Well, here we are going into our third year of publish-ing the Orono Weekly Times. Some days it is hard to believe that it has only been three years. Having grown up in Orono it was a natural fit right from the beginning. Owning a community newspaper and getting back to my print journalism roots has always been a dream of mine. I can’t think of a better way to fulfill this dream than to carry on a tradition that has been a staple in this community for over 80 years. It goes without saying, I love local journalism. That feel-ing of being connected to the community. The way it reflects the communities in which we live – their interests, concerns and passions. I’ve paid a lot of attention to all the speculation around the future of local journalism. There is a lot of pessimism around the subject. Thank you to everyone who continues to support the paper through subscriptions, advertising and sharing their story.