- Friday, November 6, 2015 at 10:35 am
After a marathon five-hour-plus meeting November 4 during which the Legislative Council completed its final review of a charter revision draft, Council Chair Mary Ann Jacob said she was hopeful that suggested changes sent back for consideration would be completed in time for council members who charged the Charter Revision Commission to approve a final overhaul of the community’s constitutional document.
- Wednesday, July 8, 2015
To the Editor:
With regard to my comments about the road bonding resolution at the Town Meeting on Monday, the article appearing this week missed the main point of my concern. I said that I would vote for the resolution because of the deplorable condition of the roads due to budgetary underfunding over the last ten years, and even more dramatically over the last six.
- Tuesday, July 7, 2015
One of the largest Town Meeting turnouts in recent memory drew dozens of residents to the Municipal Center July 6 for a brief but critical vote on spending for a Newtown High School auditorium renovation and bonding for local road improvements. Residents are holding up tickets, both proving they are qualified to vote, and registering their support of the motions that endorsed both spending proposals.
- Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 1:13 pm
Electors and citizens qualified to vote at town meetings of the Town of Newtown are being called to participate in a Special Town Meeting on Monday, July 6, at 7:15 pm, at the Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.
- Friday, February 13, 2015 at 8:58 am
After being approved by the Board of Selectmen and the Legislative Council, selectmen are coming around to the final administrative requirement before commencing efforts to demolish the dwelling where 12/14 perpetrator Adam Lanza resided.
First Selectman Pat Llodra told the Board of Finance during remarks earlier this week that a town meeting to authorize officials to move forward with the planned razing of that residence will be held 15 minutes before the selectmen’s 7:30 pm meeting Tuesday, February 17.
- Thursday, February 27, 2014
Following lengthy discussion at a special town meeting, voters by an 81-to-11 margin have approved borrowing $2.8 million to expand the Hawleyville sanitary sewer system to spur local economic development.
Approximately 100 people attended the February 26 standing-room-only meeting held at Newtown Municipal Center.
- Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 3:41 pm
Residents are called to a special town meeting scheduled for 7 pm, February 26 in the Newtown Municipal Center’s main council chambers to approve or deny a special appropriation of $2.8 million for the construction phase of a Hawleyville sewer line extension, and to authorize the town issuing bonds to cover those costs.
In recent weeks, the Boards of Selectmen and Finance and the Legislative Council all endorsed the project, which is expected to serve as a catalyst for significant economic development in the Hawleyville area.
- Friday, July 26, 2013
To the Editor
With regard to last Wednesday’s town meeting scheduled for 7 pm.
I arrived at the Newtown Municipal Center at 7:03 pm. The registrars were giving out voting cards upon proof of identity. I would judge that there were somewhere in the range of 25 people in orderly lines, and it took until about 7:10 for me to get my ticket. There were still several behind me.
- Thursday, July 25, 2013
A unanimous town meeting vote that approved the appropriation of $750,000 in funds from the state for planning and design work for a new Sandy Hook elementary school was over in 11 minutes.
A full parking lot and line out the door at a crowded Newtown Municipal Center Wednesday found attendees packing the building’s Council Chamber, where the meeting took place. Many residents stood, while others remained in the hallway unable to find a seat or even standing room inside.
- Friday, July 19, 2013
The Board of Selectmen is planning a town meeting July 24 for consideration of $750,000 being offered by the State of Connecticut. According to a release from First Selectman Pat Llodra’s office this week, the $750,000 grant is part of a $50 million state funding package for the Sandy Hook School building project.