Planned informational sessions about the proposed Communtiy Center project have been called off. At the latest info session, residents were critical of the plans for Phase 1 to be a senior center and aquatics center, saying children and other sectors of the community were left out.
Newtown's attorney says the $15 million donation from GE doesn't need voter approval from residents. Newtown Patch reports that there's no technical requirement for the acceptance of the gift, except that a financial contract statement be filed.
David Grogins said in the report that the only required step is for the town to enter into a donor agreement, which was done last November.