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  • Transforming Newtown

    If we did not already celebrate Christopher Columbus this weekend, we would have to come up with another holiday this second week of October to celebrate the astonishing spectacle of fall in New England. The seasons and weather in this particular pocket of the world are precious coins in the currency of change — and we’re not talking about spare change. In the space of a month, our landscape transforms itself from its summer look to its winter look with a flourish that continues to take our breath away, even after a lifetime of Connecticut Octobers.

  • Llodra, Reed Address Questions About October 5 Referendum, Pending SHS Project

    First Selectman Pat Llodra and Interim School Superintendent John Reed sat for a video interview September 24 to respond to questions and to help residents understand the implications of the upcoming October 5 referendum. On that Saturday, between 6 am and 8 pm, voters will be asked to accept or reject a gift of up to $50 million to remediate and demolish the existing Sandy Hook building, and to build a new, state-of-the-art school facility, roughly on the same site.

  • Town Releases Latest Sandy Hook School Project Q&A Document

    The Town of Newtown has developed its latest informational Q&A document to continue ensuring that residents are informed through the rebuilding process of Sandy Hook Elementary School.

    The fifth document, released on September 26, provides an update on the Sandy Hook Elementary School building project and the referendum scheduled on October 5, 2013 to authorize the town government to spend money which has been granted by the State of Connecticut.