It's time to say goodbye to 2011.
But before we do, let's look back over all that happened. What, in your opinion, was the top story of the year for Toms River?
Although the trial was rescheduled several times this year, former continued to dominate the headlines — whether buildings named after him were getting or he was the district for unpaid benefits.
Crime seemed to touch every corner of town, whether burglars were entering through unlocked doors or using ladders to break in. Even the Chief's home was burglarized.
Unfortunately several Toms River residents met tragic demises this year. was hit while trying to cross Route 70, while died not far from that spot in a head-on collision just this month. Elsewhere, the roads proved tragic. But so did war abroad, as Toms River resident died in Afghanistan.
The Route 37 corridor appeared to both crumble and get a resurgence of attention this year, with the demolition of into , and of the into the . The auto dealership corridor has lots of projects planned.
Did you think the elections dominated the headlines? Whether the for the school board, the in November, or the of the December fire referendum, which was the top story?
Do you think it's another story not mentioned here?