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Letters to the Editor - April 5, 2012

Letters to the Editor - The Lakeville Journal

Spring Splash 2012 was a success
We would like to express our sincere gratitude and thanks to the more than 45 adult and children “splashers” who endured the frigid waters of Lakeville Lake to benefit the Housatonic FFA Alumni John Rice Scholarship and the Jane Lloyd Fund. We are extremely grateful to the members of the community who pledged and cheered us on.

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For birds seeking houses, it’s location, location, location

Nature's Notebook

It’s a buyer’s market out there — in terms of birdhouses, that is. Just go to a local craft store or home center and you will see birdhouses of every different shape and size possible.

However, just because you put up a birdhouse, doesn’t mean you will be able to “sell” it to an avian occupant.

Pneumonia

Editorial Cartoon

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A question of appearances

Consider This
tarak@lakevillejournal.com

Have you ever gone to visit someone in a town you didn’t know well, and felt threatened as you walked down the street? If you are not a young, black male, then the answer to that question is probably no. If you are a young, black male, however, then what happened to Trayvon Martin could happen to you, and you have probably grown up living with that fear.

Republicans should choose a candidate who can actually win

If You Ask Me

The message of the latest Quinnipiac University Poll to Connecticut’s Republicans is this: Unless they can avoid the inconvenience of having independent voters and Democrats voting in November, they should not nominate Linda McMahon for the U.S. Senate again.

The poll released last week indicates the lure of McMahon’s millions remains strong among the faithful and if the primary were held today, she would probably be the party’s nominee and go on to lose her second Senate election in two years.

Teachers admit it’s not all about them

The Chris Powell Column

With Gov. Malloy declining to be the public employee union stooge some of his supporters wanted him to be and instead challenging tenure and proposing a more serious evaluation system, Connecticut’s teachers are fighting back. They’re stacking the governor’s hearings on his education reform legislation and publishing rebuttals, and their main union, the Connecticut Education Association, is broadcasting a TV commercial criticizing him.

Consider renting what you can’t sell

Independent Investor

Patience is a virtue, but even virtues can run their course. The housing market is in its fourth year of decline, despite some hope on the horizon. Those who have been waiting to sell and can’t are starting to rethink their alternatives.

Painful staff reduction at Sharon Hospital

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

One of the most difficult things any business or organization must do is downsize, or “right-size”, as Sharon Hospital’s president and CEO Kimberly Lumia put it, referring to the 26 people who were laid off last week at the hospital by her administration and management. There are no easy answers to fiscal problems, and when the decision has to be made to reduce expenses, it is human beings, not numbers, who suffer, as all those at the hospital understand right now.

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Turning Back the Pages - March 29

100 years ago — March 1912

LIME ROCK — George, the faithful old stage horse, has been sold to Mr. Goldman who lives at North East Center.

LAKEVILLE — Postmaster Stuart has installed a new stamp canceling machine of the latest design. It greatly facilitates the work of sorting the mail, as it is said that an operator when accustomed to its use can cancel 100 stamps on letters in one minute.

Letters to the Editor - March 29

Working together works well
Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut is most appreciative to Deano’s Pizza for supplying us with delicious pizza for our food booth at the Tri-State Chamber Buy Local Festival, and thank the Viscariello family (Vinnie, Joette and Tony) for their assistance.
A lot gets done when we all work together!  
John Pogue, Director
Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut
Lakeville

United we stand

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