The Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint

Find a way to agree on rebuilding the sidewalks

It can be hard to make a change, even if it’s for the better. The uncertainty of the outcome of any new initiative is part of the hesitation. Will it work out as well as expected?

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 2-14-19

We can do our part

The planet is warming up, and we are seeing the results in extreme weather, melting polar ice, receding glaciers, unprecedented droughts, and rising sea levels. It is not a mystery why this is happening. We burn fossil fuels like mad men. In spite of all the promises, protocols, and protests, carbon emissions continue to rise. According to an early report, carbon emissions rose 3.4 percent last year in the U.S. And carbon dioxide (CO2) is only one of the heat trapping greenhouse gases being pumped up into the atmosphere.

Lord Byron’s 1816 Alps revisited

Will Democrats nominate a candidate who will scare voters?

“Only Democrats can save this president. They can do so by nominating someone loopy enough to panic voters who are asking only for someone cheerful, intelligent and tethered to reality.”


These 30 words, written last week by George Will, should get the attention of those who want to see the reign of Donald Trump limited to a single term. To do it, the Democrats must nominate someone very different from the incumbent. 


Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — February 1919

CANAAN — Howard Judson, seven years old, was taken to the county hospital in Winsted Monday suffering with severe burns on his arms and chest received Friday while stamping out a bonfire.


LAKEVILLE — William Heffernan has given up his position as R.F.D. carrier and has taken the position formerly occupied by Eli Van Valkenburg in charge of the Lakeville sewer system. Ward Finkle is the new R.F.D. carrier.


What exactly is Defense?

Letter to the Editor - The Lakeville Journal – 2-7-19

False understanding or lies?

In response to Mark Godburn’s column of Jan. 17, I have to ask:

Educational priorities and town budgets