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Top Five NewtownBee.com Stories For October 4-10



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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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“Murder Victim’s Sisters Continue Pressing For NHS Teacher’s Transfer,” by John Voket, published October 5. Jessica Rose and Gianna Eisele, sisters of local murder victim Nicholas John Eisele, have issued their own statements in part calling for the reassignment of Newtown High School science educator Jeanette Roderick, who is the mother of Nicholas’s accused killer, Peter Manfredonia. Read more at newtownbee.com/10052020/murder-victims-sisters-continue-pressing-for-nhs-teachers-transfer.

“As Schools Convene In A COVID Era, What Are The Best Mask Options?” by John Voket, published September 5. As local schools ready for reopening and a fair number of Newtown’s college students return to campuses across the country and beyond, it remains clear that face coverings will play a critical role in keeping COVID-19 transmission rates low. Read more at newtownbee.com/09052020/as-schools-convene-in-a-covid-era-what-are-the-best-mask-options.

“Inspired To Be Allies: A Family Matriarch Finds Her Voice Advocating For Racial Justice,” by John Voket, published October 5. This new series of profiles taps Newtown residents who are finding passion and inspiration as part of the growing ‘Newtown Allies For Change’ community. Read the installment at newtownbee.com/10052020/inspired-to-be-allies-a-family-matriarch-finds-her-voice-advocating-for-racial-justice.

“‘Doors Of The Future’ Pop Up At Fairfield Hills,” by Shannon Hicks, published October 5. A glimpse of color now catches one’s eye as visitors to Fairfield Hills enter Washington Square. For those who drive or walk farther into the square, the journey continues with the viewing of eight large, colorful panels that were installed recently. Read more here newtownbee.com/10052020/doors-of-the-future-pop-up-at-fairfield-hills.

“A ‘Necessity For Accountability’ Leads To A Fundraiser For Change,” by Shannon Hicks, published October 6. Two Newtown residents, both currently studying in Boston, recently launched a new fundraiser. Funds raised through the sales of T-shirts with a new design announcing “The Future Is Just” will benefit an organization dedicated to equity and promoting healthy racial identity development in youth. Read more at newtownbee.com/10062020/a-necessity-for-accountability-leads-to-a-fundraiser-for-change.

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