The Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint

In defense of unity

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

The commemorations at Ground Zero on Sunday, Sept. 11, for the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon were moving and even uplifting. It was especially affecting to see so many family members of those who were killed that day give tribute to their loved ones, reciting their names and poignantly saying goodbye once more.

Turning Back The Pages 9-15

75 years ago — September 1936
SALISBURY — Dr. and Mrs. John C. Goddard attended the golf tournament at Norfolk Monday.

TACONIC — Mr. and Mrs. Jules Rebillard and children of New Britain, Conn., spent the weekend at their camp at Kelsey’s shore.

LAKEVILLE — Mr. John McChesney received a fractured left collar bone on Wednesday when the saddle horse he was riding stepped into a woodchuck hole and stumbled, throwing Mr. McChesney. He is reported as comfortable.

Letters to the Editor - Sept. 15

Letters to the Editor - The Lakeville Journal

A fisher is after our pet cats
I’m responding to the missing cat letter of Aug. 25. I also have a missing cat, since the last week of July. I’ve been hearing awful screeching sounds like nothing I have ever heard before in the woods behind my house,which is on Bostwick Street in Lakeville.

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It’s time to redirect energy in the garden

The Garden Coach

If you didn’t get around to pruning to shape that overgrown Japanese maple or clean out the congested clump of powdery-mildew plagued lilacs, you’re off the hook for now. Plants are redirecting their energy to get ready for winter and so should we.

Riders in the Storm

Nature's Notebook

As our area and communities around us continue to recover from wind and water damage caused by recent storms, there have been many questions regarding how these weather events have affected wildlife and how birds and other wildlife cope with high winds and 9 to 11 inches of rain all at once.

Fickle September

Nature's Notebook

Tonight the air is sultry and sticks to the skin. Earlier this week I watched my breath turn to frost in the cool of the morning. My tomatoes may go on producing throughout the month, or could be blackened by a hard freeze. September is like that in New England. You can have tropical storms and early frost and everything in between.

Fitness center

Editorial Cartoon

Is a state development bank right for Connecticut?


Part 1 of 2


Back in 1970, Morocco’s King Hassan II was putting on the 18th hole in Marbella, Spain when his friend, Citibank Chairman George Moore, interrupted: “King, what you need to do is establish a Moroccan agro-industrial development bank.”  

The king missed the putt. He looked up. “I need a what?”

George Moore said, “I’ll send you someone.” So it was agreed.

Venomous politics as usual

If You Ask Me

When Chris Shays announced his intention to run for the U.S. Senate next year, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee quickly branded him a carpetbagger, of all things.

These days, a carpetbagger is a person from out of town or out of state who moves in and tries to get elected. Sometimes, if the person is famous enough, it works. Hillary Clinton and Robert Kennedy, two successful candidates from elsewhere who were elected senators in New York, come to mind.

Good news in worldwide innovation

A View From The Edge

Sometimes, good inventions come in simple packages. And sometimes good people redefine their life’s goals to change the lives of many.

Jose Gomez-Marquez at Massachusetts Institute of Technology was frustrated at the lack of money for expensive medical equipment in developing nations. People were dying because, for example, IV drip machinery could cost $5,000. For some hospitals that is the budget for the entire emergency room.