Top Stories In East Greenwich For 2013

The story with the biggest number of page views was about a (possibly very old) rock.

The Narragansett Rune Stone.
The Narragansett Rune Stone.

Many of the top stories of the year for East Greenwich are predictable, but the top story – about the recovery of the so-called Narragansett Rune Stone – is perhaps surprising. After all, the stone was actually in North Kingstown, if nearby to East Greenwich. But that story had a reach far beyond Rhode Island even.

The second story on the list also managed to reach beyond East Greenwich. Written by East Greenwich High School student Mikayla Baiocchi, the story of two EG teens who happened to be at Boston Marathon finish line at the time of the blasts and caught in a photo behind one of the alleged bombers mixed a great angle with perfect timing. It would have done well no matter what, but it got picked up by AOL (Patch's parent company) and put on AOL's home page, where it got thousands more page views.

The third top story was one that involved a lot of us – the E coli scare that prompted a boil-water advisory by Kent County Water Authority.

Here are the top 15 stories, in terms of page views, on EG Patch in 2013 were:

Narragansett Rune Stone Returned, To Be Tested, 11,776 page views

Some EGHS Students Experienced Boston Marathon Firsthand, 10,006 page views

Kent County Customers Told To Boil Water, 7,979 page views

EG Bus Monitor Arrested On Child Porn Charges, 5,034 page views

Unleashed Dog Spooks Horse, Rider Hurt At Goddard, 4,645 page views

Three Arrested In Drug Bust On Lillibridge Drive, 4,515 page views

Health Department Guidelines For KCWA Water Crisis, 4,381 page views

Rabid Racoon Still On Loose, 2 People Bit, 3,695 page views

Firefighters Union Votes 36-1 No Confidence In Chief, 3,610 page views

Police Log: Bomb Bust, Too Drunk Patrons, 2,557 page views

EG Man Dies After Accident on I-195, 2,505  page views

EG Police Lieutenant Arrested For Assault, Disorderly Conduct, 2,470 page views

Obituary: Roger G. Allard, 70, 2,367 page views

Indian Restaurant To Replace Centro, 2,339 page views

Sick Fox In Frenchtown–High Hawk Area, Caution Urged, 2,294 page views


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