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Newtown officials propose spending plan for upcoming fiscal year

Newtown First Selectman Dan Rosenthal has released his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.  The $43-million plan is a 2.45 percent increase of the current year.  Much of the increase is for the cost of the new senior center and the police station. There's also an increase in salaries, debt service and road paving.  In order to offset some of those costs, a full time assistance position in the senior services department and one in the police department will reduced to part time.  The Superintendent of Schools has proposed a $79-million budget, a 1.5 percent increase.  The Newtown Board of Finance will hold a public hearing on the proposals February 13th.  The Legislative Council must adopt a budget before a referendum May 28th.

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