A look back at 2012
For Knox County, 2012 was another 365 days of snapshot-ready moments.
Here we have the look on Noah Keene's face as he prepares for this first day of kindergarten. Realizing all that he has been through this year leading up to that moment, it is filled with joy and inspiration. In another frame there is the christening of Rockland's new ferry. Pictures show the elections, the meetings, the thrown hats, the dedications, the community events and business changes.
Some moments this year were very familiar. The toboggans ran in February, the parade floats rolled July 4, the guitars wailed on the Blues Festival stage, a Sea Goddess was crowned.
But 2012 also brought changes. Rockland gained a new city manager and has a new mayor going into 2013. A new superintendent heads the area's largest school district. Meanwhile, Warren's town office has seen a near complete turnover in the past few years.
In keeping with this theme, those of us covering the news in Knox County are both familiar and changed. In March, the former VillageSoup and Herald Gazette were closed due to financial problems. In April a new company, both VillageSoup and Courier Publications, re-opened under new ownership. The new company has employed a mix of veteran team members and new employees, bringing back The Courier-Gazette, The Camden Herald and The Republican Journal. We are glad to still be taking these pictures.
We have compiled here a small collection of moments from 2012. In looking through the files, we saw many more that might have been worthy additions, but no year-in-review is complete. It is only a collection of postcards gathered on a journey of 365 days.