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  • This Is Not The Year To Gamble

    To the Editor:

    We are about to endeavor on our third budget referendum, but the first time that we have a bifurcated budget and will be voting for the education budget only. This is uncharted territory for our town. 

  • School Budget ‘Rithmetic

    Of the three “R’s” of budget politics, once again the reading and ‘riting about the subject comes to a close, and all that it left to consider is the ‘rithmetic at the polls, when the third iteration of a 2013-2014 school budget comes up for a vote.

  • Newtown’s Failure

    To the Editor:

    Well done Newtown.

    With the eyes of a nation still interested, and somewhat curious about how the town moves forward. the message is clear:  We don’t really care that much. For the second time this spring one out of three eligible voters managed to make it to the polls. Apparently the other 2/3rds of the voters are very busy and don’t have the time. Not my problem so to speak… Just like every other year… Status quo… Really?

  • At Last Check, Voter Turnout Beginning To Mirror First Budget Referendum

    Local registrars say voting for the second round town and school budgets closely mirrored the number of voters who turned out for the first failed referendum two weeks ago today.

  • Budget Turnout Up Slightly In Morning Voting

    Polling for the second round budget referendum is today at Newtown Middle School. Qualified residents are invited to cast ballots on separate town and school requests until 8 pm this evening.

  • Ballots And Baked Goods

    Odyssey of the Mind team mom Heather Almeter with her daughter, Arline, at Newtown Middle School earlier this afternoon. Mrs Almeter’s son, Aidan, is a member of a team that will be heading to Odyssey of the Mind world finals later this month.

  • Vote When It Matters The Most

    To the Editor:

    After 12/14, Newtown was the closest, most kind, loving and generous community.  That has helped my family and other families to begin the healing process, but now we are in the dreaded and divisive budget season. 

  • Polls Open At NMS

    Polling is open in Newtown Middle School’s gym, 11 Queen Street, from 6 am to 8 pm today, April 23, for qualified residents and property owners to cast ballots on the proposed townwide budget request.

    The referendum marks the first time budget voters can extend approval or denial to the town and school proposals separately. A charter revision splitting, or bifurcating, the budget ballot was approved in 2012 and is now in effect.

  • Still Time To Vote

    Today's referendum marks the first time in recent history that residents are being asked to cast separate ballots on the school district and municipal budget proposals.