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Top Five NewtownBee.com Stories For January 2 To 8



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Each week we compile a list of some of the most-read stories published at newtownbee.com. Here is a roundup of the week’s top stories, based on the number of page reads.

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“COVID Test Kits Going Out January 2 To Newtown Residents With Reservations,” by John Voket, published January 1. After a delayed delivery and distribution modifications that stymied both residents and officials last week, announcements were made for some qualified Newtown households to receive free rapid COVID-19 test kits. Read more at newtownbee.com/01012022/covid-test-kits-going-out-january-2-to-newtown-residents-with-reservations.

“‘All Aboard’ For The Resurgence, Nostalgia Of Model Trains,” by Jim Taylor, published November 24, 2021. With interest in a nostalgic hobby picking up steam in recent years, All Aboard Train Depot is the only stop you will need to get on track with a new or used model train collection. Read more at newtownbee.com/11242021/all-aboard-for-the-resurgence-nostalgia-of-model-trains.

“Jim And Sasha Allen’s Spectacular Run Concludes During ‘The Voice’ Semifinals,” by Alissa Silber, published December 9. Hometown stars Jim and Sasha Allen’s journey on the NBC singing competition The Voice ended on Tuesday, December 7, to the disappointment of many dedicated fans and their coach Ariana Grande. Read more at newtownbee.com/12092021/jim-and-sasha-allens-spectacular-run-concludes-during-the-voice-semifina.

“Meet Melia Hus, Newtown’s First Baby Of 2022,” by Shannon Hicks, published January 7. Melia Hus is one of the earliest First Baby title winners in many years. The second child born to Megan and Jeremy Hus of Newtown, Melia was born just 18 minutes into the new year, easily claiming her honorary title. Read more at newtownbee.com/01072022/meet-melia-hus-newtowns-first-baby-of-2022.

“Change In Plans: Newtown Residents Must Register To Receive COVID Test Kits,” by John Voket, published December 29. After further review, Newtown Emergency Management officials pivoted to a system that required online registration for qualified residents to receive up to two free COVID-19 test kits on Friday, December 31. Read more at newtownbee.com/12292021/change-in-plans-newtown-residents-must-register-to-receive-covid-test-kits.

Education Reporter Eliza Hallabeck can be reached at eliza@thebee.com.

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