The Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint

The wider picture: What about Russia?

In 2016, more than a million Middle Eastern refugees went to Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey and another million migrated to the European Union, half of them to Germany. While the annual number of refugees arriving the past two years has declined,  Europe is still choked with more newcomers than it can manage resulting in ominous social and political disruption. 

Extreme Baseball

Democratic US House might open some windows

If, as anticipated, the Democrats gain control of the U.S. House of Representatives, that body’s tax writing Ways and Means Committee — frequently known as “the powerful” Ways and Means Committee — may want to start the new year with hearings on how it’s possible to take tax deductions for expensive properties you didn’t even pay for.  

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 10-25-18

Questionable advertising in representative race

I’ve been puzzled recently by the sweeping claims in the Brian Ohler lawn signs:  

Too Rich

The right tone for responsible governing

The levels of political connectedness today vary greatly. There are large rallies for the president that draw lots of people who are very vocal and engaged; yet there are also those who relate to whatever is happening in the government only through social media, with the opinions of those on any stream of thought becoming their reality. But there has also been a resurgence in activism, with the young and the not-so-young finding their voices on many issues of critical importance in our society. 

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

Ohler will continue to do good job for 64th

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — October 1918

LIME ROCK — The children who had scarletina have all recovered and are out again. The cases were all very mild.


TACONIC — Eugene Fuller of Sheffield fell from an apple tree recently, loosening several ribs from the spine. He remains in a serious condition.


Still nothing like being in the newspaper

With the Red Sox comfortably ahead—10-1 or so—in the second game of that extremely satisfying series with the Yankees, I turned to the Turner Classic Movies channel during a commercial break at just the right time.

Cricket Valley Energy begs a deeper Connecticut dive

Part 3 of 3

“Think globally, act locally.”