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

Does it ever end?

Common sense must take precedence over insanity. I spent a few years of my life in military service protecting the citizens of this nation. I and others have protected them from the potential evil that the military keeps at bay. This country was great then, and despite internal turmoil, is still great and must always remain great. 

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 12-5-19

History seen from another point of view

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — December 1919

SALISBURY — Mrs. Fred Marston is on the sick list. Miss Carrie Marston is caring for her.


LIME ROCK — Alfred Dunn has accepted a position in Canaan.


SALISBURY — Miss Carrie Conklin has been in Hartford buying Christmas goods for G.H. Clark’s store.


The New York and Hartford Wrecking Co. have started to dismantle the buildings of the late Connecticut School for Imbeciles.


Required Minimum Distributions may change

It has been more than a year since President Trump admonished the government to strengthen retirement security in America. Recently, in response, The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a proposal to comply with that executive order.  Its suggestions were decidedly underwhelming.

Connecticut is wrong to so carelessly discard its historic rights

Public trials are not listed among the rights proclaimed by the Magna Carta at Runnymede in England in 1215, but not because the right was not yet prized as a prerequisite of free people and limited government. Rather even at that medieval hour the right to public trials was already long accepted as part of England’s common law.

Gratitude and nitty gritty details of our campaign

At this time of year, Thanksgiving makes us all stop (after lots of activity and travel, often, to get to that welcome place with family and friends) and think about that for which we are grateful in life. There are some years when it is hard, for one reason or another, to find just one thing to justify thanks, but other years when it’s easy as pie to conjure up 10 or 20 in a moment. 

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 11-28-19

Salisbury P&Z speaks on Lime Rock Park