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The Lakeville Journal Editorial

Local elections are different from statewide or national ones, or at least they ought to be. The partisanship that reigns in the wider elections should find some respite at the municipal level. In small towns such as those of the Northwest Corner, candidates are often known personally by many voters, who are also their neighbors. So one might hope that political lines would be more lightly drawn during these elections.

Letters to the Editor - October 27

Letters to the Editor - The Lakeville Journal

Salisbury choices obvious

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Seeking stillness

Nature's Notebook

I was up before dawn on a cool autumn morning to listen to silence. The air was still and sounds carried from far beyond my range of sight. I heard a crow calling high in the pines, and a loon somewhere out on the water. I heard dry leaves landing, and an engine, far away.

Political Consultant

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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.