NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. — With 2012 coming to a close, The Northborough Daily Voice recapped the Top 10 stories of the year last week.
If you missed any of them, here they are again, in no particular order:
Mosquitoes Create A Buzz In Northborough: Fears of Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile virus had central Massachusetts towns, including Northborough, on high alert this summer.
Hurricane Sweeps In, Winter Strangely Absent: The weather was just weird in 2012. It started with a winter nearly devoid of snow and neared its end with a hurricane that threatened Halloween. Hurricane Sandy swept in Oct. 29, blowing down trees and knocking out power all around central Massachusetts.
Algonquin Swimmer Competes In The Olympics: Students at Algonquin Regional High School had a huge reason to cheer this year when one of their classmates swam in the London Summer Olympics.
Algonquin Baseball Makes Playoff Comeback: The Algonquin varsity baseball team started the playoffs as the 10th seed. They finished the postseason as competitors in the state final.
Politics Takes Over Northborough: It was a busy and intense year for politics, including a selectmen race, a state Senate contest and, of course, the 2012 presidential election.
Wegmans Gets A Musical Shout-Out: Northborough loves Wegmans. What's a better way to express that love than through a musical?
Northborough Gets Official Visits: State officials kept finding reasons to visit Northborough this year, including Gov. Patrick, Lt. Gov. Tim Murray and U.S. Sen. Scott Brown.
Main Street Construction Slows Northborough Traffic: At times, it felt like Northborough spent the whole year under construction. Though improvements have been made, the Main Street project still has not been completed.
Northborough Mulls New Developments: Many developers tried to build in Northborough this year, most notably Tim Shay, LLC and New England Baseball, LLC. Residents, however, were not always pleased by what the developers proposed.
Pair Charged In Northborough Murder: Two residents of Providence, R.I. were indicted in June for the murder of a 19-year-old Worcester man at the Northborough Motel 6. News of the murder has led to an increased focus on security at the motel.