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Happy 2013 Branford! A Look Back at 2012 on Branford Patch

There’s no surprise that Sandy was the story of 2012… but what else were you reading this year on Patch? We’ve got a list of top reads here:

Hurricane Sandy: Branford Info Center [UPDATE]: Almost 8,000 readers came to this story at least once during the storm. Thousands visited other stories before and after Sandy to learn about what was happening around Branford and when power would be restored.

Branford Pics & Clips: This story is a catchall for pictures and videos around town. Since launching this page, just about 7,000 readers have taken a glance at these photos and of course, uploaded their own at least once!

Share Your Photos: The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Branford: The aftermath of Sandy brought almost 6,500 readers to share or browse these photos at least once.

Update: Child Dies After Fall from Construction Equipment: A sad story that touched many in town. Patch and our readers grieved with the family who lost their child on this day.

Ballou’s Will Open in Indian Neck: More than 2,500 readers were excited to learn that Branford would be getting a wine bar in 2012! 

Update: Palumbo Fights Through Hours of Surgery: When volunteer firefighter, Frank Palumbo of Branford sustained devastating injuries in car accident, Branford reader stay glued to this story as we updated you on his condition.

Branford Man Arrested for Killing His Dog: This ongoing story about a Branford man who allegedly killed his pit-bull mix, Desmond, has not only brought thousands of eyes to Patch to read about it but also spurred a support group for the dog called: Justice for Desmond.

Paul Sturgess Has Passed: Branford Loses a Great Man: Branford lost a great person on this day. Paul Sturgess affected many here in Branford and beyond and surely will be missed.

Branford's Newest Restaurant Comes "Home": A new business opens in town? Patch always brings you the scoop!

: Patch says goodbye to local favorite. Nearly 2,000 readers learn about the closing of Cohen’s Bagels. 

What was the most memorable story on Branford Patch this year in your opinon?

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