The January 2018 issue of the Advocate wishes all a Happy New Year, rings in the New Year with a bit about Dublin’s own bell, and invited all to attend Brian’s retirement party. We offer a couple explanations as to why our taxes were a little lower this billing cycle, and the Town Clerk has listed which Town Offices are open so candidates can apply. The water results came in from the state and we include a profile of a new, young professional couple who have moved to town. The monthly updates from the library, the schools, the community center, and HCS keep readers on their toes, just in time to catch up with the second installment of Aggie and Sean Macy’s river saga on the Allagash. Voices are sought for the church choir and feast your eyes on the Great Grey Owl. As always, remember our advertisers.