The Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint

West Cornwall’s September challenge

Each of the Northwest Corner towns has its own challenges and benefits, with each one’s individuality making it a destination and good place to live for its own reason. The Cornwalls are culturally rich, with many artists of all kinds calling them home, whether full time or part time. And West Cornwall, with its historic Covered Bridge across the Housatonic River that is especially lively in this stretch, has a charm that draws residents and visitors alike year round. 


Dull debate ended early enough to see Red Sox make history

The best thing about the debate between Ned Lamont and Bob Stefanowski was its conclusion — early enough to allow us serious students of history to see the Boston Red Sox win their 100th game of the season. That hasn’t happened since 1946.

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 9-20-18

A turnaround after a medical procedure goes wrong

Last January, I had a routine colonoscopy, my first one. There was nothing wrong with me, but at age 52, it was recommended by my doctor. I am strongly committed to my health and wellness, so I agreed.

The procedure resulted in a perforation and a painful and horrifying chain of events that almost took my life.

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — September 1918

SALISBURY — Miss Julia Finnegan is enjoying a vacation from her duties in the office of the Connecticut Power Co. in Canaan part of which she is spending with friends in Waterbury.


Judicial Restraint

New era in Lakeville needs one more change

The Lakeville renaissance, which has been noted in both the news and Compass sections of this newspaper, has improved the center of that town in many ways. The Patco Handy Stop store has a new renovation (yes, that is an important part of the center of town.) Seth Churchill has done striking renovations of two downtown structures: his own building company’s and the Green Café and the Studio Lakeville Gym and Fitness Center, which was the old firehouse. 

Party bases pick poor candidates in their closed primaries

While celebrating Tom Foley’s victory over veteran legislator John McKinney in the Republican gubernatorial primary four years ago, the party chairman predicted “our base will turn out in big numbers this November to overturn Malloy and his failed economic policies.”

Enemy of the people; or, war is hell

If the press doesn’t like being called the enemy of the people, perhaps it shouldn’t be waging war against the president of the people — or at least the president of the 63 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump.