Through Dec. 31, Vernon Patch is counting down 10 stories that made a difference the the town, to our way of life.
Some of the news was good, some was bad and some was even ugly.
Here's No. 9 - Reconfiguration.
It started with the fine print of state report that hinted at additional Education Cost-Sharing money but labeled Vernon as a bottom-30 district, mainly because of tests scores.
It set off a firestorm of resentment, anger and confusion, but local officials were finally able to get an answer from the state. The board of education briefly considered reconfiguration, but scrapped the plan in favor of some reform measures.
Rounding out the top 10:
No. 10 - The Amerbelle saga.