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Now is the time to save Camp AHA!

For nearly 30 years, North Canaan has had an after-school program called AHA! It was started by two moms years ago, Lynn Nania and Marcia Ramunni, who had young children at that time. After the first year, Lynn became the sole director. She has continued to keep this program going, which has been a godsend for working parents. Having a safe place with fun activities for your kids until you get out of work is crucial. AHA! provided that.

The real threat to democracy on the Fourth of July

During World War II, the author and essayist E. B. White was asked by the Writers’ War Board for a statement on “The Meaning of Democracy.”

As you’d expect from the writer who made “The Elements of Style” a beloved guide to clear, concise English for generations of students, White’s response was memorable and succinct.

“Surely the board knows what Democracy is,” he began his reply in The New Yorker for July 3, 1943:

Nobody knows the troubles Trump’s seen

‘We accomplished more in the first two and a half years of a presidency and under circumstances that no president has had to deal with before.”

These words were actually spoken by Donald Trump before a cheering throng of believers as he officially opened his reelection campaign in Florida on June 18.

“Under circumstances that no president has had to deal with before?”  Really?

Clint Station

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 7-4-19

This accomplished nothing

Last week The Lakeville Journal reported that the town of Salisbury paid $80,000 in legal fees to investigate allegations that  a former employee of the town had improperly touched some young people in his care. OK so far, except for the fact that the alleged events happened 50 years  ago (that’s a half century if you are counting). As for the accused, he no longer lives in town  and is, as you could have guessed, quite old ... even older than I am.

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — 1919

John Roebuck, age 63, a well known farmer of this section, met a tragic fate Saturday afternoon, being killed by an angry bull. The shock to the family was very great and to Mr. Roebuck’s many friends as well. The bull had always been gentle, and had given no previous trouble, a fact which doubtless caused Mr. Roebuck to be taken totally unawares.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Scoville will entertain about 150 of their friends at a dance at their home in Taconic tomorrow night.

 

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 6-27-19

Lime Rock Park: Facts of the matter

It’s troubling these days to read so many false and misleading statements uttered to fit ones own perception of reality or to push a narrative. Alternative facts  can be conveniently applied to bolster the argument.

Here are a few ideas for improving our villages

Our Northwest Corner towns and villages are more beautiful than most but a coordinated set of minor physical improvements could dramatically improve their appearance.

While the overall population of the Northwest Corner has not increased over the years, the considerable increase in part-time residents has caused development to spread out. More and more of the countryside looks suburban. At the same time, our villages have shrunk and some, like Lime Rock and Taconic, have nearly disappeared.