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Newtown Begins Municipal Space Needs Assessment

GE gives town $15 million gift

File photo
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There are gifts and then there are gifts!

General Electric has pledged to construct a new $15 million community center for Newtown because it has a lot of employees that live here and to help the community continue to heal. 

The town is now getting very serious about the project as it has undertaken a space needs assessment in its municipal buildings, the Danbury News Times reports. 

The paper says the new community center could house the Senior Center, Parks and Recreation and an acquatics center. 

However, this would free up significant space for use, which has led the town to study its space needs. Additionally, the Danbury News Times reports that the Police Department needs more space and after the volunteer Fire Department relocates there will be another building that can be utilized. 

Paul Alexander June 05, 2014 at 01:17 PM
Something tells me the end result of all this "studying" will be a bond issue...more debt to fund more muncipal buildings housing more muncipal employees who earn fat pensions. Every Newtown taxpayer should read "Thidwick, The Big Hearted Moose" by Dr. Seuss...the story of an overly tolerant Moose (taxpayer) for whom others’ (government's) impositions become an insurmountable burden. One day ya'll will shed your antlers.
Paul Alexander June 05, 2014 at 01:18 PM
Thanks Dad! ;)
Kathleen June 05, 2014 at 02:11 PM
What kind of message are we sending to our police when we say 'oh you can make do with the basement', and then build a brand new facility for seniors, oh I mean the "community", and parks and rec?
Paul Alexander June 05, 2014 at 02:45 PM
Memo to the public sector...Do...More...With...Less...The taxpayer is tapped out!
BARBARA June 06, 2014 at 11:16 AM
THINK before you act !! Newtown PD deserves a new facility! Make them a priority !

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