The Top 10 Stories on www.necn.com for 2017

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A woman in Rockland, Maine, made headlines in September when she said she would rather go to jail than take down signs in her front yard supporting President Donald Trump. The city said the signs violated its code enforcement because of how large they were.
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Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was emotional when the jury acquitted him in a double homicide trial in April. He committed suicide a few days later.
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Readers were definitely ready to see First Lady Melania Trump's response after a Cambridge, Massachusetts, librarian rejected a shipment of 10 Dr. Seuss books sent by her office as part of 'National Read a Book Day.'
New England isn't New England without its winter weather! This storm hit in early February and more than a foot of snow for some in southeastern Massachusetts and northern Rhode Island.
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A paddleboarder at Marconi Beach in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, had a close call with a great white shark this summer when the shark bit his paddleboard. The incident temporarily closed the beach.
This weather blog from meteorologist Tim Kelley highlights a major nor'easter that knocked out power for more than a million around New England in late October.
This post-Fourth of July story about teens getting caught in the act definitely raised some eyebrows with necn fans on Facebook.
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The suicide of Maine meteorologist Tom Johnston shocked our northern New England readers, and affected many at our affiliate WCSH6. Police later said Johnston was being investigated for sexual assault.
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A Harrington Hospital nurse was stabbed multiple times by a patient in the hospital's emergency room in June. She survived, and the suspect was arrested after trying to flee the scene.
Last winter didn't deliver too many big storms, except one in mid-March that had everyone ready to buy all the bread and milk. Don't worry, our weather team is ready for anything that the winter of 2017-18 has in store for us!
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