Carpe diem — it’s a phrase motivating people to live every day to the fullest. As we flip the calendar on another year gone, we keep this motto in mind.

In 2017, the people we met and the events we experienced — both good and bad — remind us of Milton’s core and what fills this community with life, 365 days a year. Let’s take a look:

Biggest headlines

Local economy

Budgets & elections

Hellos & goodbyes

Notables