Our Story

The Lakeville Journal (established 1897) and Millerton News (1932) are survivors, the leading sources of news for generations of inhabitants of the towns and villages of northwestern Connecticut and eastern Dutchess County in New York. They’ve withstood the online advertising migration that undermined the economic foundation of American journalism and has forced more than 2,000 local newspapers to close since 2005.

A New Era

The Lakeville Journal Foundation, established in the summer of 2021, took ownership of the two papers to sustain and expand them. Building on the loyalty and passion of the readers and volunteers who have kept the papers afloat, the nonprofit foundation is dedicated to the idea that flourishing communities need flourishing community journalism.


Our goal is to report the news of our communities accurately and fairly, and to foster the free flow of information and opinion.

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Celebrating 125 Years

On August 14, 1897 The Lakeville Journal printed its first issue. During the summer of 2022, we celebrated 125 years of local journalism and invite you to browse below some highlights of this monumental event.

Highlights From Our Recent Celebration Events

The Newsprint Jubilee

The Future of American Journalism

Anniversary Day Street Fair

Opening Exhibition