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Oct. 29, 2018 — Another reason to remember “this time of year”

A few years ago, the principal of a small private school came up to me after a field hockey banquet that was being held in December, during the usually festive holiday season.

“You know,” she said, “this is supposed to be the happiest time of the year for families. But I dread it. So many teenagers are now away from their fall teams and are on the roads when it is dark. We usually get our worst car accidents around this time.”

I recall this conversation because yesterday morning, Meghan Keeney, a junior field hockey player at Lititz Warwick (Pa.), died of injuries suffered Friday afternoon when a wayward car caused one of several accidents in the borough of about 9,400 due north of Lancaster, Pa.

A number of school districts have encouraged their faculty, staff, and students to wear black and red, the colors of Warwick High School, as a remembrance.

This site will do the same for the balance of the month.