CHESTERVILLE — Behind locked gates, the rippling Chesterville pool teases its potential but sits unused as the late-summer sun rises over another beautiful and warm day at the Community Park.
Nearby, children’s playground equipment lies still under bright blue skies. Where once there was daily laughter, there are no voices echoing through the walnut and pine groves anymore. High in the trees, only the cicadas sing their summertime chorus now — in this place and others like it — for the rest of the season.
Today was the first day of the 2018-19 school year.