Newtown residents have rejected the proposed budget up for a vote in referendum Tuesday. There were 2,488 no votes and 1,943 yes ballots cast.
The budget referendum asked registered residents if $107.8 million should be appropriated as the annual budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. That number represented a 2.34 percent tax increase.
There is a new initiative proposed in the Board of Education budget, all day Kindergarten.