to the Editor - The Lakeville Journal

Ice organizers appreciate support

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Maple sugaring: a New England tradition

Nature's Notebook

How is this mild, so-far snowless winter going to affect the maple syrup season this year? I have been asked this question a lot this year as have other sugarmakers in the area. The answers are as variable as the New England weather.
Some say the lack of cold and snow will shorten the season and reduce the sugar content. Others say that the early warm weather will extend the season at least a couple weeks as long as the producer was set up in time to collect the sap.

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Tax the Rich

Editorial Cartoon

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Some new bigotry, some old bigotry

If You Ask Me

Four East Haven cops arrested by the FBI are accused of terrorizing the town’s Latinos by systematically discriminating against them, conducting illegal searches of businesses, stopping and detaining them for no reason and physically abusing them. More arrests are expected.

So when a reporter asked the mayor, Joseph Maturo, what he might do for this persecuted segment of his community, the mayor said he might go home and have tacos for dinner that night.

The return of the prodigal writer

Ranting Retiree

We left but didn’t go very far, and so dear reader, my voice will be heard once again in the fields and the woods and the streams of the Litchfield Hills.

Where did we go, and why? I’m glad you asked.

In a sense you might say I was a victim of not paying attention: I was getting old and didn’t want to believe that I was on the verge of becoming, as my son Jonathan was wont to put it, a geezer.

Not very complimentary. But when maintaining seven acres of land in Goshen — mowing the lawn, raking the leaves, shoveling the snow, et al — became a chore, it was time to re-evaluate.

The NDAA for 2012: What it means

Field Notes From A Battleground

Part 3 of 5

In Part 2 of this series, Church described the mistaken denunciations of the NDAA and President Obama and more moderate criticisms raising justifiable concerns. This segment will analyze Section 1021, the most critical aspect of the NDAA.

With this background, let us examine what the NDAA will do, and what real concerns there might be:

Region One needs positive leadership and better behavior

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

While the Region One Board of Education is embroiled in a controversy of its own making, forcing those in their communities to “take sides” (as if they should not all be on the very same side: that of finding the best ways to educate Region One students), Housatonic Valley Regional High School’s new principal, Matt Hartnett, and the school’s faculty are in the process of preparing a five-year progress report on shortcomings defined by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

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Turning Back the Pages - February 9

100 years ago — February 1912

The Observer (editorial): The groundhog certainly saw his shadow last Friday, and judging from the specimen of weather since, he has been delivering the goods.

CANAAN — John Thurlough has sold his drug business to Benjamin and Farnum of Stockbridge, Mass., and they have taken possession.

SALISBURY — A S.N.E. telephone has been put in J.F. Egan’s house, also one in Bradley and Egan’s market.