Hits All-Time Traffic High for Month of November

More hit its all-time high for a single month of traffic in November.

Anchored by election coverage at the start of the month and the arrests by warrant of three Darien teens on the even of the Turkey Bowl at the end of the month, the local news site reached 144,903 pageviews.

The figure narrowly beats the prior all-time high of 144,685, set in July. Seven of the 10 highest-traffic months for have come in 2017.

Here’s a look at the top-10 months since launched in January 2014, with the single-most-read story from each month:

Highest-Ever Traffic Months,

MonthPageviewsTop Story
November 2017144,903Three Darien Teens Arrested after Assault in New Canaan; Trio Includes At Least Two DHS Football Players
July 2017144,685‘Patio and Lawn Covered in Vomit’: New Canaan Dad, Son, Daughter Arrested after Underage Drinking Party
May 2017134,891Interfering Charge for New Canaan Man, 59, in Oenoke Ridge Underage Drinking Party Case; Felony Charge for Teenage Son
October 2017127,670Police: Darien Man Charged with Animal Cruelty; New Canaan Woman Says Her Dog Died in Care of ‘Terry’s House of Pets’
June 2017126,040Police on Untimely Death: New Canaan Man, 56, Appears To Have Shot Himself in Parking Lot at Talmadge Hill Train Station
August 2017121,633New Canaan Boy, 5, Remains in Intensive Care After Near Drowning in Stamford
September 2017120,914Chilling Details of New Canaan Boy’s Drowning Emerge in Arrest Warrant Application
April 2016119,632‘She Was the Best Soul I Knew’: Friends, Colleagues, Students and Parents Remember Kelly Devine
December 2016114,761After Profound Loss, New Canaan Dad Launches Support Group To Help Parents of Kids Struggling with Addiction
March 2016114,170After Angry Woman Throws Ice Cream Sundae, ‘BOGO Tuesdays’ at Baskin Robbins in Jeopardy
Source: Google Analytics


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