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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Most read Daily Freeman stories of 2011


UPDATE:
A comment below laments, "I am surprised our home town American Hero PFC.Douglas L. Cordo is not on the list." It was 28th.
11. School budgets pass in all local districts except Saugerties and Pine Plains
12. Crash on Thruway in Ulster kills veteran corrections officer
13. Unofficial election results
14. Two arrested after man shot in Uptown Kingston
15. Two Kingston girls charged in break-in, sexual misconduct
16. Pilot from Germantown presumed dead in Hudson River jet crash
17. SPECIAL REPORT: Embattled Kingston cop’s pay and benefit
18. Saugerties used car dealer charged with forgery, fraud scheme
19. High-ranking Kingston cop charged with stealing
20. 3 men shot, woman beaten at New Year’s party in Midtown Kingston
21. Shock, caution follow Kingston cop’s arrest
22. Police say body found in Esopus Creek is missing Saugerties man Zachary Green
23. Arrests mount in connection with shootings at Kingston party
24. Authorities: None of six boaters in accident that killed four were wearing life jackets
25. Hyde Park homicide victim, 18, was FDR High grad, gymnast
26. Area couple to be featured on DIY network
27. 4 Ulster County residents die in boat crash on Hudson
28. Kingston honors fallen soldier
29. Driver in boat crash that killed 4 was drunk, deputies say
30. Father of teen slaying victim commits suicide
31. Germantown man presumed dead in Hudson River plane crash
32. Two charged who police say ran illegal Kingston nightclub where shootings occurred
33. Kingston cop’s request for school pay raised red flag, former administrator says
34. Surveillance videos show missing man just before disappearance
35. Tenant charged with killing woman in Hurley home (video)
36. Management shakeup at Ulster Savings Bank
37. Police shoot Highland girl, 17, in stolen car
38. Kingston businessman accused of fondling job applicant
39. Boy escaped van, swam to safety before mom drowned self, 3 kids in Hudson River
40. WHAT HAPPENED TO JOE? Teen’s disappearance still a mystery after nearly 25 years
41. Mayor raps cops for not knowing beforehand about party where shootings occurred
42. EDITORIAL: School superintendent, police chief missing in action
43. Death of Ulster County Sheriff’s Office detective sergeant being investigated
44. Flooding continues in much of Ulster County
45. Carnright urges calm among Kingston residents riled by unruly youths
46. Rhinebeck man charged with stabbing patient at Northeast Center
47. Victim ID’d in Accord snowmobile crash
48. Disco singer Andrea True, 68, dies in Kingston; had hit with ‘More, More, More’ (with video of song)
49. Zach Green’s family gets closure but still wants answers
50. Driver inattentiveness cited in crash that killed corrections officer

UPDATE 2: The comment on this post also made me rethink the ranking criteria, which is the headline, and not the URL where the story resides, meaning that if a story changes through the day, as stories are wont to do, different headlines will change the rankings. The headline ranking reflects how many people saw a story as it was written. A URL ranking reflects a story re-written multiple times, where the last version ends up being dramatically different from the original. Both rankings have value.
So I did another ranking based on URLs. Here are the 10 based on that. Remember, there were different headlines on the same story, I'm displaying the last headline used.


1. Man says son, 32, missing since Sunday
2. Germantown man presumed dead in Hudson River plane crash

3. Kingston man, 31, found dead, police say

4. Tenant charged with killing woman in Hurley home

5. Authorities: None of six boaters in accident that killed four were wearing life jackets (new video)

6. Police say body found in Esopus Creek is missing Saugerties man Zachary Green


7. Crash on Thruway in Ulster kills veteran corrections officer

8. Freeman editor pulls suicidal woman from bridge railing (video)

9. Kingston cop on leave amid payroll probe; safe removed from office

10. Boat survivor’s feat amazes father; 2 people injured in crash that killed 4 could be hospitalized for weeks

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