FAIRFIELD, Conn. – As 2012 comes to a close, The Fairfield Daily Voice is counting down some of the biggest news stories of the year. In case you missed it, here’s a recap of the top five in no particular order:
▪ Two unfortunate accidents occurred in Fairfield’s parks in 2012, including a 10-year-old girl's death by drowning and a 23-year-old man being badly burnt in a car fire.
▪ Hurricane Sandy swept through Fairfield, destroying homes and knocking out power for many Fairfielders for nearly a week.
▪ Fairfield American’s 12-year-old all-stars dominated throughout the summer en route to a trip to the Little League World Series.
▪ Fairfield’s voters took to the polls in November, choosing a Democratic ticket for national offices and sticking with its current representatives at the state level.
▪ Chief Fiscal Officer Paul Hiller was asked to retire early, sparking weeks of debate within Fairfield’s government.
What stories do you remember from 2012 that didn’t make our Top Five? Tell us what you think was the biggest story of 2012 in Fairfield in the comments below.