2012 Recap: Top Pleasantville-Briarcliff News Stories

Hurricane Sandy-related news was the most popular among Patch readers in 2012.

It's been an eventful 2012 in Pleasantville and Briarcliff Manor—several new businesses have opened, Bill and Hillary Clinton stopped by and the schools continue to revisit security measures after the Newtown shooting.

An unusual incident leading to a middle school student's parent's arrest at a graduation ceremony brought national attention to a Patch story this year—earning it the number one most read slot of 2012.

To summarize, here's a look back at some of the site's most popular news stories from the year (number one representing the most viewed):

1. N.Y. Parent Arrested at MS Graduation Ceremony

2. Storm Hub: Pleasantville-Briarcliff Manor (Hurricane Sandy)

3. Mountain Lion Reportedly Spotted in Pleasantville


5. Friday: Gas Shortage; What's Open [Updated] (Hurricane Sandy)

6. Sandy Photos: Pleasantville-Briarcliff Manor

7. Readers' Choice: Best Martial Arts Studio

8. Soft Opening for Miyabi in Pleasantville

9. Ossining Cyclist Killed in Briarcliff Manor [Updated]

10. Man Injured in Attempted Pleasantville Armed Robbery


Want a refresher of what was big in 2011? Click here to see last year's Top 10.

What do you think the biggest news of 2012 was? Tell us in the comments below!


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