By Elizabeth Devereaux
The first day of 2016 found folk engaged in differing activities and sharing similar themes of hope that 2016 will be a better year. Kopperl resident Paul Martin, together with his two sons Jacob and Zachary and good friend John Defee, relaxed after a hearty meal at Johnny’s in Clifton. “I’m not going to make a resolution this year because they’re too hard to keep,” said the senior Martin. “And, I figure I’m doing something right because my feet are on the right side of the dirt.” “No, none,” Martin’s son Jacob succinctly said, echoing his father’s sentiments on New Year’s resolutions.