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Top Five NewtownBee.com Posts For August 2 to August 8



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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. This is the third week this post is the top post on the website. Read more at newtownbee.com/07202020/black-lives-matter-is-not-marxist.

“Students To Return Under Hybrid School Model,” by Eliza Hallabeck, published on August 6. Local students will return to school buildings with a hybrid education model in September. Newtown Superintendent of Schools Dr Lorrie Rodrigue recommended using the previously outlined hybrid model at the Board of Education’s August 6 special meeting, which was held in person at Reed Intermediate School with social distancing measures for board members and streamed virtually and via phones for the public. Read more at newtownbee.com/08062020/students-to-return-under-hybrid-school-model.

“Rosenthal ‘Not In Any Way Satisfied’ With Utility’s Prep Or Response To Storm,” by Shannon Hicks, published August 6. August 6, the second morning post-Tropical Storm Isaias, dawned bright and clear, with two sounds competing for the soundwaves: chainsaws and generators, kicking off another day of cleanup efforts and their accompanying cacophony. Read more at newtownbee.com/08062020/rosenthal-not-in-any-way-satisfied-with-utilitys-prep-or-response-to-storm.

“Isaias Arrives As Expected; Nearly 80% Of Town Still Without Power Wednesday Morning,” by Shannon Hicks, published August 5. With the percentage of outages averaging between 75 and 80+ percent, the Town of Newtown Emergency Management Team promised to put pressure on Eversource until all homes and businesses were back online. Read more at newtownbee.com/08052020/nearly-80-of-newtown-was-without-power-wednesday-morning-after-tropical-storm-isaias-ravaged-the-r.

“Connecticut Under Tropical Storm Warning,” by John Voket, published August 3. Newtown’s Emergency Management team was planning to meet Tuesday morning ahead of the effects of the hurricane that made landfall in the Carolinas late Monday. The National Weather Service issued a Tropical Storm Warning that covered the entire state. Read more at newtownbee.com/08032020/connecticut-under-tropical-storm-warning.

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