For many folks, seeing the year 2010 come to an end will be met with mixed emotions, for it probably will go down as one of our less memorable years and also one many will be happy to put behind us. Among other things, it was the year that saw sweeping changes in those elected to Congress. It was also the year of large budget deficits, both federally and in many individual states, including New York. Closer to home, it will be the year that we bid farewell to what was a local institution, Rogers Environmental Conservation Education Center in Sherburne. And it looks as though our winter may be a severe one this time. However, the worst effect of this waning year will be that it will probably have a carryover impact on the new year.