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Budget cuts

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Turning Back The Pages 4-14

Turning Back The Pages

75 years ago — April 1936
Reflections of the Season (editorial): Spring appears to have been postponed on account of the weather.
TACONIC — Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Bloomer are driving a new car.
SHARON — Ralph Knibloe was here from New York to spend the weekend with his parents.

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Celebrate young children this week

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

“The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people’s children.”
— Marian Wright Edelman (American activist, b. 1939)
While the Northwest Corner trends toward some of the most mature demographics in Connecticut, there are also, of course, families with children living here. There are good reasons why these families choose to live in a relatively isolated, rural area like this one, despite the challenges of expensive and sparse housing and a generally high cost of living.

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Turkey trot

Nature's Notebook

‘To every thing there is a season’
I heard a chorus of wood frogs over the weekend, resounding from the wetlands along Sand Road in North Canaan on Sunday afternoon. I thought the weather was still too cool during the rain on Friday, but apparently love stirs even the coldest-blooded creatures and the great amphibian migration is on.

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Suffragette’s notebook shows struggle

The Chris Powell Column

Having elected two women governors, including the first elected without following her husband in office, and being largely indifferent politically to gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation, Connecticut seems to have lost appreciation for the country’s first great civil rights movement — the movement for women’s suffrage.
But maybe that will change a little with the discovery by Connecticut’s League of Women Voters of a notebook compiled in the summer of 1918 by a suffragette, Gladys Bragdon, recording her interviews with state legislators about granting women the right to vote.

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What hospital CEOs are really worth: a world health viewpoint

Insight

To one who spent some 30 years in international health work, including planning for development of primary health care, clinics and hospitals in foreign countries, it still came as something of a shock to read Jim Dwyer’s report, “Immune to Cuts: Lofty Salaries at U.S. Hospitals” (New York Times, March 16, 2011).
It appears that at major U.S. city hospitals, kept afloat by taxpayer public financing, top executives are paid millions of dollars, even as the hospital teeters on the brink of disaster, or as in the case of venerable Saint Vincent’s in Manhattan, it goes belly up.

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Ugh. Pols following Bieber?

If You Ask Me
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With the election 20 months away, predicting is perilous, but it’s still a pretty good bet that the next senator from Connecticut will be Congressman Chris Murphy.
Just weeks after announcing he’s running for what’s nearly a lifetime job in this state — Chris Dodd did 30 years, Joe Lieberman will have put in 24 — Murphy has won the endorsement of just about every Democrat who counts, except the governor, who’s presumably too busy for such frivolity.

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Turning Back The Pages - April 7

Turning Back The Pages

75 years ago — April 1936
SALISBURY — Joyce Marston is ill with the whooping cough.
SHARON — At the American Legion meeting last week, a quantity of clothing and a donation of $5 were sent to Hartford for the flood refugees. The meeting was held at the home of Mrs. John L. Mott.
50 years ago — April 1961
LAKEVILLE — Allen Correll reported seeing 11 deer crossing the Millerton Road on the morning of March 29. They crossed in single file. Mr. Correll reports having seen three at one time before but last Wednesday’s parade set the record.

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Tower decisions must be made with great care

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

The work of the Connecticut Siting Council is important. Not just important in the immediate sense, either, but in the sense that its decisions will define the nature of the state’s landscape and environment for generations to come. Therefore, the public hearings run by the council should be structured for open discussion among all those affected by its work. No citizens should be made to feel that their voices will not be heard, or taken seriously, as decisions on cell towers, wind turbines, hazardous and radioactive waste and ash residue disposal are considered.

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The value of a good assessor

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

Now seems like a good time to shower praise on someone who might be suffering slightly in terms of popularity at the moment: North East Assessor Katherine Johnson.

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