The Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint

Back to nature: the benefits and dangers of raw milk

The Body Scientific

I have a friend who speaks of raw milk from a farm in the Alps in the rhapsodic language that the French normally use for wine: “It was fresh from the cow, full of cream and it smelled of the flowers in the meadows.” Tempting, certainly. There is, however, a case for caution.

Common sense and our post offices

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

The U.S. Postal Service has offered many assurances that the Lakeville post office will remain open. Still, there is some skepticism among community members who believe the building in the middle of town may prove too tempting a money saver for the struggling mail deliverer.

Turning Back the Pages - January 5

100 years ago — January 1912

LIME ROCK — Mrs. Bulman has been suffering from a very sore hand caused by a cat biting her.

George W. Clark is now superintendent of the CNE railway. Mr. Clark began his railroad career as a brakeman on the Erie railroad. Six years ago he became the CNE yardmaster at Maybrook, N.Y., his home being in Poughkeepsie. Two and a half years afterward he was made assistant superintendent, which office he held at the time of his latest promotion.

Letters to the Editor - January 5

Letters to the Editor - The Lakeville Journal

Christmas Bird Count honors mother
When my mother passed away in 1987, the Sharon Audubon Society honored her by establishing the Trixi Strauss Christmas Bird Count. I realize that is quite a mouthful and that “Christmas Bird Count” comes easier to the lips and to the pen.
Also, sadly there probably do not remain many of the birders with whom my mother shared so many hundreds of happy hours throughout the year.

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Editorial Cartoon

Candidate choice could go to wire

If You Ask Me

If a rising economic tide doesn’t lift the good ship Obama, we should be more than a little alarmed at the prospect of a Mitt Romney or — shudder — a Newt Gingrich presidency.

Suspend habeas corpus and enact martial law?

The Chris Powell Column

Americans seem ready to forfeit their most basic civil liberty — actually, all their civil liberties — without a whimper.

By a vote of 93-7 the Senate this month approved a military appropriations bill empowering the government to designate any U.S. citizen within the country as a terrorist, and to have the military hold him indefinitely without trial and without the right to habeas corpus, the right to be brought before a court for a judgment on the legality of one’s imprisonment.

In effect, the legislation is a declaration of martial law throughout the country.

Tribute to an old friend

The remarks below were made by Donald Connery, remembering The Lakeville Journal’s late editor and publisher emeritus Robert Estabrook at his Memorial Service at the Salisbury Congregational Church, Dec. 10, 2011. The entire tribute published in two parts. The first part can be found at www.tricornernews.com.

Part Two

Enjoy the holidays, don’t forget college applications

Consider This

Despite Santa and his merry band of elves, the Christmas cards wishing Joy and Peace, wreaths on nearly every door, despite all that, the holidays are often times of stress. For every upbeat yin, there seems to be a downbeat yang.

For parents who have children applying to college, the days from Thanksgiving through New Year’s are additionally fraught. As application deadlines loom for the high school senior, the atmosphere in the family home can be emotionally challenging.

Turning Back the Pages - December 22

75 years ago — December 1936

SALISBURY — Mrs. Herbert Peterson has recovered from an illness with throat trouble.

Reflections of the Season (editorial): Nobody having shot at Santa Claus, he will now soon make his rounds among the children, after having attended to the adults throughout the year.