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Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

The ice is officially “in” at Lakeville’s Lake Wononscopomuc, see story here. Anyone planning to venture out on frozen surfaces should use extreme caution; patches on all lakes will remain soft and dangerous. Never go out on the ice alone; always carry ice picks (you can make your own by driving...

Lake Wononscopomuc in Lakeville is officially frozen, but there are still soft patches. Photo by Don Mayland

LAKEVILLE — Don Mayland reported “ice in” on Lake Wononscopomuc in Lakeville on Sunday, Jan. 16. He wrote: “January is always a strange month and this was no different for calling ‘ice in.” “There was no sign of ice until the morning of Jan. 12.  Then, the very cold temperature and little wind...

Mohawk Mountain, celebrating its 75th anniversary, has been packed with ski enthusiasts every weekend despite the bitterly cold weather. Photo by Lans Christensen

CORNWALL — Celebrating 75 years of providing a winter destination for ski enthusiasts, the Mohawk Mountain Ski area has been welcoming weekend skiers in large numbers this winter. As Martin Luther King Jr. Day approached on Jan. 17 — typically a popular weekend date for skiing getaways — Mohawk...

A peaceful protest was held on Jan. 13 against the cutting of pine and hardwood trees at Housatonic Meadow State Park in Sharon. Photo by Lans Christensen

SHARON — In the end, they were not able to overcome the might of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and its fleet of mighty rolling steel. The 66 pine trees that DEEP had determined were a safety hazard were cut down on Thursday, Jan. 13, at Housatonic Meadows State...

Lakeville Journal Senior Reporter Patrick L. Sullivan has been promoted to managing editor. He will continue to write his popular column about fly-fishing. Photo by Thos Gallucio

Like many Lakeville Journal staff people (including this writer), Senior Reporter Patrick Sullivan did a stint at the newpaper, left for a bit, then returned for a second run. He was a reporter from 2005 to 2007, took a break from the exciting life of a journalist, then reappeared in these pages as...

The winter months at the Covered Bridge Electric Bike shop have brought increased sales of electric bikes, as cyclists plan ahead for the milder months. Photo by Leila Hawken

CORNWALL — Now in his third year of operation, Bob Ensign, owner of Covered Bridge Electric Bike in West Cornwall, recalls that his shop opened at the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. As it turned out, the electric bike rental business remained brisk as visitors found it to be a safe way to...

Cornwall


Mohawk Mountain, celebrating its 75th anniversary, has been packed with ski enthusiasts every weekend despite the bitterly cold weather. Photo by Lans Christensen

January 19, 2022
CORNWALL — Celebrating 75 years of providing a winter destination for ski enthusiasts, the Mohawk Mountain Ski area has been welcoming weekend skiers in large numbers this winter...

Kent

January 19, 2022
  KENT — As new members of boards and commissions step into place in area towns, a refresher session on Connecticut’s Freedom of Information (FOI) laws was offered on Zoom on...

Salisbury


Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

January 19, 2022
The ice is officially “in” at Lakeville’s Lake Wononscopomuc, see story here. Anyone planning to venture out on frozen surfaces should use extreme caution; patches on all lakes...

Falls Village

January 12, 2022
FALLS VILLAGE — The Board of Selectmen approved adding two stop signs at the intersection of Main Street and Beebe Hill Road at their regular Monday meeting on Monday, Jan. 10 (on...

North Canaan

January 12, 2022
NORTH CANAAN — In the 2021 municipal election, longtime Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) Chair Steve Allyn was not returned to the seat that he had held for decades. Two...

Sharon

January 19, 2022
SHARON — Long under consideration, a plan to expand the Town Hall parking lot took a step ahead last week. A preliminary plan was announced at the regular meeting of the Board of...

Opinions

Lakeville Journal Editorial, Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint
This editorial space has been filled so many times with reasons why affordable housing is so very necessary for our region that it would almost seem superfluous to even mention it... Continue Reading
If You Ask Me, Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint
First, he lied to us — repeatedly — and then he betrayed us. And that is how history will remember Donald Trump and his presidency. We normally have to wait years or even decades... Continue Reading
If You Ask Me, Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint
First, he lied to us — repeatedly — and then he betrayed us. And that is how history will remember Donald Trump and his presidency. We normally have to wait years or even decades... Continue Reading
The Body Scientific, Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint
Afew months ago, we were enjoying the reopening of civil society. But events intervened. First, the protection of two-dose vaccines started to subside. Second, unvaccinated... Continue Reading

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