Part two of our best of 2012 series continues with a few news items that gripped the town and held the attention of the public for months:
Canty Files Finance Complaint Against McGee Campaign — The historic race between Leo Cany, Brandon McGee and Don Trinks held the top spot on our homepage for quite some time, and readers were eager to learn of new developments as the democratic primary jumped from election to court case and back to election.
Readers' Choice: Vote for Your Favorite Bakery — Not quite a news item, but our readers' choice column for the best bakery in town proved to be a hot piece of content, drawing comment after comment as lovers of Get Baked and Moneta Moments battled in support of their favorite dessert, pastry or bread shop.
Dollar Tree Proposal Approved — It was a long, hard-fought battle between residents and town staff, but the approval of the one-million-square-foot distribution center in Rainbow wasn't a surprise to make the top spot in the 2012 most-read category.
Two Businesses Destroyed in Early Morning Fire — Windsor isn't exactly littered with mom and pop shops, so it was news when two well-known businesses burned to the ground. One of the businesses have since purchased a propety on Poquonock Avenue and are planning a re-opening.
Slain Windsor High Student Remembered by Friends — Tragic news of a the murder of a Windsor High School sudent shook the community to its core in June. Dajon Walcott was gunned down in Hartford while attending a sweet sixteen party. Windsor Patch spoke to a few of his friends to share his life with those in town.