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Who Is Hillsborough's Person of the Year in 2013?

Pope Francis is Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year'—who is Hillsborough's? You decide.

Credit: Patch file photo
Credit: Patch file photo
We're just weeks away from turning the page on 2013, a year in which we saw great accomplishments and, sadly, lost loved neighbors.

And just as Time Magazine named Pope Francis as its "Person of the Year" for 2013, we're asking you—our readers—to nominate a "Person of the Year" for 2013.

We're looking for the person or group that captures the time or represents Hillsborough in 2013.  

Maybe it's a group of volunteers who undertook a project you enjoyed, or a neighbor who battled a long illness. Maybe it's a business that made a difference in the community too big to ignore. 

Or, maybe you want to honor someone posthumously. 

Consider the nomination period open right now. Post your thoughts in the comments section below. We won't have a vote-off unless it's too close to call, so the total number of nominations for a person, group or business on this thread will be our honoree.

We look forward to your nominations and, as always, thanks for your participation.
chris engesser December 12, 2013 at 12:31 AM
Pete Biondi. All things are named in Hillsborough after him, so why not the person of the year.
Vinny Gotalot December 12, 2013 at 12:16 PM
Listen enough with Pete Biondi already. This man was a true icon to Hillsborough yes but he has been recognized enough. We have other people that should be considered. How about all of the police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel that make us safe all the time.
chris engesser December 12, 2013 at 11:40 PM
Vinny I agree with you. I sometimes think they will change the towns name to Biondiville.
George Seven December 16, 2013 at 12:40 PM
The Friends of Hillsborough Open Space (FOHOS) should be recognized. For six months they worked hard to educate Hillsborough's voters on the open space ballot question with the goal of protecting our open space program and keeping it a non-partisan issue. This showed that a group of focused dedicated citizens with minimal funding can make a difference. FOHOS continues to focus of the future of open space in Hillsborough.
jimmy Burke December 16, 2013 at 05:40 PM
I nominate Jamie Moore for his work running the jr raiders organization. It's a full time job! The time spent with our youth of the Boro is unmatched. A leader of men and women who teach our kids life lessons about winning, losing,respect,hard work,team work, academics and a sense of community and boro pride. He also runs a business in town and is involved in many charities and a great family man who never forgot his roots, and a state championship coach of our kids! It's a 12 month job and he does it well.!

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