The Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint

Winter Homes

Nature's Notebook

It’s the time of year when animals that are supposed to be living outside start to think that our homes would be a good place to set up camp for a while. Warmth and food are the motivating factors. In fact, as I write this column late at night from home (pushing the boundaries of my deadline), I am listening to what sounds like elephants bowling in my newly insulated attic.

TV News

Editorial Cartoon

If only state government set real deadlines for itself, as for CL & P

The Chris Powell Column

Now that the managers at Connecticut Light & Power, especially its former President Jeffrey D. Butler who resigned last week, have been declared incompetent for needing 10 days instead of seven to restore electricity after the worst weather damage to the company’s transmission system in half a century, maybe the state can learn something from the deadlines the company tried to impose on itself under the pressure of state and municipal government.

Lieberman has skewed view on Iraq

If You Ask Me

There probably aren’t many Connecticut citizens who still support the war in Iraq without question or reservation — and then there’s our senior United States senator.

Bury lines to avoid storm outages

Guest Commentary

As I sat with my wife and guests shivering in our cold house with no electricity, no water pump and no gas burner for six days in the aftermath of Storm Alfred, I suddenly realized how dependent we had all become on electricity.

An autumn snow to remember

Guest Commentary

Beautiful fat, floaty flakes fluttered to the trees. Leaves were frosted with billows of meringue. Evening came, wind stirred the flakes into giant swirls. Popping, cracking sounds blasted into the night while trees, saplings to ancient warriors, splintered their branches. Twenty inches of heavy, wet snow squashed its weight on the woods.

Giving thanks

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

There is so much for which we can all give thanks this week, but one thing all in the Northwest Corner share is gratitude for electricity delivered to our homes and businesses. For Halloween, it was quite different.

Let’s all be grateful that we have the power to cook those Thanksgiving dinners and greet our families and friends for a day of respite.

Let’s hope change works

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

Congratulations to all those elected to municipal offices Nov. 8, and thanks to all who ran. Most who won office will be sworn in by Dec. 1. While all the positions that were filled are important to each town, it is arguable that the most widely significant are those related to the governance of Region One schools.

Turning Back the Pages

75 years ago — November 1936
SALISBURY — E.E. Stalker is confined to his home with a severe cold.

Reflections of the Season (editorial): The pioneer days had their good features. All the people had to fear in those days was an attack by Indians, and now its politicians and hordes of them, and no one is allowed to shoot ‘em.

Letters to the Editor - November 24

Letters to the Editor - The Lakeville Journal

Community came to aid after fire
Thanksgiving. Giving thanks. With the season of Thanksgiving upon us, the Grimaldi family has much to be thankful for. Out of our tragic fire came the daily affirmation that we are loved, cared for and belong to a community that truly helps one another in times of need. The outpouring of support and generosity by so many — family, friends and even people we are not even acquainted with — has caused us to be completely overwhelmed with gratitude, appreciation and pride to call this community our home.

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