The Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint


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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.

So long, 2011

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

As 2011 draws to a close, it is inevitable that there be reflection on the unique occurrences that gave the year its identity. In so pondering, it is impossible to ignore the effects of extreme weather events that plagued the Northwest Corner, and indeed the entire Northeast, during this past year.

Letters to the Editor - December 22

Troop B is needed for public safety in the Northwest Corner

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Winter rarities and Christmas bird counts

Nature's Notebook

One of the great things about winter birding is the anticipation of seeing one or more of the winter rarities that visit our area.


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