Controversy, tragedy and restaurant openings dominated Greenfield Patch's first year, at least in terms of its most-read stories.
Gov. Scott Walker can be thanked, at least in part, for plenty of protest and recall coverage, and the tragic passing of Robert Hassler Jr. weighed heavy on the hearts and minds of many.
El Beso and Tower Restaurant's grand openings proved popular as well.
But Greenfield Patch's top story of the year, was the massive marijuana bust by the Greenfield Police Department, which got a significant readership boost thanks to a pickup by Fark.com, a landing spot for real, funny or odd news.
The following stories were the most popular on Greenfield Patch based on the number of page views it received:
Honorable mention: Decision to Not Rezone Land Keeps Church Out of Greenfield; Tonight Show with Jay Leno Requests 911 Recording; Greenfield George Webb's Among Those Leaving the Chain; Teacher Reputations Have Taken a Hit; Greenfield Fire Union Files Lawsuit Against City.
And to read the top five stories of each month in chronological order, check out this link.