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  • Head O’ Meadow Students Vote For Books

    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.

  • Council Chair Clarifies Misinformation In Letter, Social Network Posts

    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.

  • Not Just Another Tuesday In April

    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.

  • Help Maintain And Grow Our Educational System

    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.

  • Responsible and Objective Budgets

    To the Editor:

    This year’s budgets carefully address numerous concerns expressed by many. In general, schools, roads, and taxes are the most frequently heard topics.

    The Board of Education, Board of Selectmen, Board of Finance and the Superintendent all earned a well deserved “thank you” for assembling very responsible and objective budgets that can serve as models for coming years. On Tuesday April 22 please vote (at the Middle School, Queen Street) to support these budgets.

  • Let’s Make It ‘One And Done’

    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.

  • Budget Addresses Needs, Services And Taxpayer Concerns

    To the Editor:

  • Heartened By This Year’s Budget And Budget Process

    To the Editor:

    As I reflect upon my first time through the budget process as a member of the Legislative Council, I cannot help but be impressed by the level of cooperation displayed by the boards of selectmen, education, and finance as well as my fellow council members in achieving what I believe to be very prudent budgets on both the municipal and education sides of the ledger sheet, which I wholeheartedly endorse.

  • Support Education By Supporting The Budget

    To the Editor,

  • A United Council In Support Of The Budget

    To the Editor:

    On April 2nd, the Legislative Council unanimously approved the budget put forth for our consideration by the Board of Finance. This budget represents a zero tax increase while taking into account the need for a solid school security plan, proper coverage of our health insurance funds, money to repair our roads as well as a reduction in staffing in our schools in response to declining enrollment.

    Please join us on Tuesday, April 22nd, and vote yes at the Middle School on Queen Street from 6 am – 8pm.