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How can road safety be better addressed in the USA?

Condolences to those family, friends and folks in our community who knew those young people killed, hurt or arrested in our recent nearby car crashes. These are too similar to circumstances for several kids I knew when growing up in New Milford decades ago, or the same that happened when I was a teacher at Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village, and, still too frequently, since.  

What do we know about the candidates for governor?

Depressing, isn’t it?

In a few days, a very small number of Connecticut voters will look over a field of not particularly well-known candidates and pick two of them to run for governor in November.

I suspect an even smaller number of voters can name all seven of the men whose names will appear on the Democratic and Republican primary ballots next Tuesday.

Opinion

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 8-9-18

Time to finish the Canaan Depot

There is a growing concern in North Canaan about the on-going Depot project and continued delays.

The CHRA (Connecticut Historical Railroad Association) which owns the building can’t seem to deliver on the promise of a finished project and citizens are getting frustrated.

The first bid went out nearly three years ago but had to go out to bid again because the CHRA board took some action that required a “do over.”

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — July 1918

The worst fire that has ever visited Lakeville occurred Thursday evening, in the burning of John H. Smith’s Garage and which resulted in the death of Mr. Smith from the severe burns which he received while trying to save some of the cars stored in the building.

Ostriches

Getting it done in the United States of America

‘What this country needs is a good 5-cent cigar.” The immortal words of the otherwise forgettable Thomas Marshall, Woodrow Wilson’s vice president, are a reminder that America has a long tradition of creating and fulfilling perceived needs, albeit many of dubious necessity. 

Offering real sanctuary for our immigrants: Connecticut took a stand, is a ‘Sanctuary State’

Amidst the national shame of separating approximately 3,000 immigrant children from their parents as they entered the United States along the Mexican border, Connecticut has taken two important stands.  

Don’t know much about history

There are certain qualities we once thought every president should have. He should never lie to us. He should try to unite us, be the president of all the people. He should know a lot about the U.S. Constitution and all of its amendments. 

And he should know history, especially ours. But this president neither seems to know or care much about what happened before his election.