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

The ‘Fortnite’ addiction

Chances are, if you are over 50, you have probably never heard of “Fortnite,” a video game that boasts over 40 million players worldwide. Those with children, however, may not only know it, but are playing it themselves.

Something in the air: empowering women

When recently, and out of nowhere, I received a text from my daughter with the following message: “Hey Dad, check this out, I signed up for a class to learn Arabic,” I thought this was just another line of newsfeed on my Facebook page. 

The scandal of land grant colleges

Most Americans and almost all non-Americans have no idea what the Land Grant Colleges are or how they were formed. It became clear to Lincoln (yes, honest Abe) that the rich were going to be educated and the poor would receive no further education because college or university was just too expensive. 

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 8-23-18

Cricket Valley Energy Center should not be allowed

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — August 1918

SALISBURY — Mrs. Asa Edelman is driving a five-passenger Metz car which she recently purchased.


LAKEVILLE — William Kane is one of the owners of a fine field of corn at his place on Bostwick Hill.


Save all your peach pits. The government wants them for use in making prussic acid. As this is the season for peaches, start now to save them.


Estabrook’s life remains an inspiration at Journal

This is the time of year when students of all ages prepare to return to school, and whether it’s kindergarten, fifth grade, ninth grade or college, it’s a time of life-changing transition and a plunge into the unknown. For their families, it’s also a time to spend money on clothes, books, computers, tablets and phones, as well as any other necessary items that can change from year to year. So it’s a real help when area families can find support, especially as their children make the expensive step into higher education.

Perspective on truth, lies, respect and hate

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Bored yet? Many Americans would be, if they were forced to read the amendments to the U.S. Constitution. (Of course, we don’t believe that of our readers.) Americans have a lot to worry about these days, however.

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In defense of a free press

We’ve been complacent.

We thought everybody knew how important a free press was to our world and that all this talk about us being the enemy of the people would be dismissed for the silliness that it is.

But the reckless attacks have continued, instigated and encouraged by our president. 

Hoping my first newspaper lives to be 100

My high school yearbook had a section devoted to predictions on the future of graduating seniors — who would be president or maybe a star of stage, screen and radio. Mine predicted I would be “bylining in the Daily News.”

It didn’t happen, but I truly would have welcomed the experience. The Daily News was the paper I grew up with, the first paper I read or had read to me, starting with my grandfather reading the Sunday funnies, as the comic strips were then known, somewhere around 1937.