YIR: Editor's Choice 2011

Editor’s Choice for Top 5 Stories of 2011 that didn’t make Most Read.

Doc Wollkind Hearings

(BHS) math teacher Dr. Robert “Doc” Wollkind was put on suspension in December 2010, however the hearings did not begin until January 2011. Wollkind requested that his , which conducted an inquiry .

The tribunal eventually , who the decision was released.

bin Laden Killed

The world heard the news that Osama bin Laden had been found and killed Sunday, May 1, 2011 and the next morning the nation and Brookfield were relishing in the fact that the face of America’s enemies had been taken out. Hear from in New York and about the news of bin Laden’s death.


A tragic story that nearly made the Most Read list involved the loss of another Brookfield youth, , who was killed in a hit-and-run accident near the Danbury campus of Western Connecticut State University (WestConn). The driver involved in the incident , however .


On the evening of May 14, your editor waited in the while the registrars double-checked what appeared to be a . The education budget failed by a single vote in the preliminary tally, . The recount , increasing the margin to nine votes.

Bobcat Sightings

Through the months of August and September, readers were seeing bobcats all over town — the four-legged furry kind, not the back-to-school crowd — and and . By the end of the summer, we to see where the cats frequented around town.


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