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Top Five NewtownBee.com Stories For June 13 To June 19



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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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“Blue Colony Diner Thanks People Of Newtown And Surrounding Area For Support,” published June 15. Exit 10 off I-84 has been synonymous with Blue Colony Diner for travelers and locals alike since March 1973. Read more at newtownbee.com/06152021/blue-colony-diner-thanks-people-of-newtown-and-surrounding-area-for-support.

“NHS’s Class Of 2021 Graduates,” by Eliza Hallabeck, published June 12. Newtown High School’s Class of 2021 graduated at Blue & Gold stadium on Saturday, June 12. To read the brief announcement following the event see newtownbee.com/06122021/nhss-class-of-2021-graduates, or see full coverage in the June 18 print edition, available for purchase while copies last at 5 Church Hill Road, Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

“A Rare Look At A Private Sandy Hook Garden,” by Shannon Hicks, published June 15. The Garden Conservancy’s national Open Days program opened its 2021 season earlier this month, and one local garden was among those participating. Read more at newtownbee.com/06152021/a-rare-look-at-a-private-sandy-hook-garden.

“Field Named In Honor Of Coach Lin Hertberg,” by Andy Hutchison, published June 14. Lin Hertberg has done so much for Newtown High School softball — from his dedication to coaching to donations to the program — representatives from the program and the school athletics department decided it was time to honor Hertberg in a big way. Read more at newtownbee.com/06142021/field-named-in-honor-of-coach-lin-hertberg.

“Juneteenth Now A Federal Holiday; Mail Delivery This Weekend, Special Events In Place,” by Shannon Hicks, published June 18. President Joe Biden signed legislation establishing a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery, saying he believes it will go down as one of the greatest honors he has as president. Read more at newtownbee.com/06182021/juneteenth-now-a-federal-holiday-mail-delivery-this-weekend-special-events-in-place.

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

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