I know everyone says the same thing…they can’t believe the year is over. For some it’s a relief, for others it was a good year that they are thankful for. For my family it has been a year of compromises and hard lessons. I have learned that my expectations are sometimes too high or are in the wrong direction and need to be reevaluated.
When it comes to The Windham Eagle, I am thankful for all of the wonderful people I work with, Melissa Carter, Mary Emerson, Andrew Worth, Kelly Mank and the others behind the scenes. I am also thankful for my faithful and talented reporters, especially Elizabeth Richards, Walter Lunt and Jim Beers, who have been with us all year and have helped so much. Thank you to all of our contributing columnists and each and every one of you who took the time to write a letter to the editor or to tell us about your positive and exciting news throughout the year.
The Windham Eagle will continue to provide Windham and Raymond with positive and solutions-based news into 2016 and beyond. We love to hear your feedback and positive comments when we are out and about in the community. I think this is some of what makes The Windham Eagle so special is that we live in the communities we cover. We bump into our readers at Hannaford, at special events and at sporting competitions.
One thing I love about New Years is the acceptance of change. Each year we try to make sure the paper has an updated look and that we are making stories easy to read and visually pleasant to look at. If you have suggestions on things we should cover that we aren’t, please let us know. We want to be your newspaper of choice.
This year in review issue has been fun to put together. It’s been a year of ups and downs. We’ve seen an amazing outpouring of support for community members, some very young people who are now on the mend. We have also celebrated with some amazing people who are contributing members of our communities.
No one knows what 2016 will bring, but we at The Windham Eagle look forward to the challenges and excitement.
Happy New Year!