So I write this note, not out of some notion that my departure will be of great significance to anyone but myself, but as my way of saying thank you to the Carroll County community for being so welcoming in my brief time here. When I first arrived here as editor, I wrote that being in a place with a sense of community was important to me. I had hoped to find the sense of it here and, to no real surprise, I did. I discovered an engaged community that cares about its neighbors, its politics, its safety, its schools. Boy, does it care about its schools.