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Newtown residents have voted to accept $50 million in state funding.  There were 4,504 votes cast in favor and 558 votes to reject the funding.


Five question and answer documents were put out by Newtown officials with information about the building of a new Sandy Hook Elementary School.


The special appropriation from the state is for architectural and engineering services to design a new building, to demolish the facility currently on the site and to build the new school.  Some of the money will be used to buy two neighboring parcels of land so the entrance to the school can be relocated. 


Abatement of any hazardous materials could begin later this month.  The school would be demolished sometime in November.  The architect, engineering and construction management firms have already been selected so they would begin work soon on the design and construction.

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