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James Madison essay: On Donald Trump?

History is written to understand the past but it is composed in the present and cannot escape that context. Sometimes, the relevance is startling. In research for a new book about the Revolutionary Era, I came across a James Madison essay that struck me as a trenchant critique of the Trumpian attitude toward governing the American people. It is a dialogue between a “republican,” by which Madison meant a person who championed the spirit of the American Revolution and democracy, and an “anti-republican,” who did not.

Candidates: voters need specifics

Here is the pledge made by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont to the party’s base in accepting the nomination: “I’m not going to balance the budget on the backs of our teachers, not on the backs of our state employees and not on the backs of the most vulnerable.” 

So where does that leave the backs of the rest of us?

A recent ICE arrest in Amenia: Aftermath of José’s deportation arrest

Part 3 of 3

The day after José was arrested at his Amenia home in the early morning hours, his wife Elizabeth spent two-and-a-half hours with an immigration lawyer in Danbury, using money she and José had set aside for the oil bill. (Vecinos Seguros will cover the oil bill.) She had also tried to visit the Orange County Detention Center where José is being held, but had gotten lost. Meanwhile, Elizabeth’s father and sister had taken care of their two preschoolers, Ana and Luis. 

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Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 5-31-18

Proposal for a revitalized Lime Rock

There has been a cloud hovering over our village, Lime Rock, for the last three years. That cloud was created by Skip Barber in the form of his legal action against Salisbury and the Lime Rock Citizens Council with regard to changing the guidelines under which Lime Rock Park track has operated for almost 60 years.

If the court rules in favor of Salisbury it will preserve the well-being of our town. 

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 5-31-18

Proposal for a revitalized Lime Rock

There has been a cloud hovering over our village, Lime Rock, for the last three years. That cloud was created by Skip Barber in the form of his legal action against Salisbury and the Lime Rock Citizens Council with regard to changing the guidelines under which Lime Rock Park track has operated for almost 60 years.

If the court rules in favor of Salisbury it will preserve the well-being of our town. 

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — May 1918

LIME ROCK — Mrs. Geo. R. Belcher of Salisbury was a guest at Geo. W. Belcher’s over Sunday.

 

A service flag containing 56 stars was raised with suitable ceremonies by the townspeople of Millerton last Sunday. The flag flies from the corner of the Hotchkiss building.

 

For Sale. Seed buckwheat. Hurry before it is gone. Phone 108-4. J. Marvin Reed.

 

Winsted should approve the proposed budget

Budget time in Winsted is never a simple time, nor is it for any town, but it is a time when all residents should use this opportunity to make their voices heard on the way their taxes are spent. Winsted residents will have a chance to vote on the proposed fiscal 2018-19 town budget at a referendum on Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Pearson Middle School. 

Community unity while remembering the fallen

The Tri-state area is home to many commemorations that happen here annually for Memorial Day. For years, the day’s ceremonies have been planned carefully by groups of veterans and citizens in each town who care deeply about the sacrifices made by their neighbors who gave their all in the service of their country.