A budget for the new fiscal year has been adopted in New Milord. The Town Council agreed with the proposed cut by the Board of Finance, totalling little more than $2 million. The budget is a slight increase in spending from the current year, but money will be used from other accounts to lower the tax rate by .1 percent. The New Milford budget includes $64.5 million for the schools and $39.3 million on the municipal side. Much of the public speaking during virtual comment periods came from parents asking that the school budget not be reduced as more instructional and emotional support will be needed due to the pandemic.