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Budget Votes Lead Weston, Easton And Redding's Week In News

Weston residents went to the polls to vote on the town's budget last week. Easton and Redding voters will do the same this week.
Weston residents went to the polls to vote on the town's budget last week. Easton and Redding voters will do the same this week. Photo Credit: Ken Liebeskind (File)

WESTON, EASTON AND REDDING, Conn. – Town spending was a big topic in the Weston, Easton and Redding area, this past week, with two votes finished and more on the way. Here are some of the top stories from the past week.

? Weston held its annual budget referendum Thursday, with the proposed 2013-14 spending plan passing in a landslide. But the town is not finished with its budget yet, as the Weston Board of Education still needs to decide how to manage the $190,000 reduction in its funding made by the Board of Finance.

? Easton held its Annual Town Budget Meeting on Monday, and residents did not make any changes to the $41.2 million in spending proposed by the Board of Finance. The budget is set to go to a townwide referendum May 7.

? Weston High School received more recognition last week, with the Washington Post placing it on its list of “Most Challenging Schools” in the U.S.. Weston ranked seventh among the Connecticut schools on the list.

? In upcoming events, the Historical Society of Easton will present a program on the life of local legend P.T. Barnum later this week. The Thursday event will feature a lecture from Kathy Maher, curator of the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport.

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