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Top Five NewtownBee.Com Stories For May 1 To 7



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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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"Suspect In Kidnapping, Carjacking Facing Additional Charges," by Jim Taylor, published May 3. Newtown Police Detectives served an arrest warrant with nine serious charges on April 27 to Christopher Lemke, 33, of Bethel, in regards to a kidnapping and home invasion incident from April 14. Read more at newtownbee.com/05032022/suspect-in-kidnapping-carjacking-facing-additional-charges.

"P&Z Reviews Request For New Barnabas Road Building," by Alissa Silber, published May 2. Newtown Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) heard a proposal for the construction of a commercial building in Hawleyville during its meeting on April 21. Read more at newtownbee.com/05022022/pz-reviews-request-for-new-barnabas-road-building.

"Warehouse Hearing Set For May 5, Protest Rallies Planned," by Jim Taylor, published April 29. With the continuation of a public hearing for a warehouse at 10 Hawleyville Road set for May 5, in the Edmond Town Hall Theatre, a number of protest rallies against the development were being planned. Read more at newtownbee.com/04292022/warehouse-hearing-set-for-may-5-protest-rallies-planned.

"Police Seeking Witnesses To Collision," published May 4. Newtown police were seeking anyone who may have witnessed a collision on Mt Pleasant Road at the intersection of Sawmill Road earlier in the morning on May 4. Read more at newtownbee.com/05042022/police-seeking-witnesses-to-collision.

"Former Sandy Hook Resident Illustrates Children’s Book ‘Mom’s Bed,'" by Alissa Silber, published May 3. Special moments shared between a mother and her children inspired the read aloud children's book Mom's Bed, written by Elizabeth Busel and illustrated by Katie Rissolo. Read more at newtownbee.com/05032022/former-sandy-hook-resident-illustrates-childrens-book-moms-bed.

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

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