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Best of Gaithersburg 2012: Top 30 Most Read Stories (No. 10-6)

Gaithersburg Patch counts down the top 30 stories from 2012, continuing with No. 10-6.

What was the top story for Gaithersburg in 2012? We're counting down the year's top 30 stories on Gaithersburg Patch as 2012 comes to a close. Interested in more top stories? Check out the top 24 stories from across all Maryland Patch sites in 2012 on Gaithersburg Patch.

No. 30-26 in the Gaithersburg Top 30 countdown were revealed Wednesday, No. 25-21 on Thursday, No. 20-16 on Friday and No. 15-11 on Saturday.

10. 45-Year-Old Gaithersburg Man Dead In Overnight Home Invasion (Dec. 3, 2012) -- Gaithersburg's Cesar Smith was killed in a home invasion at an apartment complex on Whetstone Drive in Gaithersburg.

9. One Dead In Kentlands Area Car Crash (Sept. 24, 2012) -- Elizabeth Colvin Colton, of the 200 block of Hart Road in Gaithersburg, was killed in a car crash on Great Seneca Highway at Lakelands Drive in the Kentlands area of Gaithersburg.

8. Being a Local Artist - An Insider's Perspective (June 11, 2012) -- Gaithersburg mixed-media visual artist Natalya B. Parris, currently showing at the Delaplaine, explains what it is like to be a local artist.

7. Vision for Crown Farm Development Seen by City (July 24, 2012) -- Gaithersburg officials and residents got their first inside look at the new Crown Development.

6. Teen Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries In Cycling Accident Early Thursday (Aug. 23, 2012) -- Gaithersburg High School junior Nicole Marie Polen, 15, of Montgomery Village, was involved in a serious collision at the intersection of Route 124 and Airpark Road in Gaithersburg.

Check back with Gaithersburg Patch on Sunday for the top 5.

Sonia Dasgupta (Editor) January 10, 2013 at 08:49 PM
Comments from users Ashley Piper and Sue Brown were pulled from the site for being defamatory. - Sonia
Sue Brown January 30, 2013 at 03:43 AM
Nicole had a safer bike route planned for that day, that did not get used. It is so hard to watch ypu and your mother suffer while people ridicule you. I pray that you recover and that the pain in your mother's heart will eventually fade.
Kathy K. January 30, 2013 at 10:18 PM
This horrible tragedy was 100% preventable. With all the bike paths in Montgomery Village, why that road was used, will forever haunt this family. My heart is breaking as I watch this family grieve. Nicole is missing so much of her life. Those who know her, know she is not a risk taker.

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