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Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 8-9-18

Time to finish the Canaan Depot

There is a growing concern in North Canaan about the on-going Depot project and continued delays.

The CHRA (Connecticut Historical Railroad Association) which owns the building can’t seem to deliver on the promise of a finished project and citizens are getting frustrated.

The first bid went out nearly three years ago but had to go out to bid again because the CHRA board took some action that required a “do over.”

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — July 1918

The worst fire that has ever visited Lakeville occurred Thursday evening, in the burning of John H. Smith’s Garage and which resulted in the death of Mr. Smith from the severe burns which he received while trying to save some of the cars stored in the building.


Getting it done in the United States of America

‘What this country needs is a good 5-cent cigar.” The immortal words of the otherwise forgettable Thomas Marshall, Woodrow Wilson’s vice president, are a reminder that America has a long tradition of creating and fulfilling perceived needs, albeit many of dubious necessity. 

Offering real sanctuary for our immigrants: Connecticut took a stand, is a ‘Sanctuary State’

Amidst the national shame of separating approximately 3,000 immigrant children from their parents as they entered the United States along the Mexican border, Connecticut has taken two important stands.  

Don’t know much about history

There are certain qualities we once thought every president should have. He should never lie to us. He should try to unite us, be the president of all the people. He should know a lot about the U.S. Constitution and all of its amendments. 

And he should know history, especially ours. But this president neither seems to know or care much about what happened before his election.

Eyeball injections are fun. Really.

When my doctor told me two years ago that she was sending me to an eye specialist who might give me eyeball injections, I just smiled. There was about as much chance of my sitting still for eyeball injections as there was of Donald Trump’s being elected president that fall.

Two years later, Trump has been president for 18 months and I’ve had 20 eye injections. So much for complacency.

But it hasn’t been as bad as I thought (the injections, I mean. Trump, of course, has been worse).

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 8-2-18

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Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — 1918

SALISBURY — Philip Lamson had the misfortune to break two ribs while working on Dutcher Bridge.


Wanted (Adv.) — Boy, age 11, wants position in good home, willing to make himself useful in any way he can. Willing to come for board and clothes. For information apply at Journal Office.


Can all you can can.