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

A NW Corner baseball season to remember

October traditionally heralds in baseball’s Major League World Series, the “Fall Classic.” August ushers in an annual “Summer Classic” of its own, the Connecticut American Legion State Baseball Tournament. Fifty years ago in 1968, the Sharon team of Legion Post 126 played in that tournament.

Best Red Sox ever, but baseball is still succeeding in hurting itself

It was a wonderful World Series, wasn’t it — with the best Red Sox team we’ve seen in seven decades of watching them.

But the games were so long.

We knew things had gotten out of hand after Game 3. It was not only the longest World Series game ever played; it was longer than the entire four-game World Series the Yankees and Cincinnati Reds played in 1939.

Before that happened, the only thing the wondrous 2018 Red Sox had in common with the 1939 Yankees was their regular season victories — a very nice 108 games.

Does Prevagen help in reducing memory loss?

You may have seen the ad for Prevagen during morning news shows or between innings of a Red Sox game: a video of a pulsating jellyfish, whose nervous system glows blue. The substance that provides the blue glow is protein called apoaequorin and it is very well studied. 

Asylum Seekers

Checking in with the Tooth Fairy

Is the economy strong or is it tanking? Should we be worried? Let’s face it, our concern about the health of the economy is an exercise in blatant self-interest poorly disguised as concern for the big picture. Is the reassurance we’re looking for found in a mountain of financial algorithms, neural networks and investment advice? Possibly. 

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — November 1918

SALISBURY — Mr. and Mrs. George R. Belcher spent Saturday and Sunday in Great Barrington.


LAKEVILLE — Mr. and Mrs. George Miller entertained a number of their young friends at a party last Thursday evening.


LIME ROCK — W. Tellerday moved to East Canaan this week.


Congratulations on a job well done

Walking into Salisbury Central School is a bright and welcoming experience. It has been for a long time, what with Patty Stevens doing the welcoming for so many years, and creating an active visual with lights, posters and more to encourage any visitors to linger there. 

But there is even more to it now that the renovation of the building has been completed (see story by Patrick Sullivan, page A3.) It is impressive to see just what new ceilings, lights and furniture can do for a space.

Who will it be for governor, the has-been or never-was?

Governor of Connecticut was a job nobody in either party wanted this year so Connecticut’s voters were offered the leftovers and will make one of them governor next Tuesday.

The polls indicate the battle between the Democratic has-been and the Republican never-was could go either way, with maybe a slight edge in this one-party state to the Democrat and maybe not. It’s as if it doesn’t matter, probably because it doesn’t. Neither has gone beyond base-pleasing talk to offer real solutions to Connecticut’s serious problems. 

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 11-1-18

Maria Horn is the choice for saving the environment

Executive road service