Thursday morning, we highlighted the 10 stories posted on Pearl River Patch in 2011 that drew the most views.
Today, we look deeper into the numbers on stories that caught your interest this year.
Many of the articles in Thursday's top 10 were Rockland stories, not just Pearl River. The following list is the top 10 articles from 2011 with a Pearl River focus.
These included the loss of long-time resident Ennio Munno, the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Pearl River, a second story on the motorcycle accident that claimed the life of Peter Fitzpatrick and the ongoing fight to keep the two men who killed teenager Paula Bohovesky in prison.
- Dec. 9
- Feb. 17
- April 11
- September 3
- Nov. 19
- Sept. 4
- March 20
- April 13
- March 15
- August 22
The top business story of 2011 on Pearl River Patch told of the temporary closing of The Saloon due to flooding from Tropical Storm Irene. The Saloon was closed for nearly four months before reopening last Friday. The article about the closing, which ran Sept. 7, can be found
Two other business stories among the top 50 for the year were the opening of new restaurants that happen to be neighbors on Middletown road. One about Peggy's Grill House ran April 19 and then May 24.
What about the most-read article about Pearl River Schools in 2011? Carol Dyer's photo gallery from the first day of school that ran Sept. 7.
Check back with Pearl River Patch later today for a poll on the top sports stories in Pearl River for 2011.