Top Five NewtownBee.com Stories For January 3-9
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 recent top stories, based on the number of page reads.
“Newtown Sees COVID-19 Cases Double Over Last Six Weeks As New Variant Arrives In State,” by John Voket, published January 7. In a little more than six months since Newtown saw its first positive COVID-19 case last spring and the week of Thanksgiving, Newtown Health Director Donna Culbert saw the numbers begin escalating upwards. Read more at newtownbee.com/01072021/newtown-sees-covid-19-cases-double-over-last-six-weeks-as-new-variant-arrives-in-state.
“Making History Again— Marygold’s On Main Opening January 9,” by John Voket, published January 8. Marygold’s On Main announced limited seating for its opening at the former Inn at Newtown, 19 Main Street, for January 9. Co-owner Kate Neugold said, “We have spent an entire year bringing this special place back to life, and we couldn’t be more excited to open our doors and welcome everyone back.” Read more at newtownbee.com/01082021/making-history-again-marygolds-on-main-opening-january-9.
“The Lessons Of 2020: Overseeing Newtown’s Public Schools In A Pandemic,” by Eliza Hallabeck, published January 5. There were many challenges to overcome in 2020 for Newtown Public Schools, and some local school district leaders recently reflected on what it has taken to educate the town’s public school students through the ongoing pandemic. Read more at newtownbee.com/01052021/the-lessons-of-2020-overseeing-newtowns-public-schools-in-a-pandemic.
“Town’s Newest Police Officer Sworn In; Commission Conducts First Meeting Of The Year,” by Shannon Hicks, published January 8. The Board of Police Commissioners held its first meeting of the year on January 5, with members again convening remotely due to the ongoing pandemic. Read more at newtownbee.com/01082021/towns-newest-police-officer-sworn-in-commission-conducts-first-meeting-of-the-year.
“Sabrina Style Wins First ‘Decoration Crawl’,” by John Voket, published January 4. Sabrina Style, a formalwear boutique in the heart of Sandy Hook Center, has been named the first winner of the Newtown Shop Small Decoration Crawl. Read more at newtownbee.com/01042021/sabrina-style-wins-first-decoration-crawl.