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Lakeville Journal Editorial

A Health Assessment

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identifies a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) as a systematic, comprehensive data collection and analysis that provides benefits such as improved organizational and community coordination and collaboration, better knowledge about public health and the ways it connects with other activities.

Providing a solution

Last week ground was broken on a $5.3 million project to create a new health care center in North Canaan that will serve all Northwest Corner residents with a range of services, including primary care and behavioral health services.

Restoring a park

Last  year at this time the outcry following the tree-cutting at Housatonic Meadows State Park in Sharon was heard all the way in Hartford. The call for oversight on the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), which had cut more than 100 trees in the popular riverside park, evolved into proposed legislation.

Handing over the torch

This is the week that I trade places with our new publisher and CEO, Susan Hassler. If readers saw the donor page last week in this publication, they will be aware that their support for their local newspaper has meant everything to its survival.


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