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Ain't Over Til

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Upstairs or downstairs? Where do you see yourself?

Consider This
tarak@lakevillejournal.com

Yes, we’ve succumbed. And that is not the royal “we,” even though we are referring to a British subject. The “we” is me, and pretty much everyone I know, and what we’ve succumbed to is the latest drawing room drama from the BBC, “Downton Abbey.”

Who is not talking about it? The New York Times reported that people are having British-themed viewing parties. It seems to be a common reaction to a primetime British event; when Prince William wed Kate Middleton, the papers were filled with similar stories — any excuse to don a tiara.

War, peace and U.S. politicians

If You Ask Me

In 2007, when Mitt Romney first ran for president, his handlers attempted to humanize him by having his five sons connect with the voters via the Internet. It was a bad idea as the heirs, then in their 20’s and 30’s, came across as not very humorous preppies, in other words, Romney’s sons.

Before the 2008 Iowa Caucus, I wrote a column suggesting Romney might want to leave the boys home when he campaigned in Waterloo, the hometown of five other brothers who played a very different role in the nation’s history.

The NDAA for 2012: What it means for us

Field Notes From A Battleground

Part 4 of 5

In Part 3 of this series, Church analyzed the critical element of the NDAA, Section 1021, which many critics see as disastrous. This week, he continues that analysis and examines other significant sections.

In case you were wondering, someone is watching you

Body Politic

The FBI now employs 36,000 people and focuses ever more on dissenters. The CIA, supposedly prohibited from spying domestically, now stations agents in local police departments. Homeland Security may legally confiscate your computer and smart phone at the airport, copy their contents and eventually give them back. Civilian agencies have drones to follow you.

And that’s just the beginning.

Not just words, actions

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

So there it is: that’s my vision for Connecticut. That’s what I see in our future: an economic revival.
Some people will surely say an economic revival is beyond our grasp, that I’m asking too much, that I’m setting an expectation that is too high.
They’ll say we should be content to just make progress.
I say those people are dead wrong.
I say setting high expectations is exactly what we should be doing.
— Gov. Dannel P. Malloy

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Turning Back the Pages - February 16

100 years ago — February 1912

LIME ROCK — Mrs. Peter Hines has been suffering for the past week with blood poison in her hand.

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More Daffydills

From Ore Hill

If Pat Francis is a miner is Dave a Taylor?

If Tom Tuto is a shoe maker is Dave a Hatmaker?

Letters to the Editor - February 16

Letters to the Editor - The Lakeville Journal

Ice organizers appreciate support

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Maple sugaring: a New England tradition

Nature's Notebook

How is this mild, so-far snowless winter going to affect the maple syrup season this year? I have been asked this question a lot this year as have other sugarmakers in the area. The answers are as variable as the New England weather.
Some say the lack of cold and snow will shorten the season and reduce the sugar content. Others say that the early warm weather will extend the season at least a couple weeks as long as the producer was set up in time to collect the sap.

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Tax the Rich

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