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Sharon Hospital under fire but we need to listen

It’s an emotional and very personal topic: the proposed closing of the maternity unit at Sharon Hospital. From when the first release of the information about it leaked before the planned announcement July 3, it has been a difficult situation where the administrators at the hospital are trying to catch up to public perception, and too much of that public perception is based on discussion with others in the community who have not kept up with the real information. If that sounds circular, that’s because it is.

Internet of Things is going to rock your world

As your alarm wakes you up one frigid winter morning your coffee maker is automatically alerted to begin brewing a fresh pot, while at the same time your house lights come up on a dimmed setting to let you adjust your waking eyes. On your way to work, traffic signals are altered according to the rush hour traffic in real time, to allow for the best possible flow of vehicles on the road. 
After arriving at work your printer senses it is running low on ink and instantly places an order online for another cartridge, all without you having to lift a finger.

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Health Quest

What caused Trump to side with the enemy?

The headline on the column that appeared in this space on Feb. 8 asked, “What does Putin have on Trump?” Not a bad question, as things turned out.

After Helsinki, we should amend the question to read, “What does Putin have on Trump that caused the president of the United States to side with the enemy?”

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 7-26-18

Americans need to take a stand

Can there be any doubt that President Donald Trump has betrayed our country? The Helsinki meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin makes a clear case for treason. When does a United States president stand on the world stage, next to our known adversary, and dismiss the American intelligence community? His blatant groveling toward Putin and refusal to confront the Russian leader about the meddling in the 2016 election is nothing short of treasonous. 

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — July 1918

SALISBURY — Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Fairchild motored to Hartford Sunday and spent the day at Allen Treat’s.

 

LIME ROCK — Philo Lyon has gone to Pittsfield for throat treatment.

 

LAKEVILLE — Frances Heffernan has picked three ripe tomatoes from her war garden.

 

Among the list of American soldiers reported as being taken prisoner by the Germans is the name of Corporal John L. Murray of Falls Village.

 

Thank a town clerk — and vote on Aug. 14

There are too many things in life we take for granted. Those who live in the Northwest Corner should take a solid look at the work the town clerk in each of their towns does, and consider what that work means to the lives of the people they serve. In an election year like this one, their role in holding together the strands of our democracy on the local level should be clear and appreciated, now more than ever.

A race in memory of Evan Rashkoff

SHARON — The first annual Evan Rashkoff Memorial Sunset Trot was held in Sharon on Thursday, July 19. The event was organized by Sharon Parks and Recreation Director Matt Mette and the son  of the orthopedic surgeon, who died suddenly in October 2017 at the age of 66. 
Eighty-three people ran the 4.1 mile course. Among them  were members of the Run 169 Towns Society, a group that aims to run races in all 169 towns in the state of Connecticut. 

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The Hotspur memorandum and growing threats to humanity

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