2019: A year of Adversity

It is a difficult task to characterize an entire spin around the sun, but it seems that as this calendar year comes to a close, challenges and adversity were never far away. Sure, good times and successes won the day on many occasions, but the events of the past 365 or so days have been marked with a myriad of challenges. Senior care and housing, corporate environmental responsibility, landfill closures and waste management costs, aging water infrastructure, and the fate of rural schools dominated conversations and municipal matters on many days. With some of these trying times, as has been written in the pages of the Press for more than 130 years, change and progress is sure to follow. Or as William Shakespeare once said, “Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.”

The first part of our annual Year in Review starts on page 2 of this week’s Winchester Press.