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Remembering 2013 in Winchester: Tragedy, Unity and a Hometown Hero

This was a year like no other in recent memory. A year marred in tragedy, terrorism, unity, bravery and triumph. A year of victory for Red Sox fans. A year in which we learned the phrase "Boston Strong."

It was a year in which Winchester took on the most expensive project in Town history. A year in which an officer on the brink of death honored veterans of Winchester.  

The following articles were the biggest stories of the year. Unfortunately, many of these stories are not too joyous. If you want to leave a memory from 2013, post it in the comments section. Hopefully, they are happier and more uplifting than most of the stories listed.

 

With Capture of Second Bomber, Week of Terror Comes to End: The events of April 19 and the week following will forever come to the front of the mind when remembering 2013. Terror, tragedy, death, destruction, courage, heroics and so many other descriptions of an unfathomable Patriot’s Day.

Police Identify Winchester Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash in Boxboro: On Monday Boxboro police identified the 19-year-old Winchester man that died in a motorcycle crash early Sunday morning.
 
Driver Backs Up Over Second Car on Highland Avenue: You have to see the picture to believe it.  

Officer Dic Donohue, Veterans Honored at Veterans Day Ceremony: The keynote speaker at the Veteran’s Day ceremony was Winchester native Officer Dic Donohue, the MBTA officer who was wounded in the Watertown shootout.
 
Phase One of High School Project Underway: The Town began the most expensive project in the history of Winchester in rebuilding the High School.

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