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Editorial: 2010 was an eventful year in Farmington

It's an interesting exercise this time of year to look back at the 12 months that have just gone by and remember the news that has come and gone in Farmington.

It's certainly been a busy year.

We recount a few of the year's biggest stories in our compilation of our five favorite stories on the front page of this issue. But that list is an evaluation of personal impact, not global newsworthiness. And while incidents like the rescue of manager Mark Malecha from a Feely Elevator silo in February or the Aug. 13 tornado that did significant damage to many Farmington homes are clearly among the most significant events of 2010 they are far from the full list.

This is the year, after all, that a group of dedicated volunteers breathed some new life into Dew Days, Farmington's long-running summer celebration. It's the year voters opted for change in many local races, and when long-time state Senator Pat Pariseau forced change upon voters, stepping down from her seat after a long and distinguished tenure. It's the year ill will among Farmington School Board members boiled over and led to an investigation of the behavior of board member Tim Burke. That investigation, completed in early December at a cost not yet made public, led to a censure of Burke for behavior that reportedly included disclosing information from closed meetings and creating an unpleasant atmosphere for some district employees.

There is more, of course. Too much to squeeze into one editorial. But that's why were here throughout the year to cover it all. It's why we'll be here in the months ahead to cover whatever happens next in Farmington. To bring the news to our readers online and in print.

We can't wait to see what happens next.