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The Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint

Silly you if you thought concessions meant cuts

The Chris Powell Column

When Gov. Malloy announced that he would seek $2 billion in concessions from the state employee unions in the next budget cycle, a billion a year for two years, most people assumed that these concessions were to come out of the compensation state employees already were receiving.

Why do I like Andy Rooney and his goofy commentary?

Investigative Cartooning

My car was stopped at a red light on 10th Avenue in Manhattan, when (The) Andy Rooney crossed the street. He caught my eye and said, “I look much better in person.” Since he was “in person,” the remark made no sense at all, right? But, sort of funny.

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We take comments, but with some limitations

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

Last week, The Lakeville Journal Company launched a new website, www.tricornernews.com, which has replaced the former site, www.tcextra.com, as the place online to find content of all kinds from our three newspapers covering the Tri-state region.

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Turning Back The Pages 5-26

75 years ago — May 1936
Several petitions are being circulated among patrons of the Lakeville Post Office protesting its removal from the present location in the Roberts building to the room under the Stuart Theatre.
SALISBURY — The house occupied by Mr. and Mrs. James Moore is being repaired with new sills and porch.
TACONIC — Mr. William Brayen and daughters Emma and May were callers on old friends in town. Mr. Brayen was at one time owner of the farm now owned by Frank J. Schmalling.
SALISBURY — Douglas Ostrander is driving a new Pontiac coupe.
50 years ago — May 1961

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Healing our home turf and environs

The Garden Coach

Nature doesn’t observe our property lines. The lives of plants, animals and all the unseen microorganisms that sustain life in the soil are circumscribed by different boundaries and connected in innumerable ways.

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Young birders

Nature's Notebook

Young birders
A couple weeks ago we ran our Audubon Bird-a-thon. It’s a typical “-thon” in most ways, but instead of collecting pledges for how many miles we walk, people pledged based on how many bird species our various teams saw. Here in northwest Connecticut, with among the highest diversity of breeding birds in the country, we can often accumulate quite a list.

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Letters to the Editor May 26

Oh, progressives are bad, bad

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Letters to the Editor May 19

Don’t wear fur, real or not

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Ode to the Thai diplomat who ate my frogs

Ranting Retiree

Thank you, Facebook. You have uncovered a secret that’s haunted us for some 35 years. What ever happened to Suwit?
He was a little boy from Thailand who rounded up all the frogs in the creek that flows behind our old farmstead, smashed their heads against a rock, then cooked and ate their legs.
I didn’t know any of the frogs personally, but I so much enjoyed listening to them sing “rib it, rib it, rib it,” the frog melody that lulled me to sleep.

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Cooling the Middle East rhetoric

Insight

In recent weeks the David Horowitz Freedom Center has been placing half- and full-page advertisements in the mainstream U.S. press including the New York Times under such titles as “The Palestinians’ Case Against Israel is Based on a Genocidal Lie.” The ads continue: “The Palestinian Authority on the West Bank and the Hamas Government of Gaza both claim that Israel is ‘Occupied Palestine.’ This is a lie.”

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