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Top Five NewtownBee.com Stories October 17 To 23



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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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“Jim And Sasha Allen Enter ‘The Voice’ Battle Rounds With Goal To Entertain,” by Alissa Silber, published October 21. After much anticipation, Newtown father and son duo Jim and Sasha Allen were featured on The Voice’s battle rounds on the evening of Monday, October 18. Read more at newtownbee.com/10212021/jim-and-sasha-allen-enter-the-voice-battle-rounds-with-goal-to-entertain.

“Hometown Stars: Father And Son Begin ‘Joyful, Amazing’ Journey On ‘The Voice,’” by Alissa Silber, published September 27. Newtown’s own Jim Allen and his son Sasha Allen wow the judges on The Voice’s blind auditions when it aired on September 21. Read more at newtownbee.com/09272021/hometown-stars-father-and-son-begin-joyful-amazing-journey-on-the-voice.

“Flags To Be Lowered For Colin Powell,” by Shannon Hicks, published on October 18. President Joseph Biden ordered flags lowered to honor General Colin Powell, who died October 18. Read more at newtownbee.com/10182021/flags-to-be-lowered-for-colin-powell.

“Newtown Resident, Former Marine, Rescues Afghans From Taliban,” by Jim Taylor, published October 22. Newtown resident and former Marine Captain Chris DiNoto and his wife, Trinh, helped rescue 19 people from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, including Karim Khan Ahmadi, DiNoto’s interpreter when he served there. Read more at newtownbee.com/10222021/newtown-resident-former-marine-rescues-afghans-from-taliban.

“Remembering Joseph Grasso: A Man Who Inspired His Students, Peers, And Community,” by Alissa Silber, published October 15. Those who knew Joseph Grasso, Sr, can testify that he was the type of person who left an impression. When news began to spread about his passing on October 9, many flooded social media and The Newtown Bee’s inbox to share their heartfelt sentiments for the man who meant so much to so many. Read more at newtownbee.com/10152021/remembering-joseph-grasso-a-man-who-inspired-his-students-peers-and-comm.

Education Reporter Eliza Hallabeck can be reached at eliza@thebee.com.

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