In this new column, we will explore the ways that hobbies (especially ones that connect the head and the hands) can offer serenity and a healthy sense of accomplishment. Our first featured pair of hands belongs to The Lakeville Journal’s own Patrick L. Sullivan, who not only covers town events but also writes our popular fly-fishing column, Tangled Lines.

For Patrick, fishing is a source of solace and a respite from the stresses of his job. It’s an activity that’s almost completely silent, except for the sound of the water and the light whizz of his fishing line....

The Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint

Treating opioid abuse: costly research is well worth it

We like every catastrophe to have a single cause because a villain, especially one that had been identified, is a satisfying thing. In the case of opioid use disorder, one villain is Purdue Pharma, makers of OxyContin, a powerful pain reliever and euphoric that the company claimed was not addictive. It is addictive, but so are   enormous profits. Purdue is getting its slow-drip punishment, in the form of massive lawsuits, and it faces insolvency.


Boeing’s homicide will give way to safety reforms if flyers organize

Part 2 of 2

To understand the enormity of the Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes (Lion Air 610 and Ethiopian Airlines 302) that took a combined total of 346 lives, it is useful to look at past events and anticipate future possible problems.

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — April 1919

TACONIC — Mrs. Edward Ashman and infant son went to New Haven Monday where the child is receiving treatment for its eyes caused by spinal dislocation.


(Adv.) For Sale — Small cottage belonging to A. Moxon at Salisbury. Price $150. Apply to C.H. Osborn.


With the approach of the auto touring season, it would be a good idea to install a few “silent policemen” at the intersection of some of our streets, and thus render them less dangerous.

Letter to the Editor - The Lakeville Journal – 4-18-19

The United States needs civil political discourse

A way to help, feet on the ground

Not all of us find a calling in life, something that is clearly a motivating factor in every life decision. Some of us aren’t even particularly looking, but still something takes hold of us. Then, a certain path becomes undeniably the only way to go.

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 4-11-19

Supporting victims key to healthy society

The recent tragic loss of a family of five to apparent murder-suicide in Sheffield, Mass., has many grieving and our society needing to address next steps to recover and strengthen community. The need to know more about mental health and safety in relationships of all kinds is clear if not dire. 

The enigmatic story of the historically disputed Golan Heights

Part 2 of 2

Our informal World Health Organization (WHO) humanitarian plan for the Golan Heights, introduced in Part 1 of this series of columns, mapped out areas for local enterprise including wine-growing, fresh water supplies, ski trails, protected wilderness, hotels and eco-friendly tourism, especially activities such as bird-watching and ornithological research, all under demilitarized international control. These ideas were worth pursuing no matter who ultimately owned or ruled the Golan Heights.