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Our top stories of 2016 & wishes for 2017

Mike Uchalid

Mike Uchalid

Of the hundreds of stories we posted this year, these were the ten most-read, shared, and discussed pieces in 2016.

In a year largely overshadowed by a highly contentious and many would say unusual presidential election, it can be difficult to recall quickly everything that has happened over the past year.

Nevertheless, 2016 has brought with it plenty of news — both good and bad — and as the year came to a close we are taking a look back at some of the Roundup’s biggest stories.

Dying to Play the Choking Game

Stop & Shop bagger bags $5.2 million lotto jackpot

Man stabs 80 year-old on Stearns St.

Meet Rachelle Marie Collin: Police found her toddler wandering alone on busy Rt. 72

Photos: Who the heck approved the new Dunkin’ Donuts?

Downtown restaurant shuts its doors — Location has history

CT DOT plans major West End improvements — Requires multiple buildings to come down

Know Your Neighborhood: Bristol’s Registered Sex Offenders

Gas station fried chicken joint gains popularity

Vacant Rt. 6 Lot to be Filled

To all of our loyal readers, I wish you a very Happy New Year!

I hope that 2017 is a good year for you and your friends & family.

May the year be full of the things that bring you more happiness in your life and if you’re one to make resolutions, I hope you can stick with them!

We here at Bristol Roundup wish you a very prosperous one in whatever you do.

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MORE NEWS FROM ROUNDUP PARTNER: FOX 61

Witness: Willimantic cruiser involved in crash following pursuit

Witness: Willimantic cruiser involved in crash following pursuit

WILLIMANTIC —  A witness, who requested to stay anonymous, told FOX61 a police pursuit in Willimantic ended with a cruiser trashed on the side of the road. FOX61 received photos from a witness where they claim the cruiser was involved in a chase when it hit an SUV. FOX61 reached out the Willimantic police who said they are not releasing any information on the crash at this time.

New Haven woman, NJ accomplice arrested as bank robbery nuns

New Haven woman, NJ accomplice arrested as bank robbery nuns

TANNERSVILLE, Pa. —  Two women charged with robbing a pair of New Jersey banks are also suspected of trying to rob a bank in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains while dressed as nuns. Nineteen-year-old Swahilys Pedraza-Rodriguez, of New Haven, Connecticut, and 23-year-old Melisa Aquino Arias, of the Dominican Republic, appeared before a judge in Newark, New Jersey, on Monday. They’re charged with robbing banks in Garfield and Teaneck, New Jersey, while one or both wore head scarves. The Garfield heist was Sept. […]

Judge HR sparks NY, Yanks beat Astros 6-4 to even ALCS at 2

Judge HR sparks NY, Yanks beat Astros 6-4 to even ALCS at 2

NEW YORK — Aaron Judge ignited a rousing rally with a home run, then doubled during a four-run eighth inning to spur the unflappable New York Yankees over the Houston Astros 6-4 Tuesday night and tie the AL Championship Series 2-2. The Baby Bombers trailed 4-0 against starter Lance McCullers Jr. until Judge homered leading off the seventh. He tied it with a line drive that nearly left the park in the eighth and scored on Gary Sanchez’s go-ahead two-run […]

Celtics’ Gordon Hayward suffers horrific injury to his leg in season-opener

Celtics’ Gordon Hayward suffers horrific injury to his leg in season-opener

CLEVELAND – Less than six minutes into the first game of the season, NBA player Gordon Hayward fractured his left ankle in a gruesome-looking fall, the Boston Celtics confirmed. Hayward, in his debut with the Celtics, appeared to have jumped and landed on his leg at an angle. After falling, Hayward remained on the ground, and can be seen grimacing in pain, his foot pointing at an awkward angle. The Celtics were playing in Cleveland, and the fall happened in […]

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