Berlin Patch is celebrating the beginning of its third year in town after beginning Dec. 5, 2010.
In these final days on 2012, Berlin Patch will count down the top 10 stories of the year. The top stories were calculated by the amount of page views they received from you the viewers.
Here are numbers eight and seven:
Number 8: Domestic Call Turns Violent as Suspect Exchanges Gun Fire
"Nothing happens in Berlin. The Berlin Police have an easy job."
Some of those inaccurate assumptions flew out the window when three Berlin police officers responded to a domestic call of a fight between two brothers on Peck Street.
Officers entered the house to clear it but when they turned back one of the brothers opened fire on the officers. The officers were not injured but when they returned fire they struck the man in the legs.
It was a scary night for the men in blue. Read the entire story here.
Number 7: The Continuing Saga of the Berlin High School Renovation Project.
The voters of Berlin passed the referendum question to renovate the crumbling and aging Berlin High School building.
Since that happened there have been many peaks and valleys and it depends on who you talk to if the project is over or under budget or on time or delayed.
Read some of the popular stories about the project here, here, here and here.