It's the shortest day of the year: Here's how to make the most of it

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Happy Tuesday, everyone! And happy Winter Solstice – the shortest day of the year. For those of you who like nighttime, live it up. For those who prefer sunshine, think of it this way: the days only get longer from here.

Governor Hutchinson’s Field in Milton, owned by The Trustees of Reservations, will host a Solstice Illumination Night on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021.
Governor Hutchinson’s Field in Milton, owned by The Trustees of Reservations, will host a Solstice Illumination Night on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021.

The winter solstice is traditionally a day to slow down and reflect on the past year, while looking forward to a brighter new year. And we have a great collection of events and day trips to help you do just that. Check out this list compiled by our own Ashley Schuler, right here, and take a breather.

For some people, remembering relatives at the Christmas season is more than leaving a simple bouquet of flowers at their gravesite — it’s a time to create an elaborate display of Yuletide cheer. Along the quiet lanes of Notre Dame Cemetery, there are frequent bursts of Christmas color. We spoke to some people who are working through their grief by including their loved ones in the Christmas holiday decorating.

And local retail marijuana businesses are not immune to the supply chain bottleneck. Both Westport attorney Brian Corey and attorney and former Fall River mayor Will Flanagan say delayed deliveries of supplies and materials needed to build and construct retail and cultivation facilities have been a problem in recent months. What does this mean for pot shops? Read on right here.

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