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Newtown First Selectman Dan Rosenthal suggested paying for some projects with the town's share of the American Rescue Plan Act funding, so that Newtown can bond less over the coming years.  During the recent Board of Selectmen meeting members heard from Newtown Finance Director Robert Tait about rules for using the pandemic relief funds.  Some qualifying projects include replacing the water distribution system at Fairfield Hills, replacing aging police cruiser cameras, and bringing wireless internet service to the community center and senior center.  $2.5 million could be used to offset the cost of ventilation and air conditioning upgrades at Hawley Elementary School.  A question about borrowing for the project is on the November ballot.  If the item is rejected at referendum, the money can be used for other projects.

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