Among the most-read stories this year were calls for local folks to upload their photos to Bristol-Warren Patch — it's a way for our readers to show what they think makes the two towns so special.
Our Neighborhood Gallery collected nearly 200 submissions, including some nice shots of the Bay and a few holiday-themed scenes.
Unsurprisingly, our gallery of submitted photos from the 2012 Fourth of July Parade in Bristol was also a big hit — both for the photographers and our readers.
And when it came time to select a photo that best captured the spirit of summer in Bristol and Warren, nearly 3,600 votes were cast among five submissions — with "My Guys" Fishing by Beth Coccio taking top honors.
We also offered readers their chance to vote for favorite businesses in their towns, and got an overwhelming response — several of our polls seeking community votes finished near the top of our list of most-read stories for 2012.
From our survey on the best auto shop to one on the best place to get a pedicure to polls on the best tax-preparer, best liquor store, and best preschool in the two towns, readers gave some love to their favorite stores and community businesses.
Want to know who won? Check out the Readers' Choice Winners 2012.
Watch Bristol-Warren Patch for more reviews of the Top Stories of 2012.