In these final days of 2017, it's a good time to take a look back, and reflect upon the year that was.

A good way to do that is to take a look at the most clicked on stories of the year here at

By far, the most clicked on stories at our website are local stories, things that are happening right here in Northern New England. We don't spend much time writing about national news, because you can get that information anywhere. But a lot of the things we're writing about are not being covered by national news. There are the things that are most important to you. Things that are happening in your own backyard.

And we learn a lot about you, our audience, from looking at our most popular stories. For example, it's obvious that you love donuts and ice cream, and that you're terrified of hurricanes and helicopters. You love Christmas music, and you really wanted to see that picture that Nikki didn't want you to see. You also love exploring new places in the woods, beaches, and hiking. Oh, and you love beer.

So here they are, the most read stories at in 2017:


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