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Top Five NewtownBee.com Stories January 17-21



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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 recent top stories, based on the number of page reads.

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“Fast Moving Friday Morning Fire Destroys Aspen Lane Home; Fundraiser Launched,” by John Voket and Shannon Hicks, published January 22. A rapidly advancing fire that may have originated in or around a fireplace chimney appeared to have destroyed a 3,000-square-foot home on Aspen Lane, Friday morning, January 22. Read more at newtownbee.com/01222021/breaking-news-fast-moving-friday-morning-fire-destroys-aspen-lane-home.

“Three Months After Devastating Crash, Future Of King’s Uncertain,” by John Voket, published January 22. It has been three months since an errant commercial truck driver barreled into the popular King’s eatery at 271 South Main Street around 1 am, Wednesday, October 21. But the collapsed building that was thrust a foot and a half off its foundation still sits, appearing untouched and surrounded with caution tape, as it did the morning after the crash. Read more at newtownbee.com/01222021/four-months-after-devastating-crash-future-of-kings-uncertain.

“Detours Through Fairfield Hills Following Crash,” by Shannon Hicks, published January 18. Detours were in place the morning of January 18 following a crash around 6:30 that sent one driver to the hospital. Read more at newtownbee.com/01182021/detours-through-fairfield-hills-following-crash.

“Ivy Kathleen Jeanfaivre, Newtown’s First Baby Of 2021, Gives Family ‘A Special Place In The History Books,’” by Shannon Hicks, published January 18. Ivy Kathleen Jeanfaivre has been named Newtown’s First Baby of 2021. The third child of Callie and Gary Jeanfaivre of Newtown, she was born at 10:41 am, Thursday, January 7, at St Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport. Read more at newtownbee.com/01182021/ivy-kathleen-jeanfaivre-newtowns-first-baby-of-2021-gives-family-a-special-place-in-the-history.

“Newtown Adds 119 COVID Cases, Two More Deaths In One Week,” by John Voket, published January 21. The surge in Newtown’s number of COVID-19 infections continues, with 119 new infections reported in just a week according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH). Read more at newtownbee.com/01212021/newtown-adds-119-covid-cases-two-more-deaths-in-one-week.

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