Hartford is a mess.
Our schools are broke. Our teachers are losing their jobs. Our taxes are too damn high.
But don't despair. There are some real reasons for hope. The new Hartford selectboard is one.
Freshly-minted B.O.S. members Mike Morris, Alan Johnson and Dennis Brown each bring valuable skill-sets that could prove useful as we attempt to right our ship and navigate the next few years of perilous growth and change.
Time will tell, but I'm genuinely hopeful ... and I can't remember the last time I could say that.
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