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

Will Trump implode with lies?

Donald Trump said he believes the Constitution lets him do “whatever I want as President.” In over two and a half years, Trump has been a serial violator of the Constitution, unmatched by any president in American history. Just about every day he is a constitutional outlaw.

State needs to take second look at highway safety in Salisbury

Sometimes a problem seems so obviously in need of a solution that one just cannot imagine getting pushback when trying to find and implement the correct approach to fixing it. One such problem is the difficult one of pedestrian and vehicular traffic safety in downtown Salisbury. 

Our Home, Our Future: Sharon Hospital faces geographic, economic and housing obstacles to hiring locally

Voices from our Salisbury community about the housing we need for a healthy, economically vibrant future


In our beautiful rural community, we are lucky to have Sharon Hospital nearby. We all depend upon their resources and caring staff. The cost of local housing however, creates serious challenges for recruitment and retention of many of the workers the hospital needs for daily operations.

Farewell to a diva of journalism

When I heard about the passing of Cokie Roberts, a long-time political reporter, a correspondent for CBS and a congressional correspondent for NPR, I felt I had lost a family member. It was like losing an older sister or an aunt who for decades, with her solacing voice, assured me and all her listeners that although political events in the United States and around the world at times can go haywire, at the end, her sharp-edged yet tender reporting and graceful style brought clarification to the events. 

Ask your doctor about ... all those drugs

Direct to consumer (DTC) prescription drug ads in magazines, radio and TV are banned in every country but the United States and New Zealand. 

If you can’t beat them, impeach them

As soon as the new sexual harassment charge against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh came out, Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Julian Castro and Beto O’Rourke all demanded Kavanaugh’s immediate impeachment. Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), a member of the Democratic party’s always-irritated “Squad,” filed an impeachment resolution.

Here we go again.


Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 9-26-19

Vote Trump out, drain the swamp for real

I would like to respond to Mark Godburn’s column in the Sept. 12 issue of The Lakeville Journal. 

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — September 1919

SALISBURY — Today the garden team representing the Salisbury Farmerettes with their leader, Miss Marion Eggleston, also the canning team representing the N.I.K.E. Club will attend the State Fair at Berlin and give a demonstration.


Hezekiah Goodwin of Lime Rock has a supply of soft running water, and the only force he uses is gravity. A 60 barrel tank on a hill back of the house, safe from frost, is filled from the eaves. The tank is high enough to furnish the house with running water.