The Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — March 1918

SALISBURY — Benjamin Smith counted 20 robins on his premises last Sunday.


CANAAN — C.C. Callendar was in town last week. He sold his house on West Main Street to S.J. Briggs.


Rents are as scarce as ever in Lakeville this spring.


Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 3-8-18

Thanks from EXTRAS

EXTRAS, a state-licensed after-school and summer program for children at the Salisbury Central School, held a sold-out fundraiser on Feb. 4 that exceeded expectations.  It was a pool and pizza party.  

EXTRAS would like to thank The Hotchkiss School, Mizza’s Pizza and all the families who came out for the event.  Without their support, this event would not have been possible.

Betsy Trotta

EXTRAS Board member



Oh no! Not my meals and entertainment

That’s right. The new tax bill eliminates the meals and entertainment deduction, so no more golf games, theater tickets or supping on the IRS. The new 2018 tax act has thrown out these categories of deductions. 

Florida teens: We are rooting for you!

I admit that I was totally wrong and biased in assuming that today’s kids, whether they are millennials or the upcoming members of Generation Z, show no aspirations to become responsible adults. After all, I assumed, this is the generation that is obsessed with nothing significant other than the latest trends in fashion, selfies, endless chit-chats on social media and video games. 

Winsted: Medical marijuana needed

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed the medical marijuana program into law back in June 2012, after it was approved by the state Senate. As of this year, 29 states across the country have medical marijuana programs. According to Connecticut’s website on medical marijuana, residents can qualify for it here if they are suffering from one or more of 22 debilitating medical conditions, including cancer, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and cerebral palsy.

North Canaan: Charged up for future?

The proposal to have an electric car charging station in North Canaan, presented at an Exchange Club meeting by Selectman Christian Allyn last month is one more reason to believe that this town is on its way to an economic resurgence. If a relationship between North Canaan and the electric car manufacturer Tesla, Inc. can become a reality, it will bring a whole new kind of traveler into town and give them the impetus to stop, obtain a great service they need and look around at a charming New England destination.

Physical and intellectual harassment: drawing lines

Drafting rules to govern workplace harassment seems to be as difficult as monitoring free speech on college campuses. In both cases, subjectivity and politics keep getting in the way.

On campus, liberal students know they can claim that any conservative speaker or idea is harmful and their administrators will respond like Pavlovian dogs and coddle them.

45’s 45: What Twitter can tell us about our president

In past presidential Kremlinology, we used to look at what a president was reading: carrying under his arm onto Air Force One, say, or keeping top-of-desk in the Oval Office ­— what, for example, President Obama would purchase on his visits to Martha’s Vineyard bookstores. We could learn something, say something, about the man in charge. 

Bang bang