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Top Five NewtownBee.Com Stories For May 15 To 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 top stories, based on the number of page reads.

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“DEEP Investigating Bear Shooting, Orphaned Cubs,” by Jim Taylor, published May 13. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) was actively investigating the shooting of a female bear in Newtown on May 12. DEEP is saying it is leaving the adult bear’s two surviving cubs to fend for themselves, and will be monitoring them through the weekend. Read more at newtownbee.com/05132022/deep-investigating-bear-shooting-orphaned-cubs.

“Former Community Center Employee Charged With Arson,” by Jim Taylor, published May 20. After a three-month-long investigation into a fire set in an exterior bathroom at Newtown Community Center, police have arrested a former community center employee in connection with the incident. Read more at newtownbee.com/05202022/former-community-center-employee-charged-with-arson.

“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.

“With Rescue In Progress, DEEP Says Stay Away From Bear Cubs,” by Jim Taylor, published May 16. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Deputy Director Mason Trumble asked the public to stay out of the vicinity of two orphaned bear cubs so they could hopefully be caught in traps baited with food. Read more at newtownbee.com/05162022/with-rescue-in-progress-deep-says-stay-away-from-bear-cubs.

“Concerns Tied To Warehouse Proposal Riling Local Fire Officials,” by John Voket, published May 19. Any opponents of the proposed Wharton Hawleyville warehouse, or anyone concerned over whether Newtown’s collective fire services lack the resources, training, and apparatus to respond to any eventual fires or related emergencies at such a facility can rest assured, according to a number of fire officials speaking to those allegations. Read more at newtownbee.com/05192022/concerns-tied-to-warehouse-proposal-riling-local-fire-officials.

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

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