Top Five NewtownBee.com Stories For November 22 to 28
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.
“15 Single Family Homes Proposed For Berkshire Road, Residents Voice Concerns,” by Alissa Silber, published November 25. The Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) conducted a special meeting over Zoom on the evening of November 12 for the public hearing of Application #20‐27 by Negreiro & Sons Construction LLC. The applicant seeks to construct 15 single-family homes and a 1,550-foot road with associated improvements at 203 & 211 Berkshire Road (Route 34). Read more at newtownbee.com/11252020/15-single-family-homes-proposed-for-berkshire-road-residents-voice-concern.
“Richard Crafts Moved To Homeless Shelter For Veterans,” by Andrew Gorosko, published January 30, 2020. Richard Crafts, the former Newtown resident who has served a lengthy prison sentence for the November 1986 murder of his wife Helle, on January 29 was moved from the Isaiah House halfway house in Bridgeport to a homeless shelter for veterans, which is also in Bridgeport, as part of Crafts’s ongoing transition from prison life to a full release from custody. Read more at newtownbee.com/01302020/richard-crafts-moved-to-homeless-shelter-for-veterans.
“Inspiring School Of Music Celebrates With Ribbon Cutting After Rebranding,” by Alissa Silber, published November 22. The Newtown Chamber of Commerce celebrated the Inspiring School of Music’s rebranding with a ribbon cutting ceremony in front of the Edmond Town Hall on Saturday, November 14. Read more at newtownbee.com/11222020/inspiring-school-of-music-celebrates-with-ribbon-cutting-after-rebranding.
“Friday Afternoon House Fire Draws All Newtown Fire Companies, Mutual Aid,” by Shannon Hicks, published November 6. A Newtown family has been displaced after a fire destroyed their home on November 6. Dodgingtown and Hawleyville fire companies were dispatched to 17 Wedgewood Court around 1:30 pm that Friday afternoon, for a reported residential fire alarm. When the first firefighter arrived at that address, however, the call was upgraded to a structure fire and all five Newtown fire companies — adding Botsford, Hook & Ladder, and Sandy Hook — then responded to the call. Read more at newtownbee.com/11062020/friday-afternoon-house-fire-draws-all-newtown-fire-companies-mutual-aid.
“Two Tree Lightings To Happen, With Modifications,” by Shannon Hicks, published November 21. Of the three local tree lighting events held annually, two will be presented very differently this year. One has been canceled. Read more at newtownbee.com/11212020/two-tree-lightings-to-happen-with-modifications.