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Top Five NewtownBee.Com Stories For November 13-19



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Each week we compile a list of some of the recent 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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"Sandy Hook Memorial Opening November 13," by John Voket, published November 10. The Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial was set to quietly open to the public on November 13. Visitors can enter the memorial site and park in its adjacent lot at 28 Riverside Road in Sandy Hook. Read more at newtownbee.com/11102022/sandy-hook-memorial-opening-november-13.

"Grant Kicks Off Planning For Long-Awaited Rail Trail," by Jim Taylor, published November 15. During a public presentation November 7, residents and officials got the first conceptual look at rail trail plans that would eventually extend a much larger trail network from neighboring Monroe, through town to the Fairfield Hills Campus. Read more at newtownbee.com/11152022/grant-kicks-off-planning-for-long-awaited-rail-trail.

"HOM Student Offers A Lesson On Stuttering," by Eliza Van, published November 15. Head O’Meadow fourth grade student Emmett Paulson presented a lesson on stuttering to all of the kindergarten to second grade students at his school recently because he wanted them to know that “it is okay to stutter.” Read more at newtownbee.com/11152022/hom-student-offers-a-lesson-on-stuttering.

"Benson To Retire After 17 Years With Town," by Jim Taylor, published November 18. At 70, Director of Planning George Benson has decided that it’s time to retire from the municipal workforce — but possibly not retire altogether. Read more at newtownbee.com/11182022/benson-to-retire-after-17-years-with-town.

"P&Z Denies Intervenor Opposing Mt Pleasant Road Apartments," by Alissa Silber, published November 15. Newtown Planning & Zoning Commission (P&Z) conducted a brief meeting to hear about proposed apartments for Mt Pleasant Road during its November 3 meeting. Read more at newtownbee.com/11152022/pz-denies-intervenor-opposing-mt-pleasant-road-apartments.

Education Editor Eliza Van can be reached at eliza@thebee.com.

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