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Top Five NewtownBee.com Stories For August 23 to August 29



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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.

“Support Sought For Seriously Injured Former First Responder Liam Ferguson,” by John Voket, published August 25. The community is being called to help the fallen responder after Ferguson suffered a traumatic brain injury Sunday, August 23, while helping his father clear storm debris from their yard. Read more at newtownbee.com/08252020/support-sought-for-fallen-former-first-responder-liam-ferguson.

“Microbiologist Wants Her Newtown Neighbors To Have The Facts On Masks,” by John Voket, published August 24. After agonizing about letters in The Newtown Bee that were “fraught with scientific misinformation about the process of COVID-19 infections and the importance of masks and social distancing” related to maintaining public health, a local microbiologist reached out to offer her trained expertise on the subjects. Read more at newtownbee.com/08242020/microbiologist-wants-her-newtown-neighbors-to-have-the-facts-on-masks.

“NHS Marching Band & Color Guard Season Begins,” published August 25. Students in seventh to twelfth grade took part in a two-week band camp from August 10 to 21 to kick off the Newtown Marching Band & Color Guard season. There will be no live competitions this year, and the prospects for other opportunities for performances are limited. Read more at newtownbee.com/08252020/nhs-marching-band-color-guard-season-begins.

“Newtown Health Officials Add Four New COVID-19 Cases,” by John Voket, published August 28. Mirroring statewide increases in coronavirus cases that continue creeping up in fits and starts, Newtown’s Health District also saw a slight uptick in cases since last week. Read more at newtownbee.com/08282020/newtown-health-officials-add-four-new-covid-19-cases.

“Hundreds Without Power, Multiple Roads Compromised After Intense, Unexpected Storm,” by John Voket, published August 27. At around 7 pm Thursday, August 27, more than 700 Newtown Eversource customers were still experiencing an unwanted sort of déjà vu after a storm of unexpected intensity brushed Newtown. Read more at newtownbee.com/08272020/hundreds-without-power-multiple-roads-compromised-after-intense-unexpected-storm.

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