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Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — August 1917

TACONIC — Mrs. A.H. Fairchild has been on the sick list the past two weeks suffering from an abcess on her face, caused by a wisdom tooth. She goes to Great Barrington every other day for treatment.

Advertisement — Mrs. Robert Starr Allyn will have time Tuesday and Friday afternoons and evenings for a few more pupils in singing. Summer rate for half hour lesson $1.00.

For Sale — 1 horse dump cart and harness, apply at Journal Office

Trump tweets outdo Blumenthal aggrandizing

Since Sen. Richard Blumenthal represents Connecticut rather than Wyoming or West Virginia, his denouncing President Donald Trump and being denounced by the president in turn can only build support for him in his home state, where the president is poorly regarded.

Trump at jamboree, an opportunity forever lost

If you were lucky enough to attend the Boy Scout Jamboree in July, you got to see President Trump speak. Then you would know, like me, that his speech was mediocre. 


Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 8-10-17

Legislature should have just said ‘no’

Should we use tax dollars to help this guy campaign?

Of the 20 or more candidates being mentioned in the open race for governor of Connecticut next year, it can be argued that one of the most experienced is the occasionally Hon. Joseph Ganim, the mayor of Bridgeport.

His experience has been, shall we say, mixed. He is running for governor for the second time, having unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination in 1994, during the second of what would be nearly six consecutive terms as mayor.

Local news will continue only with enough interested citizens

What happens to local news when there are no local news organizations? What happens to communities without local news? 

The Washington Post tried to answer those questions the other day, using as an example East Palo Alto, Calif., where many news organizations are nearby, but none pays attention to the town.

Arrogance and instant gratification

A doctor once told me that the basic difficulty with his patients was their arrogant demand to be given a pill that would instantly make their medical problem disappear. 

 Were they not taught to delay gratification? I was, and so were you. 

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — August 1917

LAKEVILLE — Henry Atkins is in the County Hospital at Winsted for treatment on account of local poisoning in one leg.

LIME ROCK — During the thunder storm of Monday evening lightning struck E.A. Frost’s barn and a tree at L.A. Bulman’s place.

LAKEVILLE — E.L. Peabody’s building occupied by the telephone exchange is being reshingled.

SALISBURY — Mrs. L.M. Eggleston and family are enjoying a week’s stay at Builtmore Camp at Twin Lakes.

Pardon Yourself