Top 10 in 2010

December 26th, 2010 by admin Leave a reply »

Posted: December 26
Updated: Today at 12:21 AM

Top 10 in 2010

Readers choose Maine’s biggest newsmakers of the year.

From staff reports

For Maine readers, 2010 was a political year to remember.

Gov.-elect Paul LePage

Mainer Seth Wescott won a gold medal at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in the men’s snowboard-cross, coming from behind. It was the second gold for Wescott, who also won in 2006.

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Readers of The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram overwhelmingly selected the victory of Gov.-elect Paul LePage as the top Maine news story of the year.

The next two stories they chose also involved hard-fought races on the November ballot: the Republican Party capturing control of both chambers of the state Legislature, and voters narrowly approving the state’s first casino with table games. Two other stories in the top 10 also featured politics on a national and local scale.

But there were also stories of triumph and humanitarian efforts. Readers also recognized a South Portland lawyer who found himself in the national spotlight.


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