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Top Five NewtownBee.Com Stories For May 8 To 14



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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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"Sandy Hook Man Succumbs To Wounds Following Saturday Stabbing," by John Voket, published May 8. State Police shared that a Sandy Hook resident was pronounced dead following a New Fairfield stabbing late on the night of May 7. Read more at newtownbee.com/05082022/sandy-hook-man-succumbs-to-wounds-following-saturday-stabbing.

"Family And Friends Mourning Tragic Death Of James Knapp," by John Voket, published May 12. Friends, family members, students, and even tenants remember and celebrate the life of Sandy Hook resident James Edward Knapp. Read more at newtownbee.com/05122022/family-and-friends-mourning-tragic-death-of-james-knapp.

"DEEP Investigating Bear Shooting, Orphaned Cubs," by Jim Taylor, published May 13. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is investigating the shooting of a bear in Newtown that has been roaming the local area with cubs. Read more at newtownbee.com/05132022/deep-investigating-bear-shooting-orphaned-cubs.

"Wharton Warehouse Hearing Continuance Provides Perspectives, Objections," by Jim Taylor, published May 11. Over 200 people crowded into Edmond Town Hall Theatre for a public hearing continuation on May 5 as the Planning & Zoning Commission considers a requested Special Exception from Wharton Equity Partners LLC for a warehouse development in Hawleyville. Read more at newtownbee.com/05112022/wharton-warehouse-hearing-continuance-provides-perspectives-objections.

"IWC Learns Of PFAS At Car Wash, Has Town Monitor Holly Estates Subdivision," by Alissa Silber, published May 9. Newtown Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) discussed a wetland’s violation at a local car wash and possibly revoking Holly Estates’ permit during its meeting at Newtown Municipal Center on April 27. Read more at newtownbee.com/05092022/iwc-learns-of-pfas-at-car-wash-has-town-monitor-holly-estates-subdivision.

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

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