The Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint

Our Home, Our Future: The White Hart

Everyone in Salisbury is delighted that managers Dan Winkley and John Ciliberto have been able to restore The White Hart inn to its traditional role as a lively hub in the center of town. 

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We’re 123 years old, yet new every week

This week marks the beginning of the new year for The Lakeville Journal’s life as a publication, entering its 123rd year, having begun publication in 1897. If you would like to stop by our office in Falls Village, you can see a hard copy that is kept under glass of Vol. 1, No. 1, published Aug. 14, 1897, four broadsheet pages of news.

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 8-8-19

Trump’s behavior in office spurs critics

I would like to address Mark Godburn’s op-ed in the Aug. 1 issue of The Lakeville Journal. 

When President Trump was first elected, I wanted to give him a fair chance with an open mind. Unfortunately, his presidency has turned out to be exactly what I hoped it wouldn’t be. Beginning with the disgusting conversation with Billy Bush before he was president, Trump has truly made a mockery of the presidential office. 

Turning Back the Pages: August 8, 2019

100 years ago — August 1919

The Dr. William Bissell Hospital Fund, having been incorporated, is now ready to receive donations. Do not wait for a later “drive” to give; do not wait to be asked to give to so worthy a beneficence; but make your contribution at once. Mr. Wm. Kane is treasurer of the Fund, and will receive donations or subscriptions at the bank, or he will receive checks through the mail.


Fly quiet: Airlines starting to address noise pollution

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve noticed more and more air traffic over my house in Seattle and I’m getting a little sick of all the noise. Is there anything I can do to force the airlines to disperse their routes more widely or, even better, cut back on their number of flights?   — Bill G., Seattle, WA

Old men

Railroad Days: Fifty-five years and counting

Congratulations to all in North Canaan who worked so hard to make Railroad Days such an all-around fun and welcoming time for their town. It is extraordinary that this town brings together its merchants and nonprofit organizations to have an astonishing array of family-friendly activities over two weeks in July. It is only due to the hard work of organizer John Lannen and so many others, as well as the support of the town of North Canaan.

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 8-1-19

Double standards on left

Two op-ed columns in last week’s paper (The Lakeville Journal, July 25) condemned Donald Trump for his comments that the Squad — the four female freshmen Democrats of color in Congress — should go back where they came from.

Yet neither column mentioned the recent and recurrent anti-Semitism and racism from some members of the Squad. That’s to be expected. Democrats and the press have been very busy lately cleaning up and excusing the Squad’s language, all the better to condemn Trump.

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — 1919

SALISBURY — Miss Gladys Osborn will sever her connection with the local post office today. Clifford Cullen will fill the position of assistant left vacant by Miss Osborn.


Planning for the present and the future