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Top Five NewtownBee.Com Stories For June 12 To 18



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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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"Controversial Hawleyville Warehouse Zoning Request Denied By P&Z," by Jim Taylor, published June 17. The Newtown Middle School auditorium erupted in applause June 16 as the Planning & Zoning Commission denied a special exception request for a controversial warehouse proposal in Hawleyville. Read more at newtownbee.com/06172022/controversial-hawleyville-warehouse-zoning-request-denied-by-pz.

"NUSAR Assists In Search For Candlewood Lake Boater Missing Since May 29," by Shannon Hicks, published June 9. Newtown Underwater Search And Rescue (NUSAR) was among the multiple first responder agencies involved in a search for a man who went missing in Candlewood Lake over Memorial Day weekend. Read more at newtownbee.com/06092022/nusar-assists-in-search-for-candlewood-lake-boater-missing-since-may-29.

"Newtown Salutes Our Class Of 2022," by Eliza Hallabeck, published June 16. Newtown High School’s Class of 2022 graduated “at beautiful Blue & Gold Stadium," as NHS Principal Dr Kimberly Longobucco said at the event, which was previewed ahead of further coverage in the June 24 print edition. Read more at newtownbee.com/06162022/newtown-salutes-our-class-of-2022.

"Juneteenth Holiday Closings & Notes," published June 13. The country’s newest federal holiday, Juneteenth, fell this year on Sunday, June 19, and the holiday was observed on Monday, June 20, when Federal Reserve Banks and branches will be closed. Read more at newtownbee.com/06132022/juneteenth-holiday-closings-notes.

"Inclusive Playground Ribbon Cutting Celebration Brings Community Together," by Alissa Silber, published June 14. People of all ages and abilities gathered at Dickinson Memorial Park on Saturday, June 4, to celebrate the official ribbon cutting for a new inclusive playground that has been in the planning and development stages for more than two years. Read more at newtownbee.com/06142022/inclusive-playground-ribbon-cutting-celebration-brings-community-together.

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

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