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  • The Safety Of Schoolchildren

    They say all politics are local. And nothing gets more political and more local than deciding how to divide up a community’s property taxes. Newtown’s budgetmakers are used to doing their work with taxpayers inviting themselves into their meeting rooms to look over their shoulders at line items, to listen to department heads justify expenses, and ultimately to offer their own opinions at hearings, in letters to the editor, in social media, and eventually in the voting booth.

  • Finance Bd. Reviews School Budget, Security Dialogue Begins

    Along with a presentation on the Board of Education’s proposed 2013-14 budget, the Board of Finance also heard from the Police Commission and a representative of a Security Committee for the first time on measures that could be taken regarding school security at its special meeting on Tuesday, February 26.

  • Parents Want Armed Security While Officials Wait For Recommendations

    Both residents and officials on hand to listen during a sparsely attended public budget hearing February 21 expressed significant concerns about future school security needs.