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....

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Cricket Valley Energy begs a deeper CT dive

“Think globally, act locally.”

Part 2 of 3

An American disease for centuries

Xenophobia, an intense or irrational fear of things foreign, especially people, has been an American disease since some natives of this continent took an instant dislike for the white people in funny clothes landing on their shores 400 years ago.

Once those white people proved the natives’ suspicions were warranted by kicking them off their lands, the first white, Anglo Saxon Protestants had things pretty much to themselves for centuries.  

From the Region One Superintendent’s Desk: Task force will offer support to students and families

The past few weeks have been exciting for students and staff, as we welcomed everyone to a new year in Region One. But just as we opened the year with energy and anticipation, we are fully aware that these last several months have been sad and difficult ones, with the loss of several students through tragic circumstances. We acknowledge that these losses could have been prevented. And we also have come to recognize that an opportunity has been presented to us, in the form of building community and admitting that we can do more for our youth and families.

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 9-27-18

More on Japanese knotweed

Last week’s excellent Lake-ville Journal article about efforts to control Japanese knotweed along the banks of the Wild and Scenic Housatonic River needs a bit of elaboration and one important correction.

Only the lonely

Although the U. K. seems to be caught up in an economic death spiral thanks to its ill-informed Brexit vote you’ve got to hand it to the Brits for tackling one of the most insidious public health issues of our time.


Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — September 1918

LIME ROCK — Benjamin Richards has resigned his position as chauffeur at Mr. C.W. Barnum’s and gone to Waterville to work.


LAKEVILLE — The Misses Ethel, Charlotte and Mary Judd, Mary Lorigan and Miriam Everts spent last Thursday evening at Joseph Beebe’s in Sharon.


LIME ROCK — Much sympathy is felt for Mr. Hunter who has lost both his brother and mother within a few weeks.


West Cornwall’s September challenge

Each of the Northwest Corner towns has its own challenges and benefits, with each one’s individuality making it a destination and good place to live for its own reason. The Cornwalls are culturally rich, with many artists of all kinds calling them home, whether full time or part time. And West Cornwall, with its historic Covered Bridge across the Housatonic River that is especially lively in this stretch, has a charm that draws residents and visitors alike year round. 


Dull debate ended early enough to see Red Sox make history

The best thing about the debate between Ned Lamont and Bob Stefanowski was its conclusion — early enough to allow us serious students of history to see the Boston Red Sox win their 100th game of the season. That hasn’t happened since 1946.