When this weekend arrives, it will be the last one we welcome for the year 2012 before Tuesday's debut of 2013. Here, Wilton Patch will take a look back at the most-read stories of the year. Some made the list because they were popular, some because they were big news stories, but all made the list because they were important to the community.
Without further ado, here are the Top 5 Stories in 2012 on Wilton Patch.
#5: Wife Attacks Husband After Finding Copies of The Onion in Car
The story of a 56-year-old Wisconsin woman who allegedly attacked her husband after finding copies of the satirical paper The Onion in his car really took off in Wilton, proving stories of people acting a little silly can ring true anywhere.
#4: Shockwaves of an Underage Drinking Party in Wilton
In this edition of Heather Borden Herve's From the Driver's Seat column, a woman who asked her 16-year-old neighbor to watch a family pet and who's home would subsequently become the scene of a underage drinking party struck a chord in the community.
#3: "My Husband Is in a Pool of Blood": Ramsey 911 Call [UPDATE]
The shocking story of 22-year-old Aaron Ramsey, who police said confessed to the murder of his 73-year-old father Edward, gripped the Wilton community for weeks as the story unfolded. Ramsey would go on to be found not guilty by reason of insanity.
A letter from David Crays, ousted Miller-Driscoll PTA president, detailing his dissatisfaction with his procedural removal and plans to "release a series of articles exposing very troubling actions by the various individuals who hold themselves out to Wilton as leaders," caught the attention of Wilton residents and sent the story rocketing to the number two spot.
#1: Wilton Schools To Reopen Tomorrow
Hurricane Sandy was big news around these parts, and as power outages and evacuation orders developed, Patch coverage was supplied in real-time. Wilton residents turned to Patch to find out what was happening in their town, and the Hurricane Sandy hub being in the number one position supports that assessment.