With the recent losses to the community of Austin Mannette and Kim Young, we would like to offer condolences to their family and friends. Both of these people gave so much to their Shore communities. Austin’s nursery was one of the Cooperator’s most loyal advertisers. We loved talking politics with him while we picked up flowers for the office’s flower boxes. We came to appreciate Kim’s dynamism and her caring concern for her community early in the paper’s history when she and her husband Mike spearheaded the community fight against HRM’s sudden enforcement of a 100-foot road frontage rule. They are missed already.
--Richard Bell, Editor