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Sometimes the answer is simply … spring

Nature's Notebook

In my conservation work, I am often reminded of the e.e. cummings poem, “O Sweet Spontaneous,” which speaks of the “naughty thumb of science” prodding the beauty of the Earth to which the only answer is … spring.
There is so much about the natural world that defines our ability to make it conform to our expectations. I once found a federally listed rare species in habitat that was far outside what was thought to be suitable. Nature does not always compute.

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Stripes

Editorial Cartoon

Move to amend: to curb corporate spending on campaigns

Insight

The “Move to Amend,” that is, the People’s Movement to Amend the U.S. Constitution, specifically to overturn Citizens United, is spreading like a grassland wildfire across the United States. Hundreds of grassroots initiatives have been launched, and the movement is gaining momentum and ascending through municipal, county and state legislatures, aiming ultimately for the U.S. Congress. Meanwhile, the Montana State Supreme Court has gone ahead and upheld Montana’s 100-years-old ban on corporate contributions to state election campaigns.

Journalism, ethics and politics

If You Ask Me

Our friend Chris Powell’s newspaper, The Journal Inquirer, is being threatened with a lawsuit by the company owned by the family of Linda McMahon, the Republican Party-endorsed candidate for the United States Senate.

Powell is the managing editor of the newspaper and is responsible for its news content and therefore, its adherence to journalistic standards. It is a responsibility he pursues diligently, judging by the high quality of his newspaper during his long tenure.

Do difficult things: or, ‘Sweet are the uses of adversity’

Guest Commentary

Whatever had just leapt in front of my car, there was no time to react. Two sickening thuds confirmed the strike and as I glanced in the rear view mirror, I saw the creature scurry to a nearby yard. I immediately screeched to a halt and rushed to where I had seen the wounded animal flee. As I approached a nearby tree, I came upon the lifeless body of a cat. Gazing upon the furry feline, my eyes began to well. Surely, it had been a tragic accident but I am an animal lover and had just removed this precious friend from a person’s life.

Ethical politics still an oxymoron in Connecticut?

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration pulled the state’s watchdog agencies under the umbrella of the Office of Government Accountability, cutting their staffing and funding, part of the thinking may have been that things had improved in the way political business is done in Hartford since then-Gov. John Rowland faced corruption charges (to which he eventually pled guilty) in 2004. So why spend money, when every budget line had to be examined for cuts this year, where it shouldn’t have been as necessary as it once was?

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Turning Back the Pages - June 7

100 years ago — June 1912

A barn on the Bartle farm at Ore Hill together with a large touring car belonging to W.A. Bartle of Brooklyn, were destroyed by fire about three o’clock last Thursday morning. The auto was temporarily disabled and was stored in the barn pending repairs. It is not known how the blaze started, but it is supposed to be due to the carelessness or intention of a tramp or tramps. The machine and barn were partially covered by insurance.

Letters to the Editor - June 7

Letters to the Editor - The Lakeville Journal

Memorial Day was a great success in Kent this year
 

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Orphaned animals

Nature's Notebook

This year’s Memorial Day weekend was one of the best I’ve ever experienced. In my opinion, the Northwest Corner of Connecticut really does it right when it comes to remembering and honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. It seemed like record crowds participated in area parades and memorial gatherings.

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Medical Plan

Editorial Cartoon