Four hundred years after Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra wrote his final words, his greatest fictional creation — Don Quixote de la Mancha — lives on in those among us whose nobility of spirit compels them to fight seemingly hopeless battles for truth, justice, community or love.
Then there are those who fight obviously hopeless battles because they don’t want certain people in their backyards.
Such a battle is happening in Millbury, where Worcester-based Spectrum Health Systems Inc. plans to open a methadone clinic in an industrial zone at 50 Howe Ave., where a staff of 12 would help as many as 175 people each day.
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