The Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint

Humanizing the stereotype

Decades have passed since that peculiar day, but I still remember it as if it were only yesterday. Our neighbor, Uncle Jeremy, was so enraged by the fact that his third baby was yet another girl that he stormed out of his house and shouted loud enough for the entire world to hear: “My God, what did I do wrong to deserve another girl? Why?” And, as the numbers of the spectators in the street became a sizable crowd, he continued to burst out with his insane outrage.

“I would have much rather had a son without a head than another silly girl.”

When it was called treason, not collusion

The last time a presidential candidate conspired with a foreign government to influence an election, it was called treason, not collusion.

The time was 1968, the candidate was Richard Nixon.  

Fifty years ago this fall, Nixon was enjoying a 15-point lead over Vice President Hubert Humphrey until the prospect of ending the war in Vietnam in the waning days of the campaign began to erode that lead.  

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 5-10-18

Esty should have run again

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — May 1918

SALISBURY — Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Harrison motored to Hartford on Tuesday.


LAKEVILLE — Henry Chapin of Hartford was a visitor at William Kane’s over Sunday.


For a short time Sunday and again on Monday morning current from the Falls Village power station was turned on in Winsted for the purpose of testing equipment there. It will probably be turned on permanently within a few days.


Emissions program is an unsung environmental hero

Over the past few weeks, there were Earth Day celebrations throughout the Northwest Corner.

There have been celebrations at Great Mountain Forest in Falls Village, where a poetry reading was held. A festival featuring environmental organizations was held at Peoples State Forest in Barkhamsted. And there were community cleanups held in just about every town.

These events celebrated the natural resources in the Northwest Corner, along with the various environmental groups and organizations that protect natural resources across the state.

Hot Dogs

Region One students deserve a good education: Vote ‘no’ on May 8

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From the superintendent’s desk: Our job is to educate

Over the past several months, many questions have arisen regarding some of the changes that are taking place in the schools. Most of the questions referenced either the high school schedule or the grading practices. 

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 5-3-18

Region One administrators on wrong side of reform

Mr. Whelan’s statement last week that there is near-universal agreement regarding the benefits of Mastery–based learning is a questionable statement, given the fact that to the best of my knowledge none of the private schools in the area appear to have embraced this reform initiative.