These are the top-five most popular stories of 2011, according to you, our readers!
It’s not every day that a massive feline is spotted in Milford, but when it does happen, people are interested. The bobcat was spotted by an alert reader, who shared the photo with Milford Patch. The bobcat is a protected species that does not normally interfere with humans, according to the state Department of Energy & Environmental Protection.
The holiday hordes looking for deals apparently became unruly this year. Milford police Tasered one shopper and another was arrested. Several people screamed and ran away from a large crowd, mentioning something about a fight as they headed towards the store exit," reported Brian D'Amico, who was at the store. Some of the biggest deals at the included a 51-inch plasma TV for $498 and DVDs starting at $1.96.
It was a sad scene on Branca Court when Milford police investigated what appeared to be a murder-suicide of a married couple.
Succulent burgers, an assortment of beverages and a decadent double chocolate cake were just some of the reasons why the opening of the was big news. "The best burgers I've ever had," said Chris Fryxell of Windsor as he dined on a burger at the restaurant's ribbon cutting ceremony.
This event had all the makings of a tragedy. An 18-year-old young woman fell from a bridge in an apparent suicide attempt. "She was sitting on the edge and pushed herself off," Milford police spokesman Jeffrey Nielsen said. Fortunately, the person lived after she landed on a grassy section of the breakdown lane.
Other chart-topping content from the past year included:
- Ben Blake was the first Democrat to win Milford's mayoral race in more than 20 years when .
- The city took a beating when Tropical Storm Irene ripped through the area.