Looking Back: The Top 10 Stories of 2018 on the Q
What a year it has been!
Multiple snow storms. New businesses opening and long-running spots closing. A baby born on the sidewalk in Portland?
A lot happened in 2018, so we're looking back at the top 10 stories you all most engaged with. What stories stood out to you this year?
Lee Goldberg's son was born in July... and on the sidewalk! Finn was 10 pounds, 3 ounces and arrived at 7:28 a.m. on a Saturday morning. Look back at the No. 10 top story of 2018 on the Q here: https://bit.ly/2R3dvSd.
Turns out, UMaine is a dangerous university? Who knew?A report used data from the FBI to track campuses across the country and the number of violent crimes per 10,000 students. UMaine ranks in the top 10 of schools nationwide on that list. Look back at the No. 9 top story of 2018 on the Q here: https://bit.ly/2CjMxxs.
Doug Rafferty, who anchored the news on WGME CBS 13 for 16 years, passed away in October. He was 66. Look back at the No. 8 top story of 2018 on the Q here: https://bit.ly/2EtSzNt.
Construction had just begun for the new Round 1 at the Maine Mall in April. Have you been yet? Look back at the No. 7 top story of 2018 on the Q here: https://bit.ly/2Eun4Tl.
We were gearing up for the Super Bowl back in January when this song dropped. It was based on the song "Hallelujah." Look back at the No. 6 top story of 2018 on the Q here: https://bit.ly/2ECMjnE.
It was a 25-minute haunted walk thorough a spiritual wasteland. Did you check Aquaboggan's haunted park in October? Look back at the No. 5 top story of 2018 on the Q here: https://bit.ly/2LpiKpT.
Controversy was stirred up around this Mt. Ararat student's senior photo in January. She wanted to take a photo with her son but the school had said no. Look back at the No. 4 top story of 2018 on the Q here: https://bit.ly/2Bs5dtd.
Mother Nature was still feeling those winter vibes in April. April! Some of the forecast models believed the Nor'Easter would dump the more substantial snow in northern Maine while the southern portion of the state was expected to see anywhere from a dusting to 5-6 inches. Look back at the No. 3 top story of 2018 on the Q here: https://bit.ly/2SfHWBK.
Sometimes you just have plans. And this employee left a funny note about why they had to leave and close up shop. Look back at the No. 2 top story of 2018 on the Q here: https://bit.ly/2A4QLr2.
Winter just wouldn't quit, and we all couldn't help but hope we would be done with snowstorms by spring. As much as 2 feet had dropped in the last storm, but it's no surprise we were all engaged with the weather as a fourth major storm was gearing up. How 'bout that weather? Here's the No. 1 top story of 2018 on the Q: https://bit.ly/2Bv2Hm3.