As the Free Press newsroom counts down to the end of 2016, we are again counting on our readers to determine the top stories of the year.
Building on the tradition we began in 2013, this annual newspaper rite has been taken out of the hands of our editors and turned over to those who have been reading our front pages and clicking or swiping their way through our digital pages.
Your assignment is to determine the top Free Press stories of the year locally, nationally and internationally, and your deadline is noon on Friday, Dec. 16.
We've started the process by providing four worthy stories in each of the three categories. But we have also left room for you to nominate your own choice if you feel we have overlooked a worthy story. As well, please feel free to add a coment to explain your choice.
We will close voting Dec. 16 and then announce our readers’ choices of the top stories of 2016 as the year draws to a close.
-Paul Samyn, Free Press editor