The Lakeville Journal Editorial

Recovery, no matter the final outcome, will not be easy in North Canaan

This is a time of sometimes stunningly uncivil civic discourse. It’s happening at the national level and at the international level, so it shouldn’t be too surprising when it trickles down to the local level. Yet somehow, it is.

Not to say that the issues facing humanity aren’t worthy of passion and even in-your-face activism. Because they are. And the things that affect our own lives every day undeniably mean just as much, or even more, to us than those that are more conceptual or in the distance. 

Finding a path to affordable housing

There is little dispute about the need for more and better affordable housing to be available in the Northwest Corner. Such housing may be geared toward different age groups who are in need of it. But the general consensus, according to multiple studies done by towns, nonprofits and agencies here, is that with the population trending older and fewer young families finding a way to live in this region, housing for such families would be the most desirable and beneficial to the life of the community to find a way to build.

Can he talk us into balancing our budget?

When Ned Lamont was running for governor last November, it was hard to get a lot of enthusiasm up for this relatively low-key, wealthy guy who made his money in telecommunications. He had been kicking around state politics since 2006, when he gained the Democratic nomination for the Senate, but ended up losing to incumbent and longtime Democrat Joe Lieberman. Lieberman decided to run as a third-party candidate after losing in the primary to Lamont. 

A way to help, feet on the ground

Not all of us find a calling in life, something that is clearly a motivating factor in every life decision. Some of us aren’t even particularly looking, but still something takes hold of us. Then, a certain path becomes undeniably the only way to go.

Some local history in need of a new home

When The Lakeville Journal moved its quarters from its longtime home in Lakeville to Falls Village in October of 2017, there was quite a lot of stuff to move out of that old location that would not fit into the new one. Much of it, like vintage desks, tables, chairs and cabinets, became scrap metal. Some of it was repurposed for our new space; community weekly newspapers aren’t known for purchasing a lot of new stuff, let’s face it.