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Top Five NewtownBee.com Stories October 3 To October 9



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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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“Hometown Stars: Father And Son Begin ‘Joyful, Amazing’ Journey On The Voice,” by Alissa Silber, published September 27. Millions of people saw Newtown’s own Jim Allen and his son Sasha Allen wow the judges on The Voice’s blind auditions when it aired Tuesday, September 21. After Jim and Sasha stepped foot onto that iconic stage, they talked with The Newtown Bee about how their journey of preparation and dedication to their craft was years in the making. Read more at newtownbee.com/09272021/hometown-stars-father-and-son-begin-joyful-amazing-journey-on-the-voice.

“Waterford Man Dead Following Car Crash,” published September 30. A waterford man died after the car he was operating crashed into a tree in southern Newtown. Read more at newtownbee.com/09302021/waterford-man-dead-following-car-crash.

“Borough Zoning Rules On Cannabis Establishments, ‘Granny Pods,’” by Alissa Silber, published October 4. The Borough of Newtown Zoning Commission (Borough Zoning) conducted public hearings on cannabis-related changes to the regulations and “granny pod” apartment structures. Read more at newtownbee.com/10042021/borough-zoning-rules-on-cannabis-establishments-granny-pods.

“Ballot Mistake Caught Quickly After Two Erroneous Ballots Issued,” by Jim Taylor, published October 4. A mistake on absentee ballots for the November 2 municipal elections was caught quickly after two incorrect ballots were distributed. Read more at newtownbee.com/10042021/ballot-mistake-caught-quickly-after-two-erroneous-ballots-issued.

“Local School HVAC Project History Highlighted At Statewide Press Conference,” by Eliza Hallabeck, published October 5. Some of Newtown’s past and present building project efforts regarding school air quality were highlighted during a recent statewide press conference. Read more at newtownbee.com/10052021/local-school-hvac-project-history-highlighted-at-statewide-press-conference.

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