These are the Top 20 stories for North Branford Patch this year. Take a look back on what most interested our readers.
- Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Route 80 in North Branford
- North Branford Pics & Clips
- North Branford Family Loses Everything to Fire
- Police Release Details of Murder-Suicide in North Branford
- Post Hurricane Sandy: North Branford Info Center
- North Branford Shooting Victim in "Fair" Condition
- Hurricane Sandy: North Branford Information Center
- Northford Native Charged in Huge DEA Bust
- North Branford Police Bust Underage Drinking Party
- Readers' Choice: North Branford Preschools
- Early Morning Accident Closes Route 80 in North Branford
- Trick or Treat: Halloween Is On North Branford!
- Northford Resident Wins $2M Powerball Prize
- North Branford Police Commission Votes to Terminate Officer Mauro Piroli
- 'Children Will Suffer' From Council's Budget Cuts
- NB Patch's Top Dog Competition Closes Today
- Are 'U' Ready to Bounce?
- Have You Seen This Missing North Branford Teen?
While these are the most trafficked stories of the past year, there are many others that stand out in my mind when I think of 2012. Thinking back on the past year, the stories that I remember most are those of the community coming together and doing amazing things for each other and those in need.
In no particular order, here are some of the stories that made me proud to cover North Branford and Northford:
- North Branford High School students taking part in the Big Give and .
- Jeff Delgaudio donating part of his liver to fellow North Branford resident Joe Sansone.
- Seeing the success of the Matt's Mission 5K and the amazing strength of Lynn Riordan and all she does for this town.
- Watching town officials and public figures come together with the staff at Jerome Harrison Elementary School for a fun 'Read' Carpet extravaganza.
- Going green with students at Totoket Valley Elementary School, who showcased their talents at the EcoFair.
- The way the town came together as news spread of a fire at the Skerritt's North Branford home. Before I even heard news of the fire, my cell phone was ringing with people asking how to help.
- The buzz in town as NBHS was named a finalist – and then won – the Teen.com's .
- And last, but certainly not least, covering T-Birds' sports. Many teams had great runs – especially the 2011-12 hockey team that went to the state semifinals and the 2012 football team's trip to the state championship – but no matter what the record or where a team finished, it was always great to head to a game, catch up with the parents and players and talk to the coaches and staff.
Thank you for sharing your stories with me and I look forward to being a part of many more in 2013.