The Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint

Wondering how to control federal spending?

By The Numbers

Have you ever wondered why federal spending continues to increase despite the ongoing economic downturn and in the face of all the bluster about the debt ceiling that came out of Washington this past summer? The hidden driver is something called “baseline budgeting.” More on that below.

In a household or in any business, budgets are formally or informally set based on income, projected over some period of time. In many households, that time frame may be as short as a month; for large corporations, it may be five years or more.

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Law should be repealed

If You Ask Me

Amy Archer Gilligan may have founded the first for-profit nursing home in the United States, an achievement somewhat spoiled when she poisoned five or maybe 48 of her customers in that pioneering Windsor institution nearly a century ago.

Fall’s packing list

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Fall’s packing list

It was last Friday morning at 5:05

That Fall decided it was time to arrive.

She’d planned the return since last December,

A time long past that some won’t remember.

She’d packed what she needed in her grip,

All ready to take the annual trip.

Her powerful palette is what she packed first,

To paint all the leaves with a colorful burst.

She’ll paint with orange and yellow and red,

Wall Street

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‘We would let you stay, but there are some who have to get to Wall Street.’

Letters to the Editor October 6

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There is public support

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Turning Back The Pages 10-6

Turning Back The Pages

75 years ago — October 1936

SALISBURY — Mr. E.E. Stalker escaped with minor injuries on last Friday afternoon when he was knocked down by a car driven by Joseph Stanton. Mr. Stalker was crossing the road in front of the town hall and did not see the car which was going at a slow rate of speed.

The White Hollow Club building at Lime Rock has been purchased by Mr. L.H. LaMotte who took possession on Oct. 1.

Public access TV still important in Corner

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

There are at least two sides to every story. The story reported by Patrick Sullivan in last week’s edition of this newspaper on the jockeying for ownership of Comcast’s CATV6 shows that very well. Sullivan spoke with four different sides of the ownership question: Tri-State Public Communications, Northwest Corner Public Access, Comcast and the Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA, formerly the DPUC, a state oversight agency).

Blue notes in the season of color

Nature's Notebook

I have an admission to make. While I can be inspired to write movingly about the natural world, and draw inspiration from the spinning stars and the pageant of the seasons, I am a curmudgeon when it comes to fall color.

Perhaps there is something in my New Englander’s soul that expects my anticipation to end in disappointment — rather like the classic boom-and-bust display of the Red Sox this season.


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