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Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — July 1917

TACONIC — Miss Edna Hunt has been suffering from an attack of laryngitis.

SALISBURY — Miss Gertrude Hardisty has taken a position in G.H. Clark’s Dry Goods store.

LAKEVILLE — Miss Ruth Silvernail of Millerton visited her aunt, Mrs. George Cook one day last week.


Alpha Dogs

Here’s to a good Bastille Day

We think that the election of Donald Trump was the most extraordinary of the recent past, perhaps followed by the Brexit vote, but I venture that the French elections have been the most consequential. 

The left and the right of French politics have been reduced to rubble, with some of their brightest drawn to President Macron’s centrist La Republique En Marche party. The parliamentary elections gave Mr. Macron an enormous majority, formed of many people who had never run for office before. 

Tired legislators vacation too soon

In the 50-odd years I have been writing about Connecticut’s legislature — and some of them have been odd, indeed — the lawmakers have habitually postponed action on the budget and other major issues until the final days, hours and, sometimes, minutes of the legislative session. 

On more than one occasion, with time running out, legislators literally turned back the chamber’s clock in order to remain in session.

A tale of two victims, neither very innocent

Hillary Clinton and Kathy Griffin both claim to be victims of the usual feminist suspects, “older white guys,” Hillary most recently in the presidential election, Griffin in the aftermath of her latest ill-conceived publicity stunt.

 Griffin is being investigated by the Secret Service after posing for a photograph of herself holding a likeness of President Donald Trump’s severed head, which quickly went viral on the internet.

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 7-13-17

Let’s make Housy High even better

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — July 1917

SALISBURY — Miss Flavia Surdam is a victim of the measles.

LAKEVILLE — William Kane has purchased the Schleiffarth place on Bostwick Hill at present occupied by Dr. C.T. LaMoure.

LIME ROCK — Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Thorpe and Mrs. Nickerson of Torrington are camping at the Hall homestead in White Hollow.

TACONIC — Mrs. Edward House who has been ailing for some time went to Hartford Hospital Tuesday for an operation.

Speaking up for students speaking out

For years, I’ve heard complaints about millennials being too coddled to care about what’s happening except on their screens. So it’s curious to me that there is now complaint about activism on college campuses.