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I just saw “Chappaquiddick,” a retelling of the 1969 automobile accident that took the life of 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne and destroyed the presidential ambitions, but not the political career, of Edward Kennedy.  

Afterward, I talked about it with friends who hadn’t seen the film but vividly remembered the event. I described what I saw as a fascinating docudrama, which recounted the story as I remembered it but also  attempted to fill in some blanks with speculation based on both historical accounts and the imagination of the writers.

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Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 4-19-18

Elizabeth Esty should have a chance to redeem herself

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — April 1918

SALISBURY — Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Smith, Mrs. Grace Baldwin and Stanley Sherwood motored to Hartford on Monday.


For Sale or Hire — I have several horses which I will sell or rent to anyone desiring same. Paul Cummings, Ore Hill.


HVRHS needs a reset

What hope is there for Housatonic Valley Regional High School to find a path forward that will make all those involved with it happy? That certainly includes administration, teachers, parents and alumni, but the ones who are most important are the students, right? All the rest of us can discuss ad infinitum what the problems are with the grading system, as well as the redefined structure for use of class time, but the most meaningful repercussions from the issues are felt strongly by the students.

Free trade versus fair trade

In today’s world, talk of tariffs is part of daily news headlines. Politicians use terms like “free” and “fair” almost interchangeably in discussing trade to justify their position for or against tariffs. Maybe it’s time to review the difference between the two concepts.

Americans need single payer health coverage

Esty upheaval could cost Democrats the 5th District in November

When I left the state for a long winter vacation in late February, the race to succeed the most unpopular governor in the Union was a mess, with a dozen or so no-names, has-beens and never-wills from each party flopping about like so many beached whales.

Nothing much has changed. We still have too many candidates offering too few ideas. Check out the content of last week’s debate among nine Republican candidates for evidence.


Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 4-12-18

The bear necessities