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Jan 1, 2013 10:30 AMPublication: The East Hampton Press

The Top 10 Stories Readers Viewed On 27east.com In 2012

Jan 1, 2013 10:31 AM

From Hurricane Sandy to a six-hour traffic jam on County Road 39 in Southampton to a search for a missing man in Montauk, readers consistently turned to 27east.com to get the scoop on events happening on the East End.

Here are the top 10 news stories read on 27east.com in 2012:

An article posted on November 2 describing in detail the effects of Superstorm Sandy, which was viewed 59,146 times, Sandy Deals Glancing Blow, Leaves One Death, Destruction Behind.

On July 24, readers clicked in 30,175 times to get updates on a massive traffic jam on County Road 39 in Southampton that followed a crash, County Road 39 Reopens Six Hours After Crash.

In mid-August, 27,049 visitors read the sad news of Southampton chef Keithe Greene, who drowned while swimming, Keith Greene, Local Chef And Hell’s Kitchen Finalist, Dies At 35.

On August 8, 23,398 residents read of the drowning of a man in Mecox Bay after the personal watercraft he was driving crashed, Police Identify Man Who Drowned After Jet Ski Accident In Mecox Bay.

A 51-year-old Virginia man was killed during a car crash on Route 114 in East Hampton in late July, Police Identify Victims In Fatal Crash On Sunday In East Hampton.

More than 22,000 people checked out an article in December listing ways to donate to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, Donations Needed To Help Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts.

Another fatal accident on August 14 in East Hampton Village claimed the life of real estate developer Gregg Saunders, Gregg Saunders, Whole Foods Developer, Lost In East Hampton Crash.

A gasoline shortage as a result of Hurricane Sandy caused long lines at local gas stations in early November, Storm Disrupts Gas Distribution On East End.

A nor’easter just a few short days after Superstorm Sandy widened a breach of Dune Road that was left after the hurricane, Dune Road Breach Widens During Nor’easter.

The eyes and hearts of East Hampton residents followed the harrowing story of 17-year-old lifeguard Doris Quigley, who was injured during a diving accident at the beach, Good News For Injured East Hampton Lifeguard.

There was a bit of intrigue in East Hampton as the search for a missing man widened, with no luck in finding him, Search For Missing Man In Montauk Continues To Come Up Empty.

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What about the Sister who was murdered in Watermill? I'm pretty sure that was one of the MOST read, and commented on...
By LI native (127), east moriches on Jan 1, 13 12:50 PM
With 11,575 views, the story about the hit and run of Sister Jacqueline Walsh was the 17th most read story of 2012. It can be viewed here: http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/General-Interest-Southampton/431232/DA-Police-Still-Searching-For-Hit-And-Run-Driver-Who-Killed-Catholic-Nun-In-Water-Mill
By Bill Sutton, Managing Editor (108), Westhampton Beach on Jan 1, 13 1:06 PM
Although the total views for all stories on this heinous unsolved crime might add up to quite a higher total.

We have entered the 26th week of this "investigation" remaining unsolved.

The Press's recent editorial awarding a Lump of Coal was spot on.
By PBR (4863), Southampton on Jan 1, 13 3:52 PM
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