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Top Five NewtownBee.com Stories For May 2 to May 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 recent top stories, based on the number of page reads.

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“Silver Alert Issued For Newtown Woman,” by Shannon Hicks, published May 5. The Newtown Police Department issued a silver alert for a Newtown resident. She was later found. Read more at newtownbee.com/05052021/silver-alert-issued-for-newtown-woman.

“Once A Nighthawk, Now A Raven: Ben Mason Drafted By Baltimore,” by Andy Hutchison, published May 1. He once soared as a Nighthawk, and now Ben Mason looks to do the same as a Raven. Read more at newtownbee.com/05012021/once-a-nighthawk-now-a-raven-ben-mason-drafted-by-baltimore.

“‘Rock Star’ Service Dog Facing The Best Last Days Of His Life,” by Eliza Hallabeck, published May 7. A “rock star” service dog is facing an untreatable cancer and the diagnosis is devastating to many. Read more at newtownbee.com/05072021/rock-star-service-dog-facing-the-best-last-days-of-his-life.

“Coexisting In Harmony With Wildlife: Bobcats And Coyotes,” by Alissa Silber, published May 4. In this miniseries, The Newtown Bee consults animal experts to explain how to support these animals safely from afar and what to do if you encounter them face-to-face. Read more at newtownbee.com/05042021/coexisting-in-harmony-with-wildlife-bobcats-and-coyotes.

“Schoolhouse Looking Decidedly Smarter After Weekend Update,” by Shannon Hicks, published May 4. One of Newtown’s oldest schoolhouses is looking refreshed these days. Read more at newtownbee.com/05042021/schoolhouse-looking-decidedly-smarter-after-weekend-update.

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