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The 50 most-read stories of 2015


As The Suffolk Times recaps the past year, here’s a look at the most-read stories of 2015:

1.) Limousine crash in Cutchogue kills four young women, local businessman charged.

2.) Groom on honeymoon killed in Greenport crash.

3.) A historic Southold church burns to the ground.

4.) The “Sea Jitney,” a new high-speed ferry from New York City to the East End.

5.) After a five year wait, a local shelter dog goes viral and finds a home.

6.) Gerry Hayden, lauded chef who battled ALS, dies at 50.

7.) Greenport mother and daughter go missing in NYC, turn up days later unharmed.

8.) Police identify body found in Goose Creek.

9.) Retired firefighter springs to the rescue in Long Island Sound.

10.) Greenport man reported missing.

11.) Osprey live-stream delights local viewers.

12.) Election Day results in Southold.

13.) Woman drives car into bay at Founders Landing in Southold.

14.) Local superintendent slams education reform as ‘the worst’ in state history.

15.) Sea Tow International founder Joseph Frohnhoefer dies at age 71.

16.) Police blotter: Cops told to be on the lookout for ‘sex party.’

17.) January blizzard strikes the North Fork.

18.) Southold teacher pleads guilty to driving drunk in fatal accident.

19.) Noted activist and feminist dies in house fire.

20.) Cops: Mattituck man busted for heroin, prescription pill possession.

21.) Woman airlifted from single-car crash on Route 48 in Southold.

22.) Wickham’s Farm faces backlash after accusations of incident with disabled group.

23.) With Claudio’s deal in the works, Soundview may also change hands.

24.) Iconic New Suffolk home demolished.

25.) Local 7-Eleven owner sentenced to seven years in federal prison.

26.) Three people injured in Cutchogue industrial accident.

27.) Men arrested on rape charges in Greenport.

28.) Three residents escape from Greenport fire unharmed.

29.) Aerial video shows Tall Ships festival like never before.

30.) Blind woman’s guide dog kicked out of Mattituck restaurant.

31.) Candida Royalle, feminist erotic filmmaker, dies in Mattituck at 64.

32.) Local doctor weighs in on the ‘Gummy Bear Cleanse.’

33.) School board member arrested after firing shotgun ‘in the direction of’ tenant.

34.) Cops: 57-year-old man nabbed on DWI charge in Greenport.

35.) Crash at Route 48 and Depot Lane in Cutchogue injures 2

36.) Bicyclist hit by truck in Southold.

37.) Tractor struck by train in Laurel, worker injured.

38.) New law designed to help care for lyme disease patients.

39.) Key Food purchases Mattituck Waldbaum’s store.

40.) Town: Southold Farm + Cellar was operating without proper permits

41.) Greenport man accused of sexually abusing 3-year-old girl.

42.) Man breaks into Greenport home, drinks beer, falls asleep, police say.

43.) Mattituck campus cleared after report of possible gun shots.

44.) Cops: Man caught with stolen wallet, lottery tickets in Mattituck.

45.) Southold Town passes short-term rental law with 14-night minimum.

46.) Man accused of raping teen held on $50K cash bail.

47.) North Fork firefighters tackle attic fire in Jamesport.

48.) CNN anchor Chris Cuomo helps rescue swimmer off Greenport.

49.) Coast Guard suspends search for reportedly ‘missing paraglider’.

50.) Large iguana spotted in Greenport, brought to animal shelter.