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

Some perspective on The Lakeville Journal Company’s long tenure

The article and survey running in The Lakeville Journal and Millerton News have already led to opinions being shared with us on how The Lakeville Journal Company handles local news coverage. We’re hearing those opinions through the online and written surveys, email, phone and face to face. And that is just what we wanted. Thank you all. And for those who haven’t yet done it, please fill out the survey. It will help us moving forward.

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 10-17-19

Thanks for supporting Family Services

Salisbury Family Services celebrated “Salisbury’s Own” honoring Marjory Reid on Saturday, Sept. 28. Many hands went into making this fundraising event a success presenting such a beautiful art show and dinner. We are very grateful to the Salisbury School, the faculty and staff for their support and for the use of their beautiful gallery space. 

Higher standards for both presidents and privates

As a lowly draftee, I shared one thing with all of my superiors, up to and including the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and, in theory, at least, the commander in chief, a former GI named Eisenhower. All of us were subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice. 

Is your vote safe?: The critical question in a democracy

In our bitterly and evenly divided country, close elections have become the norm: from the 2016 presidential election, which was decided by a handful of votes in a few states, to the 2018 vote for state rep, won by Maria Horn over Brian Ohler by 65 votes.

The same can be expected in the 2020 election, and so we need to pay attention not just to the outcome of elections but to their security, fairness and technology. 

The dangers of markets bogged down by politics

Recently, financial and economic events have taken a back seat to politics.  Whistleblowers, United Nations speeches, White House tweets, and the ongoing trade wars seem to be moving markets far more than unemployment or earnings reports. Is this simply a short-term phenomenon, or is something else happening that is becoming a longer-term trend? 

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago —October 1919

For Sale — Young pigs. Also potatoes. Phone 108-5.


ORE HILL — Mr. Thomas Finnegan of Salisbury was through this place on Monday.


LAKEVILLE — Donald Thrall was quite badly cut and bruised about the mouth on Saturday. While cranking a car the handle came off, flew up, hitting him in the mouth, breaking five teeth and cutting his lip and cheek.


Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — October 1919

SALISBURY — Miss Marie Dubois went to New York last week, and has entered the Metropolitan Hospital Training School for Nurses.


ORE HILL — Mrs. Jeanette Sanford of Long Hill is visiting relatives in this place and Lakeville.


SALISBURY — James R. Melvin is driving a new Buick touring car.


Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 10-10-19

Welcome the new church 

As a member of the congregation, I would like to reassure Lakeville Journal readers and put to rest rumors and gossip that have been going around about Christ Covenant Anglican Church in North Canaan. Like the other churches in town, Christ Covenant has the same common goals: to teach, and preach, the Lord God’s works through Jesus Christ, teaching the power of prayer and faith.