As we look toward a new year, it's also good to look back at all that happened in 2016. Perhaps it will be of little surprise that our most-read story of the year came just two weeks ago when a fire damaged several buildings on Main Street in Sag Harbor, including the iconic Sag Harbor Cinema.
In East Hampton, what captured our readers' attention thoughout most of the year was largely police news that we shared online, including several horrific accidents. But a few less distressing news items were reader favorites, too. Remember when Coldplay played the Talkhouse? Or that Showtime series "Billions"?
So let's take a reflective look back at the 16 most-read stories of 2016, and here's to an even better 2017. To all of our readers, both online and in print, have a happy new year!
Top 16 Stories of 2016
4. Early Morning Accident Results in Injury, Arrest, Sept. 14
5. Cops: 'Prince of Montauk' Was Driving High, June 21
6. Jack deLashmet, Garden Designer, Was 58, Feb. 2
9. Fatality in Montauk Traffic Accident, Oct. 18
10. Body Found at Rough Riders, Aug. 14
11. Town Charges 19 in Dawn Raid of Rented House, Sept. 2
14. Thomas Gilbert Will Stand Trial, Aug. 18
15. Coldplay Rocks Amagansett's Stephen Talkhouse, Aug. 8
16. Bail Set at $11K for Former Bonac Football Star, July 2