Saturday, December 29, 2012
Sixteen stories that impacted Washington Township over the past year.
From election campaigns to natural disasters to the expected ending of the world and everything in between, 2012 was downright wacky. But in Long Valley, there were thousands of stories to be told, and we’re glad we could be part of it. We’ve already reviewed our top photos of the year and how they each told a story of their own, and shared with you our most read stories from the past 12 months. Now, it’s the editor’s turn. Below you’ll find the story or stories from each month this year Long Valley Patch Editor Jason Koestenblatt thinks made an impact on the community for one reason or another. If you think he missed one, feel free to add it to our comments section at the bottom of the article. January ‘Bert’ the Liberty Eagle made his …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
These articles received the most views from readers in 2012.
While Long Valley Patch published thousands of original articles in 2012, some resonated with readers more than others. Below is a top 12 (for 2012) of the most read stories of the year. Click on the headline to see the full post. The year kicked off on a somber note, as authorities pulled the dead body of 55-year-old Candido Bonilla of Hackettstown from the Musconetcong River on January 3. Employees of Greenway Flowers on the Washington Township side of the river observed the body that morning and called police. A major scare at Hackettstown High School gripped the community on the morning of March 26, as an alleged gunman called police and said he was wandering the woods near the school and was prepared to take action. The threat, in the…
Monday, December 24, 2012
These images did more than catch our eye; they told stories of their own.
In a web-based world, sometimes photos can tell a story all on their own. At Long Valley Patch in 2012, there were literally thousands of photos to choose from that told their own tales this year, and we had the difficult job of narrowing it down to just a dozen (to fit the theme of 2012, of course). Check out which ones we chose and why by reading the captions below each image. Do you think we missed one? Let us know which photo from 2012 you think should have been part of this look back in the comments section below. Happy 2012!