Four Newtown area communities decided in the 1970s that they were not isolated towns and that their futures were intertwined. These towns are Newtown Borough, Newtown Township, Upper Makefield Township and Wrightstown Township. Traffic from one town traveled through the neighboring towns. They were all part of the same school district (Council Rock). Streams and creeks crossed municipal boundaries, and the central core of business and commerce in Newtown could not thrive without support from nearby townships.
What is so remarkable about this alliance of local governments coming together? Pennsylvania has a long and strong tradition of local government control. The Newtown area elected officials understood the value of cooperation but also realized that compromises would be needed to work for a better community. What they agreed to and accomplished remains unique in Pennsylvania ... and a model statewide for regional cooperation.
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