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A $500,000 request for continuing May severe weather clean up has been approved by the Newtown Legislative Council.  The emergency allocation is coming from the town's fund balance.  Clean up in Newtown could cost more than 2 million dollars, not including the price of disposing and grinding up wood debris at the Newtown Transfer Station.  First Selectman Dan Rosenthal says they are waiting word from FEMA about reimbursement before removing that debris from the Transfer Station.  He told the Newtown Bee that there are more than 60,000 cubic yards of storm debris already piled high at the landfill, with more to come.

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