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Summer’s icons

Nature's Notebook

There are some birds that are just synonymous with summer. Everyone has their favorites. Maybe it’s a wren returning to a box in the yard or a familiar call heard from the garden on an early morning.

Regardless of which one you connect to, the more you become aware of nature around you the more nature becomes part of your everyday life.

I have three birds that connect me to the warm lazy days of summer. The first is the Eastern phoebe. One has nested outside my office window for several years now so I know her well.

The weekend was darker than usual

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

This was a rough weekend for many Northwest Corner residents and several of the largest area businesses due to a lengthy power outage. The quick and damaging storm Thursday afternoon, June 9, brought down many trees and wires and created a bad situation with closed roads and lack of power. (See story, front page.) Throughout the state, and here, this storm seemed to be too much for CL&P to handle in a timely way.

Turning Back The Pages 6-16

75 years ago — June 1936

SALISBURY — Henry Laussucq celebrated his birthday last Saturday by entertaining 12 of his friends at the Warner cabin on the mountain.

SALISBURY — Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Landon celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary last Saturday.

Letters to the Editor - June 16

Letters to the Editor - The Lakeville Journal

Conservatively amused at liberally annoyed responses to letter

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Short-lived try for transparency

If You Ask Me

Transparency, we hardly knew ye.

Shortly after his inauguration on Jan. 5, Gov. Dannel Malloy issued his first executive order, calling for the establishment of an accurate and transparent accounting system for state government, just as he had promised in his campaign. There was no mistaking its importance to Malloy.

Japan: Is the sun beginning to rise?

The Independent Investor

Readers should know by now that I’m a contrarian. The worse things seem to get, the more interested I become. Take Japan for example.

This island nation has suffered one economic bad spell after another for more than 20 years. Japan is a depressing tale of economic and political mismanagement that has resulted in years of negative interest rates, a huge budget deficit, a stagnant economy, moribund stock market and a disillusioned and aging population.

Legislative session seemed more delusional than it was liberal

The Chris Powell Column

According to The New York Times, the Connecticut legislative session just concluded was the most “activist” and “liberal” session in memory as the state’s first formally Democratic governor (remember Lowell Weicker?) in 20 years got to work with another overwhelmingly Democratic General Assembly to enact the biggest tax increase in the state’s history.

Cyberwarfare: the coming battles

A View From the Edge

In the next three weeks, this column will take you on a tour of the newest form of warfare. Cyberwarfare: the bloody battles already being fought, the mind-shredding complexities, the threats even minor enemies can impose, the plans to defend our nation and allies and, never least, what the youth of the country need to gear up for.

So, let’s start with a simple question: How serious is this new form of warfare?

Mountain lions seen at last?

Nature's Notebook

Last Saturday, a 140-pound male Eastern mountain lion was struck and killed on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Milford, Conn. There were strong sightings the week before in Greenwich, about 30 miles away, quite possibly the same animal.

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection is working on the standard hypothesis that this was an illegally held captive animal that somehow got loose, perhaps wandering over from New York, as the eastern mountain lion is officially extinct outside of the Florida panther subspecies.

Hamptons

Editorial Cartoon

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