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Kids’ view of the Kennedy assassination

The assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, was one of those events, like Pearl Harbor and 9/11, that everyone who was old enough at the time will always remember. Even children were affected by it.

In our neighborhood, kids discussed the assassination in backyards. I was eight years old and got most of my information from the 10-year-old girl across the street. It was her considered opinion that F.B.I. Director J. Edgar Hoover was behind it, along with Vice President Lyndon Johnson.

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A GOP senator mourns the party’s lost honor

It was a time of fear and division, not unlike today.  North Korea was threatening war.  Russia had detonated its atomic bomb and China had fallen to the communists, lost, it was said, by President Truman and the Democrats.  The president was at odds with Congress and a Senate demagogue was feeding on all of this unease by lying his way to growing power and influence.

And some thoughtful Republicans were becoming disturbed at what was happening to their party.

Time to acknowledge our comfort, and call on our empathy

Like my cat Willy, who winks with satisfaction when I bring up the morning tray of coffee into our bedroom, as he has come to believe I should do, I thrive on the daily rituals I’ve developed in my home. The regularity of life within my beloved four walls gives me a foundation of peace and security from which I can take on the challenges and enjoy the pleasures of my days.

Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 11-16-17

Thank you, voters

We would like to thank the voters of the town of North East for their support this past Tuesday. The voters had four good candidates for the Town Board to choose from. 

We were pleased to be part of an election that was all positive and focused on progressing the town of North East and we thank Rob Cooper and Edie Greenwood for their part in that. 

What is really happening?

A disturbing trend

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 11-16-17

CASSH should be on Sharon Hospital’s board

I am writing in response to Victor Germack’s recent letter regarding the acquisition of Sharon Hospital by Health Quest and the  role of CASSH (Community Association to Save Sharon Hospital) in that process.

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Drug ’em and keep ’em that way

In the national drug abuse debate, fueled by the mind-boggling death toll numbers, we are told that the opioid crisis grew out of over-prescription of legal drugs which led to illegal (cheaper) drugs. True, but that seems, to me, to be trying to momentarily treat the sick patient instead of looking at the cause for the illness in the first place.