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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

Support from emergency responders a comfort in the worst of times

One of the most difficult things that can happen to any family is to have one of their loved ones disappear suddenly, no matter what the cause. Unexpected deaths can take people of all ages, as evidenced in the obituaries in this newspaper every week, but when there is an accident involved and the outcome is unclear, it is all the more excruciating.

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 10-11-18

I’ve been voting since I filled out an an absentee ballot for Dwight Eisenhower at Fort Knox in 1956 and in all those years, I can’t remember an election with candidates less appealing than the pair running for governor of Connecticut in November—except for the pair who ran for president two years ago. 

I still hope to do my civic duty and vote for someone for governor but at the moment, a month before Election Day, I can’t cast that vote for either of the major party candidates, Ned Lamont or Bob Stefanowski.  

Bad Behavior

Melancholy mounts in race for governor

I’ve been voting since I filled out an an absentee ballot for Dwight Eisenhower at Fort Knox in 1956 and in all those years, I can’t remember an election with candidates less appealing than the pair running for governor of Connecticut in November—except for the pair who ran for president two years ago. 

I still hope to do my civic duty and vote for someone for governor but at the moment, a month before Election Day, I can’t cast that vote for either of the major party candidates, Ned Lamont or Bob Stefanowski.  

A nice country for well-heeled white men

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — October 1918

Sugar should not cost Connecticut housewives more than eleven cents a pound, according to Robert Scoville, Connecticut’s Federal Food Administrator, who added, in a statement made yesterday, that on much sugar eleven cents was really an excessive price for some time to come.

 

Church, school and movies are closed until further notice, because of influenza.

 

TACONIC — Mr. and Mrs. Hanlon are recovering, and George and Emma Brayen are ill with influenza.

A defining moment for American justice

There are so many deep fractures in American society right now that it’s hard to predict and perceive all of them. Of course, the general polarization is quite predictable: Right-wing Republicans will defend the president, gun ownership of all kinds and the repeal of Roe v. Wade. Left-wing Democrats will support a woman’s right to choose and gun control and will criticize the president. Nothing new there.

Judicial Temperament

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 10-4-18

What is fair, or unfair, prejudgment?

I would like to address Mark Godburn’s letter to the editor in The Lakeville Journal’s Sept. 20 issue. 

The story of the incredible, if somewhat brief, life of Jim the Bee

When it came to animals, my father was often one to bring home the unexpected. An intoxicating prospect for a family of five children, although it didn’t always have a happy ending. The baby chicks at Easter probably wasn’t well thought out. My youngest sister “liked to pet soft things”. Think Lennie in “Of Mice and Men”.