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Unified, the hard way

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were ...”
­ — John Donne, English poet, 1572-1631

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Turning Back the Pages - November 8

100 years ago — November 1912

SALISBURY — Miss Emma Ayers fell at her home breaking her arm. She is now at Mr. Benjamin Smith’s.

LAKEVILLE — Michael Stanton came home from Shelton to cast his vote and visit his parents.

Ask your neighbor why he has a telephone. Then ask yourself if you also have not practical uses for the service.

50 years ago — November 1962

Letters to the Editor - November 8, 2012

Letters to the Editor - The Lakeville Journal

Kent runs were lots of fun

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Resilience

Nature's Notebook

Superstorm Sandy was an unprecedented event for us here in the Northeast. We continue to see images of destruction from the “Frankenstorm” that affected our region, particularly along the coast. Though our immediate area was spared much of the major damage, many of our residents were without power for several days and, as we look around to assess damage to trees, we can notice that oaks seemed to be the hardest hit; particularly the larger and older individuals.

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Dinner Time

Editorial Cartoon

Cartoon by Bill Lee of Sharon and New York City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dalai Lama: an emphasis on our sameness

Guest Commentary

Richard Gere introduced His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s two-day visit to Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) last week as an “opportunity to be with a completely reliable spiritual teacher.” A completely reliable spiritual teacher — here — in Connecticut — at one of our state’s public universities.

An Electoral College tie: If it happens, then what?

If You Ask Me

In a few days, we will probably elect a president. I say probably because things may not be settled on Election Day. It’s happened before and not that long ago.

There’s a fair, maybe even a good chance we could end up electing another president who comes in second in the popular vote but first in the Electoral College. That’s what happened in 2000 and 1888 and 1876 to the dismay of Al Gore, Grover Cleveland and Samuel Tilden.

That’s bad enough, but far worse, though far less likely, would be a tie in the Electoral College with each candidate ending up with 269 votes.

Will Civil War reconstruction never be finished?

Field Notes From A Battleground

Part 2 of 2

Last week, we saw how Reconstruction sparked a counter-revolution in which the White South struggled — successfully — to keep African-Americans landless, dependent and stationary as agricultural workers. Progress lay ahead, and we now will look at just how far we have come. And how much farther we have to go.

Don’t be alarmed

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

The challenge of replacing or renovating outdated firehouses is one that each town in the Northwest Corner has had to face in recent years. The towns’ firehouses were constructed at a time when what needed to be housed in them was completely different from the 21st-century equipment and materials that need to be kept in them now. Some towns have been able to manage it, and some, such as Falls Village, are still working on it.

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Letters to the Editor - November 1, 2012

Letters to the Editor - The Lakeville Journal

Vivian Nasiatka has clear fiscal smarts

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