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  • Is The School Board A Closed Shop?

    (The following letter to the Newtown Board of Education has been received for publication.)

    Last week I sent the following email to each member of the Board of Education. Not one of the seven members has acknowledged it or responded. Hopefully some of them read The Newtown Bee so I am submitting my concerns in this venue.

    To Members of the Board of Education:

  • School Board Fills Vacant Seat With Former Member

    By Eliza Hallabeck

    The Board of Education unanimously appointed Kathy Hamilton, formerly Kathy Fetchick, to fill a vacant seat, left open by board Secretary Cody McCubbin, at a special meeting on Wednesday, July 10.

    Ms Hamilton, who has served on the Legislative Council since September 2010, previously served as the Board of Education’s vice chair.

  • Officials Making A Case For Third-Round School Budget With Video Messages

    Following a similar appeal by Acting Superintendent John Reed via a two-part video broadcast on The Bee’s YouTube channel, a number of other local officials requested to post face-to-face messages to local taxpayers.

  • Newtown Donations Coordination Team Moves Forward

    The Newtown Donations Coordination Team is a town-sanctioned group established by First Selectman Patricia Llodra and tasked with cataloguing and seeing that the many “in kind” donations received by the town are presented to the intended recipients. The team was formed in February, in response to issues Town Tax Assessor Chris Kelsey encountered as he tried to catalogue physical items in a warehouse, and realized many non-tangible donations needed to be tracked.