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  • Voters Approve Hawleyville Sewer System Expansion

    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.

  • February 26 Town Meeting Slated On Hawleyville Sewer Line

    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.

  • Town Meeting: Might As Well Have Locked The Door

    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.

  • School Appropriation Passes Unanimously And Without Comment

    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.

  • Town Meeting July 24 To Consider Sandy Hook Design Grant

    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.

  • Town Meeting On Hawley Boiler Project Is March 20

    Electors and citizens qualified to vote at Town Meetings of the Town of Newtown are invited to participate in a Special Town Meeting on Wednesday, March 20, at 7 pm in the Council Chamber of the Newtown Municipal Center for the following purposes: