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Newtown Police to host open house of current, proposed stations

The Newtown Police Department will hold open houses tomorrow at both their current facility at 3 Main Street, and at the site of the proposed new Police station, 191 South Main Street. 


First Selectman Dan Rosenthal says the current building is cramped, but they're not looking to add a lot of space.  He noted that Danbury built a large space and no one has regionalized dispatching.


Rosenthal says there are still decisions to be made about a firing range.  In order for the town to do a range, the economics have to work.  He wants to look at the cost of overtime and using another facility now compared to debt service.  Or he wants a commitment from another community that they'll pay to use a Newtown firing range. 


Without a range, the estimate is $14.8 million.  That figure includes the cost of buying the land.


The open houses at both locations tomorrow and on October 27th are from 10am to 12pm. 

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Todd Schnitt

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