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Top Five NewtownBee.com Stories For September 6 to 12



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Each week we compile a list of the most read stories published at newtownbee.com. Here is a roundup of the week’s top five stories, based on the number of page reads.

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“School District Individual Tests Positive For COVID-19,” by Superintendent of Schools Dr Lorrie Rodrigue, published on September 9. Superintendent of Schools Dr Lorrie Rodrigue announced in a letter to district parents and staff that a school community member had tested positive for COVID-19 and, following an investigation and contact tracing, Newtown public schools would remain open. Read the letter at newtownbee.com/09092020/school-district-individual-tests-positive-for-covid-19.

“P&Z Approves Application For Coach’s Corner With Conditions,” by Alissa Silber, published September 11. The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) met via teleconference on the evening of September 3 to discuss a variety of applications, including Application 20.03 submitted by James F. Walsh for his property at 32 Berkshire Road. Residents may recognize the site as having been previously used for a mulch business. Read more at newtownbee.com/09112020/pz-approves-application-for-coachs-corner-with-conditions.

“Newtown Adds 13 New COVID-19 Cases, Frustrating Health Official,” by John Voket, published September 4. While Newtown Health District Director Donna Culbert knows that five of this week’s 13 new COVID-19 cases were registered within the Garner Correctional Facility, she remains frustrated over others ignoring quarantine restrictions after travel, or after being exposed to someone who is infected. Read more at newtownbee.com/09042020/newtown-adds-13-new-covid-19-cases-frustrating-health-official.

“Castle Hill Farm Offers Sunflower Stroll,” by Andy Hutchison, published on September 2. Some flowers are meant for picking and others are meant for picking a path for a stroll among them. Those would be sunflowers. Castle Hill Farm, 1 Sugar Lane, for the first time, has grown these human-height (and then some) garden giants and welcomes the public to book a time for a Sunflower Stroll this month. Read more at newtownbee.com/09022020/castle-hill-farm-offers-sunflower-stroll.

“Newtown’s Historic Offering: Parade Route Will Be Empty Of Participants And Crowds On Labor Day This Year,” by Shannon Hicks, published September 7. When the Newtown Labor Day Parade Committee announced recently that there would be no parade down Main Street, Glover Avenue, and Queen Street on Monday, September 7, it was not a huge surprise. The Newtown Labor Day Parade would have celebrated its 59th anniversary this year. Read more about the parade’s history and reader responses at newtownbee.com/09072020/newtowns-historic-offering-parade-route-will-be-empty-of-participants-and-crowds-on-labor-day-this.

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