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SbmeirowTalk • 06:11, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

Old history (related to page move)[edit]

For a history before February 14, 2006, please see the history page of "Newtown, Connecticut, USA". Please follow the trend of every other town in the USA and keep this page at "Newtown (town), Connecticut". -- Smith120bh/TALK 02:56, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

Page Move[edit]

The page name Newtown (town), Connecticut is not fit for ths article, it should be Newtown, Connecticut, USA due to the various "Newtowns" throught the world See: Newtown
Pkazazes 11:24, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

Please refer to Wikipedia's official policy for city naming conventions: Wikipedia:Naming conventions (city names). Countries are not included in naming. Again, please do not move articles unless you are really sure that it should be. In general, article naming is based on precedent. Look at all of the other articles in Category:Towns in the United States - none of them include ", USA". Similarly, none of the other articles in Newtown include countries in their name. This page is the appropriate location for the content about the town of Newtown in the US state of Connecticut. -- Smith120bh/TALK 02:51, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

Newtown (town), ConnecticutNewtown, Connecticut — Towns are the primary local government unit in Connecticut. While the town center is separately incorporated as a borough, it is still subordinate to the town government. The town article deserves the principal name. --Polaron | Talk 05:26, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Survey[edit]

Add  * '''Support'''  or  * '''Oppose'''  on a new line followed by a brief explanation, then sign your opinion using ~~~~.
  • Support as nominator. --Polaron | Talk 05:27, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

Add any additional comments:

This article has been renamed as the result of a move request. Vegaswikian 06:36, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Borough[edit]

What's the difference between the borough and the town? Shouldn't the boro be bigger? --AW 21:18, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

In Connecticut, boroughs are sections of towns that are separately incorporated. They are municipalities located within a larger municipality (the town). See Borough (Connecticut) for additional information. --Polaron | Talk 21:45, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

In Newtown, the Borough is just the center of town, and includes the oldest part of main street. It has different zoning laws, is served by town water, and has a sewer system. Tax rates are somewhat different too because of these benefits. It's all part of the same town though, and governed by the same authorities. Buildings in the Borough tend to be older and many are historical landmarks.71.88.34.212 (talk) 20:39, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

External links section[edit]

At some point, for some reason not given anywhere in the edit summaries (at least not that I can find), the External links section for this article disappeared. I'm adding it back with a link to the town school system, an obviously useful link. If there are any objections to that, please discuss them here. Noroton 17:47, 28 March 2007 (UTC)


Pronunciation[edit]

Anyone know if the local accepted pronounciation is New-Town or Nu-ton? Professor water (talk) 22:47, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

Local people are saying "New-Town" Bellagio99 (talk) 00:52, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 15 December 2012[edit]

The death toll for the shooting in Sandy Hooks Elementary is up to 28 at last count...this still has 27... N Pope90 (talk) 16:49, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

Not done: please make your request in a "change X to Y" format. Pol430 talk to me 23:54, 15 December 2012 (UTC)
I see where you mean now, Yes check.svg Done. Pol430 talk to me 23:55, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

$200,000,000 lost in Enron Scandal[edit]

I'd like to know more about Thomas Kirk of Newtown of the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority: http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=NewsLibrary&p_multi=WRAB&d_place=WRAB&p_theme=newslibrary2&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=10856AF062DD05BE&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM Anyone know more? 24.38.234.104 (talk) 07:50, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Suzanne Collins[edit]

Looks like Suzanne Collins was added to this page after the tragedy, and I don't see a citation. Her own page has her hometown as Hartford. There are conspiracy theories floating around about this (trying to link the Hunger Games to the shooting), so unless someone provides a solid source I'm removing this information.Jasonnewyork (talk) 21:15, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

Notability of Adam Lanza[edit]

According to the wikipedia notability requirements, Adam Lanza does not meet the requirements and should not be listed. My edit was reverted. Discussion occurred on the page of the admin who reverted the edit, User_talk:Ohnoitsjamie#Newtown.2C_CT_page_edits, who refuses further discussion on the matter, so we are at an impasse.

Adam Lanza is a perpetrator/criminal, and according to wiki guidelines, they are not generally considered notable, and should not have their own wiki pages. Regarding lists, the wiki description says that lists follow the same rules as page creation. Adam Lanza, properly, does not have a page, but is integrated into the article on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, per wiki guidelines. He is not a notable person. 71.88.34.212 (talk) 18:44, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Notability in Wikipedia just means that the topic has been discussed in multiple, independent third-party sources. Being listed as notable does not make any judgement on whether the subject is good or bad. Just because a person is considered to be the perpetrator of a horrific crime does not mean that the person is not notable. Quite the opposite in fact as Lanza has been talked about and analyzed in the news quite a bit making him Wikipedia-notable. --Polaron | Talk 20:13, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

I've started a request for comment on the notability board on this issue. Wikipedia:Notability/Noticeboard#Notability_-_Adam_Lanza 71.88.34.212 (talk) 20:37, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Population Of Newtown[edit]

I checked the 2010 census, and it gives the population of Newtown, CT as 1,941:

http://www.zip-codes.com/city/ct-newtown-2010-census.asp

I checked three other sites and that figure seems to be valid. The page should be corrected to reflect the correct population. Carnival Honey (talk) 02:22, 22 March 2014 (UTC)