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Editor’s Picks: Kent’s Top Stories of 2011

Take a look at some of the big stories to happen this year in Kent

Readers of Kent Patch get a lot of say as to what stories are the most popular or the biggest news in Kent.

You got the chance to for the biggest news stories of the year. We picked the top 10 stories of the year based on what stories got the most views — in this case, each story in the top 10 got thousands of reads each. And every day on the site we track the “Most Popular” stories, which can are highlighted at the right of the article page.

As editor of Kent Patch I wanted to throw in my two cents, so I chose seven stories that I think were the biggest stories in Kent for 2011 for a number of reasons.

We’re republishing each of these five stories for this last week of 2011, so take a look today and over the next several days and tell us if you agree or disagree with my picks. The specific story we republish may not necessarily be considered the "top story," but rather the issue that specific story is covering.

So look for the "Editor's Picks" tag in the headlines this week to see my picks for top stories of 2011.

This week, I'm on vacation. Don't worry, Patch Associate Local Editor is covering the news in Kent. I'll see you in 2012.

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