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Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 9-20-18

A turnaround after a medical procedure goes wrong

Last January, I had a routine colonoscopy, my first one. There was nothing wrong with me, but at age 52, it was recommended by my doctor. I am strongly committed to my health and wellness, so I agreed.

The procedure resulted in a perforation and a painful and horrifying chain of events that almost took my life.

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — September 1918

SALISBURY — Miss Julia Finnegan is enjoying a vacation from her duties in the office of the Connecticut Power Co. in Canaan part of which she is spending with friends in Waterbury.


Judicial Restraint

New era in Lakeville needs one more change

The Lakeville renaissance, which has been noted in both the news and Compass sections of this newspaper, has improved the center of that town in many ways. The Patco Handy Stop store has a new renovation (yes, that is an important part of the center of town.) Seth Churchill has done striking renovations of two downtown structures: his own building company’s and the Green Café and the Studio Lakeville Gym and Fitness Center, which was the old firehouse. 

Party bases pick poor candidates in their closed primaries

While celebrating Tom Foley’s victory over veteran legislator John McKinney in the Republican gubernatorial primary four years ago, the party chairman predicted “our base will turn out in big numbers this November to overturn Malloy and his failed economic policies.”

Enemy of the people; or, war is hell

If the press doesn’t like being called the enemy of the people, perhaps it shouldn’t be waging war against the president of the people — or at least the president of the 63 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump.

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 9-13-18

Sickened by behavior

Dear Hotchkiss Community,

I was one of two Deans of Students at Hotchkiss from 1973 to 1976, the first female administrator at the school. It was a heady time since it was the first years when young women were accepted into this prestigious all-male school. It was a big deal for all of us. On Orientation Day when you girls arrived it was full of excitement about this big change for the school, and the discussions buzzed about these new beginnings. I felt proud to be at Hotchkiss during these momentous years.

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Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — September 1918

SALISBURY — Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Ryan and son of Springfield and Miss Carrie Marston of New York are visiting at Fred Marston’s.


Please save all fruit pits including peach, plum, apricot and olive pits. Clean thoroughly, dry and send them to your Red Cross work room. The Government asks for them for use in the manufacturing of gas masks.


SALISBURY — Miss Clara Stone has entered the Northfield School for the coming year.