- Thursday, April 2, 2015
When people start talking about “rebranding” something, one of two things has gone wrong: the original something in need of rebranding has obvious inherent flaws that require significantly altered perceptions to hide those flaws from view; or that same original something has been so successfully mischaracterized by adversaries that a new light is required to illuminate the truth of it.
- Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 9:30 am
Only two men attempted to attend a community center information session Tuesday evening, March 31. They didn’t get word that it had been canceled several hours earlier.Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 8:44 am
A referendum orginally intended for March 21 for voters to approve a $15 million gift from the GE Foundation has been scheduled instead for April 28 to coincide with the annual budget referendum. The Board of Selectman during a special meeting on February 27 moved to make the change.
First Selectman Pat Llodra had stated that she would like additional time for community engagement and discussion for the community center project.Wednesday, April 23, 2014
To The Editor:
I’d like to thank everyone involved in working together this year on preparing, advocating for and voting for the budget. We saw an unprecedented amount of cooperation resulting in a budget that was appealing to a wide margin of the voters who chose to cast their ballots.Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 9:11 pm
Amid cheers from local officials and residents who gathered at Newtown Middle School Tuesday evening, town polling officials revealed totals from a first round budget referendum that overwhelmingly approved both a school district and town spending package, along with debt service on capital borrowing for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
The Board of Selectmen’s municipal budget including debt service on bonding passed 2,571 to 738, while the school district request passed 2,421 to 868 Town Clerk Debbie Halstead confirmed late Wednesday.Monday, April 21, 2014
Head O’ Meadow students cast their votes Monday, April 21, on which category of books they would like purchased for the school’s library.
The event is a yearly one at the school, and library/media specialist Bev Bjorklund said she prepared the students to cast their ballots by speaking to them about the importance of voting.Friday, April 18, 2014
Shortly after reviewing a letter to the editor in this week’s pre-budget vote edition of The Newtown Bee, Legislative Council Chair Mary Ann Jacob reached out hoping to clarify what she believes is a lingering misconception regarding the council’s ability to add funds back if the school and/or town proposals fail at referendum April 22.Thursday, April 17, 2014
Newtown voters have been invited to the polls on April 22 to commit themselves to $111 million in expenditures and another round of property tax bills for 2014-15. While overall spending in the proposed budget does inch up by slightly less than one percent, the accompanying tax rate does not increase at all, thanks to growth in the grand list, supplemental motor vehicle taxes, and various unanticipated grants and payments from the state.Wednesday, April 16, 2014
To the Editor:
I am writing in support of the municipal and education budgets and want to encourage all Newtown voters to vote in the budget referendum on Tuesday, April 22.Wednesday, April 16, 2014
To the Editor:
Newtown, please vote Yes for the education budget on Tuesday April 22nd! Why? Because the proposed budget takes into account declining enrollment, current and future planning, and doesn’t play a “cat and mouse” game with the bottom-line.