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August 3, 2018

Posted on August 3, 2018 at 10:58 AM by Terri Oswin

Morris Lake is 2 inches below the top of the spillway as of July 30, 2018.
The special election was held on Tuesday this week and voters decided to move the May municipal elections to November.
Get ready to do some serious shopping on August 3rd, 4th, and 5th as we have the annual Town-wide Garage Sale coupled with the downtown merchant Sidewalk Sale!
Make sure you mark your calendars for the Movie Nights at Memory Park – August 10th and 24th! Despicable Me 3 and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle are the two free movies playing those dates.
Invitations have gone out for the annual Taste of Newton event which will be held on Monday, September 10th on Spring Street.
The DPW has been swapping out old fluorescent light fixtures in Town Hall for energy efficient LED units that are both brighter and less expensive to operate. Hey it’s bright in here!
We met with representatives from JCP&L this week to discuss environmental cleanup efforts at their East Clinton Street property. I will keep you posted.
The ribbon cutting for the Newton Theatre Arts Academy was extremely well attended and joy to behold. We wish JP nothing but continued success in all of his exciting endeavors!
Councilwoman Diglio and Lorraine attended a meeting this week to learn more about plans for improving the County Library System.
We received bids for water testing this week through the competitive contracting process.
I attended the quarterly Community Schools meeting with Dr. Greene and his team. I will keep you posted on the exciting things occurring in our schools this fall.
We have a meeting next week with Sen. Oroho to continue efforts to see legislation adopted regarding boarding/rooming houses. We appreciate his efforts and that of his team and look forward to a successful outcome as quickly as possible.
Have a great weekend! Enjoy the Fair and the shopping at the garage and sidewalks sales!
Yours in Service,