The Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint

Life after Trump

Amid all the reports of chaos, the endless Twitter storms and the unseemly merchandise branding, President Donald Trump insists his administration is running like a “fine-tuned machine” after its first few weeks.

Right. And I claim to be a combination of James Bond and Boo Radley (suave yet sensitive), but nobody buys that either.

Mind the gap, please: the Medicare gap

If you haven’t realized it by now, Medicare has a lot of “gaps” in its coverage. In order to close that gap, various private insurance companies offer plans that cover a lot of out-of-pocket costs — for a price.

Your driving: Is it good enough?

“We have met the enemy and he is us.” 

– Pogo

swamp possum philosopher


Trekking to the market from Lime Rock to Salisbury on snow-covered Salmon Kill Road, I was faced with a car coming in the opposite direction hugging down, halfway onto my lane on a blind curve: Yikes! This wasn’t the first time this winter, though. I headed for the snowbank on my side, seeing the driver in the other car making a startled move back into their own lane.

It can’t happen here — if we don’t let it

Growing up in Detroit in the late 1960s and early 1970s, I knew about things like segregation, Jim Crow and the Holocaust.  I read books about them — they were part of history, the olden days. 

I went to Hebrew school three times a week, and none of my non-Jewish friends seemed to think that was weird or different — everyone was different in their own way.  

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 3-9-17

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Whither science in the Trump administration?

Part 2 of 2


Post-fact era


The greatest concern of the nation’s scientific leadership is that we seem to be entering the Post-Fact Era, where the “facts” simply don’t matter anymore. This is anathema to a community that bases its research and findings on the scientific method. Data validity, rigor and transparency in scientific research are paramount. 

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — March 1917

SALISBURY — W.P. Bishop has returned to his duties as station agent, after a several months’ vacation, due to poor health.

LIME ROCK — T. Terhune has moved back to Falls Village.

CANAAN — Miss Mary Fitch was home from South Kent over Sunday.

The sleighing was again replenished by a fall of six inches of snow on Monday.

LAKEVILLE — Louis Bryant is off duty owing to a bad cut in the little finger of his right hand.

Another chance?

It was just a month ago that this newspaper asked its readers to give a chance to the Region One initiative for a significant change in scheduling and grading practices. In the following four weeks, a lack of effective communication has led to a highly polarized breakdown into factions of teachers, parents and students set against the administration at the office of the superintendent, where the proposal was initiated. Can this situation be salvaged? 

Putin, Trump