OPINION: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you

You’re holding in your hands our biggest and most festive newspaper issue of the year. We think you’ll like it. Our usual front page has been replaced with a seasonal greeting – our annual Christmas card to readers and advertisers. You will find the traditional front page with headlines on the back page of this issue.

Many of the extra pages inside are filled with the thoughts of local children whose classrooms were invited . . .