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A typical dry-dropper rig includes a high-visibility, buoyant dry fly like a Stimulator and a weighted nymph on a dropper. The dropper is attached directly to the bend of the hook on the top fly with a clinch knot. Your mileage will definitely vary. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan​

The situation: The angler approaches the little blue line cautiously. The angler, disregarding the stiff joints and aching back, creeps up behind the boulder and peers at the plunge pool. The angler ties on a dry fly, and ever so carefully drops it right where the spooky wild brook trout is...

Volunteers worked at the playground at the Falls Village Recreation Center on Saturday, May 1, putting down a new surface around the equipment. Photo submitted

FALLS VILLAGE — The Recreation Commission reached a $7,500 fundraising goal to “beautify and expand” the Recreation Center over the first weekend of May. Recreation Director Emily Peterson confirmed Sunday, May 2, that the goal had been reached, thus allowing the commission to receive a matching...

A red balloon was floated at the proposed site of a 94-foot-tall cell tower, on Friday, May 7. The balloon can be seen at the center of this photo, at the tree line. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

SALISBURY — First Selectman Curtis Rand told the Board of Selectmen at the regular meeting of the selectmen Monday, May 3, that he is aware of the concerns over a proposed cell tower in Lakeville. Rand referred to “consternation” among residents over the cell tower and possible changes in Inland...

Thanks to reader Betsy Knight, we learned that photos we ran in our issue of April 29 were originally published in the Sept. 17, 1970, Lakeville Journal. The front page story featured the photo, above, which was recently digitally scanned for us by Perry Gardner. Photo by Stewart Dean

In the April 29 issue of The Lakeville Journal, we shared a few photos from an antiques fair that was held for many years in Salisbury. The photos we used were from sometime in the 1970s but we weren’t sure when; and because of that, we weren’t able to trace the original article in our online...

Ron Solan of Salisbury was one of the participants in the final ceremony of the National Day of Prayer (for more photos, see National Day of Prayer). Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

SALISBURY — About 50 people turned out for the finale of the National Day of Prayer ceremony outside Salisbury Town Hall on Thursday, May 6. Other services were held throughout the day in North Canaan, Falls Village, Cornwall and Sharon. Organizer Barbara Schoenly welcomed the group to the...
FALLS VILLAGE — Turnout was light for the regional referendum on the  2021-22 Region One School District budget. The spending plan passed, 289 to 58, on Tuesday, May 4. The vote by town: Cornwall: 57 yes votes to 4 no votes Town of Canaan/Falls Village: 31 yes, 16 no. Kent: 61 yes, 9 no. North...

Cornwall

May 12, 2021
CORNWALL —  The Cornwall Library hosted a panel presentation on Farming in the Northwest Corner on Saturday, May 8. The lively discussion conducted on Zoom drew around 70...

Kent

May 5, 2021
KENT —After restoring funds to three accounts, the Board of Finance voted to approve the amended proposed 2021-22 town budget at their meeting on Tuesday, April 28. The meeting...

Salisbury


A red balloon was floated at the proposed site of a 94-foot-tall cell tower, on Friday, May 7. The balloon can be seen at the center of this photo, at the tree line. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

May 12, 2021
SALISBURY — First Selectman Curtis Rand told the Board of Selectmen at the regular meeting of the selectmen Monday, May 3, that he is aware of the concerns over a proposed cell...

Falls Village

May 12, 2021
FALLS VILLAGE — The public hearing on the proposed spending plans from the Board of Selectmen and Board of Education for 2021-22 will be Friday, May 21, 7 p.m., location to be...

North Canaan


Stanley Morby, the newest member of the town crew, planted two trees at North Canaan Elementary School last week in advance of an April 30 Arbor Day/Earth Day celebration. Photo by Tom Zetterstrom 

May 5, 2021
NORTH CANAAN — Arbor Day and Earth Day were combined for a day at North Canaan Elementary School (NCES) last week, as students, staff and community members gathered to dedicate...

Sharon

May 5, 2021
SHARON — Concerned about continued speeding along Hilltop Road, residents approached the Board of Selectmen at their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 27, asking that the town...

Opinions

Lakeville Journal Editorial, Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint
For many families in the region, Mother’s Day this year was very different from that day last year. The same can be said for upcoming Memorial Day  activities and Father’s Day... Continue Reading
I Am Wide Awake, Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint
I hope I am not being totally unrealistic or naive when I say that I honestly thought the rallying cry against the cruel, excessive and inhuman treatment of Black people who are... Continue Reading
Guest Commentary, Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint
Jonathan Miller. One of the four in “Beyond the Fringe”, first done in London, then in New York, then, when I saw it, in the center of the universe, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the... Continue Reading
Guest Commentary, Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint
Jonathan Miller. One of the four in “Beyond the Fringe”, first done in London, then in New York, then, when I saw it, in the center of the universe, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the... Continue Reading

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