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The war on democracy in America: What the radical right extremists really believe

How do we know what the Kochs and the radical right really think and believe? Rather than try to summarize or paraphrase their thoughts and beliefs, I prefer to let them speak for themselves in their own words. For the following quotations, I am indebted to Nancy MacLean  and her excellent new book, “Democracy in Chains,” published by Viking/Penguin Random House in 2017.

Half Staff

A new school year begins

It’s that time of year again, when school buses and walking children appear on the roads, making their way back to classes for their next school year. For all the students affected, anticipation can be measured out equally with trepidation, anxiety balanced by the enthusiasm to take on new challenges.

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Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 8-30-18

Hospital’s maternity unit should stay open

As one of the senior members of the Sharon Hospital Medical Staff and former chief of staff, I find it very painful to see the impending closure of the hospital maternity unit. Without an in-house maternity service, we cannot have a community hospital. Without deliveries, we will lose our gynecologists and the essential services that they provide to the women of our communities. 

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 8-30-18

Hospital’s maternity unit should stay open

As one of the senior members of the Sharon Hospital Medical Staff and former chief of staff, I find it very painful to see the impending closure of the hospital maternity unit. Without an in-house maternity service, we cannot have a community hospital. Without deliveries, we will lose our gynecologists and the essential services that they provide to the women of our communities. 

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — August 1918

SALISBURY — Miss Hustis is the new teacher in the 7th and 8th grades of the public school.

 

LIME ROCK — Mrs. Oscar Sabin of Falls Village was a guest at Geo. W. Belcher’s over Sunday.

 

LAKEVILLE — Contractor John H. Garrity is putting concrete steps in front of St. Mary’s Parochial School.

 

Enemy of the People

The ‘Fortnite’ addiction

Chances are, if you are over 50, you have probably never heard of “Fortnite,” a video game that boasts over 40 million players worldwide. Those with children, however, may not only know it, but are playing it themselves.

Something in the air: empowering women

When recently, and out of nowhere, I received a text from my daughter with the following message: “Hey Dad, check this out, I signed up for a class to learn Arabic,” I thought this was just another line of newsfeed on my Facebook page.