WASHINGTON COUNTY - Better communication. Lower golf scores. Improved roads. More time with family.
Local officials shared their hopes for the new year Sunday, as the hours in 2006 expired.
Ruth Anne Callaham, who took first place in a six-way race for three seats on the Washington County Board of Education in November, said she is looking forward to seeing new schools open.
With so many students speaking languages other than English, Callaham offered a modest proposal for world peace.
"I'm really looking forward to expanding our language program, so we can all understand each other better," Callaham said.
In the first term since Democratic candidates seemed to ride a wave of national discontent into both state and national offices, Del. LeRoy E. Myers Jr., R-Washington/Allegany, said he is hoping both parties can work together.
"I'm looking for more cooperation, irregardless of the party that's in power, that we work together in Annapolis to bring some things back to the area, whether it's schools or roads or whatever," Myers said.