Top 10 Most-read Long Island Press Local News Stories of 2017

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Clockwise from top left: Jake’s 58 Casino, Donald Trump, downtown Patchogue and the Engineer’s Country Club.

As we count down the days, hours and minutes to the New Year, it’s time to reflect on which Long Island news stories Press readers clicked on the most in 2017.

As usual, the list of most-clicked local news differs greatly from the editors picks of the most important LI news of the year. While the editors weighed the impact of stories, readers voted with their mice.

Here’s what our readers read the most on longislandpress.com this year:

10. Suffolk Upset Among Long Island Primary Results
Although the Republican challenger in the Suffolk sheriff’s race lost the general election, it still made for an interesting primary when he upset the GOP nominee.

9. Engineers Country Club in Roslyn Harbor OKs Sale to RXR
This real estate transaction that we first reported is the latest in a string of LI country clubs being put on the market and changing hands, often with the land being partially developed.

8. Lawsuit Could Still Drive a Stake Through Jake’s 58 Gambling Casino
The Island got its first casino this year. Naturally, a lawsuit ensued. That suit is still pending, so this headline is still holds true.

7. After Decade of Reinvention, Patchogue Once Again a Seaside Gem
This was more of a feature than a news story, but it has news elements in that it explored the trend of a charming village’s rebirth.

6. NYC Corrections Academy Cadet from Long Island Charged With Selling Cocaine
As usual, readers get clicky they see stories about members of law enforcement — or, in this case, cadets — getting arrested.

5. Muttontown Village Mayor, Husband Arrested for Tax Fraud
They also tend to click on stories about politicians getting arrested.

4. Long Island Schools Named Best in Report
Readers love their schools!

3. Copiague Teachers Kneel During Pledge on Trump Inauguration Day, Sparking Probe
They also get riled up when First Amendment debates break out in those schools.

2. First Casino on Long Island Debuts in Islandia
Did we mention LI opened its first casino this year?

1. Suffolk Cop Arrested for Sexually Abusing Woman, Feds Say
See No. 6.