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Top Five NewtownBee.com Posts For July 19-25



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What are newtownbee.com readers reading? Each week we compile a list of the most read posts published to our site. Here is a roundup of the week’s top five posts, based on number of page reads.

Keep up with all the Newtown news by subscribing to the paper each week — click “Subscribe” at newtownbee.com or e-mail subscriptions@thebee.com — and check our website for updates. Along with the headline, date published, and a brief description of the story, a link to each story is below.

“Black Lives Matter Is Not Marxist,” a letter to the editor written by Stephen Zakur, published July 20. Read more at newtownbee.com/07202020/black-lives-matter-is-not-marxist.

“Board Of Education Approves Re-Entry Plan And Another Calendar Change,” by Eliza Hallabeck, published July 23. A re-entry plan for students returning to school and a calendar change to have students start school on September 3 were approved at the Board of Education’s special meeting on July 21. The re-entry plan includes three models to respond to community transmission of COVID-19: A students fully attending (with parents able to opt to have their student/students learn from home) schools model; a hybrid model with students alternating attending school in two groups; and a full online model. Read more at newtownbee.com/07232020/board-of-education-approves-re-entry-plan-and-another-calendar-change.

“Manfredonia Arrested On Additional Charges,” by Shannon Hicks, published on July 20. Peter Manfredonia has been arrested on additional charges stemming from a crime spree in May, during which time he allegedly killed two men, including a former Sandy Hook resident. Read more at newtownbee.com/07202020/manfredonia-arrested-on-additional-charges.

“Surviving The Virus, Part 3: COVID Slams Three Of Four Roussas Family Members,” by John Voket, published July 20. This was the next in a series of features focusing on Newtown residents who have contracted and/or suffered through the effects of COVID-19. Unlike the thousands of Connecticut residents who have been hospitalized, or who have been lost to the novel coronavirus pandemic this year, the Roussas family of Newtown has a different story to tell. Read more at newtownbee.com/07202020/surviving-the-virus-part-3-covid-slams-three-of-four-roussas-family-memb.

“A Moving Experience For Local Developer,” by Shannon Hicks, published July 20. A 2,500-square-foot house took a trip recently. The single-family dwelling was relocated from its original site at 20 Washington Avenue to a lot at the end of Charlie’s Circle. Michael Burton, owner of the home and of Michael Burton Builders, Inc, is the developer behind The Riverwalk at Sandy Hook Village. Read more at newtownbee.com/07202020/a-moving-experience-for-local-developer.

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