Council approves grant agreement, contingency fund

Newton City Council's retreat has been anything, but a vacation.

The council was on retreat starting on Monday and ending today, discussing new ways to improve the city.

During the retreat, the council held its regularly scheduled meeting at a not-so familiar location — the Newton Expo.

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