As 2009 winds down and we gear up for the new year, the Gloucester Daily Times takes a look back at what we thought were some of the most important headlines this year. But really, what we think may be important isn't always what our readers think is important, so we want you, our readers, to weigh in on what stories you think should make this year's top 10.
The poll below lists 25 stories from 2009 in no particular order. Pick the 10 you think were the most important, or the most influential. There is no limit to the number of times you can vote and if you think of a story that we haven't and you think it should be in the top 10, click other and write in the headline in.