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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

Seeing our current political reality through a lens of shattered glass

Imagine that politics is like a pane of glass. Rarely is it whole. Historically, it is most often broken into two pieces. If there is a third party, there is a third shard. There might even be some splinters which, though small, make up part of the whole pane. 

Five candidate primary doesn’t help Republicans

With Connecticut enjoying an economy that’s better than Louisiana’s and worse than the other 48 states, this would appear to be a likely year for the election of a Republican governor. 

Although a deep blue state, Connecticut has occasionally tired of long Democratic runs and given the Republican Party a chance to show what it can do with a governor — but not often a legislature — to call its own.  This looks like one of those years but it’s far from certain.

The case of Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Deadly inherited diseases start to yield

Part 1

A few years ago, a friend asked me if I could take over a basic science lecture he was scheduled to give to 220 first-year medical and dental students at Columbia’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. He had to go to a wedding or take a kid to college or some such. He handed me his PowerPoint presentation, grinned and said, “Good luck.” I had two weeks to work on it.

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 7-5-18

Treatment of those seeking asylum horrific

Although I’m presently in a rehab facility after two emergency hospitalizations, none of that is the subject of, or the purpose for, this letter.

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — July 1918

No anthracite coal No. 1 Buckwheat or larger can be delivered to any factory, office, building, hotel, warehouse and business block without an exemption from Washington. Persons coming under the above classifications must apply for and get exemption within two weeks otherwise they may find their supply cut off.

 

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — July 1918

No anthracite coal No. 1 Buckwheat or larger can be delivered to any factory, office, building, hotel, warehouse and business block without an exemption from Washington. Persons coming under the above classifications must apply for and get exemption within two weeks otherwise they may find their supply cut off.

 

A new beginning for housing in Salisbury

Salisbury has taken the positive step of approving at town meeting the Holley Block option for the Salisbury Housing Committee to lease property on Millerton Road in Lakeville owned by the town, and then begin the process of analyzing it as a site for 12 to 18 affordable housing units. It is just the beginning of any possible plans, with the next step being gathering the funds to pay for feasibility studies and proposed designs for the units and the parking to accommodate those who would live there.

The death of net neutrality (the internet is about to change)

The internet could be in for a big change, and soon. Some of the internet’s most democratized regulations have expired, meaning, there is now a wide-open playing field for providers to offer web-based services and change the way we access the internet. 

What is net neutrality?

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Check Trump’s ‘facts’ and don’t repeat them

After Joe McCarthy’s reign of terror in the name of anti-communism ended with his censure by the U.S. Senate, news organizations that unwittingly collaborated in his rise to power underwent a collective examination of conscience.