As we get ready to put 2021 to bed and pop the cork on 2022, I am now prepared to deliver your favorite news stories to you from 2021.

These are the stories you chose as your favorites, from new restaurants to scary movies, bats, to torn-down buildings.

The Top News Stories of 2021

Easily Overlooked but Vital Pieces of Candlewood Lake's Operation and History

At a glance, these photos and diagrams may mean very little to you. But, as Mike Allen's research points out these are vital pieces of Candlewood Lake's History and Operation.

Vacant Brookfield Properties Give Me the Creeps

Brookfield Connecticut is a beautiful New England town with picturesque landscapes and architecture. It does have one section of road that is about a mile long, that time has forgotten. When the highway got extended, the life started to drain from this portion of Federal Road and COVID-19 put the finishing touches on any business that was hanging on for dear life. There are supposed to be people in these places, that's why they were made. The absence of humanity in these spaces makes them tragic and chilling.