Newtown residents have approved a budget and two capital items. Turn out for yesterday's referendum was about 17-percent. The spending plan is a 1-percent tax rate increase. The budget for the coming fiscal year is $41-million for the town and $76-million for the schools. Residents also approved $1.685 million to replace the roof on Middle Gate School, and about $1.5 million in additional funding for road repairs and improvements. Newtown residents will likely be asked about funding for a new police station on the August 14th primary ballot or the November general election ballot.