One of the rituals of the final week of the year is musing about the top local stories of the year gone by.
Some come to mind quickly, like the elections and the related stories about toppled incumbents and outrageous spending.
There is the Cuomo juggernaut and the Paladino meltdown.
Dysfunction and deficits plagued the State Capital.
Mercy Healthcare finally careened out of control and has been forced on a path to closure.
The economy bucking the national trend with surging retail and unemployment at or below the national average...
I am sure there are some fires, crimes and trials of note.....
Take a turn at naming the top local stories. Submit your comments and we will post them.