No. 5 Story of the Year: Sacred Heart Student Found Dead

A look back at what made news in Sudbury in 2012.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Top 5 stories, which will run from Dec. 17-21, were based on total page views as of Dec. 10.)

The Sudbury community was saddened when news broke on Oct. 24 of the sudden death of Will Cadogan.

Cadogan was a member of Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School's cross country and track teams, and spent part of a summer building a Habitat house in Alamosa, Colo.

Between 700 and 800 people attended a memorial service on Oct. 18 at Chapel of the Holy Spirit..

Cadogan was a freshman in the Welch College of Business.

The cause of death was not stated.

Cadogan is survived by his parents, Carol L. Cadogan and Ronald I Eisenstein both of Sudbury, according to his obituary. He was the brother of Diana M., Kevin B., Michael B., and Patrick W., all of Sudbury.

Cadogan and his family were featured in a WBUR story on mental health in January 2011.

(Original story: Sacred Heart University Student from Sudbury Dies)

TRF December 17, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Thanks for this reminder. I'm sure the family is thrilled to be the number 5 story of the year. Once again, great showing of judgement, Sudbury Patch.
Carole Daniels December 17, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Do sound judgement and compassion exist at the Patch? Are you short of happy things to write about? Your sensationalist headlines create a lot of anguish for many. The "breaking news" and repeat sad stories do not have a place in solid reporting. Carole Daniels
Abby Jordan (Editor) December 17, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Hi everyone, it's typical for news outlets to look back in December at the top stories of the year. As the editor's note says, these stories had the most page views on the site, and that's how they were chosen.
Robert J Crowley December 17, 2012 at 09:35 PM
I never read the Patch, except to voice my displeasure.
RealEconomics December 18, 2012 at 03:49 AM
I received something in the mail a few weeks ago introducing a new website that appeared to be competing wth the patch. Anyone have the website? Thanks!
Sam Based December 18, 2012 at 07:30 PM
If you argue about who's a disgrace to Sudbury, you're obviously the disgrace. No one in Sudbury except you sad bored individuals care enough to be disgraced by these articles.
ME March 28, 2013 at 01:02 AM
Take this down, as one of will's friends, this depresses your "No. 5 Story of the Year" happens to be the worst I've ever received. You shouldn't rank your stories simply by the number of views, rate them off the ability of the writer, and in this case, the writer lacks both empathy and writing skill. A pitiful page long summary of a human beings lifetime is not a "story of the year," it's an understatement of the beauty of one of the best human beings I know. I'm sick of strangers fighting on his obituary, I'm sick of people who didn't know him talking about him like a statistic, I'm sick of Sudbury Patch treating peoples business like gossip, spreading around whatever the bored housewives of our town find the most interesting, and controversial. Focus on the town issues, not the individuals, and how dare you be as shameless to use the excuse, it got a bunch of views to justify and obituary being the "story of the year." Get a grip, get a real job, and find something real to write about.
Karla Vallance March 28, 2013 at 03:17 PM
ME, as noted by Abby Jordan in the comments above, this is not the equivalent of a David Letterman Top 10. Rather, as Rob Fucci notes at the top of the story, it is a snapshot of what your community MOST read last year. Whatever the topic, that is valuable to know. Please do not think we are taking the information lightly.
Karla Vallance March 28, 2013 at 08:59 PM
Deleted your obscenity, ME.


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