News about a Beverly police officer who was shot by a Hamilton Police sergeant outside the Starbucks in North Beverly was the top story of 2012 on Hamilton-Wenham Patch. The horse jumping accident and death of Myopia Hunt's Master of Foxhounds, Donald V. Little, was also part of coverage that topped local news in 2012.
After the coverage of the shooting and Little's death, it was the effects of an earthquake in Maine that also drew a lot of interest.
Here are the 10 most read stories on Hamilton-Wenham Patch in 2012.
1. DA: Nagy and Lantych Arranged to Meet at North Beverly Starbucks Before Shooting
2. UPDATE: Sgt. Ken Nagy Found Dead in His Car
6. Nagy Left Memories That Will Bring 'Joy and Comfort'
7. Tuesday's Earthquake Equals Biggest in New England in 30 Years
8. Myopia Horseman Donald Little Remains in 'Critical' Condition in Florida Hospital
9. Shooting Investigation Results to be Released When Complete; Suicide Note Found
10. DA Investigating Motive Behind Beverly Shooting