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Editorial: Community

What’s the cure for post-election anger, exhaustion and ennui? How about some good, old-fashioned community togetherness?

Well, there’s plenty of that in store this weekend, with a Christmas parade in Gloucester, tree lightings in Gloucester and Mathews, visits from Santa Claus and, rounding out the weekend, a Christmas sing-along at Central United Methodist Church in Mathews.

We, as a nation, have just emerged from one of the most divisive moments in recent history. Many of us, regardless of who we supported—or even if we supported anyone at all—are feeling a little bit disconnected. The “us-and-them” mentality and the particularly vitriolic language used in this year’s presidential contest have left us anxious, defensive, frustrated and mad.

As Americans, we need a reminder that there is more that unites us as a people than divides us. And what better way to get that reminder than to join your friends and neighbors in watching your childre...

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