Top Five Stories Of The Week: Dec. 11 to 17
A countdown of the top stories that made headlines this week in Newtown.
Newtown Township police have arrested a 22-year old Newtown man in conjunction with a burglary that occurred Thursday on North Ascot Court.
Newtown Borough Council on Tuesday appointed five members to the newly established Human Relations Commission. The commission is being established to meet the requirements of an anti-discrimination ordinance that council passed in October. That ordinance expands discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
One Council Rock School Board member wants to ban teacher access to Facebook and YouTube in all district schools. Patty Sexton said YouTube and Facebook should not be accessible from any computer at any school. Students are already not able to access the sites thanks to the district’s filtering software.
Buttons for the First Night event are now on sale for $10 at the following locations: First Federal of Bucks County, First National Bank of Newtown, Newtown Book and Record Exchange, 3rd Federal Bank, Newtown Athletic Club, Action Karate and Shady Book Farm. The event will be held Dec. 31 at Council Rock High School North.
Newtown Borough Mayor Dennis O’Brien broke a 3-3 tie Tuesday to pass a 2012 budget that will increase municipal taxes by 50 percent. In 2012, the owner of an average assessed home in Newtown Borough will pay $360 in municipal taxes – about $129 more than in 2011.