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Top Five NewtownBee.Com Stories For July 24-30



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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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"Catherine Pendergast Climbs To New Heights With Eversource’s Lineworker Certification," by Andy Hutchison, published July 23. A lot of folks have dreams of reaching new heights in a career — or climbing to the top at one’s job. Newtown’s Catherine Pendergast is taking these goals quite literally. Read more at newtownbee.com/07232022/catherine-pendergast-climbs-to-new-heights-with-eversources-lineworker-certification.

"Commission Discusses Signage For ‘Memorial Etiquette’ At Property," by Alissa Silber, published July 26. The Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission (SHPMC) discussed at its meeting on July 14 outlining memorial rules, guidelines, and expectations to be referred to the Newtown Board of Selectmen (BOS). Read more at newtownbee.com/07262022/commission-discusses-signage-for-memorial-etiquette-at-property.

"Emergency Responders Converge To Rescue Injured Hiker," by Jim Taylor, published July 29. A man with a reported head injury who was found lying in a creek bed by a family on an afternoon hike was rescued after a coordinated effort by numerous local volunteer responders. Read more at newtownbee.com/07292022/emergency-responders-converge-to-rescue-injured-hiker.

"Newtown Well Represented At White House Safer Communities Event," by Matthew Schumer, published July 25. On July 11, President Joe Biden invited over 2,000 people to the South Lawn of the White House to commemorate the signing of the bipartisan Safer Communities Act. Among the attendees were members of several Newtown-based gun violence prevention groups, including the Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) and Sandy Hook Promise (SHP). Read more at newtownbee.com/07252022/newtown-well-represented-at-white-house-safer-communities-event.

"IWC Closes Hearing For Commerce Road Self-Storage Facility," by Alissa Silber, published July 25. Newtown Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) discussed an application for a self-storage facility with five buildings during its meeting at the Newtown Municipal Center on July 13. Read more at newtownbee.com/07252022/iwc-closes-hearing-for-commerce-road-self-storage-facility.

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

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