A year of widespread reckoning

When Paul McCartney of the Beatles was recently interviewed, he discussed writing lyrics for his song “Getting Better.” As McCartney began to sing, “I’ve got to admit, it’s getting better, a little better all the time,” the ever consummate cynic John Lennon chimed in, “It can’t get no worse.”

Jamie Lehane and Sandra Oxx

This lyrical phrase so perfectly captures 2020, a year of widespread reckoning of our beliefs, especially those involving racism and mental health. While so much of the news has been awful in the past year, there has emerged a tremendous amount of hope in Newport County and beyond.

In Newport County as well as elsewhere, people of all walks of life have come together to support Black Lives Matter and have an increased recognition that something needs to be done about unnecessary police violence.

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