2017 General News Photos of the Year!!

Here is a small selection of some of my favorite news photos of 2017.

 Dog walker and trainer Nicole Maggio walks her clients dogs at the Mount Hood Golf Club, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

Dog walker and trainer Nicole Maggio walks her clients dogs at the Mount Hood Golf Club, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

 Nathaniel Averill, executive director and co-owner, views some of the drying cannabis inside their drying room at Healthy Pharms medical marijuana facility in Georgetown, Friday, March 24, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

Nathaniel Averill, executive director and co-owner, views some of the drying cannabis inside their drying room at Healthy Pharms medical marijuana facility in Georgetown, Friday, March 24, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

 Nicholas Dube, 9, of Cub Scout Pack 11, carries a trash bag full of old marsh debris known as "marsh vomit" while cleaning up the marsh around Goldthwait Reservation, Tuesday evening, May 9, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

Nicholas Dube, 9, of Cub Scout Pack 11, carries a trash bag full of old marsh debris known as "marsh vomit" while cleaning up the marsh around Goldthwait Reservation, Tuesday evening, May 9, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

 Melrose Police Sgt. Josh Crowley, Patrolman Brian Ladner and Sgt. Dave Mackey take part in an active shooter drill inside Wingate at Melrose, Friday, May 12, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

Melrose Police Sgt. Josh Crowley, Patrolman Brian Ladner and Sgt. Dave Mackey take part in an active shooter drill inside Wingate at Melrose, Friday, May 12, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

 Miss Vera Vain looks up at her handler while showing in the toy group during the June Strawberry Classic AKC Dog Show at the Grand Prix Polo Fields of Myopia Polo Club in Hamilton, Sunday, June 18, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

Miss Vera Vain looks up at her handler while showing in the toy group during the June Strawberry Classic AKC Dog Show at the Grand Prix Polo Fields of Myopia Polo Club in Hamilton, Sunday, June 18, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

 People enjoy a fireworks display and music at Patton Park in Hamilton at the conclusion of the Community Block Party, Sunday, June 25, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

People enjoy a fireworks display and music at Patton Park in Hamilton at the conclusion of the Community Block Party, Sunday, June 25, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

 Benjamin Smith, 4, plays a game of "Mega 4 In Line" during the Danvers Family Festival Field Day & Scoop-ah-bowl at Plains Park, Saturday, July 1, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

Benjamin Smith, 4, plays a game of "Mega 4 In Line" during the Danvers Family Festival Field Day & Scoop-ah-bowl at Plains Park, Saturday, July 1, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

 Jessica Cargile holds her daughter Zoey's, 3, hand while she pushes a carriage with her sleeping son Liam, 1, towards the finish line during the 50th Annual Beverly Yankee 5K Road Race at Lynch Park, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

Jessica Cargile holds her daughter Zoey's, 3, hand while she pushes a carriage with her sleeping son Liam, 1, towards the finish line during the 50th Annual Beverly Yankee 5K Road Race at Lynch Park, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

 Danielle Dedeo, Adventure Camp councilor, gets soaked in the Dunk Tank during the Kids Carnival at Lynch Park, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

Danielle Dedeo, Adventure Camp councilor, gets soaked in the Dunk Tank during the Kids Carnival at Lynch Park, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

 Musicians in the Beverly High School marching band are reflected in the bell of a sousaphone during band camp at Beverly High School, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

Musicians in the Beverly High School marching band are reflected in the bell of a sousaphone during band camp at Beverly High School, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

 A counter-protester falls on the ground in front of Boston Police as they try to secure Boylston Street after the "Free Speech" rally on the Boston Common, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

A counter-protester falls on the ground in front of Boston Police as they try to secure Boylston Street after the "Free Speech" rally on the Boston Common, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

 Honorary Middleton firefighter Bobby Jensen is helped into Middleton Engine 2 as he prepares to go for a ride around the block during his visit at the Middleton Fire Department, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

Honorary Middleton firefighter Bobby Jensen is helped into Middleton Engine 2 as he prepares to go for a ride around the block during his visit at the Middleton Fire Department, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

 Allyson Nowak and her brother Christopher look on during funeral services for their mother, Boxford and Middleton Police Officer Michele Nowak, outside the St. Richard Roman Catholic Church in Danvers, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

Allyson Nowak and her brother Christopher look on during funeral services for their mother, Boxford and Middleton Police Officer Michele Nowak, outside the St. Richard Roman Catholic Church in Danvers, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

 Richard Marino talks about his restaurant Chianti Restaurant & Lounge, which is celebrating 25 years in Beverly, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

Richard Marino talks about his restaurant Chianti Restaurant & Lounge, which is celebrating 25 years in Beverly, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

 Joey Duffield, 8, uses his tongue to get a taste of sushi he made during a cooking class at Taste Buds Kitchen in Beverly, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

Joey Duffield, 8, uses his tongue to get a taste of sushi he made during a cooking class at Taste Buds Kitchen in Beverly, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]