The Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint


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.

Eyeball injections are fun. Really.

When my doctor told me two years ago that she was sending me to an eye specialist who might give me eyeball injections, I just smiled. There was about as much chance of my sitting still for eyeball injections as there was of Donald Trump’s being elected president that fall.

Two years later, Trump has been president for 18 months and I’ve had 20 eye injections. So much for complacency.

But it hasn’t been as bad as I thought (the injections, I mean. Trump, of course, has been worse).

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 8-2-18

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Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — 1918

SALISBURY — Philip Lamson had the misfortune to break two ribs while working on Dutcher Bridge.


Wanted (Adv.) — Boy, age 11, wants position in good home, willing to make himself useful in any way he can. Willing to come for board and clothes. For information apply at Journal Office.


Can all you can can.


Sharon Hospital under fire but we need to listen

It’s an emotional and very personal topic: the proposed closing of the maternity unit at Sharon Hospital. From when the first release of the information about it leaked before the planned announcement July 3, it has been a difficult situation where the administrators at the hospital are trying to catch up to public perception, and too much of that public perception is based on discussion with others in the community who have not kept up with the real information. If that sounds circular, that’s because it is.

Internet of Things is going to rock your world

As your alarm wakes you up one frigid winter morning your coffee maker is automatically alerted to begin brewing a fresh pot, while at the same time your house lights come up on a dimmed setting to let you adjust your waking eyes. On your way to work, traffic signals are altered according to the rush hour traffic in real time, to allow for the best possible flow of vehicles on the road. 
After arriving at work your printer senses it is running low on ink and instantly places an order online for another cartridge, all without you having to lift a finger.

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