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Occupy Wall Street: protest is clear as the sky above

The Independent Investor

Occupy Wall Street, contrary to press reports, did not “come from nowhere.” The American grassroots movement that has spread to over 40 cities is a natural progression of protests that began in the Arab world this spring.

The flu is with us again, but maybe not forever

The Body Scientific

Two impressive articles in Science magazine caught my eye a few weeks ago. They suggest that it is possible to make a vaccine that will work against all flu viruses and will not have to be changed every year.

When teachers cheat

If You Ask Me

When a principal and more than a dozen teachers in Waterbury were caught changing the answers on the State Mastery Test, I naively assumed that tenured or not, they’d be fired, maybe even charged with a crime.

I thought, again naively, as it turned out, parents would be furious and demand that the teachers who cheated would never teach their children again.

Why and how we make our endorsements

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

Many smaller newspapers no longer endorse candidates in local, state or national elections. Certainly no TV or radio stations (no matter how slanted their news coverage) officially endorse candidates, local or otherwise, and neither do many news websites. So why bother to endorse, and what is the process for choosing endorsements at a small news organizations such as the one that publishes The Lakeville Journal, The Millerton News, The Winsted Journal and www.tricornernews.com?

Turning Back The Pages 10-20

75 years ago — October 1936

Reflections of the Season (editorial): Old Jack Frost made his delayed appearance on Tuesday morning. He is no more welcome than he ever has been.

SALISBURY — Mr. Oliver Marston has been in Tarrytown, N.Y., attending a meeting at the Chevrolet assembly plant.

LIME ROCK — Mr. Berdaugh is building a house in the field across from his house.

TACONIC — Mrs. George Colby motored to Ashby, Mass., on Friday.

Letters to the Editor - October 20

Letters to the Editor - The Lakeville Journal

Two important Salisbury P&Z decisions were made

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Fat is where it’s at for bears in autumn

Nature's Notebook

Even though the fall colors are not as vibrant as they could be this year, autumn continues to be my favorite season. Maybe I am still elated by the beautiful weather we had over Columbus Day weekend, or maybe it is the crispness and purity of the air that outweighs the lack of color. Regardless, this is a great time to see a flurry of activity as plants and animals get ready for winter.

Art Exhibit

Editorial Cartoon

A healthy population is a truly conservative goal

The Chris Powell Column

What is it with conservatives and their obsession about repealing the federal law that aims to achieve medical insurance for all citizens?

Yes, the law may be too bureaucratic and some of its details are fairly questioned. But what’s wrong with its premise — that government should see that everyone has decent medical insurance and medical care?

We should elect our next U.S. senator with care

If You Ask Me

On those rare occasions Connecticut elects a new senator, it’s usually the beginning of a beautiful, multi-term friendship.

Six men — and no women — were elected to the U.S. Senate from Connecticut in the past 50 years: Republican Lowell Weicker and Democrats Tom Dodd, Abe Ribicoff, Chris Dodd, Joe Lieberman and Dick Blumenthal. (Lieberman was elected twice as a Democrat and once as a third- party independent.)

Chris Dodd served five six-year terms, Lieberman will have had four terms, Ribicoff and Weicker, three, and Tom Dodd, two.