Comments for: The 25 most-read stories of 2011

Posted Dec. 29, 2011, at 12:14 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 29, 2011, at 2:28 p.m.

For many communities in Maine, 2011 was a year of tragedy, with death shocking small towns such as Dexter, Frankfort, Winterport and Dover-Foxcroft. Stories involving children, such as the ongoing search for 20-month-old Ayla Reynolds, who disappeared from her father’s residence in Waterville, hit especially close to home for many people. …

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  • Guest

    It certainly wasn’t Quimby’s failed park project

  • Briney

    Good selection.  Besides all of the horrible things that happened, I believe Le Page’s theft of the mural spilled a lot of ink and tube time.  That dictatorial act set the tome for his heavy handed ruling which continues today.   

    What I would have liked to have seen was a mention of the two veterans suffering from PTSD., who were shot by law enforcement.  The importance of the stories is not appreciated by many. But surely legislators and the medical profession can foresee the need to establish some form of response team to handle veterans suffering from this extremely misunderstood affliction? 

    • Dictatorial?!  Hah!  Funny, when a governor takes office and does things effectively, using an ethical decision making process in order to ensure the taxpayer’s dollar is spent more intelligently – especially more than the Baldacci years – he is labeled a dictator.

      • Briney

        Perhaps unilateral executive decision would have been preferred.

        Obviously, he does not need a Legislature.

  • Here’s a video looking back on some of the gifts 2011 brought Bangor.

  • Anonymous

    Was there any good news in 2011????? Judging from the list…maybe not…or at least nobody was paying attention to it.

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