From Tropical Storm Irene to the opening of the new Champlain Bridge, 2011 was chock-full of groundbreaking events. Once you've caught up on the year's biggest developments in our Chronology Feature, make sure to check out some of the accompanying images taken by award-winning photographer Trent Campbell. For captions, click on the slideshow image or refer to the print version of Thursday's paper.
Every year, boys and girls around the world send letters to Santa in the the north pole. Here are a few that local children shared with us.
Since I didn’t get any gifts for my birthday can I get more presents than usual? I would like a DS, some DS games like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Batman. Some Wii games like Indiana and Star Wars and Batman, and Mario and Sonik, and a ripstick and a game for the Wii. It is. Maryo cart and a DS game it is Maryo. I would like some bayblades and a bayblade arena.
Pictured above is a glass carboy with a handle around the neck, just like the volatile combination referenced in this post. Photo from Flickr user stuttermonkey.