As the end of the year comes to a close this week, we take a look back at the biggest stories we are sharing the most visited and most-read stories we posted this year on our website.

These stories are in order of the most popular stories that you checked out and that everybody wanted to know about during 2021 in Bangor and around Maine.

Some of the stories peak evergreen interests of those who live in Maine or those who come to visit the Pine Tree State, including stories about Stephen King. Our list of the top 25 stories from our website included a few Stephen King-related stories including where tourists should visit Stephen King spots in Bangor and another post about the different locations throughout 'Stephen King's Maine', spanning a few central spots around the state.  We even shared some online reviews of Stephen King's house that were not so impressed with the West Broadway home.

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Other stories piqued your interest to see what 'the most expensive homes and rentals in Maine looked like- to get to take a tour of luxury in a time when luxury isn't available to many in our area.

Stories that piqued your interest in 2021 also included news of what was opening or closing in the area- from what was moving into the vacant Toys 'R' Us building on Bangor Mall boulevard to what was moving out of Brewer.

The most popular story of 2021 was one that we get to look forward to every year and may have been 'news of comfort' in a world gone awry with pandemic concern.

Take a look at the most looked at stories of 2021 in this year-end roundup.

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