The Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint

Will our time mark the end of hubris?

In an age in which arrogance is accepted as standard behavior rather than rejected as excessive, hubris has vanished. Originally a Greek term for a fatal character flaw, usually of overweening pride, hubris was a sin against the gods, and usually led to tragic actions, a downfall due to over-reaching, and often to death. 

‘Little people’ will pay for Trump tax plan

Multimillionaire businesswoman Leona Helmsley was famously quoted as saying: “We don’t pay taxes; only the little people pay taxes.”

A number of recent research studies on tax patterns in the U.S. suggest that Ms. Helmsley was all too right. Also, as presidential candidate Donald Trump explained: “If I don’t pay taxes, it’s because I’m smart.”

Licenses are safer than press freedom

Donald Trump isn’t the first president to threaten to go after the federal license of a news organization whose reporting he found unpleasant.

Richard Nixon did it too, but with a difference. Nixon knew how. 


Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 10-19-17

Don Cuneo for Zoning Board of Appeals

On Nov. 7, voters will be going to the polls to elect candidates for town public offices. While most voters are focusing their attention on selectmen candidates, there will be many more running for positions on boards and commissions.   I would like to direct your attention to one particular race in Salisbury. It gives me great pleasure to recommend Don Cuneo for the position of Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA).  

Rocket Boy

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — October 1917

CANAAN — Miss May Parmelee, who has been taking a two weeks’ vacation, has returned to her duties in the telephone office.


SALISBURY — L.C. Boice has taken a position in Hendey’s Machine shop in Torrington.


LIME ROCK — Niles Mortenson cut one of his thumbs off while splitting wood on Tuesday.


SALISBURY — Stanley Sherwood has returned to his work in Pratt & Whitney’s in Hartford.

A time for change

This is the week, after residing in Lakeville since 1897, that The Lakeville Journal will move its core operations to make its new home in Falls Village. Our new location is at 64 Route 7 North, where we will be renting a long, low, one-story, 2,800-square-foot building from Michael and Joann Garfield Real Estate. Our new landlord, Mike Garfield of Garfield Builders, will continue to operate his business on the same property, next door in his busy and well-kept woodworking shop.

Gun Control

Gun safety legislation: It’s now or never

On Sunday night, Oct. 1, 2017, American citizens faced once again another horrific mass shooting, this time at a musical event in Las Vegas, and the worst in U.S. history.

While the great majority of American citizens reacted in shock and pleaded for new thinking and action to control gun violence, reactionary forces in Congress and in the White House proclaimed it “too early” and “too political” to start discussing gun control policy at this time of tragedy.