We're counting down the most popular stories on Port Jefferson Patch in 2012. Here is a recap of the five people clicked on the most throughout the year.
During Supertorm Sandy water from Port Jefferson Harbor breached the bulkheads in the village on flooding East Broadway near Danford's Hotel and Marina and the Port Jefferson Ferry. The water had made its way across Broadway (Route 25A) and Main Street was underwater. The photos of the flooding drew in thousands of views ont he site and shares on Facebook and Twitter. It was our most shared and most read story of all of 2012.
DA: Port Jefferson Station Parking Lot Used in Heroin-Prostitution Ring
The Meat Farms on Route 112 and one area motel in Port Jefferson Station were singled out by Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota back in August as he provided details about a heroin-prostitution ring that he said operated throughout several areas in Brookhaven Town including Coram and Medford.
SCARY: Pimp in Local Prostitution Ring Outlines Rules of the Game
While the text of his note may seem like something out of a HBO drama, the Suffolk County District Attorney on Tuesday said a harrowing screed written by an alleged drug dealer and pimp illustrates the type of criminal business that was being run right under the noses of locals in the community.
District Attorney Thomas Spota presented the note, titled "Rules 2 Da Game of Hoez!!!" allegedly delivered by Steven McDaniel, 29, as instructions to accomplice Sandra Russell, 26, on how to manage the prostitutes in their operation.
Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
Area residents faced an enormous and sometimes treacherous task of cleaning up after a hurricane, for the second year in a row. Branches knocked down power lines and fences were lying in the road blocking traffic. The damage was widespread.
Port Jeff Man Dies in Early Morning Car Crash
Michael Peggs, 23, of Port Jefferson was killed when his car overturned in Port Jefferson early on a Saturday morning in February, according to police. At 1:26 a.m. the 2001 Subaru Peggs was driving hit a wooden retaining wall on Caroline Avenue near Oakes Street causing his car to flip over.