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Top Five NewtownBee.com Stories November 14 To 20



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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 Represent ‘Home’ During ‘The Voice’ Knockouts, Preparing For Tonight’s Live Competition,” by Alissa Silber, published November 8. This was the second week in a row that this story was the top most-read story at newtownbee.com. Jim and Sasha Allen, the father-son duo from Newtown who are competing on the current season of The Voice, were hours away from the first round of live competition on the popular NBC TV program. Read more at newtownbee.com/11082021/jim-and-sasha-allen-represent-home-during-the-voice-knockouts-preparing-for-tonights-live-comp.

“Jim And Sasha Allen Advance To Top 13 On ‘The Voice,’ Viewing Party Planned,” by Alissa Silber, published November 10. The Voice had its much-anticipated Live Top 20 Performances: It marked the first time Newtown and the nation could take part in voting for the NBC-TV competition to advance local musicians Jim and Sasha Allen. Read more at newtownbee.com/11102021/jim-and-sasha-allen-advance-to-top-13-on-the-voice.

“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 wowed 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.

“Trick Or Treat For Canned Goods Delivers Despite WestConn Team Tragedy,” by Shannon Hicks. In the ultimate display of team spirit, WestConn coaches and athletes stepped up for each other during a tragedy last month. Read more at newtownbee.com/11152021/trick-or-treat-for-canned-goods-delivers-despite-westconn-team-tragedy.

“Eighth Grade Gridders Blank Glastonbury, Advance To Championship,” published November 20. On November 14, the eighth grade Newtown Nighthawks punched their ticket to the Shoreline Youth Football Conference championship game with a convincing 19-0 semifinal-round win over long-time nemesis Glastonbury. Read more at newtownbee.com/11202021/eighth-grade-gridders-blank-glastonbury-advance-to-championship.

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

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