The Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint

Another president went directly to the people, but did it right

Very early in his administration, the president decided he had to find a way to get around the mainstream media and appeal directly to the people. He succeeded better than most, including the current awkward practitioner of the art.

John F. Kennedy had been in office for only a few days when, on Jan. 25, 1961, he became the first American president to hold a live, televised news conference. His predecessor, President Eisenhower, had done some filmed news conferences, but he insisted on White House approval before any exchange could be broadcast. 

Impeachment and criminal prosecution

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Secret meetings and back-channeling of secret, encrypted communications, designed to be hidden from our own U.S. national security and intelligence services, would hardly make the President’s situation any better. If treason is proven to be the case, then the solution is clear: “Lock him up.”

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 6-15-17

Lakeville stretch of road is dangerous

I am writing about the state highway, routes 41 and 44, running through Lakeville, which is referred to in a letter to the editor in the May 25 edition of The Lakeville Journal, written by Nina and Brian Goodall. I found their letter compelling and powerful, pointing out that something must be done.

A problem that can and should be fixed

One of the key responsibilities of our elected officials — and, really, those who work for the state in any capacity — is to insure the safety of the citizens within their domain. That means keeping the electricity and potable water flowing, and attempting to keep the streets personally safe, and safe to travel. 

Impeachment and criminal prosecution

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With all the smoke, fire and mirrors surrounding alleged connections and secret communications between the Trump administration and Russia, it may be useful to summarize the rules, similarities and differences between impeachment of a U.S. president and criminal prosecution while in office.

It is well known that a serving U.S. president can be removed from office only by “impeachment for and conviction of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors” (U.S. Constitution, Article II).

Understanding the changes in our planet’s climate

Global warming: This is something that Mr. Trump clearly does not understand. What is under the blanket of “greenhouse gases”? What is really causing climate change? A blanket on your bed does not make warmth. It only keeps you warm while you are under it. You are the source of the warmth itself.


Our exploration of space: Taking an ax to tomorrow

NASA’s space probe Juno finished its five-year trip last year, going 165,000 m.p.h. while getting to its destination, Jupiter. 

I believe that this amazing accomplishment is one of the two great achievements that show how far we have advanced since the days of the space race and landing on the moon. Overshadowed by the election, this momentous event in scientific history got little attention from the media.

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 6-8-17

Honoring many on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is here and we gratefully and somberly recall the sacrifices that our soldiers have made throughout the decades and up to the present day to keep our country safe; freely sacrificing and giving up their own lives in the process.

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — June 1917

SALISBURY —An auto party consisting of Mr. Thomas King and three children, Mr. Williams and Mr. Bernier all of Waterbury, were guests one day recently at John Miller’s on the Under Mountain road.

Adv.: C.H. Osborn will dispose of all his household goods at the Carson house. Call either at the store or his house.

SALISBURY — Alonzo Rowe broke his arm recently while at work at the sewer bed.